[amsat-bb] Re: A LITTLE HAM HUMOR for a change

Larry Teran ki6yaa at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 18:57:41 PST 2011

Here is one more for the growing list

You have a couple of handhelds next to your bed, for monitoring.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM, <wa4hfn at comcast.net> wrote:

> You Might Be (and Probably Are)
> an Amateur Radio Operator, If:
> 1. You have bought black electrical tape in ten packs.
> 2. You have stripped wire with your teeth.
> 3. You have told your child, "One day, all this will be yours," and he or
> she did not respond at all.
> 4. You would rather help another Ham friend to hook up new equipment, or to
> put up a new tower, than to mow your own lawn.
> 5. You have grabbed the wrong end of a hot soldering iron.
> 6. You have gotten an RF burn from your own antenna.
> 7. You have given out RST reports while you were on the telephone.
> 8. When the microphones or visual aids at a meeting did not work, you
> rushed up to the front to fix them.
> 9. You have told the XYL, when she noticed a new rig in the shack, "Why,
> that has been there for years."
> 10. You have set your watch to UTC only.
> 11. You have had to patch your roof after an antenna project fell onto it.
> 12. You have put a GPS tracker in the XYL's car or on the riding mower,
> just so you could watch it on APRS.
> 13. You have tapped out "CQ" or "HI" on the car horn in Morse Code to
> another Ham.
> 14. Your teenager has refused to ride in your car because it looks like a
> porcupine.
> 15. You know the Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation of your home QTH.
> 16. You have gone into the local Radio Shack store, and the store clerk has
> asked you where something is and how it works.
> 17. You have answered the telephone with your call sign, and then finished
> the conversation with "73" and your call sign.
> 18. You have looked for antennas, radios, and Morse Code in movies and
> television shows.
> 19. When you look at anything made of wire or metal tubing, you wonder if
> it could be used as an antenna.
> 20. Your call sign is listed on one or more of your hats, T-shirts, or
> other garments.
> 21. You regularly carry one or more tools in your pockets at any given
> time.
> 22. When any kinds of batteries go on sale, you get really excited.
> 23. When you look at a barbecue grill, it creates ideas about ground plane
> antennas.
> 24. You have designated all your friends as Hams or Non-Hams.
> 25. You have referred to your Ham friends by their call sign suffixes
> instead of their real names.
> 26. You have intentionally confused Non-Hams by telling them that the only
> things you talk about on the air are pork products.
> 27. You have intentionally scared Non-Hams with the word "RADIATION"!
> 28. You have looked at telephone poles and power line towers as potential
> antenna supports.
> 29. You have thought you were still hearing CW, SSB, or SSTV tones, even
> when your Ham radio was off.
> 30. Your Go-Bag has more clothes in it than your dresser does.
> 31. You have a SKYWARN sticker on your back window.
> 32. Your significant other sits in the back seat, and your radios ride in
> the front.
> 33. Your neighbors wonder if you are a "Narc" (narcotics officer), a Spy,
> or a Federal Agent.
> 34. The cops pull you over because they want to see the inside of your car.
> This one is actually being done by Tim Clark, KB4RPV:
> 35. Your cell-phone's ring tone is your Ham radio call sign, sent in Morse
> Code http://www.planetofnoise.com/midi/morse2mid.php).
> ______________________
> Thought this might be worth a little chuckle
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