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K8GU
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2011, 06:18:31 AM »

Methamphetamine.  Seriously.
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K9SRV
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2011, 06:49:16 AM »

Too stupid to build their own.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 11:24:22 AM »

People will steal things they neither want nor need and can't sell.

Why? 

Because they can.

Allen

Your absolutely correct!

I had a 2M mag mount antenna stolen off my car years ago in Dallas, TX in the middle of a ICE STORM of all things. I know it was the middle of the storm because the ice in the hole where the antenna mount was at was appx 1/2 the thickness of the ice on the rest of the roof. Also the coax to the antenna was cut about 4 inches from the mag mount because the rest of the coax was under the 3 to 4 inches of ice, resting against the roof of the car? Go figure Huh

Out here in California, I left the truck unlocked one night and some yahoo come along and cut the handheld microphone off of the mic cord (cut right at the mic) with the cord left dangling attached to the 2M radio and radio still in place, unharmed. Not sure what they planned to do just with the microphone itself and no cord or radio to use it with? Pure mischief!

My cousin came out a store in Oklahoma and found some schmuck lying in the floorboard of his car working on removing his in-dash radio. He pulled out his pistol he carried concealed and stuck in the guys crotch and told him 'Go ahead. Move a little. It might go off and blow IT off.' Cops were called and guy was hauled off to jail. He actually had the nerve to file a suit against my cousin for assualt with a deadly weapon, which summarily got tossed out.

Some folks just don't use the grey matter God has given them for anything other than to grow hair out of!!!

Gene W5DQ
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Gene W5DQ
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 02:58:03 PM »

Hair grows down until it hits the grey matter and then turns grey.

If it grows down and doesn't hit anything it falls out.

Allen          (apoligies to all chrome domes, I didn't mean you)
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KE4YOG
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 03:49:51 PM »

I have worked in corrections for 15 years. Some of that time I worked in prisons and other times probation. Believe me people will steal anything that could possible make them money. Noticed I said might make them money. We had one not really bright person around here try to steal some copper wiring from an AC unit. He was found the next day cooked. I know one inmate that got 12 years for stealing a macaw. The bird was valued over 1,000 dollars therefore a felony. He had 2 previous felonies. This made him a habitual felon and allowed the long sentence. Drugs are an amazing thing. Stealing is actually one of the less repulsive things I have heard of dealing with druggies.
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2011, 08:44:45 PM »

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Drugs are an amazing thing. Stealing is actually one of the
less repulsive things I have heard of dealing with druggies.

Years ago a friend of mine rented a room in a big
house full of students.  Turned out one guy and his
girlfriend were tweakers.

Anyway, my friend did drywall work and occasionally
tracked little white chunks of sawing residue into
the house on his shoes. One day he came home and
the tweakers were sitting on the couch SMOKING those
little chunks of drywall
in a crack pipe. They were so high
they thought it was dope they had dropped into the carpet.   Grin
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WB4TJH
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011, 04:33:32 AM »

I would be looking for a disgruntled neighbor who thinks your radio is screwing up his toaster and his wife's sewing machine.....
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AA4HA
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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 07:32:58 AM »

electric fences makes for good neighbors.
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2012, 10:57:22 AM »

You should be lucky they didn't steal your car!
...stolen out of my unlocked car in the driveway...   

-Alex
KC2VDM

pretty soon someone will start selling dipole alarms  Wink
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W4HLN
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2012, 06:32:04 PM »

electric fences makes for good neighbors.


Tisha has a point!   You can get an electric fence charger for around 25$ new...Its good for a 2 miles of dipole!...Ground the ground and run the hot to all your outside antenna's when your not using them...And to your golf clubs if your not going to start locking your car!

Ernie / W4HLN
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2012, 07:27:15 PM »

Ground the ground and run the hot to all your outside antenna's when your not using them...And to your golf clubs if your not going to start locking your car!

Not gonna work so well on all the DC grounded antennas I've got Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 07:30:13 PM »

Look at how much companies are charging for their dipoles.

Watch the eHam adds to see if someone is selling a used 40 meter dipole.  HI hi.

Or on eBay with the description "Worked last time it was used."

73
Bob
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K9MHZ
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2012, 07:31:17 AM »

Methamphetamine.  Seriously.

Yep. Downtown, we had a large food bank for the poor lose all of its refrigeration because the copper lines were all cut and stolen.  Thousands of pounds of perishables ruined.  Animals.


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KG6YV
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2012, 04:07:40 PM »

Some local degenerates have been periodically stealing the signal wiring on the Union Pacific here in the bay area...

Greg
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KE4YOG
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2012, 04:21:11 PM »

I needed one. Will bring it back. Will not tune with my CB and 10,000 watt liner!
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