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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

dont take our frequencies or bands. we need more to help during emergencies. Maybe if we had bands or frequencies only available for emergency use only.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


More front end regulation policies of RFI interfering equipment.

2022-06-07 at 14:30 GMT+0000 UTC


We need to get up to date with what the young generation is interested in, and apply that to examples that will have them join or at least have an interest in Ham Radio. Example is when ARRL dropped the ball on texting before it was available on cell phones. FCC enforce and get rid of the hams and or NETS that push other hams away and have been the cause of new hams leaving just shortly after they got their ticket.

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur radio offers a valuable way to educate citizens in electronics and renewable energy use. It offers a wide opportunity for all people to work together for their own benefit and for the common good. Ham Radio is like Apple Computer; just when you think it’s dying, it finds a way to innovate and improve itself.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 GMT+0000 UTC


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


make things more robust or rugged. Field day we take all our expensive stuff outdoors and 99% of it is not waterproof or even water resistant.
We need things built more like military style, rugged, waterproof, compact, long battery life, sdr, etc.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


Use quality parts

2022-06-07 at 14:30 GMT+0000 UTC


Talk to hams and their wishes. Example is VHF / UHF mobile radios that will pick up repeater information (Input / Output FRQ and tone) and automatically program your radio with GPS info for those traveling by a town. This will also require a device to add to the repeater to transmit such information. Promote 220MHz and 6 Meters equipment

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio has been innovating and reinventing itself over the decades of time. As we move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, amateur radio can provide a proving ground for individuals to find resources to make their use of radio enjoyable and satisfying.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 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


Enjoy this great hobby

2022-08-28 at 18:32 GMT+0000 UTC


if you know something please teach others. just because someone has an extra license does not mean they know alot it just means they passed a test.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


Please be open to new hams. Just because they did not have to pass a CW test, just because they enjoy VHF /UHF, Digital, or internet connectivity, does not mean they are bad people and or not ham radio operators. You may be missing on becoming a great friend for life or a person with same interest, or someone that may save your life.

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio is fun and worthwhile. The public radio bands are a public commons available for use, education and innovation. Use them responsibly for your enjoyment and the safety of others. Make the common good worthwhile to maintain.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 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


To authorities and associations

dont take our frequencies or bands. we need more to help during emergencies. Maybe if we had bands or frequencies only available for emergency use only.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


More front end regulation policies of RFI interfering equipment.

2022-06-07 at 14:30 GMT+0000 UTC


We need to get up to date with what the young generation is interested in, and apply that to examples that will have them join or at least have an interest in Ham Radio. Example is when ARRL dropped the ball on texting before it was available on cell phones. FCC enforce and get rid of the hams and or NETS that push other hams away and have been the cause of new hams leaving just shortly after they got their ticket.

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur radio offers a valuable way to educate citizens in electronics and renewable energy use. It offers a wide opportunity for all people to work together for their own benefit and for the common good. Ham Radio is like Apple Computer; just when you think it’s dying, it finds a way to innovate and improve itself.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 GMT+0000 UTC


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


To gear manufacturers

make things more robust or rugged. Field day we take all our expensive stuff outdoors and 99% of it is not waterproof or even water resistant.
We need things built more like military style, rugged, waterproof, compact, long battery life, sdr, etc.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


Use quality parts

2022-06-07 at 14:30 GMT+0000 UTC


Talk to hams and their wishes. Example is VHF / UHF mobile radios that will pick up repeater information (Input / Output FRQ and tone) and automatically program your radio with GPS info for those traveling by a town. This will also require a device to add to the repeater to transmit such information. Promote 220MHz and 6 Meters equipment

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio has been innovating and reinventing itself over the decades of time. As we move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, amateur radio can provide a proving ground for individuals to find resources to make their use of radio enjoyable and satisfying.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 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


To fellow hams

Enjoy this great hobby

2022-08-28 at 18:32 GMT+0000 UTC


if you know something please teach others. just because someone has an extra license does not mean they know alot it just means they passed a test.

2022-08-14 at 16:18 GMT+0000 UTC


Please be open to new hams. Just because they did not have to pass a CW test, just because they enjoy VHF /UHF, Digital, or internet connectivity, does not mean they are bad people and or not ham radio operators. You may be missing on becoming a great friend for life or a person with same interest, or someone that may save your life.

2022-06-07 at 12:15 GMT+0000 UTC


Amateur Radio is fun and worthwhile. The public radio bands are a public commons available for use, education and innovation. Use them responsibly for your enjoyment and the safety of others. Make the common good worthwhile to maintain.

2022-05-31 at 12:08 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


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