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Author Topic: How many radios does it take for a person to have too many?  (Read 75658 times)
WD4ELG
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« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2017, 10:31:14 AM »

Nie Gonset.  And I LOVE the Kenwood twins.  If you ever get bored and don't want those or the Drake twins, call me.   Grin
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W3TTT
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« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »

 Smiley
I sold a whole wall of boat anchors, and bought an Icom 718 (entry level rig) in 2011.  I'm very happy with the transaction.
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The rig is 7 years old now, so that is $100 per yearWho says that ham radio is expensive? Not me!
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KE0ZU
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« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »

Eric, I think you're on to something. Grin
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N6YFM
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« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2017, 12:53:34 PM »

Silly question.  It is totally dependent on a specific person and their desires or issues.

How many radios is too many?

+ for a tin foil hat paranoid who lives in fear off the grid, 1 is too many.

+ for a very poor ham, struggling to pay rent, 2 is too many.

+ for a collector/museum with fixed square footage running short, maybe 101 radios is 1 too many?

Is there a point to the question?
To me, it sounded about as sensible as asking; What part of the planet has too much sky?
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W4SEX
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« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2017, 02:23:36 PM »

Hard not to think when you see a shack with 8 of the same model radios, and then think of a ham that cannot afford even 1 HF rig, then something is wrong with society. Sad

Hmmmm, distribution of wealth? EBT radios? "You can keep your:  WHATEVER"?
It's called self improvement.......
Let's not get the W6 'snowflakes' panties all wadded up.

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N4UE

Explain self improvement for a physically disabled ham on a fixed income, deep in debt from medical expenses. That person will never afford a HF rig. When the person with multiple rigs dies, will his radios go to someone who cannot afford them?  NO
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N4UE
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« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2017, 03:38:32 PM »

I've been retired for 16 years. After the military, I put myself through college. I am healthy, work 7 days/week, 365 days/year, just 4 hrs/day. My dad was sickly (hypochondriac), his whole life and the only thing I inherited, was the bill for his funeral.
I don't understand the 'medical bill' issue. I know LOTS of folks with NO money and that never stops them from getting quality medical care, as good as mine, or better. I'm a retired EE (IBM) with excellent medical benefits. These folk get everything I paid into, and then some. I feel for them, but if they chose to live at that level, it's their choice.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
I have a huge radio/test equipment collection. When I pass, my son will probably just hire someone to haul it all to the land fill. He'll also get my house, classic cars, motorcycles, and firearms.

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W4SEX
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« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2017, 05:54:24 AM »

I have a huge radio/test equipment collection. When I pass, my son will probably just hire someone to haul it all to the land fill. He'll also get my house, classic cars, motorcycles, and firearms.
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N4UE
You just answered my question above. Congratulations on amassing such great wealth for yourself.
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WB4M
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« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2017, 01:53:49 PM »

Nie Gonset.  And I LOVE the Kenwood twins.  If you ever get bored and don't want those or the Drake twins, call me.   Grin
Me too.. had 3 sets of those Kenwood Twins.
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W7ASA
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« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2017, 08:39:59 PM »



Radios are like wives; have as many or as few as you prefer.  I prefer few, but that's just me.


 

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ONAIR
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« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2017, 01:51:36 AM »

Smiley
I sold a whole wall of boat anchors, and bought an Icom 718 (entry level rig) in 2011.  I'm very happy with the transaction.
 Wink
The rig is 7 years old now, so that is $100 per year.  Who says that ham radio is expensive? Not me!
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W3TTT
    And if and when you sell that 718, you should get a nice percentage of your purchase price back!!  Roll Eyes
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N8AUC
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« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2017, 08:23:33 AM »


Radios are like wives; have as many or as few as you prefer.  I prefer few, but that's just me.


Ummm, I don't think so.

From what I can tell, radios are nothing like wives.
1 - They're far less expensive (even a high end rig),
2 - They do what you tell them to do (most of the time),
3 - Having more than one radio isn't illegal in most states,
4 - A radio won't get jealous if it finds out you were tweaking the knobs on another radio,
5 - You can disassemble and fix a radio. Doing that to your wife is likely to get you into expensive legal trouble,
6 - A radio won't help you search for tubes for another radio at a hamfest,
7 - Replacing an old broken down radio with a newer, thinner, lighter model doesn't require an attorney, alimony, or court costs,
8 - The value of a room full of the very best, top of the line radios doesn't even begin to approach the value of a good wife.

Truthfully, my wife is more awesome than any radio I have, or have ever had.
She has to be to put up with me for all these years, and still stick around.
And I wouldn't trade her for all the radios at Hamvention.

73 de N8AUC
Eric

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KG4NEL
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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2017, 05:22:11 PM »

Two works for me. Maybe three, if I ever decide to try out 220MHz.
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2017, 09:54:42 AM »

Any more than 10 radios may be too many. I know hams that have well over 300 radios.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2017, 06:10:00 AM »


Here is the answer.

Where does God live?

Why don't women make up their mind?

73

Kraus
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KD8UEI
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« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2017, 08:11:56 AM »

Paraphrasing the old saying, you can't be too rich, too thin, or have too many radios.
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