An open letter to the amateur radio community

Found this via Twitter. A really good read!

Chris Seright KE5ZRT

Dear amateur radio community,

The following has been on my mind for quite some time, and recent events have pushed me over my tolerance limit and I must speak my mind.

Shortly after terra and I received our amateur radio licenses, while signing with my wife on the air I told her “88 babe”, and she replied, “back at ’cha”. Very shortly after that a ham addressed her in front of a group of other hams and said, “Don’t you ever use CB language on the air again.” She was embarrassed and heartbroken and didn’t get on the air for a couple of months. Someone once criticized me on the air for the way I pronounced “mobile”. I’ve heard people criticize others for the way they speak with the microphone too closely. I received an email complaining that net control for one of our nets yawns too much. We all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies.
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Kodos to this op!

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