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Show us your favorite most-honored wallpaper!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4RAV, Oct 8, 2019.

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  1. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Having dozens of them, it's a hard choice. I'll pick one that I think took the most work.
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  2. W4RAV

    W4RAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ooops. I actually meant this one, my experimental license.... WF9XJM
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  3. KY5U

    KY5U Subscriber QRZ Page

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  4. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do people value the “wallpaper” more than the accomplishment of earning it?
     
  5. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I suppose my contact with A92GR would be my coolest achievement concerning radio if we are talking about QSL cards as wallpaper. Barely above the noise, just a slight whisper on my TS 820 and a poorly installed 5btv. I heard him call CQ, he came back to me and we exchanged reports and info, talked for a minute but it was very difficult to hear and understand. But I sent him a card and he sent one back. I had only been a ham for few years and I loved attempting DX, I doubt with my set up at the time that I could have done it without a hybrid radio, YVMV.
    I'm not home at this time so no card to show, and a lotw confirmation did come 6 years later
    It's not life changing or monumental in anyway, it certainly doesn't fall into the Horace Mann definition of " be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity" but as a fun and radio accomplishment it works for me.
     
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  6. KA2IRQ

    KA2IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, but if you're proud of the accomplishment, why shouldn't you be able to show it off a little?
     
  7. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe a better question is why do people want to “show off”?
     
  8. KA2IRQ

    KA2IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I dunno- nothing wrong with a little self-esteem. As you said, it is a valued accomplishment, no? It's hanging a certificate or something on the wall of your hamshack, not jumping up and down yelling "I JUST GOT DXCC" at your sister's wedding.
     
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  9. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have all kinds of it. Nothing on the walls. Mostly it's all still in the big envelopes or mailing tubes.

    It's the journey not the destination.
     
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  10. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think it helps people with understanding the opportunities and options we have. After all, we could bypass radio and just use a cell phone.
     
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