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Author Topic: When does ham radio become an addiction?  (Read 1455 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2006, 06:46:21 AM »

To have a little more fun.. Fill in the blank..

YOU MIGHT BE A HAM IF..




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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2006, 06:51:54 AM »

I have to mention that I would say that keeping a healthy  hobby is very important to STAY a good father! You want to model for your child that their is a way to have things you can love and raise a child. For children learn more from who we are and do than what we say.  So I would recommend you set a larger block each week out and enjoy the hobbie. Also 2meter and IRLP in the car may be fun for you now. Thanks for the honest question!

That addes another question: How is Ham radio healthy for a full life and support someone in being a good parent?

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 05:02:30 PM »

RE: When does ham radio become an addiction?  When one would rather,"entertain", a contest, rather than your wife/girlfriend...or husband/boyfriend, whatever your scenerio is.  Thank God I have my addictions in order. Ham radio is second or third.  Shocked)
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2006, 07:48:01 PM »

How about this: Ham radio becomes an addiction when you receive warning after warning from the FCC and still jam a repeater, or broadcast on a repeater, and persist in making repeater operation as miserable as possible for as many hams as possible, and you continue doing this until you are severly fined and your license is revoked. Sound familiar?
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2006, 02:54:43 AM »

Hello,

First of all, i'm a tech, i'm almost ready for elements 1 & 3, and I don't want any crap about it! Smiley

I've only been into radio for about a year, but my WYF says i'm addicted. I have no idea why she would think that, but here are some of her arguments:

1. "You wake up at 3am on your days off because you say the 'iono-whatever is right.'"

2. When it rains, walk into the back yard. The antennas are so dense they act like an umbrella.

3. My dogs are learning CW.

4. My WYF and kids know what ITU region we are in and understand the GMT offset.

I'm not hooked. I can quit anytime I want, really.
Really I can.


I just don't want to! Wink


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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2006, 03:01:41 AM »

 Can someone out there reassure me that parenthood will not always eat up my every waking, non-working moment?


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but being a parent is a lifelong thing. Once we become parents we stay parents until we die. When they stop being little and cuddly they get big and demanding and their needs go from basic to extreme. I have two teenage daughters and know from experience that it only gets harder. They will love you then they'll hate you, but whether they admit it or not, they'll always need you. You'll have more free time once they become more independent and need less time from you. Enjoy this time while it lasts.

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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2006, 09:41:54 AM »

Who else, lets have some fun:

You might be addicted to ham radio if?
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2006, 04:55:43 PM »

When your too fat to get up from the chair in your shack
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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2006, 08:29:06 PM »

The conversations continues in the article area.. Join us!

http://www.eham.net/articles/14679

Thanks for all the wonderful contributions!


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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2006, 10:26:53 AM »

When you find the tingling of RF burns theraputic...
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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2006, 03:46:14 AM »

1. When you have to reinforce the suspension in your car because of antenna weight.

2. When you rattle on about QRM to your wife and she understands every word.

3. Your car looks like something from a Mad Max movie.

4. If you sold all your gear you could pay for your house.

5. You have an HT in your tree stand.

6. You take time out while deer hunting to string a wire.

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« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 08:51:27 PM »

If you get a sun roof in your car so  you can easly put down your mag mount when parking and back up when you leave..

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