Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Linkedin Group

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by KB6QXM, Jul 18, 2021.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. KB6QXM

    KB6QXM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The difference between a website and a portal in basic terms is that a portal has integrated systems such as CRMs. A simple website is a mixture of html, css and maybe some Java script. It is basically a flat file. A portal such as LinkedIn relies on many integrated systems to show the content. That could be CRMs CMS systems. They both can be accessed by www, but how they function is different. It is like saying a log periodic and a yagi are both antennas. That maybe true but how they function is completely different. I maybe cutting hairs here, but maybe it is because I have worked in the Silicon Valley for my entire career and we like to be specific here. 73. Check out the Linkedin Amateur rafio(ham radio) group. You maybe pleasantly suprised.
     
  3. KN4SMF

    KN4SMF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wish your group well. You are using it for a particular linked chatroom. I was using (or attempting to) for networking, which means all over the place. I kept bumping my head on the same "diversity and inclusion" propaganda. It was pervasive. Your users may never even see that.
     
  4. KB6QXM

    KB6QXM Ham Member QRZ Page

    @KN4SMF What my users of the Linkedin group see in their personal feeds is based on who they are connected with and who comments on their posts. I personally do not get involved in the "noise" myself, as I look at Linkedin as an extension of my career in the Silicon Valley were I work and therefore I only discuss business related topics. I also manage my Amateur Radio Linkedin group in addition to other work-related groups that I either own or manage, but when it comes to the posts on Linkedin that are of a sensitive nature, I just ignore them and move on. My Linkedin amateur radio group is really not much of a chat room either, it is a place to post amateur radio content that maybe useful to amateur radio operators. Station grounding techniques, a post of someone who constructed a 40 meter receiver for his high school project. I post polls to understand how often people come to the group or if they are a licensed amateur radio operator as we do not restrict membership to people that are just hams, but maybe interested in the hobby. We are one of the 3 largest amateur radio groups on Linkedin. There are MANY amateur radio groups on Linkedin. My group is of a general nature. There are some smaller groups that are specific to amateur radio specific topics such as CW enthusiasts or EchoLink. These groups have people from all of the world. I am doing an audit of all of my members to show where our members are located. I have only audited less than 5 % so far and have found members from over 50 countries represented. The audit will take me about 3 months part-time, but I will be curious to see how many states in the US are represented and how many countries. This is one of my ways that I give back to the hobby. I used to teach Novice classes, provided emergency communications during an actual emergency, gave pubic demonstrations of amateur radio to many other engineers at a Satellite/Aerospace company that I used to work at, club president and newsletter editor, Elmer. Some of us give back to the hobby in one way or another, the Linkedin amateur radio group is my present way to give back. Thank you for wishing my group well. I am working toward that elusive 5,000 member number. 73 de KB6QXM
     
  5. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's not true. You are confused about static vs dynamic content.

    All of it is delivered via HTTP, therefore "on the web".

    Double pedantic:. Notice I said on the web, not "on the Internet". There's many protocols on the internet, one of which is WWW.
     
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  6. KN4SMF

    KN4SMF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for your civility, given my initial rant. I have a remaining question however. Are you doing this because you are monetized on LinkedIn? I ask this because if you are monetized, then for every nickel you make, the beast makes far more. All of those websites are based on, or channeled through the economic powerhouse controlling 1/5 of the world economy (by THEIR estimate). And they have an agenda which is anything but savory. I like Ham Radio. There is no computer in my ham station. The 2 just don't mix well. As I tune across the dial, I grow disheartened at the lack of signals. Then I remember the reality. Its not because I have done a poor job on my radio restorations. It's because they're all on the computer. I got kicked off LinkedIn the first day. All I saw was endless networking, blithering about the lips of their tolerance and diversity. LinkedIn is well-policed on dissent of this insipid, insufferable agenda. It's no different from all the other Pacific Coast social sites. I don't toe that line. Never did, never will.
    I wish I was better educated so that I could do at conveying my contempt at what these fiends have done to our civilization. "Diversity, Diversity everywhere, but not a drop to drink, to coin a thirsting seaman's adage.
     
  7. W0JKT

    W0JKT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    How do you know folks that sign up are hams and not just folks trying to sell other folks a widget or something :)

    I signed up but I only have my business account. But over the years I hate all the messages I get wanting to have me link to add others. 99.99% are just folks trying to sell me something.

    I do like it sometimes to look up someone so am not against it at all. Just frustrating to get so many sales messages.

    Also, I am one of the most highly regulated businesses in the world other than medical - investments. Anything I post on Linkedin has to be via specialized input, compliance approved before posting. Everything has to be compliance monitored and archived via SEC/FINRA rules. But I will enjoy reading posts, even though I can not make comments and not suppose to mix business with personal.
     
  8. KB6QXM

    KB6QXM Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, I am not paid in any way, shape or form for my LinkedIn group. I do it as my way of giving back to the hobby as I said to you in an earlier reply. I have given back in many ways to ham radio. Mentoring, Emergency coordinator during an actual emergency, VEC, Teaching Novice classes, public demonstrations of the technology to other engineers in the Satellite company that I used to work for. Club president, newsletter editor...the list goes on. I simply advertised the group. Others may see my post and join. Others may not. Full disclosure, I grew up and have had my entire career in the Silicon Valley. When I retire, I will leave California. You may not like Linkedin, computers and that is fine. I personally do not like the ARRL and that should be fine also. You never know we might see more eye to eye than you think. I just don't publically rant about it. That is the difference. I wish you the best and you never know, I might bump into you on the air. 73
     
  9. KB6QXM

    KB6QXM Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a matter of fact I have done a poll on my group and there are about 20% that are not hams, but are either working on getting their ticket or interested in getting their ticket. In reference to the selling, I look at the group daily and moderate all content. I have only had to bounce 1 person after multiple warnings in all of the years that I have managed the group.
     
  10. W0JKT

    W0JKT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Actually, the sales stuff I am getting is by instant messaging not posts and it's coming from my own page or folks that come to my page via others. So my comments were a bit misdirected (before I go to bed late at night!).

    Great includes interested non-hams. Of course, I support encouragement and positive exposure to Amateur Radio.
     

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