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Author Topic: Addicted to ham radio?  (Read 6389 times)
WZ7U
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 02:50:29 PM »

But can ham radio break your addiction to oxys?

N0YXB SAYS: I personally like the term KTNing. It's an apt way to memorialize you contributions to this site.

To show that I have a sense of good humor I accept this badge of Honor . Thanks .. Take Care 73s


Good job Charles! I'm impressed.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »

But can ham radio break your addiction to oxys?

N0YXB SAYS: I personally like the term KTNing. It's an apt way to memorialize you contributions to this site.

To show that I have a sense of good humor I accept this badge of Honor . Thanks .. Take Care 73s


Good job Charles! I'm impressed.


Me too.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 05:33:56 PM »

Chucky!  Not bad, OM!
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KB4MNG
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 07:11:16 PM »

How can anyone be addicted to this hobby? Just don't see it. I came across a web page where one guy stated he dedicated most of his life to this hobby, what a waste of life. I love the hobby by the way... Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 09:32:03 PM »

KB4MNG,

If you can walk away from a hobby, drug, or infatuation and not feel anxiety you are not addicted. Otherwise you are. Most people have more than one.
Remember I wrote addiction is rooted in anger and denial. Anger and denial about being addicted. Read your posts - most of you sound angry.
The most difficult part of helping an addict is getting them to admit it.

Dave
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2018, 09:53:23 PM »

I hope these therapy sessions aren't real expensive. If so, I need to play the poverty rate card. It's hard enough to make ends meet on a student loan every semester. Sheesh.

At least we have finally found the step program for ham radio. How many steps, BTW?
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2018, 10:21:57 PM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.  Everyone have a Blessed and safe day.
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WZ7U
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2018, 11:48:42 PM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.  Everyone have a Blessed and safe day.
Nope, I missed it Charles. I quit watching The Walking Dead two seasons ago, after being in on it from the beginning (remember the hospital scene?) as well as the spin off, Fear the Walking Dead. I just couldn't deal with all the senseless killing and graphic gore. in. every. episode. I mean, I get it - they're already dead, so killing them isn't such a big deal. Right?

But for me, I just couldn't take seeing the gore for the sake of gore every week in my brain and I really do think it was warping my outlook on others as well as society in general. But that was me.

Sometimes I still wonder how much these shows, video games and such desensitize certain children to the finality of death in this plane. Just thinking out loud there......

So, what was the Walkers' call sign? Maybe I worked the poor bastard before "it" happened?  Cheesy

 
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 07:18:07 AM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.
They mostly come out at night on 75M.

Mostly.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 09:04:31 AM »

I saw the episode. They just called him a radio operator, no callsign that I saw.  Although I saw the Rohn tower the moment they approached the place. The equipment was just a bunch of old Johnson Rangers or something like that.  It was a station out of the 1950's for sure. Nothing modern.

The point was they read thru some of his logs, and no stations contacted or reply's to his calls. Of course I have often wondered why they haven't used Amateur Radio as a plot device before now. To find out how the rest of the world is dealing with the apocalypse.  The only other use of radio in the series have been HT's and fairly short range, although the Saviors seem to have a networked repeater system for their regional communications.

The preacher said that perhaps the "radio operator" had taken hope and inspiration from trying to contact outsiders. The skeptic said he didn't think so, after finding the operator had chained himself to a bed prescription medicine all over the floor and had a plastic bag over his head, an apparent suicide.  Of course he was a "walker" at that point. They did find some antibiotics which the preacher badly needed.

So with my excellent synopsis, you now know all about the first and only inclusion of Amateur Radio in TWD.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 09:06:20 AM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.
They mostly come out at night on 75M.

Mostly.

Yeah, we should nuke 'em from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 09:20:45 AM »

I saw the episode. They just called him a radio operator, no callsign that I saw.  Although I saw the Rohn tower the moment they approached the place. The equipment was just a bunch of old Johnson Rangers or something like that.  It was a station out of the 1950's for sure. Nothing modern.

The point was they read thru some of his logs, and no stations contacted or reply's to his calls. Of course I have often wondered why they haven't used Amateur Radio as a plot device before now. To find out how the rest of the world is dealing with the apocalypse.  The only other use of radio in the series have been HT's and fairly short range, although the Saviors seem to have a networked repeater system for their regional communications.

The preacher said that perhaps the "radio operator" had taken hope and inspiration from trying to contact outsiders. The skeptic said he didn't think so, after finding the operator had chained himself to a bed prescription medicine all over the floor and had a plastic bag over his head, an apparent suicide.  Of course he was a "walker" at that point. They did find some antibiotics which the preacher badly needed.

So with my excellent synopsis, you now know all about the first and only inclusion of Amateur Radio in TWD.  Grin


I don't watch the show, so thanks for the excellent synopsis!  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 09:27:57 AM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.
They mostly come out at night on 75M.

Mostly.

Yeah, we should nuke 'em from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.
Or we could just cut their power, man...we're ANIMALS!
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WZ7U
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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 12:03:31 PM »

I was watching  the Walking Dead tonight and a couple of the regulars walked up on a house with a live Zombie that was a ham. Did anyone else see this. They called him a radio operator. I am wondering was he addicted to the hobby in the show.He the operator in the show became a zombie did anyone else see this.
They mostly come out at night on 75M.

Mostly.

Yeah, we should nuke 'em from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

LOL  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »

What's wrong with you people?  Are you blind?  I see the Walking Dead EVERY day! 

They're walking and setting with they're eyes glued to a cell phone!
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