“Wireless Estimator” blasts ARRL for cover photo


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


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

Author:  Dan Romanchik (KB6NU).

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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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