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PLANKEYE
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« on: Today at 03:12:03 PM »

Why are people getting out of Ham Radio?  On this Website in the articles a guy with 48 years is pulling the plug, WHY?  Why would we argue over Ham Radio slang Hamisms I think was THAT article.  What are we doing here?  On the air and on Websites like this to make people feel bad enough that they just say chuck it in the bucket.  What are we doing?  Either we are a part of the problem or part of the solution.  WHY?         
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KK5DR
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« Reply #1 on: Today at 03:45:26 PM »

Bloody horrible propagation.
The death of the art of stimulating conversation.
Bad ham behavior.
Burned out.
HOA limitations are just too much to overcome.
All my friends are dead, and I don't like all these newbie, "Young sculls, filled with mush!"
Bad health.
No money left for any radio gear, pension ran dry.
Heading for assisted living, no more ham radio on HF, then there are all those "Young sculls" again on VHF/UHF.
Just old, tired, and cranky, nobody wants to contact that.
The list goes on and on.
We all have our own reasons for getting into ham radio, some leave, some come back.
Those of us who plan to die in my chair next to a radio that remains powered up until the body bag is zipped up, are a rare breed no days.
You see this same thing in most every hobby.
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