Sunday, June 24, 2007

I wish I could have written this article ...

I was visiting DL6KAC's spiffy new HAMDigg website, I found a link to a terrific article about ham operating practices written by Mark, ON4WW, entitled simply "Operating Practice", although I think that the title of the introductory page "Let's Make DXing Enjoyable Again. Please." really says it all.

The main article should be required reading for all hams, not just for new hams (though they will probably benefit a bit more than most). Mark explains that there's precious little practical (i.e. things like what are the mechanics of a QSO, why you should use the official phonetic alphabet, etc.) information available for new hams, and uses a great analogy about getting a driver's license when talking about getting a ham license. He points out how ridiculous it would be if you got a driver's license by just taking a theoretical exam, yet that's what happens with a ham license.

As for that title of this entry, I wish I could have written this article:

  • because I wish that I had enough experience to do so
  • because I would love to be able to write something as useful as the article to help out others
  • because it would mean that I'd have a lot less to learn :-)
I think this is the first time that I've ever done a blog entry just about someone else's article, but I just found that really terrific. Please read it, I'll bet you learn something.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioned HAMigg and I am glad that you like it.

    If you find something useful, please contribute!

    Christian, DL6KAC