How to Grow Ham Radio -- Part 2: Attitude

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

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  1. NJ4Z

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    Cal when you get to the first club function, make yourself known, if they don't greet you, walk up to folks and introduce yourself. Get on a local net if you have a set-up, that way folks will know your call when you get to meet in person. The most important for a new ham to do is get on the AIR. Cal you are always welcome to join us virtually in our meetings. send me an e-mail on QRZ and I will get you a link and the meeting schedule Nj4Z
     
  2. NJ4Z

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    Well said .. and that is the beauty of this hobby, the collective intelligence of Hams is incredible, our resourcefulness is unmatched, and our ingenuity can not be defeated... Ham Radio always finds a way! De NJ4Z
     
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  3. NJ4Z

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    Leah, you and Josh do an amazing job on helping folks get into and advance this hobby, Josh has been an inspiration to me, and part of why I started my own channel to be another positive voice helping folks get started and advance in the hobby. Congrats on getting your ticket!!! Look forward to hearing you on the air... all the best de NJ4Z
     
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  4. KA2FIR

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    I showed myself "the way" when I was 17 and got licensed attending Novice classes. I remember a high school acquaintance would cause QRM in the class. He's no longer licensed. CB radio and SWL'ing stirred my interest. Today things are different. When I introduced my son's Cubscout pack members to crystal radio kits and kids day there was little if any interest in them.
     
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  5. K8QS

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    73 QUIN

    AND

    THANK YOU FOR ALL U DO TO UPLIFT OUR WONDERFUL
    FUN FILLED HOBBY.......BRAVO......


    Thanks so much, Carmen. Keep the CFOs going. I remember Jim (TO) and Ken (VVD) from my Chicago days.

    Quin
     
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  6. K1LKP

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  7. KN6NWZ

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    Thank you so much for the kind words and congratulations! I look forward to checking out your channel!
     
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  8. N1IPU

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    I think you would have to try saying that or any radioman having to pass traffic in combat or handling multiple traffic during maneuvers land or sea. One missed call or one bad relay can mean a lot. Its fact that in times of war and emergency Ham operator's are put to use. It's not so much about risk as handling a situation though your handling of traffic could easily put others at risk maybe even yourself. It's really just not a hobby. Probably is for a lot but if your serious about it then do it right.
    I have no problem getting yelled at if I drop the ball.
     
  9. K1LKP

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    OH MY GOD QUIN,

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT WALK BACK IN TIME .......BRAVO.......

    JIM AND KEN ARE NOW UP THERE SORARING WITH ALL THE QRQ ANGELS.

    THREE CHEERS FOR HAM RADIO HEAVEN.

    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/membership-to-the-cfo-club.749026/

    73 ES HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND

    CLUCK.........CLUCK.........CLUCK.......


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  10. KI4POT

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    But we're not talking about people paid to use radio in a professional or military context. And random hams being a critical piece of the emergency response puzzle is a tired fantasy pushed by the ARRL resulting in myriad posts asking "can I haz mars/cap for 'mergencies?".

    We're talking about people who are most likely to be saying "you're 59, QSL?" over and over again. But I suppose we all have a little Walter Mitty in each of us.

    Chris
     

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