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ARRL 'Radio Communications' billboard promotes Ham Radio on I-40

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Apr 18, 2019.

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  1. NN4RH

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    If that's it, it's a good location. People coming up on it will have a straight view and will have plenty of time to read it.
  2. KX1G

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    I applaud the initiative. But as a communication specialist I see a couple of areas of concern. One, the design is NOT condusive to conveying a relevant simple message to drivers passing it while driving 75 mph on an interstate. Two, the BIG WORDS register quickly. the little words will be blurs and lost. And they only place the word, thought, idea that this is related to AMATEUR radio is the word HAM. Three, I understand the guy who funded this lives in Tennessee. But Tennessee is not a strategic area by any stretch of the imagination. I can only think his reason is to reach local CBers. Four, if the ARRL decides to do this elsewhere I hope they review the effectiveness. Done properly it can be effectice. Otherwise it is not cost effective. 73. KX1G
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
  3. K3XR

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    There's nothing wrong with the sign. If you think there is explain the harm that has been done.

    The "dead horse" service/hobby issue, like Freddy Krueger, is back again. The amateur service has been my hobby for close to 60 years.
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  4. W0AEW

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    Billboards are a scenic blight and should be removed (except in far west Texas where they actually improve the landscape).
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  5. KA2LIM

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    It is a hobby, plain and simple.
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  6. W1YW

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    Look forward to more plainness and simplicity in your "hobby" OM; dramatic reductions in frequency allocations for Part 97; dropping of any PRB-1 or ARPA style protection; dual use of most if not all ham bands; and so on.

    Such a RELAXING "hobby". Watch it 'relax' into narrow and heavily restricted 'hobby channels'.
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  7. W2AAT

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    "Duck...Wabbit" "Duck... Wabbit" "Duck...Wabbit"................
  8. NN4RH

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    On the other hand, I-40 carries a lot of interstate traffic. So a lot more than just local CBers will see it.
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  9. W1YW

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    SITTING duck.
  10. W0PV

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    I was never one myself, and as a kid ham got bully-suckered into the "CB'ers are bad" stereotype mindset, but today I know of many ex-CB'ers that have become fine amateurs. I have no issue with attracting more.

    One of the best aspects of AR, inclusiveness, is stated on the ARRL "what-is-ham-radio" URL in the first FAQ bullet "Who is the Typical Ham?"

    "Amateur Radio operators come from all walks of life -- doctors, students, kids, politicians, truck drivers, movie stars, missionaries and even your average neighbor next door. They are of all ages, sexes, income levels and nationalities. ..."

    If he is not already one, for this generous contribution Cliff @KD4GT should be granted ARRL Diamond club metallic level status.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019

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