In the News: Washington Times-KC1ACF “has world at his fingertips”
Another fantastic article featuring amateur radio in a positive light. Yesterday the Washington Times featured Mark Vess KC1ACF:
While Vess has reached operators from exotic locations across the world, their conversations often revolve around everyday occurrences.
“In most cases, it’s your life that you share with other radio operators.
Vess said radio operators adhere to a set of unwritten rules that promote a cordial atmosphere over the air. Religion and politics are hardly ever discussed, and repeatedly trampling over other operators’ conversations will quickly earn you a reputation as a jerk.
Among the different countries Vess has reached by radio include Cuba, Italy, Spain and England. However, he said most of the conversation conducted voer the air is done in English.
“Amateur radio spans the world. It’s in every populated area and especially in unpopulated areas,” Vess said.
(Published from DFW, Texas)