[CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Wed May 24 02:00:04 EDT 2006

Regarding my prevous post with a few ideas on how to possibly attract new (young) blood, shame on me for neglecting to mention one strong potential "partner" in this matter  Especially since both my parents were teachers & I have a Lifetime Credential (but will not be used until the "paddle" is put back into the school systems).

PTA's around the County may be a strategic key in making inroads to the youth population.

With the extremely high percentage of youth being hit on by online Internet perverts, what rational minded parent or teacher would turn away an alternative for YouthCOMM like Ham Radio?

In my 49 years as a Licensee, I have never once heard of a young operator being hit on, and neither myself or any of my young ham pals from yesteryear experienced any problems.  Reason suggests it is pretty difficult for a Pedaphile to try and score on-air when hundreds of "witnesses" are probably listening.

If you think a partnership with the PTAs of America to help get more young people into our Hobby is a far-out idea, think again.

FYI & 73...

Rick, K6VVA * The Locust

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