Nick N1IC – How to Save Ham Radio – Part 2 – Pay it Forward (5 Part Series)
Thanks for all the feedback on the first part of my conversational view of how to Save Ham Radio. Now I know “SAVE” is a strong word and it’s not that we are “IN TROUBLE” but it’s always good to do some self-refection on the hobby from time to time.
Pay it forward is a simple concept – do something that will have in impact on others and help to do it for the next person.
How does that work for us being Hams? Well, I have thought of a few things but would love to hear your comments on things I might have missed:
- Operate – Actually use all that gear you have. When you do talk to someone new or get out of the normal net you’re in or circle that you always talk too. Sometimes talking to someone new will provide you a new view on the world, topic or life. You could even learn something!
I hear from new Ham’s as well as have experienced it myself – I got my license, my rig, antennas up and I get on the air and no one comes back to me. Or they are talking to people and are rude if I want to join in.