IS HAM RADIO AFFECTING YOUR MARRIAGE?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K3BEQ, Apr 13, 2019.

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  1. W0VRA

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    When we watch TV in the evenings, she's usually playing games on her phone and I'm working FT8 on my laptop.
     
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  2. NL7W

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    Perhaps you should join a multi-player game with her, that would be more challenging than FT8! ;)
     
  3. W2AI

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  4. N7WR

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    My first wife, who passed away unexpectantly on our 18th wedding anniversary, was a ham. She was not particularly active on the air though we did use VHF to keep in touch in that era before cell phones. Those years were among my most active as a ham as I had the big station, tower and large yagis that helped me achieve honor roll and what eventually became 7BDXCC. She was totally supportive as she was of my profession and our growing family.

    My present wife of 26 + years is also a ham (Advanced class). While we were dating and after our marriage until our daughter was born she was actually fairly active and achieved DXCC and a few other awards. She is not active on the air today though she is supportive of the hamming I do these days. All 4 of my children were licensed at one time. Two still are though only one is active on the air. Well actually the other one is active on the radio as well--but not ham radio. She is a full time 9-1-1 Dispatcher and has all the talking on the radio she can handle during her 12 hour shifts :)
     
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  5. W0VRA

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    Haha, life has challenges enough, and FT8 is a nice break from that. She plays the cookie jam/candy crush varieties.
     
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  6. K4KYV

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    It's not just wives who hate ham radio.
     
    KK5JY, N2EY, W1BR and 1 other person like this.
  7. WE4B

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    My XYL isn’t a ham but she supports me and my daughter and our amateur radio activities. We are blessed.
     
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  8. NL7W

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    Husbands? :eek:
     
  9. K3BEQ

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  10. K3BEQ

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    I think one of the main problems is that the spouse resents the ham talking to strangers and very little to each other.
     
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