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Have you ever used a Ham radio?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
47% 274
Yes
 
33% 190
What’s a ham radio?
 
19% 110
Total 574

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TopJayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

With mayo and wheat bread, yum yum.

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livefoniks 3 years, 3 months ago

The odd thing is that I misread the title as "Have you ever used a Ham dildo?"

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 3 months ago

hear_me (anonymous) replies …

I still have a set of toy keys(circa 1950's). I have one upstairs and the other downstairs so that my grandkids can play with it.

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January 4, 2011 at 12:25 a.m.

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 3 months ago

compmd (anonymous) says…

My rig consists of a Hallicrafters ht-37 cw/am/ssb transmitter (with original power transformer), SX-110 receiver (not the matching receiver, but I like the looks more, and it works so I can't complain), and R-47 speaker.

---Nice!

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thebcman 3 years, 3 months ago

No, but i once had a light bulb powered by potatoes.

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compmd 3 years, 3 months ago

My rig consists of a Hallicrafters HT-37 CW/AM/SSB transmitter (with original power transformer), SX-110 receiver (not the matching receiver, but I like the looks more, and it works so I can't complain), and R-47 speaker.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 3 months ago

I had a license in the early 2000s, but I failed to renew it when it expired.

I think 'they' prefer the term "Amateur Radio".

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faceit 3 years, 3 months ago

Ham is dead. The museum called and the display case is ready.

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 3 months ago

morse code stopped being a requirement for the vhf/uhf capable license about fifteen years ago.
then less than ten years ago you could get one of the shortwave-capable licenses without morse code.

morse code is still often used on shortwave ham bands. it has a music all its own.
and if you're building your own equipment, the simplest to build is morse code equipment.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 3 months ago

I have friends who are ham operators and was interested in it for a time, even to learning the morse code that used to be a requirement. But I have too many other eexpensive hobbies and decided to not get too involved with this hobby. I do think these folks do a great service and have served well in times of emergencies.

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loverofidiots 3 years, 3 months ago

Most people don't learn to operate a HAM radio in Lawrence because it involves taking an exam.

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kc0ptl 3 years, 3 months ago

I've been a ham since the age of 12! Now I'm 19. Ilearned a lot thru ham radio + held a state position. It's a blast!

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edjayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

What does the word "ham" mean? No not the food.

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deec 3 years, 3 months ago

I tried but I couldn't get the dials to turn once I inserted them into the ham.

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Keith 3 years, 3 months ago

Beer goggles are more common than ham radios.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 3 months ago

My father in law got his Ham Radio license back in the 80's. It is no easy task to be a ham radio operator.

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ksjayhawk74 3 years, 3 months ago

I've had a ham sandwich while I was listening to the radio. Does that count?

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sputum 3 years, 3 months ago

They will be back in style when the satellites start failing and cell phones become useless.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 3 months ago

Ham & eggs is all. Sunny side up.

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 years, 3 months ago

no, but I have an interest in it.

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Pywacket 3 years, 3 months ago

No, but my dad fiddled around with one in the 60s, so I always associate them with older guys of his era.

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