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Author Topic: Couples & Families as shack builders and ops  (Read 737 times)
ICR71A
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« on: April 15, 2007, 08:34:00 AM »

After reading a thread in another topic about a couple that passed their tests together, I was left to wonder how licensed ham couples and families with multiple ticket holders approach things like selecting and purchasing equipment, setting up the shack and antennas, and working out op position schedules.

What light does practical experience throw on this question?

73 de Patrick, N4PRT
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ONAIR
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 01:54:15 PM »

   Generally, whoever pays for the stuff sets the rules. except in the case of the wife.
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N0IU
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 12:42:34 AM »

I'm on my third marriage... don't ask me!
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NA0AA
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 09:49:31 AM »

Hm, making me second guess bugging the YL to get her ticket.  Right now, she knows only where the power switch is.

I would think two operating stations would be necessary?
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 11:04:53 PM »

   I tried to get my YL to get a ticket.  I would have been much better off if I just made a string with 2 cans!
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KI4OIU
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 05:57:12 AM »

Well, after years of SWL with the headphones on, I decided to get my ticket.  

I had my Technician's ticket for about a month before my wife got the bug to talk too, so she got her's 2 months after I did (KI4QCC)...we studied together and passed the General test this month and share the station...actually we have 2 HF rigs and 1 VHF rig set up and running at any one time in the house.

Most of the time she's on the local 2m net (Skywarn, ARES, ect) and I'm on 17m or 80m SSB, with the other HF rig running PSK31 through the computer.  Sharing has never been a problem.

As far as equipment goes, she trusts me to make the technical hardware decisions...ICOM and YAESU for the house and KENWOOD for the vehicles...now if I can just slide the TEN-TEC by her!

73's from Florida!

KI4OIU
KI4QCC

(and yes, we are now working on the EXTRA material)
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