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What is the first thing you look at on page when you get on the site?
  Posted: May 18, 2015   (394 votes, 12 comments) by KA2VTI

  Product Reviews
  Strays/other stuff
    (394 votes, 12 comments)

Survey Results
Articles 27% (105)
Forums 13% (51)
News 7% (26)
Product Reviews 32% (128)
Surveys 3% (11)
Strays/other stuff 3% (12)
Classifieds 15% (61)

Survey Comments
When I do come...
I look at the articles, but unless I see something really interesting I go to the forums.

Sadly, since most of the worthwhile writers have gone, all too many of the forum writers are just rehashing old topics--not bothering to see if their subject has been covered, and the surveys aren't worth too much (this one at least was informative) I'm coming here less and less.

Sorry, E-ham. I call 'em as I see 'em.

Posted by K1CJS on May 24, 2015

crowdsourced wisdom
Great question! When I visit the site the first thing I look at is the listing of articles; its at the top of the page and hard to miss. When a new article is posted on a topic that interests me I read it and then read through the comments. I've learned a lot from reading the postings of others. I think that's my favorite part of eHam - the community of people who know more than I do (usually) and share. Then I visit the forums...

If the question were "What do you find most useful..." I would answer without hesitation that the product reviews are priceless. Before I buy anything I check to see what the reviewers comments are. I've purposely not bought things after reading poor reviews, and similarly have gone out of my way / paid a little more than I should have to buy something I wanted that was well reviewed here.

Posted by KB1GKN on May 24, 2015

Articles; then review comments. After that, reviews of radios & other gear,.

Posted by AI4WC on May 22, 2015

Articles are first on the page so that is what I see. Start at the top and work down.

Posted by NA5XX on May 21, 2015

since there is no centerfold......I just go
straight to the classifieds

Posted by KC6SOR on May 21, 2015

survey first, then forums, I visit the Product
Reviews very often.

Posted by KA5ROW on May 21, 2015

Excellent question!
A Superb question for this forum. I go to classified ad listings first, but almost everything on EHam holds interest for me.

Posted by K7AAT on May 21, 2015

Excellent question!
A Superb question for this forum. I go to classified ad listings first, but almost everything on EHam holds interest for me.

Posted by K7AAT on May 21, 2015

I like the DX, CW, Amplifiers, and Elmers forums, especially.

Posted by NI0C on May 19, 2015

Survey Questions
It is good to see a changed survey question. This can be
a excellent means of determining the heartbeat of the
community. I continuously find the reference to product
reviews section very beneficial when researching used
equipment. It is my "go to " section on eHam. Thanks

Posted by N5SOM on May 19, 2015

Why is the the only ham site that has this annoying message each time the classifieds is accessed?

Ads since your last visit...

No records found: There are no new classified ads since your last visit. If you would like to view all classified ads, please click on the View All link below.

The next time you visit the Classifieds, you will be shown only ads that have been added since this visit. If you have any questions or problems with the Classifieds, please contact the Classifieds Manager.

Posted by K3MEJ on May 18, 2015

Main interest in eHam
My main interest in can be found in the "Articles." It is here in varying quality that I can find information usually from other Hams and usually of related interest to the amateur radio service.

Sometimes these articles are extremely interesting, and sometimes the comments are just as interesting as the articles. To me, it is the center or hub of the entire site.

Posted by AI2IA on May 18, 2015

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