> > I've been an amateur radio operator for about 1 1/2 years now, and
> > been surfing this news group for about a year. I have recieved quite
> > a lot of useful information while browsing. The only thing I find
> > that is most distressing is the slams/spams of what appears to be
> > new operators who ask what appearto be "STUPID" questions.
> > I have seen a lot of literature which talks about an elmer to help new
> > hams out. Why isn't this true on this news group as well? Come on
> > floks, be a good will ambassador here as well! Help those who don't
> > know. I ahve spent 15 years in both the Army as well as the Navy, and
> > as an instructor in both, I have started each class with the
> > statement-"The only stupid question is the one you did not ask, if you
> > don't know, ask and find out, any questions?"
> > IMHO. R. Haig KB0PVU.
> AMEN! I thought that this was an exchange of information If you think
> it someone asks a dumb question, just don't hit the reply key! Remeber,
> at one time, you didn't have all of the answers. Lets try to help
> newbies, not humiliate them. Perhaps we can all learn something.
> Kent Winrich, NI9U
> Waukesha, WI
There are plenty of self proclaimed "experts" around here....the key
is to be able to recognize these guys and filter out the ones who think
they know it all from the ones that are truely knowledgeable.
You will discover that many of them are the ones who reply to every post
with their opinions. The desireable responses come from those who do
more reading than writing...names that you don't see posted everyday.
I learned a while back that it is wiser to do more listening than talking.
(That is not to say that you shouldn't offer to help when you can.)
Hugh Duff VA3TO Toronto
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