Mark, I do not know the circumstances, so I cannot comment.
In my high school ham radio club, there were a couple of hams who were
regularly dating a girl in the club, and later told me they considered her
the best kept secret in high school.
The three of them were also members of the chess club, if I remember
So were they 2 hams hitting on another ham, or 2 chess club members hitting
on another chess player? Or just 2 guys in high school behaving as their
sexual proclivities led them to behave?
I think the comments about the relative safety of the ham radio community vs
the Internet, chat rooms, etc, is probably right on the mark.
73, and I have enjoyed your commentary on the reflecter on many occasions.
Many thanks for them all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Beckwith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:27 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Amateur predators
>> In my 49 years as a Licensee, I have never once
>> heard of a young operator being hit on
> Rick, I was hit on twice by hams (male) when I was between the ages of 13
> and 18, from 1971 to 1986. (Twice that I know of - as a teenager I was
> pretty dense sometimes, and if it happened more, I was unaware of it). I
> know of at least one other similar incident that happened to a close
> of approximately the same age at approximately the same time.
> Mark, N5OT
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