[amsat-bb] Ham Radios on Princess Cruises
diehl.mike.a at gmail.com
Mon May 29 06:33:39 UTC 2017
I think it's a bit unfair to play the "if you aren't part of the solution then you're part of the problem" card.
You're correct, businesses rely on their income but let's look at this realistically. Hams represent 0.2% of the U.S. population. Using that as a gauge I'm willing to bet that's a pretty close representation on the boat as well. Having 99.8% of your customers potentially upset with some ham and their antenna just doesn't make good business sense whether we like it or not.
Jerry just seems to be disappointed that he couldn't help the rest of us out by taking radios to places. Putting the onus on him to change it all because he isn't happy about it isn't very fair, he does enough for us already.
> On May 28, 2017, at 8:58 PM, Jeff Moore <tnetcenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cruise lines, just like every other money-making business. relies on income
> from it's customers! You (especially as a RETURNING customer) have a
> certain amount of pull with the company, threaten to go somewhere else and
> (if they are SMART) they will pay close attention to that!
> Can't be bothered? Neither can they! It's real simple, you are either a
> part of the solution or a part of the problem! Getting on a forum and
> complaining about a problem you are not willing to do something about is a
> waste of everyone's time and money.
> A concerted effort by 750,000 licensed hams in the US will likely get the
> situation corrected, but you have to be willing to make a difference.
> So why complain if you aren't willing to pursue a change?
> 7 3
> Jeff Moore -- KE7ACY
>> On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 7:33 PM, Jerry Buxton <n0jy at amsat.org> wrote:
>> Yeahhhh, well Jeff, I certainly like ham radio a lot and maybe more than
>> I should now and then (certain XYLs will probably attest to that) but a
>> cruise is a cruise and so not quite enough discomfort with the ham radio
>> thing to warrant giving up a good vacation. :-)
>> Jerry Buxton, NØJY
>>> On 5/28/2017 20:40, Jeff Moore wrote:
>>> Cancel your cruise and be very specific as to why you are doing so and
>>> book on a line that WILL let you bring your radios!! Hams deserve better
>>> treatment than this!
>>> 7 3
>>> Jeff Moore -- KE7ACY
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