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You may be a HAM if...

Postby fastback65 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:15 am

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A HAM OPERATOR IF:

- you buy electrical black tape in ten packs.

- you've stripped wire with your teeth.

- you've told your son that, "One day, all this will be yours", and he doesn't respond.

- you'd rather help a buddy put up a new tower than mow the lawn.

- you've grabbed the wrong end of a soldering iron.

- you start giving out RST reports when you are on the telephone.

- the propagation forecast means far more to you than the local weather forecast.

- the microphone or visual aids at a meeting don't work and you rush up to the front to fix it.

- you tell the XYL, when she notices a new rig in the shack, why that has been there for years.

- your watch is set only to UTC.

- at night, when you pray, it starts off something like: CQ CQ CQ GOD DE (your callsign).

- you ever had to patch your roof after an antenna project.

- Ham radio magazines comprise more than 50% of your bathroom library.

- you ever put a GPS tracker in the XYL's car, just so you could watch her on APRS.

- you and the XYL took a cruise so you could visit the radio room.

- you have ever tapped out HI in Morse on your car horn to another ham.

- you ever had an antenna fall down.

- your teenager refuses to ride in your car because it looks like a porcupine.

- you know the Latitude and Longitude of your home QTH.

- you go into the local Radio Shack store and the clerk asks you where something is.
"Never, under any circumstances, ever become a refuge... Die if you must, but die on your home turf with your face to the wind, not in some stinking hellhole 2,000 kilometers away, among people you neither know nor care about." - Ragnar Benson
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Re: You may be a HAM if...

Postby HC5CA » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:39 am

I've actually had the clerk in a Radio Shack ask me where something was! Of course that's when they actually sold radios....
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Steve

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish." :-)
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Re: You may be a HAM if...

Postby medicmike » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:08 pm

I resemble a few of those :)
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Re: You may be a HAM if...

Postby Treehugger » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:57 am

Hi hi....
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Re: You may be a HAM if...

Postby Oldfart » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:58 am

That's funny
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