Great one. So true.
Originally Posted by KA4DPO
A bird doesn't stand a chance of flying past your car without striking two or more antennas.
When you base a vehicle purchase on how the remote heads for the radios will fit and how the roof mounted antennas will look. Yes, real hams DRILL HOLES IN THE ROOF!
You spend lots of money buying an FT 9000, gaze at it in admiration of such beuty and then connect it to a G5RV, after you've asked the experts on QRZ how to hang it up !
Andy - The Ham Formerly Known As W2AJW (2008-2013) and KB0WJO (1996-2008).
... you think having a ham ticket actually makes you special in some way that the rest of the world couldn't care less about.
"You know you're an Amateur Radio operator when..."
... you believe that now that you have your ham ticket, it's up to you to police other frequencies and other radio services outside ham radio.
... you actually think you're going to save the world with your bandolier of HTs, your ARES / RACES hat, and your ARES / RACES decal-ed vehicle with light bars.
... you think that several coral rocks that are not above water during high tide is a DXCC entity.
.. you go on your very first cruise, and your primary concern is how to find a way to operate HF onboard ship, instead of actually enjoying the experience of the cruise.
... you go to look at a new(er) vehicle and you take a portable HF setup with you to check the amount of electrical noise the car generates. (GUILTY!! )
Heh, I've done that a few times.
Originally Posted by W4HAY
...If someone talks to you about the benefits of using Viagra and you start discussing the benefits of imp-e-dance instead.
...If you describe the act of someone sneezing as "kerchunking"
...if you think you can actually use your Johnson Matchbox to start a fire.
...if you ever called your QSL Manager and asked him if there are any job openings.
... If you have ever used your callsign to communicate over a cell phone.
... If your alarm clock is set up on WWV to wake you up in the morning.
73 de Charles - KC8VWM
North American QRP CW Club #3159, SKCC# 5752
Outside of contests, pileups, or nets, avoiding rag chewing is anti-social.
Buy hey, if you never learned to chew the fat, you're missin' out on some good flavor!
When your rig is worth more than your car.