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Hammy Birthday Ideas

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W0VRA, Sep 12, 2018.

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  1. W0VRA

    W0VRA Ham Member QRZ Page

    My wife is asking for ideas for my upcoming birthday.

    What sort of things that you normally wouldn't buy, but if it was a gift, that'd be cool?

    Not a rig, but I am watching the For Sale forum closely.

    And don't suggest an ARRL membership; I don't want this thread to go off the rails and get locked before I get some good ideas.

    Thanks!
     
  2. KE9EX

    KE9EX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I want a beam antenna.

    November 14, for those who would like
    To make it a happy birthday. :)
     
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  3. KB7QPS

    KB7QPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    An easy one might be a parts organizer (the formal name for the a small chest of drawers, designed to store nuts, bolts, etc.) They work nicely for sorting electronic components, connectors, etc. It would be easy for a spouse to purchase because they understand exactly what it does and are probably appreciative of improved organization. They could be reused for other hobbies if your interest moved on at some point.
     
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  4. K0MB

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    I think an ARRL Membership would be nice...
     
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  5. KP4SX

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    A set of Allen keys or Bristol wrenches.
     
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  6. W5INC

    W5INC Ham Member QRZ Page

    LP-1000A.JPG

    LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter
     
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  7. N5AL

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018
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  8. N4EGA

    N4EGA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cough cough....Custom Map......cough

    Self promoting spam: axlesandantennas.com
     
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  9. WF7A

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    A nice set of headphones or a headset is the perfect gift: For you, you can hear audio much better and for her, to not hear audio at all. ;>
     
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  10. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Unless your family frowns on them, a gift certificate to a ham store might be good to avoid getting the “wrong” thing - especially with a technical hobby.
     
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