Occupy Ham Shack

The subject of this blog post (#occupyhamshack) relates to a new Twitter hash tag which started up a few weeks ago.  A Twitter hash tag is typically used within a Twitter Tweet or message and is commonly used as a search term.  Depending on the Twitter client you use, you can add columns which will automatically list any tweet showing the particular hash tag.  Other common amateur radio hash tags are #hamr #hamradio #arrl #dx #sota.  The hash tag #occupyhamshack was started by David Kozinn, K2DBK and it’s gained in popularity.  Check out David’s blog site here.

While social media is not a replacement for amateur radio, I’m pleased to see amateur radio gaining a large presence in social media circles.  I’m finding more and more hams becoming members of these various sites and the ability to share knowledge is becoming a power tool.  I also believe it is helping to introduce the magic of amateur radio through these media platforms. 

If you haven’t joined and participated in social media, I strongly encourage it.  You can follow me on the platforms I frequent by clicking the icons in the upper right-hand corner in the section titled “Follow Me”. 

Now go #occupyhamshack and get on the air…

Until next time…

73 de KDØBIK

Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. He is the host of the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Occupy Ham Shack”

  • Jason Ke7TDY:

    hey all~
    Just a quick note or two … on twitter, there is an account @hamradio_ticker that RT [that’s ReTweets , or re shares] many tweet’s w/ a #hamradio or #hamr tag in them. [for instance, somebody spots a dx station like ‘just worked xx[station] on 28.411! #hamradio’ and then the HamRadio_Ticker account reposts it.

    Ham’s have a large presence on both Twitter and on Google Plus, I think those mediums provide a nice supplement to radio, and provides a way for us to talk w/others more indepth!
    ~j

  • Danielita:

    I must admit that this is one great ihsignt. It surely gives a company the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and really take part in creating something special and tailored to their needs.

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