H.A.M.s always make it harder

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4IOA, Oct 17, 2020.

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  1. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    One thing I've always noticed is how we as a community love to make things difficult when suggestions are given to basic questions.
    Example- Technician asks "How do I mount my J pole for 2m?"
    Well meaning hams- "Toss it in the garbage, install a 200' tower with a full size 3 band Yagi and mount a 16' dual band vertical on top of that. Then put a 160m sloping wire antenna on one side. Then run your coax to a custom built 24'x24' shack complete with kitchen, shower, and cots. Be sure to buy an Icom 7851 to hook it up too, install WSJT to your Windows 7 computer then be ready for loads of fun on ft-8."
    Why can't we just tell him to buy a clamp at Ace Hardware and screw it to the eave?
     
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  2. N1VAU

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    Because we're hams!
     
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  3. N1BCG

    N1BCG Ham Member QRZ Page

    The op meant H.A.M.s., not hams. Alternatively, Hams would have suggested a website for purchasing a 2M J pole mount while HAMS might recommend a book on J Pole mount theory.

    (Just trying to get the perfunctory syntax discussion addressed early)
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
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  4. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you take a moment and read the thread titles on page 1, on any given day, the reason becomes more apparent as enlightenment dawns. It's the nature of the inhabitants of the zed.

    I mean, look at me. I see stupid from self proclaimed smart guys and point it out. Not always as graciously as I could, but... :oops:
     
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  5. K0UO

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    I Like the 200 foot tower
     
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  6. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because the "INTERNET EXPERTS" have to show everyone just how cool they are.
     
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  7. N5CM

    N5CM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because there is quite a large number of Sheldons in the group.
     
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  8. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's hams, not H.A.M.s
    It's not an acronym.
    Doesn't call for ALL CAPS.
    And certainly not A.L.L C.A.P.S
    ;)
     
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  9. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    H.A.M.s always make it harder

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  10. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    LIES, it is "H.a.M.S!" in inverted comma's and an apostrophe.

    @W4IOA There always has to be one Billy HAHAHAHA
     
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