Hams are a skeptical lot

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KB7QPS, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. N2EY

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    "But there were flames and smoke pouring out of it when I turned it off"

    "Very brightly - orange and purple...."

    "Make a nice doorstop"

    "Because somebody cut it off"

    "Good for parts"
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  2. WD4IGX

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    Yeah, that's a pretty big stretch. Not IMPOSSIBLE maybe, but unusual. There's a small market for ham gear and when some IS stolen it's almost always
    Yup, worked the last time I turned it on!

    Of course, that was in 1968...
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  3. K9ALT

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    Or this oldie but goodie..."powers on, no further testing done" "no power cord"
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  4. K9ALT

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    I saw a recent ad for a relatively late model high end HF rig..." comes with original box...no manual" ! How does that even happen?
  5. N0TZU

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    At most places I’ve worked, cutting the cord off of a hopelessly broken piece of equipment was about the only sure way to prevent someone from attempting to put it back into service. A sign taped to the front was regarded merely as a suggestion...

    However this doesn’t work for equipment with IEC 320 power sockets and detachable cords, one has to get more creative such as removing a fuse!
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  6. KB7QPS

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    I no longer keep manuals for things that I own. I rarely need them anyway, but when I do, I just Google and find the manual online.
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  7. K9ALT

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    You're a better man than I....! I have to keep all my manuals.
  8. KQ9J

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