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Re: Vanishing Hams

Hi, just catching up with the list

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 07:38:55AM -0400, Ben Jackson wrote:
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> kc6uqh wrote:
> | Our youth of today have become operators of electronic toys for thier own
> | self amusment.
> No, the technology available to youths today has become so pervasive
> that the majority of non-techies is using it. There are still the geeks
> and nerds sitting in the back room playing with technological toys, they
> just into Ham Radio. They think Ham Radio is a technological dead end
> and a just a bunch of old guys talking to each other about their medical
> problems. Sadly, for the most part, they're right.

I have been having luck by talking with the computer geeks, it's amazing
how much interest you can get by taking out an HT talking to computer
geeks about what you can do with ham radio. I happen to think chatting
on our own sats is neat I also think using digital DSP techniques
to work off of the moon is cool. You'd be surprised how many computer
type geeks are interested in the stuff we do but we do a bad job
of PR.

http://www.db.net/~db/amateur_radio.pdf (as text amateur_radio.txt)

Get the word out, you'd be surprised.

- 73 Diane VA3DB
- db@FreeBSD.org db@db.net http://www.db.net/~db
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