What Amateur Radio Forum to send a New Ham to? 4 - June - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
I’ve been stumped by a question – what Amateur Radio Forum should a good intentioned ham refer a New Ham to read?
I’ve discussed the horrible shortcomings of some of the forums. The few bits of knowledge that come in in the eHam forums are hugely overwhelmed by the lurking ham-trolls who apparently gain their life substance lurking on the eHam forum boards looking for places to spread their negative biases.
Better are the QRZ.com forums, though they too have had some pretty sorry years of another band of ham-trolls lingering.
The AR15.com ham forums are pretty heavily skewed to juts a certain type of radio amateur, and lacks general information.
There are a handful of “by invitation only” forums that tend to have fairly sharply focused special interests.
So where should we refer a Hew Ham? What is worth their time reading, technically sound, and full of helpful upstanding people?
WHat do you suggest?