Ham Offended By You Tube Post
By WBØRUR, on the scene
FLAT MESA, Ariz. – A local amateur radio operator says he’s offended by a video post he viewed recently on YouTube and wants to get to the bottom of it. Elk Valley resident Thomas Flipcart says the video degraded many aspects of his radio hobby and made light of those who participate in it. It also discouraged those interested in radio from pursuing their goals.
Worst of all, says Flipcart, the video was recorded by him. “I guess I was just having the occasional bad day,” says the slightly balding man who is active in his local ham radio club. “I’m just not sure what to say except that I disagree with myself.”
Flipcart works as a traffic signal repairman in a nearby city. His current project is to change the green lightbulbs at intersections throughout the region.
“I’d appreciate the opportunity to have a fruitful and open dialogue with myself to resolve these differences,” he says. “There’s absolutely no truth to the video. The person who recorded the video – me – needs to be held accountable.”
It remains to be seen if Flipcart can find time in his busy schedule to visit with himself.