Here’s a good idea that recently passed through the HamRadioHelpGroup mailing list…
One ham wrote:
I heard a few new young hams talking on a 2 meter repeater. They said they had listened to the HF Bands and did not think that they would upgrade just to get on HF because it was just a bunch of old hams talking about about their high blood pressure and other medical conditions.
Well, one of the old hams was listening. He came on frequency and told the new ones, “Well, just wait another 40 years. You’ll be talking like that too.” You could of heard a pin drop.
To which, George, K0NGO, replied:
Uh … you really think that encouraged them?? Too bad he didn’t tell them of the other wonderful things they could do on HF.
This is a really great idea. Let’s not dwell on the negatives, but rather point all of the fun and interesting things about HF.