Why are some so negativity in the Amateur radio hobby?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by AB2YC, Nov 2, 2018.

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  1. AB2YC

    AB2YC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have other hobbies Photography, & Jeeps in particularity where most the people seem
    more positive, overall happier and more willing to help out a newcomer in to the hobby.

    I'm just curious as to why that is?
     
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's just a very opinionated bunch of folks, often with wildly differing opinions and both sides always insist they're right.

    I used to visit recording studio forums, and a few of those make QRZ look tame!

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  3. AB2YC

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    I must be mellowing with age.


    BTW Nice avatar.
     
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  4. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    For a 'hobby' that centers on communication there are quite a few bitter people who border on anti-social, something I found to be ironic.
    Social media brings it out to the forefront because of anonymity.
    I'm come to spend less and less time on social media, it's a poison place now, soon hopefully I'll quit, and just play radio.
     
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  5. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    A side note: I have spent quite a few years in the gun world and have dealt with lots of people there, both professional and amateur. Even in that world offline the majority of them are easily more tolerable than those in the ham world.
     
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  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you! Full credit to Bill @K7EA for creating that, totally out of the blue, and posting it here! It's going to make a very fine QSL card soon!!

    Just to his credit, full size image of his work below.

    Dave
    W7UUU

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  7. AB2YC

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    Very nice
     
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  8. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe because they know that they all have guns??:D

    I think that the grumpy hams all have lousy antennas and can't work much of anything.
     
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  9. W8IXI

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    Hams are suffering from a lack of......


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  10. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've had a great experience as a ham, many many great supportive people.

    My other hobbies, guitar, sailing, model rockets, mathematics, folks are very supportive.

    Just gotta find the right clubs.
     
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