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Abusive messages posted by a radio ham on my YouTube channel

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I have been making YouTube videos for a few years now and I have got several hundred subscribers who really enjoy watching my videos. My videos are nothing special, just videos of me operating certain people and countries, or recording someone so they can pay what they sound like. I made a video of myself trying to make contact with the K1N dxpedition from Navassa Island a week or so ago. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get through, they were working split frequency and quite a large split at that. Anyone who's ever worked a split frequency will know that it's almost a case of all for one, and one for all, that basically means you've got to keep calling in order to be heard. I would certainly describe myself as a responsible and polite amateur radio operator. I certainly wouldn't deliberately talk over someone, or interfere with a QSO. So you can imagine how I felt when I started getting abusive messages posted on one of my videos accusing me of not operating properly. One such so-called amateur radio operator was Trevor, EI2ELB from Ireland. He was rather rude in his message, totally uncalled for. If he thought I was not operating properly then he could have been polite and explained how he thought I should be doing. But no, as far as I'm concerned he's just another Internet troll that hides behind a stupid username in the hope that nobody will ever find out who he is.

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    SWL Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    If EI2GLB gave his callsign when replying to your youtube video, then he can hardly be described as hiding behind a stupid username?
    I really mean no offence Penn, but you are known as someone who reacts badly to anyone who disagrees with you or tries to point out an error of your operating. A perfect example is on your video of how to call cq. One chap politely and rightly says that you should be giving your callsign when asking if the frequency is clear, yet you get up tight and aggressive with your reply. You need to realise you are sometimes wrong and to be a man about it.

  • Penn
    Penn Monday, 22 February 2016

    I've checked in the ham radio operating ethics and nowhere does it state that you have to give your call sign when checking if anybody is using a frequency. What is the point of saying "this is G0VQY checking if the frequency is being used" " I normally say is the frequency in use, or is anybody using this frequency".

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    Fred Blogger Monday, 14 September 2015

    ...and the worst thing you can do is react to trolls and/or their comments. We're all savvy enough to ignore pointless comments, so keep on posting... :D

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    Trevor Sunday, 27 December 2015

    How am I an internet troll when you have my name and callsign???

    I wasn't rude, you were they one who was continuously calling the DX even when he was working other stations, That's just bad operating and in no way do you need to encourage others to do so by making videos of it,

    If you cant take criticism either stop making videos or disable comments or maybe take on board what others have to say I don't comment on too many videos on YouTube so If I do I really think there is a need to, I've been active on radio for over 20 years so I'd like to think I have some idea what I am talking about,

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    Penn Monday, 22 February 2016

    No my friend, you didn't leave your callsign, I managed to work out you are by going to your video channel and looking at some of the videos that you had made, or commented on, can't quite remember. You were rude, there was absolutely no need for any name-calling whatsoever. Okay, it wasn't as bad as a lot of stuff that you see on YouTube, but there's absolutely no need for any form of verbal abuse. If I ever tell someone they are idiots on YouTube that I'm doing so with the knowledge that my account is under my genuine name.

    YouTube publishers shouldn't have to disable their comments because of idiotic comments posted. And yes, I did hear you calling me one day, but I chose to ignore you

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