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Author Topic: How many radios does it take for a person to have too many?  (Read 30630 times)
WB2EOD
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2013, 02:01:38 PM »

The woman who dies with the most shoes is the winner. 
The ham who dies with the most radios is the winner.

73
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K1CJS
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2013, 10:28:12 AM »

You know when you've reached that point when you buy a radio--and can't find a place to put it!  73!
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AD9DX
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 01:49:45 PM »

I only have one.  I'd suspect I am in the minority though.  I have had as many as two.  Once when I bought my new HF rig before I sold my old one and I owned an HT for a little while.  I'd like to get a "mobile" 2m/440 rig for the shack, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger. 
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WA4CD
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 07:40:52 PM »

The correct number of radios for a ham to own can accurately be determined by using the formula;

  ( N + 1 )  < ( D)

Where:
    N = current number of radios owned
    D = Divorce by spouse


Grin
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AC4RD
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 08:26:41 AM »

The correct number of radios for a ham to own can accurately be determined by using the formula;

  ( N + 1 )  < ( D)

Where:
    N = current number of radios owned
    D = Divorce by spouse

I sure am glad I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I read this post.  I would have spewed it all over my monitor and keyboard, laughing.  Smiley

You could sell T-shirts with that printed on them!  Wink
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WN2C
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 08:53:54 AM »

I think you have too many radios when you dont have enough antennas for each one. (so that each radio can sit on any one band.)
One radio w/o an antenna connected is one radio too many.
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N3HFS
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 05:50:35 PM »

How many radios does it take for a person to have too many?

Two.
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N9LCD
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 04:58:14 PM »

One radio can be "TOO MANY" if:

1.  Buying it impairs your ability to properly discharge your financial obligations.

2.  Living the "ham radio" lifestyle impairs your ability to properly discharge your familial responsibilities.


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N4OI
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2013, 07:31:49 PM »

I think you have too many radios when you dont have enough antennas for each one. (so that each radio can sit on any one band.)
One radio w/o an antenna connected is one radio too many.

No... you don't need more antennas! When you run out of open radio positions on the coax switch, it just means you need to buy a bigger switch. Bingo!  Time to start shopping for more radios!

73
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W2WDX
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2013, 03:24:04 PM »

You realize you have too many radios when ...

... You start thinking about your mortgage. Not the one on your current house, but instead the one for the next house you are planning to buy.  Grin
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WA7URV
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2013, 08:08:13 PM »

The question confuses me.  I always thought that the one with the most radios was the winner...   - Phil, WA7URV
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KG4NEL
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2013, 12:40:05 PM »

My strategy is to make sure I don't have have duplicates of anything beyond what's reasonable for an emergency. Ham radio is not critical enough for me to require multiple radios that do the same thing at the same time. Having seen what hoarding does, I can't stand clutter.

That being said, I found I can't really listen to more than two radios at once - a VHF/UHF FM rig scanning local repeaters and an HF rig are usually all I have going.
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W4KYR
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2013, 01:14:42 AM »

You know you have too many radios when you finally clean your shack and find radios you forgot that you bought.
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W1JKA
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2013, 12:14:58 PM »

  Anybody know which answer is correct yet ?
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K1CJS
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2013, 09:05:05 AM »

Just about ALL of them!
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