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Marriage between two ham radio operators

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  1. KC8GRP

    KC8GRP Ham Member QRZ Page

    When two ham radio operators get married, both having a license before the wedding, would the preacher say, "I now pronounce you OM and XYL", rather than the usual "husband and wife"?
  2. WB5YIW

    WB5YIW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, depending on which state the happy couple is in, these days it could be OM and OM, or XYL and XYL. I guess political correctness could run rampant here too, requiring a gender and age neutral abbreviation of some sort.
  3. KC8GRP

    KC8GRP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let's not go there. That was not the intent of this thread.
  4. WB4CS

    WB4CS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Welcome to QRZ. By the end of the day, the thread will be about politics and no-code extra class hams. ;)

    To answer your question, are you asking "can" they say that, or "would" they say that?

    Can: Of course. If that's what you want your wedding vows to be, then that's what will be said.
    Would: Probably not, unless they were asked to do so (see above "can"). I doubt the person officiating the marriage would know (or care) that both people are hams, unless it was mentioned.
  5. N0SYA

    N0SYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    The makeup dxing is worth the fighting.
  6. WB5YIW

    WB5YIW Ham Member QRZ Page

    My reply was intended to be humorous, but I forgot, this is QRZ. What was I thinking. Never fear, subscription to this thread will be deleted momentarily.
  7. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I now pronounce you Anode and Cathode.
  8. N2ADV

    N2ADV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Can't have that - someone is bound to get "offended"

    FWIW, I laughed.
  9. AB1QP

    AB1QP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    A index must be in double figures again.
  10. K7RQ

    K7RQ Subscriber QRZ Page

  11. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Subscriber QRZ Page

    Filament and plate? Soon there will be the amplification of little grids.
  12. KK4PLD

    KK4PLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was at that wedding, it was so-so but the reception was awesome. ;)
  13. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Subscriber QRZ Page

    Guess not polite to ask about the propagation ?
  14. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are there any reports of intentional jamming?
  15. WB4CS

    WB4CS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Probably not polite either to ask how big the groom's tower is.
  16. G7GPL

    G7GPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    When the inductors start to go out of spec and his reception degrades he is bound to trade her in for a more up to date newer model, trimmer, slicker with a better chassis and looks.

    He will then spend countless hours twiddling and pressing to discover the benefits of his new prize. :D

  17. NM7L

    NM7L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only to find out that the best attributes can be found by accessing the "hidden menu"

    Good luck with that one!
  18. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    How long before he is referred to as a dummy load?
  19. WA4BRL

    WA4BRL Ham Member QRZ Page

    As for ham abbreviations, whats wrong with OM and YF? I even added my wife's callsign on my hat:



    But seriously, I prefer man and wife.
  20. N2EY

    N2EY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Children are usually referred to as "harmonics".

    I think "heterodynes" is a better term.

    Think about it....
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