Time Spent: Doing radio vs thinking about radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7TCT, Nov 5, 2018.

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  1. WF4W

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    I think more than I operate. For instance, I did not like my 6btv's performance on 20m during the contest so wondering what I can put up before the next contest. I may just put up a dipole but then I ponder that perhaps I need to put up TWO 20m dipoles for some gain in all directions
  2. VA3VF

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    I'm not a procrastinator, but let's not talk about that right now.;)
  3. WR2E

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    Michaelangelo Buonarroti would stand looking at a block of marble for what seemed like ages to those who watched him work. When asked what he was doing he replied:

    “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”

    That's what we're doing when we think... chiseling away.
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  4. G3ZPF

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    I am betting I am 90% thinking/researching/etc and 10% doing.

    Me too.
    Maybe its an age thing, but in recent years I have gone from being an engineer to an 'imagineer'.
  5. G3ZPF

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    Hopefully you mean a 'newb', not a 'noob'. There's a difference y'know.
  6. VA3VF

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    Specially when funds are limited.:D
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  7. W4ZD

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    Gettin' old, are ya, like me? :) I was once a high end software engineer. As a poor kid, I was a dreamer. Now I'm a poor old man, and have returned to dreaming. Can't complain a great deal. Dreams are cool, sometimes. :)
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  8. G3ZPF

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    Only sometimes? Wow. My dreams are always cool, and imaginary projects always work first time....then I try and build it and, well, y'know ..... :)
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  9. W4ZD

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    I always hedge my bets. :D
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  10. VA3VF

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    Well, isn't a nightmare a dream gone wrong?:rolleyes:

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