Things I learned about ham radio while twittering

As if I didn’t have enough to do already, I’ve started using Twitter again. Now, I’ve always been on Twitter. As you can see from the cute, little birdie icon in the left-hand column of this page, you can follow me there, but it’s been a passive participation. I have this blog set up to send a “tweet” whenever I create a new post.

Now, however, I’m more actively tweeting. Last night, for example, I tweeted, “Calling CQ on 10.115 MHz.” The tweet didn’t result in any QSOs, but one guy did reply, “I think that only works if you’re using a radio :)”

Although my Twittering last night didn’t result in any new QSOs, I did find a few items of interest:

I don’t know for how long I’ll be active on Twitter, but chances are for quite a while this time.


  1. My kids, and their friends, tweet every move they make.
    It is supposed to help with SEO too.

  2. I’d really like to see some of the spot/DX pages integrate Twitter!

    • Dan KB6NU says:

      That would be a good idea, but I don’t see a lot of twittering about actual on-the-air activity. One of the hams I follow on Twitter, ZL1AQ, tweeted the other day, “Wondering why Hams are not posting updates about their current contacts on the HF bands. No success or too busy doing other things? Pse Rply.” As far as I could tell, he didn’t get much response to that.

  3. Ronny Risinger says:

    Great that you are expanding into Twitter, but just promise us that you’ll continue to update your blog. I find your links, information, and comments to be fun and useful.

    Keep up the good work.

    Ronny, KC5EES
    Austin, TX

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