From K5ACL’s Blog: Slack Messenger for Radio Clubs

Slack! An excellent way for your Ham Radio Club to keep in touch!

K5ACL has a fantastic idea. Use Slack Messenger for your radio club’s business outside of meetings and nets.

I think a lot of amateur radio conservative types might not gel with the idea of using online chat for ham radio stuff (why not use a radio?!?) but it is the 21st century, and basically everyone has a smartphone on them always – not a radio.

Slack has been a super efficient way to chat and message surrounding a topic, and it can be a very effective and immediate way to get work done.

And it’s free.

Also shoutout to K5ACL’s Blog – really well written and informative stuff there. Follow his blog at https://k5acl.net/

edit: not everyone has a smartphone, but basically everyone does, and if not a phone, a computer will work too.

Author: N0SSC

24 year old amateur radio operator. I love everything about ham radio. Trying to learn CW and contest more, and doing my best to promote youth involvement and retention in this aging hobby.

1 thought on “From K5ACL’s Blog: Slack Messenger for Radio Clubs”

  1. Our club uses slack, initiated by a member who was already an enthusiast slack user at work. When you’re used to irc, slack creates a lot of channels easily. It does work for us. One nice feature (needed a bit of programming) was to post DX spots for known callsigns in our club.

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