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Author Topic: Ham radio ranks #2 on list of hobbies for men  (Read 1681 times)
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« on: December 01, 2017, 11:24:41 AM »

This is from the podcast The Art of Manliness. 
The Ultimate List of Hobbies for Men: 75+ Ideas For Your Free Time

#1 Reading
#2 Ham Radio

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Looking to be a part of a tight-knit community with a focus on radio and communication? Look no further than ham radio. While the internet has taken radio’s place as the dominant form of communication, a vibrant community of amateur radio enthusiasts still exists. Radio hobbyists enjoy communicating directly with people from all over the world while expanding their knowledge of radio theory. In addition, most ham radio operators provide a public service to their communities by acting as relays in the event of emergencies or natural disasters. Radio operation is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, so you’ll have to be licensed to use a radio. Licensing isn’t difficult at all — you just have to take a multiple choice test that covers basic regulations, operating practices, and electronics theory. And of course you’ll need the equipment. Buying new will set you back a pretty penny, but you can find good deals on used radio equipment on eBay. For more info about getting started with ham radio, check out the 100-year-old Amateur Radio Relay League.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/01/25/the-ultimate-list-of-hobbies-for-men-75-ideas-for-your-free-time/?mc_cid=96027eefec&mc_eid=419784bace

And I have to add that the friendship and fellowship between friends is an important aspect of the hobby.  It's better than stamp collecting or ships in the bottle.

73, Joe W3TTT
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N1CZ
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 03:16:46 PM »

For men of a certain age?
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KE6EE
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »

Somehow I doubt whether "manly" men tune into podcasts that tell them what manly men do.

If a man needs to be told I suspect he's well into senile dementia.

Also when did reading become a "hobby?" You mean like eating or breathing are hobbies?
 
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 07:35:21 PM »

Yes - reading for reasons other than necessity, for example would indeed be a hobby.  Reading traffic signs during the commute to or contracts at work is certainly not the same as recreational reading.  

Webster's dictionary: "Hobby...a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation..." (or a small, blue falcon (15th century English)) I like falcons, but I am old now and can't eat a whole one at one sitting.


73 de Ray  ..._  ._

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K8AXW
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 09:08:21 PM »

Rats!  Wrong again.  I thought for sure "chasing women" would come in as #!! 
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 05:41:20 AM »

This list looks like most of it was made in the 1950's.

Whittling,................... really?

Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (in bottles) Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 06:57:52 AM »

WOW.
REALLY.
AWESOME.
What radio did they say is the most desirable Huh? Hmmmmm
Iknow. WOW. Take care all And GOD BLESS  and be safe73ss
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 07:57:11 AM »

Nowhere does that page say the list in order of any sort, and I strongly suggest it isn't in popularity.  For example, there are far more hunters in the US than radio operators, and I'll bet the same applies for several other 'hobbies' on that list, such as car enthusiasts.  So listing Ham Radio as #2 is not correct.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 08:05:36 AM »

If that list is in order then #4 is the great hobby of jumping off buildings. Maybe they take up ham radio after they break a few bones.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 02:43:40 PM »

What radio did they say is the most desirable Huh? Hmmmmm Iknow.

Yup, the 3 knobbers with the confederate flag graphic and knob backlighting.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 04:12:21 PM »

It's always an honor to be on the same list as lock picking.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2017, 07:56:15 PM »

Rats!  Wrong again.  I thought for sure "chasing women" would come in as #!!  
   Under the politicians and celebrities sub group?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2017, 08:34:46 PM »

ONAIR:  I am shocked and appalled at the amount of grab-ass that is in the news!

What cracks me up are these "traumatized" women that were "touched" 50 years ago!  It has me looking over my shoulder.  LOL.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 08:58:59 PM »

Quote from:  link=topic=117999.msg1037329#msg1037329 date=1512275686
ONAIR:  I am shocked and appalled at the amount of grab-ass that is in the news!

It's cosmic payback brought out by the groper in chief's 'grabbing p^$$y' comments. Guaranteed.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 06:00:18 PM »

K8AXW  Grin Grin Grin

The list indeed must have been from the 1950's

Looking over our shoulders is surely the #1 non-hobby pass time these days with so many fake and frivolous intervention orders.
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