Amateur radio needs to get rid of its whingers.

I swear, most hams would complain if they were hanged with a new length of LMR400 coax.

The eHam online site just upgraded to a newer version of the SMF forum software. Looks great in a PC browser, looks horrible on a tablet or phone. Which is probably because they’re still trying to get the kinks out of the upgrade.

eHam has needed to upgrade its SMF software ever since I’ve been a ham, but they’ve put it off because they have so many customizations that had to be re-done for the newer versions. So they finally pull the trigger and a bunch of old-timers are butthurt because it looks different and doesn’t work the same way as the old one. “This site looks awful, can’t we go back to the old one?” “eHam is no longer my go-to radio forum.” Blah blah blah.

Bunch of whingey old men. I would think ham radio people would be more open to progress. And you wonder why we’re making new Techs hand over fist but we rarely hear them on the air. You should listen to yourselves on the repeaters sometime, you might get a clue.

Go back to your straight keys, boys, the rest of us will move on.