Silence of the Hams

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KI6QBM, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. KI6QBM

    KI6QBM Ham Member QRZ Page

    This night op required all hams to communicate without their radios.
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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Over the last year, what has been featured in 'amateur radio news' has degraded, IMO, to vast majority videos and podcasts: some with amateur radio content, others just eye candy of limited sweetness and no ham radio content. This has coincided with the 'new' front page format.

    I will invite you to decide what this 'news' items says about amateur radio.

    IMO it indicates a vast schism between those who regard amateur radio as a wireless enterprise, with those skilled in the art, and those who do not.

    Your opinion may differ, and probably does.

    What's next: a video from NU5DE ? ;-) At least they actually get on the air--with RADIOS.
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  3. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah, I don't even know what this one is about, and since it has no introductory or explanatory material, I'm not going to even click to find out. It appears to be classic click-bait, but who knows. A YT with no accompanying text? No thanks.

    The "News" section really needs to be renamed to "Featured" or "Mods Favorites" or something like that. Most of it isn't remotely news.

    Note to future "News" posters -- if you are going to post a video, post a few sentences about what your video is about. That's what professionals do: they give a little context to the video so people know what they are going to get if they click the video.
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  4. NU4R

    NU4R XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    SPOT ON Chip!

    73! Greg
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Very nicely produced video. Quite the operation you had there!

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  6. AD5KO

    AD5KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks like morse code without morse code. Two flashes, two long two short.. no actual CW... sad. I turned it off at that point.

    I just assumed it would be flashlight CW which is why I watched the video.

    I think the video is well produced.
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  7. KI6QBM

    KI6QBM Ham Member QRZ Page

    We're not professionals, these are amateur videos, but we will post more text explanation in future posts. Thanks for the feedback. Also, you're right we should have posted in events, but last time the moderator reposted us in the news, but I understand now, that was a different video.
  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Silence of the Hams

    Think I'll skip the fava beans for the Labor Day cookout.
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sorry bro, I probably complained a little to forcefully there. My bad. But yeah, when you post a video, especially one where the subject is ... unclear ... a little extra text with some explanation helps. :)
  10. K4WLO

    K4WLO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It seems to me that maybe some people missed your point. While it certainly might be important for active hams to increase their skills beyond grabbing the handie talkie or grabbing for the CW key, what I got from your post was that anything published in the name of ham radio should 'necessarily' be about ham radio. In a time of extreme political correctness, it seems we're expected to accept an 'anything goes' policy about every thing. I'm sorry, I don't and I think people who are willing to support their own point of view, however unpopular to the masses, should do so, proudly and LOUDLY, if they desire. Your comments were accurate and appreciated.
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