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“Wireless Estimator” blasts ARRL for cover photo

Big Island ARRL News, 28 February 2017, 16:20 hrs, UTC, Post #132.

Source:

http://www.kb6nu.com/wireless-estimator-blasts-arrl/

Accessed on 28 February 2017, 16:20 hrs, UTC.

Author:  Dan Romanchik (KB6NU).

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Apparently, the cover photo on the March 2017 issue of “QST” has lit a firestorm of criticism from the communications industry journal “Wireless Estimator.”

According to Amateur Radio news blogger Dan Romanchik (KB6NU), the publication criticized the portrayal of poor safety techniques and precautions exhibited in the photograph.

In the remarks section of Dan’s blog, “QST” editor Steve Ford (WB8IMY) admitted to the error, saying “The QST staff will learn from this mistake and will be more diligent about cover photography in the future.”

I’ll admit that I wasn’t paying much attention to the details of the photo, but on second look, I can see where some questions would be raised. It’s always good to catch a potentially dangerous situation before it turns into an accident.

In other news, National Weather Service flood and rain advisories have prompted a Skywarn activation for at least one unit in the state.

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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