this could happen to me or to you and because it could be most
unpleasant, I repeat for you an incident with, in this case a
happy ending to which I was a witness (no names).
One of our members
at the far end of the flight line who was flying a fine example
of one of our very modern and very expensive models and putting
on an excellent show enjoyed by all of us present that day started
to prepare for yet another flight. He walked to the opposite end
of the flight-line and collected the corresponding frequency pin.
Being a very cautious
person our flyer had a scanner which shows which channels are
in use . Surprisingly, the frequency he was to use and for which
he had collected the pin showed a signal!
A check down the flight-line
soon revealed that the member who had last used that frequency
and was done for the day, but sitting and enjoying the show, had
accidentally forgotten to turn off his transmitter.
Thankfully no harm
was done in this case; but simply think of the consequences had
the scanner not been available (which is the usual case) and if
the flight had been initiated.
The blame for whatever
damage may have occurred might have clearly fallen on the person
with the transmitter on. The damages could have been in the thousands
of dollars and worse some serious injury could have resulted.
Give this some serious consideration and be sure when you are
at the field you only have the transmitter on when the proper
pin is in Your possession.