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Messages from our participants to authorities, manufacturers and other hams

At the end of Part VI of the Census, participants are given the chance to write three messages to:

  1. Federal authorities and national associations
  2. Gear manufacturers
  3. Other amateur radio operators.

Below is a very small sample of the latest ones. You'll see all the others when you finish filling in the six parts of the Census. And of course, you will get to post your own messages!

To authorities and associations

To gear manufacturers

To fellow hams

Limit the number of Different Vanity calls a ham can get , like one in ten years.
Some hams have had 3 or more in a year.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


start enforcing the rules on air

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Increase enforcement of regulations for bandwidth and power. Add more technician HF frequencies to allow them to get exposure to HF bands. Protect current Amateur Radio bands and frequencies.

2021-11-27 at 00:27 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio keeps our country strong in communications capabilities, civilian public service including emergency service. It also educates our population in a whole range of understanding of the science and use of RF communications. It also trains people in good behavior and works to connect our people with people from other countries around the world in a common endeavor. It also provides a platform for innovation and extending our ability to communicate using even less power. All these add up to a thriving, valuable resource for the Country.

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


pay attention

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


We do not need more warm bodies. We need more warm bodies trained in the art and science of radio. Do not continue the practice of publishing the examination question pools.

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


Lighten up on HOA restrictions more effort on enforcement of serious offenses

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Allow for modest antenna installations in HOA’s.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


People have and participate in hobbies the world over. It would be nice if governments, regulators, and associations take into consideration the requirements of the amateur radio hobby in as far as antennas and towers. There are some hobbies that are restricted but the work arounds are far easier then Amateur Radio. Since Amateur Radio also participates in emergency crisis on a regular basis then I feel some consideration be given easing the harsh restrictiveness placed upon radio amateurs when placing and erecting antennas and towers.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


FCC needs to hunt down the bad operators. The ARRL is a waste of time and money and they are not worth the time to give all of the reasons here. The Arrl will never get another penny from me or any of the hams in my area,

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


Better support after Warranty, you should support repairs for 10 yrs after a model is discontinued.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


better filtering, adj.freq. rejection

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep those innovations coming.

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


don’t fade from amateur equipment

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep up the good work!

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


More radios including 220 MHZ
More reasonable priced 200Watt radios doing HF and VHF UHF and 220 in one box.

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Stop focusing on digital like DMR, Fusion, etc so much. We have phones for that.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


How about making your manuals somewhat easier to read and interpret.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


DStar is dead, Fusion is next, DMR is getting easier and APRS is a must to most. High power hot spots are the new cheap repeaters that will fill in the blanks for digital modes.

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


Heil: Keep up the good work.
Flex: Continue to drive the field forward. Create and market equipment to control antennas, linears, and other equipment. This should be done by Flex to make sure that the complexity of these units are not left to the older operators who struggle to understand the complexity. It should simply work. Example, your power on off for Flex radios does not have software for a desktop for laptop computer. Shameful! Has to be run from a cell phone and that is incompatible with most ham stations.

2021-11-20 at 21:42 GMT+0000 UTC


Ham radio has many ways to operate. In emergencies cell phone coverage and the internet often go out of service. Ham radio does not require the internet or cell service to work. Please take a look at the many ways amateur can be used. It is not difficult to get the technician class license. My daughter got her license when she was 11. The youngest ham operator I know about was licensed at 5 years old. If you are interested in ham radio search out a local club and visit at a meeting. There are lots of people who are glad to help. Good luck and happy learning!

2021-12-03 at 02:03 GMT+0000 UTC


Learn how to call CQ and answer CQ on SSB , HF Bands. Just because you can hear him doesn’t mean he can hear you. 3X3.
He’s probably using a AMP, and is 3 S Units stronger than he will hear you.
It’s not polite to break in a QSO just for a signal report, Call CQ, or answer a CQ.
Don’t break in a QSO if you have nothing to add to the conservation at hand.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


Don’ get right on top of one another!!!! especially you contestors

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep on Hamming

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep on Hamming!

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


Live longer.

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


Support your local clubs and nets. Don’t just lurk , check in!

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Push for orgs like the ARRL to fight harder for things like retaining spectrum allocations and reducing the power HOA’s have for antennas. Stop making excuses for the ARRL and ask them to do more, and be more transparent in their efforts.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


Read Part 97 over and over until it sinks in that we do have Part 97 and that is usually why many amateurs get into amateur radio in the first place. To have a reasonably well governed hobby that isn’t shades of the ol’ west.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


Stop being grumpy and dont talk down to any license level.

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


To authorities and associations

Limit the number of Different Vanity calls a ham can get , like one in ten years.
Some hams have had 3 or more in a year.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


start enforcing the rules on air

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Increase enforcement of regulations for bandwidth and power. Add more technician HF frequencies to allow them to get exposure to HF bands. Protect current Amateur Radio bands and frequencies.

2021-11-27 at 00:27 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio keeps our country strong in communications capabilities, civilian public service including emergency service. It also educates our population in a whole range of understanding of the science and use of RF communications. It also trains people in good behavior and works to connect our people with people from other countries around the world in a common endeavor. It also provides a platform for innovation and extending our ability to communicate using even less power. All these add up to a thriving, valuable resource for the Country.

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


pay attention

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


We do not need more warm bodies. We need more warm bodies trained in the art and science of radio. Do not continue the practice of publishing the examination question pools.

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


Lighten up on HOA restrictions more effort on enforcement of serious offenses

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Allow for modest antenna installations in HOA’s.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


People have and participate in hobbies the world over. It would be nice if governments, regulators, and associations take into consideration the requirements of the amateur radio hobby in as far as antennas and towers. There are some hobbies that are restricted but the work arounds are far easier then Amateur Radio. Since Amateur Radio also participates in emergency crisis on a regular basis then I feel some consideration be given easing the harsh restrictiveness placed upon radio amateurs when placing and erecting antennas and towers.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


FCC needs to hunt down the bad operators. The ARRL is a waste of time and money and they are not worth the time to give all of the reasons here. The Arrl will never get another penny from me or any of the hams in my area,

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


To gear manufacturers

Better support after Warranty, you should support repairs for 10 yrs after a model is discontinued.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


better filtering, adj.freq. rejection

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep those innovations coming.

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


don’t fade from amateur equipment

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep up the good work!

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


More radios including 220 MHZ
More reasonable priced 200Watt radios doing HF and VHF UHF and 220 in one box.

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Stop focusing on digital like DMR, Fusion, etc so much. We have phones for that.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


How about making your manuals somewhat easier to read and interpret.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


DStar is dead, Fusion is next, DMR is getting easier and APRS is a must to most. High power hot spots are the new cheap repeaters that will fill in the blanks for digital modes.

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


Heil: Keep up the good work.
Flex: Continue to drive the field forward. Create and market equipment to control antennas, linears, and other equipment. This should be done by Flex to make sure that the complexity of these units are not left to the older operators who struggle to understand the complexity. It should simply work. Example, your power on off for Flex radios does not have software for a desktop for laptop computer. Shameful! Has to be run from a cell phone and that is incompatible with most ham stations.

2021-11-20 at 21:42 GMT+0000 UTC


To fellow hams

Ham radio has many ways to operate. In emergencies cell phone coverage and the internet often go out of service. Ham radio does not require the internet or cell service to work. Please take a look at the many ways amateur can be used. It is not difficult to get the technician class license. My daughter got her license when she was 11. The youngest ham operator I know about was licensed at 5 years old. If you are interested in ham radio search out a local club and visit at a meeting. There are lots of people who are glad to help. Good luck and happy learning!

2021-12-03 at 02:03 GMT+0000 UTC


Learn how to call CQ and answer CQ on SSB , HF Bands. Just because you can hear him doesn’t mean he can hear you. 3X3.
He’s probably using a AMP, and is 3 S Units stronger than he will hear you.
It’s not polite to break in a QSO just for a signal report, Call CQ, or answer a CQ.
Don’t break in a QSO if you have nothing to add to the conservation at hand.

2021-11-28 at 07:12 GMT+0000 UTC


Don’ get right on top of one another!!!! especially you contestors

2021-11-27 at 02:19 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep on Hamming

2021-11-26 at 22:56 GMT+0000 UTC


Keep on Hamming!

2021-11-26 at 19:58 GMT+0000 UTC


Live longer.

2021-11-25 at 21:13 GMT+0000 UTC


Support your local clubs and nets. Don’t just lurk , check in!

2021-11-24 at 23:40 GMT+0000 UTC


Push for orgs like the ARRL to fight harder for things like retaining spectrum allocations and reducing the power HOA’s have for antennas. Stop making excuses for the ARRL and ask them to do more, and be more transparent in their efforts.

2021-11-24 at 22:57 GMT+0000 UTC


Read Part 97 over and over until it sinks in that we do have Part 97 and that is usually why many amateurs get into amateur radio in the first place. To have a reasonably well governed hobby that isn’t shades of the ol’ west.

2021-11-23 at 02:24 GMT+0000 UTC


Stop being grumpy and dont talk down to any license level.

2021-11-23 at 01:45 GMT+0000 UTC


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