You use wierd phonetics like ...WWBD *(what would Bubba do ?)
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference
7 3 de Tony K8EEI
You have to "cow proof" your guy wires on the temporary tower set-up at your deer lease!
Your radio shack is an old cab over camper sitting in the middle of 500 acres.
well at least the stove and refrigerator are nearby.....you might be a REDNECK ham if: the last 4 digits of your cell phone are the same as your fav 75 meter frequency ( 3955 as an example ) !!! ----- ( r o f l ) kd4amg
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Be as nice as you can to others.
I type real slow for those of you who can not read fast.
you might be a red neck if you are having difficulty soldering your aluminum beer cans togather to make an "807" vertical.
Terry Graves, K7FE
Chief Editor, QRZ.COM
"Some people call CW a MODE but in
reality it is an autonomous LANGUAGE."
You spliced two lengths of coaxil cable togeather using wire nuts. A general class ham in Idaho actually did this in the late 70s........when my CB buddy and I saw this in his shack we howled.
You might be a red neck if you refer to Standing Wave Ratio as swrs, swr's, "swurs", or "swars"
Along the line of the twist nuts:
About 10 years ago, a very major insurance company was having its 40+ story office building in downtown Chicago "rewired" with fiber optic cables "to the desktop". That is, all Category 5 cables were to be replaced with fiber.
The local telephone company "bid" on the job but the local IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) also bid on the job and was the "low bidder". Being a very "union" town, the insurance company was pretty much obligated to allow the union to do the job.
However, the union didn't have the proper test equipment to check out the fiber optic cables. Thus, after the job was completed the local telephone company was called in to do all the testing. Well, they tested the first fiber optic cable, and go nothing at the far end. Then they tested the next one. Same results. Finally, after checking about 20 fibers the telephone company "suspected" something was wrong.
The telephone company technicians opened up the first "pull box". Therein they found every fiber cut and then "spliced" with a yellow twist connector. They went to the next pull box. Same thing! When the union was contacted the representative said that the entire building had been "wired" that way. Whenever the union installed a "wire" it was cut and a yellow twist splice was installed at every pull box.
When told that this was definitely not the way to install fiber optics, the union basically told both the insurance company and the telephone company "where to go" and said that the job site would be "picketed" until the bill was paid. The insurance company finally had to pay the union for the work, then pay the telephone company to remove all of the fiber and then reinstall the fiber optic cables correctly. The job ended up costing the insurance company well over 3 times the original bid by the telephone company! The telephone company refused to do the work on any basis except "time and material"!
After that, the insurance company definitely specified that any fiber optic cables must be installed per BICSI specifications!
Not an amateur radio situation, but closely related!
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Thats a good one Glen. If it wasn't so stupid/ costly it would be funny. Just think, similar things are happening now nation wide. Its just the everyday cost of the system.
I'll never forget as a kid the "lit up" head of the chief on the hood ornament of the new pontiacs with no light bulb. It was magic.
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I made a tow rope from old coax....
does that count?