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Stocking Stuffer / Cheap Gift Ideas For Hams?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N2PPK, Dec 4, 2017.

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  1. N2EY

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    - A decent analog VOM
    - Specific tools the ham doesn't have
    - Connectors (good ones)
    - ARRL membership
    - Publications (yes, actual books!)
    - A kit of common supplies for what the particular ham actually does (solder and solder-iron tips for the homebrewer. Wire, insulators, tape, coax-seal for the antenna builder.
    - A UTC/local clock (can be as simple as two clocks, one 12 hour AM/PM, one 24 hour)
     
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  2. N2PPK

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    Definitely some good ones here!
     
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  3. KS2G

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  4. WA9SVD

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    Again, "inexpensive" can be in the eye (or wallet) of the beholder. A couple of years ago I got a Baofeng UV-82; it was a bit more than the mandatory limit set by my parents of $25.00 Last year, the pencil sharpener was around $20.00. Should I hold out for a Mercedes this year? Even a Beemer would be OK.

    BTW, the UV-82 STILL works, although I don't use it very often. Then again, I don't use my other, "real" H-T's very often, either.:(
     
  5. KC8VWM

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    Adding a lighted magnifying glass on a retractable boom for the shack.

    Batteries!! Aren't we always looking for batteries?

    Good ideas though. Keep them coming. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 4:12 PM
  6. N2EY

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    The shack? I'd consider that to be a shop tool. But a good idea.

    BRILLIANT! Both rechargeables and one-use!

    73 de Jim, N2EY
     
  7. KA0USE

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    youuuuu...had an exceptional granny!
     
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  8. KA0USE

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    qsl cards?

    soldering stuff? a roll of solder is ~$20
    gift certificate to a ham store or online supplier?
     
  9. N2PPK

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    All are good... however, I like to acquire my own QSL cards :)
     
  10. N2PPK

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