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Author Topic: Racist ramblings on 80m  (Read 792 times)

Offline ThElectriCat

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Racist ramblings on 80m
« on: July 29, 2019, 0456 UTC »
wow, I have heard a surprising amount of recordings/shouting sessions on 80 meters, (currently 3908 Kc, 0454 utc, 7-28-19)
lots of sexual, anti semetic, anti/pro trump, pro rape, anti/pro religious and other dirty content
featuring callsigns which may or may not actually belong to the hams involved.
I have heard these significantly more in the last year or so.

In another life, I could have been a telephone engineer.

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Re: Racist ramblings on 80m
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 0436 UTC »
i am a shortwave listener and this stuff turned me off of ham radio. i've heard way too much of this stuff, and not just on 80m. i guess amateur radio draws that demographic in. 3840khz most nights pacific time, is pretty bad. all that money and all that equipment just to do that?

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Re: Racist ramblings on 80m
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 1605 UTC »
I actually Have a ham license, but hardly ever use it for the same reasons. Don't get me wrong, when I used to be on the air all the time, I met lots of good people, but there's too much of an old boys club, eager to tell anyone new exactly how the best hams should do things, that combined with people like those in the original post, and a lack of desire to say "hello, where are you. OK goodbye!"  as the primary radio type of conversation, pushed me away from ham radio.
Most of the really interesting stuff is unlicensed anyway.
In another life, I could have been a telephone engineer.