New Ham Unsure If He Really Needs to Stand When Told To Stand By
by K5KVN, on the scene
ROLLING HILLS, OKLA. — Hearing the words “stand by” coming from his radio’s speaker is a confusing thing for Harold Benningloit.
The ham radio operator of less than two months says he spends most of his time in a seated position while operating his gear, so he feels conflicted when told to “stand by.”
“I probably hear that two or three times a day on various nets or on the repeater while driving home. I mean, at home it’s one thing, but in the car I absolutely cannot stand up,” says Benningloit.
Members of his local radio club didn’t offer much help. “No one takes me seriously when I ask. They all just say, ‘That’s a good one, Harold!'”
Until he finds out for sure, Benningloit says he will “sit by” when told to “stand by.”
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