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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

Governments need to be aware that industrial communications can fail in major disasters, and then only radio amateurs are left with a hobby that they enjoy and is an exceptional resource in emergency situations.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please do something about the hf radar jamming!!!!!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


Please don’t take more bands/frequencies away from Amateur Radio.

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


Work on fewer HOA restrictions.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Please do not sell off the amateur radio bands

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


STOP selling ham radio spectrum.

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


As much as I dislike government intervention, there is a need to crack down on malicious interference.

2022-02-05 at 02:02 GMT+0000 UTC


Need to get more young people involved. Need more education programs in schools about radio and the dangers of how weak or grid is.

Need to reach youngsters and teach them self reliance preparedness skills for communication and general sustenance. Need to stop teaching coddling our upcoming generation. As a whole- I think it’s necessary if our country (USA) is going to survive PERIOD.

2021-12-23 at 01:24 GMT+0000 UTC


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


I don’t like having to scroll through the menu tree to activate the most used features. Please set fixed or programmable buttons for the most basic functions.
Digital technology and manufacturing processes have lowered costs and fewer units of each model can be manufactured at a lower price. Take the opportunity to offer us better and more varied equipment at the best price.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please lower prices, and supply spare parts!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


Embrace digital connectivity and open up deeper APIs to encourage SW experimentation

2022-03-23 at 04:32 GMT+0000 UTC


To radio manufacturers: Follow the lead (form, fit & function) of the ICOM company. The IC-7300 seems to be the best-sounding, easy-to-use, most cost-effective ‘HF + 6-meter’ transceiver on the market today.

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


All radios should interface via USB. More built in sound cards.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Please incorporate more digital ability in radios without charging more for that.

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


Build more kit radio’s

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


Need to get prices more in line with other consumer electronics. Prices of consumer electronics are all at rock bottom prices EXCEPT radio gear. It’s way overpriced

2021-12-23 at 01:24 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


Operate more

2022-05-16 at 13:17 GMT+0000 UTC


I try to share my enthusiasm for my hobby with the people around me, not always with the desired success. Let’s keep trying.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please respect the DX windows!,
please don’t run contests in the dx window, pls don’t local qso’s in the DX window!
more empathy, pls!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


We have to respect tradition while embracing change. In particular if we want to be relevant to younger new hams, we must make room for them and embrace the maker and digital side of ham radio. I’m tired of people bad mouthing FT8 after it has gotten more people on the air than just about anything else in the history of ham radio. If nothing else it is a gateway drug and we should all be thankful.

2022-03-23 at 04:32 GMT+0000 UTC


Meet me on the air often! 🙂

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


Clubs are often not inclusive of newer and younger members. Include programs and elmering rather than boring business meetings. When you hear a new ham on the air be welcoming and do not belittle them over any questions.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Think to the future, and stop living in the past. Stop being grumpy. I know you are old and cannot help yourself, but you started somewhere and stop discouraging younger people from enjoying the hobby.

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


73’s

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


Get youth involved!
Please be respectable on the bands. If we continue having malicious interference the government will start selling off frequencies and we will suffer. We need to be good stewards o our frequencies.

2022-02-05 at 02:02 GMT+0000 UTC


Quit intentionally causing qrm to other hams and on nets.

2021-12-23 at 01:24 GMT+0000 UTC


To authorities and associations

Governments need to be aware that industrial communications can fail in major disasters, and then only radio amateurs are left with a hobby that they enjoy and is an exceptional resource in emergency situations.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please do something about the hf radar jamming!!!!!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


Please don’t take more bands/frequencies away from Amateur Radio.

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


Work on fewer HOA restrictions.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Please do not sell off the amateur radio bands

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


STOP selling ham radio spectrum.

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


As much as I dislike government intervention, there is a need to crack down on malicious interference.

2022-02-05 at 02:02 GMT+0000 UTC


Need to get more young people involved. Need more education programs in schools about radio and the dangers of how weak or grid is.

Need to reach youngsters and teach them self reliance preparedness skills for communication and general sustenance. Need to stop teaching coddling our upcoming generation. As a whole- I think it’s necessary if our country (USA) is going to survive PERIOD.

2021-12-23 at 01:24 GMT+0000 UTC


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


To gear manufacturers

I don’t like having to scroll through the menu tree to activate the most used features. Please set fixed or programmable buttons for the most basic functions.
Digital technology and manufacturing processes have lowered costs and fewer units of each model can be manufactured at a lower price. Take the opportunity to offer us better and more varied equipment at the best price.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please lower prices, and supply spare parts!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


Embrace digital connectivity and open up deeper APIs to encourage SW experimentation

2022-03-23 at 04:32 GMT+0000 UTC


To radio manufacturers: Follow the lead (form, fit & function) of the ICOM company. The IC-7300 seems to be the best-sounding, easy-to-use, most cost-effective ‘HF + 6-meter’ transceiver on the market today.

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


All radios should interface via USB. More built in sound cards.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Please incorporate more digital ability in radios without charging more for that.

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


Build more kit radio’s

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


Need to get prices more in line with other consumer electronics. Prices of consumer electronics are all at rock bottom prices EXCEPT radio gear. It’s way overpriced

2021-12-23 at 01:24 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


To fellow hams

Operate more

2022-05-16 at 13:17 GMT+0000 UTC


I try to share my enthusiasm for my hobby with the people around me, not always with the desired success. Let’s keep trying.

2022-04-08 at 12:44 GMT+0000 UTC


please respect the DX windows!,
please don’t run contests in the dx window, pls don’t local qso’s in the DX window!
more empathy, pls!

2022-03-24 at 18:00 GMT+0000 UTC


We have to respect tradition while embracing change. In particular if we want to be relevant to younger new hams, we must make room for them and embrace the maker and digital side of ham radio. I’m tired of people bad mouthing FT8 after it has gotten more people on the air than just about anything else in the history of ham radio. If nothing else it is a gateway drug and we should all be thankful.

2022-03-23 at 04:32 GMT+0000 UTC


Meet me on the air often! 🙂

2022-03-22 at 21:26 GMT+0000 UTC


Clubs are often not inclusive of newer and younger members. Include programs and elmering rather than boring business meetings. When you hear a new ham on the air be welcoming and do not belittle them over any questions.

2022-02-18 at 21:14 GMT+0000 UTC


Think to the future, and stop living in the past. Stop being grumpy. I know you are old and cannot help yourself, but you started somewhere and stop discouraging younger people from enjoying the hobby.

2022-02-17 at 15:16 GMT+0000 UTC


73’s

2022-02-11 at 17:41 GMT+0000 UTC


Get youth involved!
Please be respectable on the bands. If we continue having malicious interference the government will start selling off frequencies and we will suffer. We need to be good stewards o our frequencies.

2022-02-05 at 02:02 GMT+0000 UTC


Quit intentionally causing qrm to other hams and on nets.

2021-12-23 at 01:24 GMT+0000 UTC


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