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How to Grow Ham Radio -- Part 2: Attitude

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Mar 18, 2021.

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  1. N1IPU

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    Operators don't need to be coddled if you want them to be worth their salt. I had a flight instructor when I was in my early teens who would smoke cigars and scream in my ear in the most critical phases of flight. I hated the man until I had those critical moments solo. Then I learned why he was such a codger. Actually saved my life down the line from the lessons he taught and the stress he created. I began to understand. World is a complicated place so if you need to be coddled all the way through you may not perform when its required. Being said fowl language and harassment is not good but a slap in the face can be a good thing. We can see the results of coddling today and it isn't pretty for anyone.
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  2. KN6NWZ

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    I don’t think asking for people to respectful and considerate to their peers is coddling. The attitude that a person just starting out should have the same knowledge as someone who has been operating for years is not good elmering.
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  3. K1LKP

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  4. KI4POT

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    Flying an plane and operating the radio as an amateur are not even in the same galaxy in terms of risk.

    One of my other hobbies, and one that has had a significant impact in how I interact with others, is the study of "applied violence". I would say the stakes there are closer to flying a plane than operating a radio. The best instructors in that realm, outside specific scenarios, do not randomly scream at or attempt to generate false emotional stress in students. I've trained under some who have found unique ways of introducing stress in students demonstrating a technique. Ever had to make calculations based on random numbers thrown at you in order to determine which "attacker" to engage? It reminds one of the bridge scene in Monty Python and The Holy Grail ("Red! I mean blue!").

    Regardless, that sort of thing has no place where the most serious stakes are forgetting to use the right "Q code".

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  5. K1LKP

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  6. NJ4Z

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    Love IT!!!
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  7. KQ0J

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    KA2FIR “you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink”

    As a long time horse owner I used to retort " I can't make him drink, but I know how to make him thirsty .... "
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  8. K1LKP

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    Great points, Cal. We are talking about human nature, not just ham radio. But as we will unpack in a few follow-up videos, when the "positive persons" decide to get together and make positive things happen, the negative folks for the most part will eventually tag along.
    Quin, K8QS
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    the negative folks for the most part will eventually tag along.

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  9. NJ4Z

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    I am terribly sorry you had that experience. That is why Quin and Tom are doing the video series. We have to identify the problem to address it. There are many many more good hams then the grumpy hams that hate change and are not very passionate about he hobby. This is about making the effort to make the change. It is about making the decision to be the one who starts the change. I can tell you I did not have a great experience the fist time I visited my club. I was new, didn't know a soul, had my call for 2 whole days. I walked in it was like I was invisible. After about 20 minutes another person walked in had been in the club for a year saw I was new and talked with me. We became friends. The next meeting i got to the clubhouse early and waited by the door and I greeted each person coming in. Member, non member it didn't matter. I didn't like the way I was treated coming in, but I decided I wasn't going to let that stop me on my journey. The same change became infectious, now it is a race to see who can greet new people first. De NJ4Z
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  10. NJ4Z

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    yep the horse has to want to drink and hams have to want to change, but they need someone to show them the way and how it can be. De NJ4Z

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