Talk to me! PLEASE talk to me!
I’m a new ham and I have a new radio!
We have a LOT of new hams on the air now and more coming! This is mostly due to the valiant efforts of ham instructors like John Nordland, AD5FU and others. When you hear one of those new KG5 call signs coming from…often a shy or shaky voice, TALK TO THEM! These are the new kids on the block and they are looking for a QSO from another friendly ham. There was a time when each of us had just received our license and bought our first radio. We were just like these new kids. Did we know what to do…or what to say when we keyed the mic? Not always. Those of us who are old (some very old) and experienced hams have a duty and a responsibility to welcome new hams into the hobby and offer to help in any way we can. Be friendly, kind and helpful–but most of all, TALK TO THEM!
Also, (1) tell new hams about our CAUHF Group and encourage them to check in to the AR Links, Tuesday night net at 8:00 p.m. (2) tell them about our CAUHF Group club meetings, held the first Monday night of each quarter. The next one is Monday night, April 4th, 2016. (3) tell them about our CAUHF website. (4) Tell them about the list of AR Links repeaters located on the AR Links tab of this website.