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Author Topic: Ham radio Christmas tree ornament?  (Read 1089 times)
KI4ASK
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« on: December 02, 2003, 12:45:58 PM »

Am looking for a ham radio related Christmas tree ornament.  I've scoured the web using Google.  Any ideas?

Tnx es 73 de Joe
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VA3BRR
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2003, 12:50:45 PM »

I have never seen anything, I think you might have to get out the glue gun.
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AE4X
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003, 01:06:58 PM »

I hear stringing a G5RV around the tree is quite a sight. Then you all can sing "Dx'ing around the Christmas tree, have a happy holiday!"
Your own personal G5RV Christmas tree.
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OBSERVER11
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003, 01:23:43 PM »

Make your own, a styrofoam ball, with small parts hot glued to it...

Maybe get out a scrap of #10 copper wire, some #16, #20... build a miniture tower and triband beam.. silver plate when you are finished so it wont tarnish by next year...

A good place to start would be the local crafts store... but you will run into a real roadblock of you go to Radio Shack for parts to decorate...

HEY! I think if have a new project at hand.
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W4TYU
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2003, 01:25:35 PM »

Make a beam antenna using large paper clips soldered together.  Carve a minature microphone.  Hand an old 2 meter microphone painted in Christmas colors

Ole man JEAN
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003, 01:58:35 PM »

I think I saw an ad in the latest QST (maybe under New Products) for a miniature key that can be hung as an ornament, and is fully functional.  Might have been from Morse Express.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2003, 02:19:22 PM »

WWJD?
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AG4PV
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2003, 03:10:14 PM »

Morse express indeed.
If you've got the cash, they've got a beautiful little (working!) key here...
http://mtechnologies.com/xmas/

73,
--bob
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N1ZHE
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2003, 03:15:01 PM »

Got any dead Alinco "credit card" HT's laying around?
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2003, 03:33:41 PM »

WWJD?

What Would Jesus Drive? = a jackass

What Would Jesus Do? = stick a TROLL on the top of the tree.
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KA5N
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2003, 04:38:38 PM »

How about a fan dipole with each set of wires a different color?
Allen
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N3BIF
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2003, 05:41:23 PM »

  I am snagging a one ounce sinker with some fishing line around a few branches...love the fan dipole idea though, "AJR" has firmly left his legacy.
    (Do an "Elmers" search for fan dipole if you need further info)
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KT8K
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2003, 11:31:04 AM »

I don't have a tree ornament, but my girlfriend gave me a canned ham a couple of years ago.  She used duct tape to fasten an extendible antenna from a transistor radio to it, taped on some holly, a few old TV knobs, and 5 small light bulbs (she knows I run 5 watts only on HF).  She also hung letters from the antenna to spell out my callsign and attached a note that said "my sweet honey-baked ham - you were in need of an upgrade" or something like that.  Very funny, and I showed it off at a local club meeting and left it in the club shack for a while.
I'm sure you can come up with some creative ideas - check out the local crafts store and your junk box.
Happy holidays de kt8k - Tim
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2003, 05:01:28 PM »

I think a type 432 "doorknob" tube would be about right...
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AC2RC
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2003, 09:06:01 PM »

I thought I saw an ad on this website for a lapel pin that looked like an old fachoned microphone. It has your call sign and it has blinking led lights.
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