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Author Topic: Cats In Ham Radio Photos  (Read 10358 times)
NJ3U
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« 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
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SWMAN
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »

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K8AXW
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« Reply #2 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.  
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #3 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.
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N0JEF
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 01:53:33 PM »

Call sign K1TTY   Roll Eyes

http://files.qrz.com/f/n0jef/ham_cat.jpg
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K3GHH
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« Reply #5 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
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AD6KA
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« Reply #6 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
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STAYVERTICAL
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« Reply #7 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
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G3RZP
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« Reply #8 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.
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NA4IT
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 03:21:19 AM »

Just beware of open top amplifiers! Fluffy's tail might get to smoking!
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TANAKASAN
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« Reply #10 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
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KJ4I
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« Reply #11 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.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #12 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!
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #13 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


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N3OX
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2012, 04:53:50 PM »

This guy is not fond of cats:

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

Monkey/silicon cyborg, beeping at rocks since 1995.
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