Good morning from the shackadelic #hamr fun zone where needed rain finally arrived. A weather system like this paints magnificent panoramas of deep orange and purple at sunset. The Pacific roils reminding me that not far from the comfort of my shack there is tremendous power. The sunset moment inspired by storm clouding of giant moisture laden behemoths is like peering into the infinite and a 'bigger' life picture is reflected.
Right now, there are 4 men on a rock, facing danger in an ocean capable of delivering breathtaking beauty or instantaneous destruction. They are far removed from the life line of civilization.
All for what?
They are on St. Peter and St. Paul Rocks because of their selfless passion for our hobby. Yet, the subset swarm demands more from the operators themselves and the fragile umbilical of connective technology? On the other hand, I want to 'thank' the thousand of polite operators who are playing by a self driven code of personal ethics.
You do not need a Code of Conduct because the code already exists and will always exist. What I'm perceiving is the unruly subset swarm who because of the nature of extreme wireless communications, can and does, effect another half way across the world. You think before acting. You understand the nature of cause and effect. However, the unruly subset swarm, with its access to instantaneous connective technology is most likely envious because it takes guts to follow the high road.
Col - I'm a big fan of DX World - however; I do not agree with any kind of black list technology because it is dangerous. History has taught us difficult, painful lessons when such things like a list were created. Instead, we want to follow the high road, as challenging as it is at the end of the day, I want to feel right about myself. Eventually, time is patience and it will take care of the subset swarm given current demographic data.
I offer this challenge to those who are interested in the future of our great hobby. It starts with mentorship and one aspect of leadership is mentoring our future. Who are the mentors leading the way where connective technology is seamless with human decency? Where is the silver lining in this ocean of social upheaval? How can we make lemonade out of lemons?
I'm hedging on the Millennial generation who are witness to current history. Time is in the hands of the Millennials. Lastly, let's take a moment and peer into a sunset, and I really mean look with complete focus, turn off the mobile device, turn off the car wireless, turn off the tablet, and turn off the high frequency wireless set. I'm sure we will hear our answer.
73 from the shackadelic on the beach.