Besides being a great Fleetwood Mac song, the truth of the matter is that rumors can be the bane of someone or something's existence.
With the cancellation of the Atlanta Hamfestival and the announcement of a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of the Atlanta Radio Club, there is a flurry of activity where "gums are flapping" without substantive evidence to prove what they are saying is true.
I would caution anyone who is on the receiving end of "hot air" to ensure you hear things from a reputable source and are absolutely certain they have accurate information.
Way back when I was in high school, my history teacher had us conduct an experiment. He would line up 10 people side-by-side. He would start things off by whispering a short story in the ear of the first person in line. That person would have to tell the story to the next person in line, then that person would tell the next, and so on...
By the time the story made it to the last person in line, it sounded NOTHING like it originally did!
That's because as stories are told, people have a tendency to add their own interpretation, perspective, or wording to the original story.
This happens all the time. It doesn't matter where you get your fake news from. It's all spun by the person that's telling the story and the person they got the story from as well.
The net of the story is - make sure you get your information from a reputable source.
The BEST way to do that is to come to the June 6th Atlanta Radio Club Town Hall Meeting.
I assure you - the sky is not falling. It's not raining cats and dogs. And the world is not coming to an end for the Atlanta Radio Club.
I hope to see you there!
*** There will be no Fox News or CNN correspondents present. :-)
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Michael Miller, KI4RDP