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Title: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: NJ3U on June 08, 2012, 08:24:32 AM
I don't know about other ops, but my feline likes to climb all over my shack and well operate from time to time !  Anyone capture their feline in action ?

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/dad250/CQ_SenorElGato.jpg (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/dad250/CQ_SenorElGato.jpg)


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: SWMAN on June 08, 2012, 08:44:06 AM
 no


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: K8AXW on June 08, 2012, 08:44:56 AM
Cats will climb all over anything or up on anything.  Especially if it's warm.  Cat hair can become a major problem for clogged fans, vent holes and variable capacitors.

I'm afraid I don't find a cat climbing, walking or laying on my gear amusing.  


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KD0REQ on June 08, 2012, 11:30:19 AM
leave the covers on if you have a cat in the shack.

they are static generators for the gear that doesn't like ESD.

they are magnets for B++ on the old tube stuff that fries living things.

and they will try and get into keyboards and sit on straight keys because it's kitty business.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N0JEF on June 08, 2012, 01:53:33 PM
Call sign K1TTY   ::)

http://files.qrz.com/f/n0jef/ham_cat.jpg


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: K3GHH on June 08, 2012, 06:58:34 PM
Let's see if this works. I built this enclosure for my new Orion to keep Coco from jumping onto it... but soon learned I had to lower the upper shelf a bit.


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/502/dsc00375cocoorion.jpg

--John K3GHH


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: AD6KA on June 08, 2012, 11:18:09 PM
My cat loves to watch me operate and
also loves to watch me solder. He also
unfortunately likes to walk across the
keyboard when I am operating digital
modes!

I was working on a PC board once
and my cat was sitting calmly a foot or
so away. I had a spool of solder hanging
off one of the arms of my Panavise Circuit
Board Vise.

Without warning, the cat grabbed the end of
the solder on the spool with his mouth and took
off across the room! He got about 10-12 feet
of solder off that spool before I stopped him.

I've found that when he REALLY gets on my
nerves and I just can't take it, a squirt of compressed
air in his general direction will keep him out of
the shack for a half hour or so.
I think it's the sound that freaks him out.
73, Ken  AD6KA


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: STAYVERTICAL on June 09, 2012, 12:16:18 AM
I was wondering why Yaesu named the control port on the rear of my FT897D the CAT port - until I saw my tabby batting the dangling dongle.
I managed to rescue it before it got the mouse treatment.

73 - Rob


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: G3RZP on June 09, 2012, 01:44:16 AM
My Burmese, Pittising, has an irritating habit of sitting between me and the transceiver and draping her tail across the trembler arm of the mechanical bug key. Her sister Yumyum just sits and watches me operate with disdain, obviously of the opinion that she can do better.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: NA4IT on June 09, 2012, 03:21:19 AM
Just beware of open top amplifiers! Fluffy's tail might get to smoking!


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: TANAKASAN on June 09, 2012, 06:25:10 AM
And hello from another cat person. One of ours stays clear of the shack but the other has found a nice little spot on a pile of boxes underneath the desk. It might be only a foot high in there but it's HIS spot and he's not moving.

Tanakasan


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KJ4I on June 09, 2012, 06:50:22 AM
Nothing amusing at all about cats in ham shacks to me. Then again, I can't stand cats. Especially in the house. I feel that I have too much hard earned money and effort invested in my equipment to ruin it that way. Animal free, and smoke free shack, unless something blows up.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: K7KBN on June 09, 2012, 08:55:12 AM
My Burmese, Pittising, has an irritating habit of sitting between me and the transceiver and draping her tail across the trembler arm of the mechanical bug key. Her sister Yumyum just sits and watches me operate with disdain, obviously of the opinion that she can do better.

You need a third cat, named Peepbo.  Three little maids from school!


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: STAYVERTICAL on June 09, 2012, 03:52:16 PM
If you like cats, "The unadulterated cat" by Terry Pratchett will be a good read.
If you hate cats, it will confirm your suspicions.

An excerpt:

A Real Cat is what you are, not what is done to you
Real Cats can hear a fridge door opening from two rooms away.

Real Cats have an innate distrust of white coats and can predict the future very accurately when it involves vets.
They can erupt from even the stoutest cardboard box like an ICBM.
This generally happens in a crowded waiting room.

Real Cats catch things.
Real Cats eat nearly everything of what they catch.

The Schrödinger's Cat experiment was in reality an experiment on Schrödinger by his Real Cat.
The intention was to develop a means for cats to travel independently up and down the space-time continuinuinuum as and how it suits them.
Sensing a ploy to get him to the vet (well, from the cat's point of view, why else do humans seal a cat into a box?),
Schrödinger's Cat took advantage of the escape route offered by all the stray quantum that was slopping around, and nipped around a corner in space-time to a more congenial Somewhen.

73 - Rob




Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N3OX on June 09, 2012, 04:53:50 PM
This guy is not fond of cats:

http://n3ox.net/files/huxley_helping.jpg


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: G3RZP on June 10, 2012, 01:35:47 AM
K7KBN

If we had a third, she would be called Peepbo!

You can guess that we are Gilbert and Sullivan aficionados.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: K1CJS on June 10, 2012, 04:41:03 AM
Could be that there are some like him that aren't--but I have a similar dog and THREE cats--who all live in harmony.  AAMOF, every time I hear some hissing and spitting, I think the dog is involved--but it always turns out the its between the two male cats I have!


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: K1UQT on June 10, 2012, 04:09:55 PM
My Burmese, Pittising, has an irritating habit of sitting between me and the transceiver and draping her tail across the trembler arm of the mechanical bug key. Her sister Yumyum just sits and watches me operate with disdain, obviously of the opinion that she can do better.

Peter,

I hate to tell you this, but Yumyum is right.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N2MG on June 11, 2012, 04:38:57 AM
Remember that Humans don't have cats, Cats have humans.

Mike N2MG


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N0MKC on June 11, 2012, 08:28:50 AM
Remember that Humans don't have cats, Cats have humans.

Mike N2MG

Heard this years ago - "Dogs have owners, cats have staff."

My cat leaves the room whenever he senses the soldering iron warming up...  A few years ago, I was recapping an old boatanchor (SBE34, to be precise); followed the schematic I had regarding polarity, only to find that it was wrong when it came to a power supply filter cap. About 15 seconds after applying power, the capacitor blew up - the cat went from "Zen nap" to "War Emergency power" in milliseconds, made a 90 degree turn in mid-air, landed 20 feet away at a dead run, and has never forgiven me...


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KB1TXK on June 13, 2012, 10:18:42 AM
My outdoor cat likes to go up on the garage roof w/ me when I'm playing w/ antennas.

Shes especially fond of rubbing up against my legs...usually at the exact moments you don't want something underfoot.

She also likes to lay on my chest when I'm working under the car.  That gets old real fast.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KD0REQ on June 13, 2012, 12:01:34 PM
our cat will get between my screwdriver and the screw.  especially endearing (to others) and aggravating (to me) when working on the dishwasher, and the cat will assiduously stare at the work area right in front of my nose, then turn the head and assiduously stare at me.

yes, I know what I want.  this ain't it.


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: W0FM on June 21, 2012, 02:44:51 PM
With apologies to my cat-loving ham friends.  I'm not a cat fan and I'm making that clear up front, so don't bother to flame me.  

All of these cat comments amuse me .  Seems that cat lovers enjoy discussing how uncontrollable their cats are.  Why in the world would you let your cat get away with behavior that your child would be admonished for?  ;o)

Oh wait!  Because you can "train" a child..... to some degree.

73,

Terry, WØFM


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N0MKC on June 21, 2012, 02:59:19 PM
Seems that cat lovers enjoy discussing how uncontrollable their cats are.  


Actually, training a cat can be simple - the guiding principle is that you have to set the situation up so that the cat thinks it's his idea and is the easiest way to go about it...  As an example, yelling at a cat for getting up on the kitchen counter only makes sure he doesn't get on it while you are around.  If, however, he finds that he doesn't like it up there because he gets little bits of masking tape all over his paws every time he jumps up, he'll quickly decide that there's nothing worth his time up there anyway, and he will quit jumping up there at all.

Come to think of it, the same philosophy works on kids, too...


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KH6AQ on June 21, 2012, 08:39:15 PM
I don't know about other ops, but my feline likes to climb all over my shack and well operate from time to time !  Anyone capture their feline in action ?

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/dad250/CQ_SenorElGato.jpg (http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/dad250/CQ_SenorElGato.jpg)


That is a cool cat!

Back when I ran a tube rig my cat would lay on top of it to warm himself. Then one time I opened up the VFO can and it will full of cat fur!


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N2EY on June 22, 2012, 01:30:50 PM
Best name for a radio shack cat: "Madame Mu" 

Best overall cat name EVAR: "So Bad"

73 de Jim, N2EY


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KB2FCV on June 25, 2012, 10:46:49 AM
One of our cats likes to come down to the shack and hang out when I am operating. I don't let him up on the desk, though.. I like my shack equipment / desk fur free. Once in a while he'll get downstairs when we're not around (I try to keep the door closed) and I'll find little paw prints on top of the boatanchors. Hmmm... how did those get there?

I have an older picture of him when I found him at my old station from our apartment a few years ago:
http://www.universal-radio.com/catdir/cuscb246.html

He was sitting at the paddles, must have been working DX!


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: KD0REQ on June 28, 2012, 12:04:01 PM
those who are fed up with cat pictures.... know this...HAL is watching you.

Google set up a neural network of 16,000 computers, and turned it loose on Da Webs without adult supervision to see what happened.

darn thing went looking for cat pictures.

you have been warned 


Title: RE: Cats In Ham Radio Photos
Post by: N4KZ on July 09, 2012, 07:41:43 PM
I'm a cat guy from way back. Fascinating little animals. Two of our indoor cats, George and Gus, love to hang with me in the shack. Gus lays on the back of my operating chair while George loves to watch the Pro 3's band scope. My wife was anti-cat in the beginning but the furry critters won her over and now she is a very enthusiastic cat person.

73
N4KZ