As a Ham that was away for a while, I think Ham Curmudgeon seems to do their part in driving young ham away. If I was a young ham I would give up by the type of Ham Curmudgeon comment on-line. Hams are so much nicer on the airways. Please tell young new Ham that Hams are nicer online they online. I am 60 years old and see a responsibility to be a good mentor, not a Ham Curmudgeon. I believe it is easy and lame to grow old and become a Curmudgeon, the lazy drift of life. If any of you see me being one please call me out!