HR2.0 - Parks on the Air Activation K-2996 Ham Radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Mar 28, 2020.

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  1. KC5HWB

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    My first video of a Parks on the Air Activation for Park designation K-2996. This was a fun outdoor event, and I plan to do more like this in upcoming episodes.

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  2. KN4ZUJ

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    As a new HAM, could you please explain your set-up with Battery Pack, Radio, Band-plan used and computer Log Program, etc.
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  3. K9GLS

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    May I suggest Youtube and search for "POTA activations". There is a wealth of knowledge on a pretty extensive topic. Google is also a great tool to help answer questions on amateur radio.
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  4. KC5HWB

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    Yes I am in the middle of recording a video on that very subject
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  5. K7JOE

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    Add some video of the antenna you're using on there.
    A simple headset or hands free mic will allow you to type the callsigns faster and more accurately on the keyboard and not have to move your hands so much (faster contacts)

    please copy ? Eh? is that like Ten Four Good Buddy ?
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  6. KC5HWB

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    Already working on antennas - have a few.
    not really worried about faster contacts, etc. This is POTA, not a DXpedition.

    Speaking of DXpeditions..."please copy" is used during those and during contests. Not that unusual.
  7. K7JOE

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    Poor operating practice...only used by noobs who don't know better. and traffic handlers.
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  8. KC5HWB

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    Because complaining on QRZ is so much more professional, right?
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  9. K7JOE

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    We are amateurs. Nothing professional needed. But in our hobby It’s not complaining. It’s called elmering.
    Experienced hams teaching inexperienced hams how to operate properly by pointing out their mistakes and coaching them — it is a long ham tradition.

    In the past, the bar was high to become a ham- learning theory and Morse code - and new hams were eager to learn how to operate the service properly and efficiently from the older and more experienced /accomplished.

    Now we see arrogant know it alls (or snow flakes who can’t handle the feedback) and take any elmering personally - they have no regard or interest in learning how to operate properly on the air. Hey. They passed a 20 question test and bought a dual band baofeng. Whoo- rah. Now they’re taking and know it all !!.

    Please copy that !
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  10. KC5HWB

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    I've been a ham for 25 years and I have had several Elmers along the way. I appreciate all of them and I try to Elmer and mentor people myself when I can, about subjects that I have knowledge on. I do agree with you about it being a long ham tradition and it is one that I support also.

    Calling people "noobs" or quoting "hey good buddy" is a far cry from being a good Elmer, though. That is just complaining. Keyboard Rambos act this way, not Elmers. If you have feedback about something you think is wrong, then share it. That is what I do. But I don't go name-calling and trying to belittle people by pointing out their alleged mistakes and trying to make myself feel superior to them because I think that I know something that they do not.

    This specific video has just under 1800 views on it. That means that almost 1800 people have watched it and no one except you has pointed out "please copy" as poor operating practice. No one, while I was on the air making contacts, mentioned this either. No one in the past 3 DXpeditions I've done - Field Day Events for 7-8 years - Contests I've worked, etc have ever mentioned this. Now, understand what I am telling you - I am not saying you are necessarily wrong. If you think it is poor operating practice, then I will do some research to see if I can find more than 1 person out of 1800 who can confirm this. I am far from perfect and I make mistakes often, even as a Ham for 25 years. But when I hear 1 person out of so many, telling me that I did something wrong and telling me in a way that is rude or demeaning, I tend to put very little faith in what they are saying.
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