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You know you're a radio geek if...

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Woodstock

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This is the outcome of watching Jeff Foxworthy and surfing RR at the same time. Hopefully you get a laugh or two.


You know you're a radio geek if...

If you window shop at Radio Shack.

If you have an entire room in your house dedicated to radio equipment.

If you spend more time with your radios than with your wife.

If you spend more money on radios than your wife.

If your car looks like a porcupine.

If you got a second mortgage on your house to pay for more radios.

If you visit radioreference.com more then 4 times a day.

If you hold a funeral for a broken radio.

If you can send 25 wpm CW but can't read your own handwriting.

If you have ever tried to repair a $5.00 radio.

If you are currently buying parts to build your own radio.

If you use duck[sic] tape and coat hangers for anything other than taping ducks and hanging coats.

If your house burns down and your first concern is your radio equipment.

If your wife left you for any of the previous reasons.


Stay tuned...there may be a part 2....
 

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Hey I already cut out the middlemAN. I've never been married yet, but I do have some nice toys.


R Collins
 

b7spectra

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You might be a scanner geek if:

You can recite all the frequencies and TRS codes for your local jurisdiction.

You know what station is being toned out just by listenint to the tones on the fire channel.

You ALWAYS peek in a police car/fire truck/ambulance to see what type radio's they have.

You know what frequency a radio is on just by looking at the antenna.

Your electric bill goes up everytime you turn on your scanners.

Your pet is named "Bearcat"!
 

Woodstock

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You might be a radio geek if...

You see an antenna and think 'I wonder what it is used for...'

You get a scanner and proceed to find out what said antenna is used for.

You know every police officer in your area by voice.

You crossbreed a bear and a cat to make a bearcat.

You talk back at the radio like it is a football game.

You are on a first name basis with all the Radio Shack employees.

You explain, in detail, the difference between a 'walkie-talkie' and a ham radio.

You show up late for an appointment because you just had to hear the end of the car chase.

You have your callsign on your license plate.

You post a list of signs that you might be a radio geek on a radio related website. :)
 

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Well those are all good (except for perhaps crossbreeding bears and cats, that's just a bit strange) but here is the tell tale sign that you are a radio geek:

The dispatcher asks a unit to repeat their last transmission and you roll your eyes and yell out "He said.. " followed by what the unit had actually said.

Yes, I've done this on numerous occasions. :(
 

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I have to confess.

Woodstock said:
If your house burns down and your first concern is your radio equipment.


I have to confess. :roll: I have thought of this before If my house was on fire… I would grab my Pro-96 and my scandisk which holds my entire scanner programming data files. After I have all my essential scanner gear that when I will run out to safety.....I know I am awful
 
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tspainiv

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AZScanner said:
The dispatcher asks a unit to repeat their last transmission and you roll your eyes and yell out "He said.. " followed by what the unit had actually said.
Guilty as charged!!!
 

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Just about all the previously posted 'You might be's...' apply to me, except for that strange one about cross-breeding a bear and a cat!

Let's see.....went to broadcasting school, spent the last 16 years dispatching for 2 different police departments, 1 F/T, 1 P/T. Spent 1 year dispatching trains while still working at the P/T PD dispatch job. I have more scanners than I know what to do with (don't we all?), and just recently became a licensed ham radio operator (like I'm not on the air enough already!).

Yeah.....I'm a radio geek! :D
 

K5MAR

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Woodstock said:
This is the outcome of watching Jeff Foxworthy and surfing RR at the same time. Hopefully you get a laugh or two.

You know you're a radio geek if...

If you have an entire room in your house dedicated to radio equipment.
Only one room? You've got a ways to go my friend!

If you spend more time with your radios than with your wife.

If you spend more money on radios than your wife.
Geez, if you skip the wife you have alot more time and money for radios!

If your car looks like a porcupine.
Dated a girl one time, when she refused to get into my car because she was embarassed to be seen in it, I dumped her!

If you got a second mortgage on your house to pay for more radios.
See the above comment about saving money by skipping a wife.

As a serious radio geek you're not there yet.

Mark S.
 

muhockey86

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You might be a scanner geek if:

Your call to report a drunk driver involved the correct 10-codes and correct license plate read off (453 Adam Mary Sam)
 

traumacop

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You might be a radio geek if…..

You tell the waitress to stand-by while you take one last look at the menu

You run the 4-way stop while looking at the new antenna on your neighbor’s roof

You post pics on a website of law enforcement vehicles to find out what the antennas are for

You pack a bag for radios on when going on vacation.

You take the same bag with you on a local trip just incase it is longer than expected

Wearing a BNC antenna clip on your hat someplace other than Dayton is OK

The local ham stores know your wife by name (Yes gentlemen they can be trained)

You wife knows what a good price on an FT-60 is to surprise you for Sweetest day

Your wife makes an emergency trip to the radio store to buy a new discone to replace the new one your son fell on breaking half of the elements so you wouldn’t find out.

You walk around the house with a radio or pager clipped to your skivvies

If your son walks around the hose witha radio or pager on his skivvies just to be like dad

Fire Tone Out is the compromise during family night while watching a home movie
 
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You know you're a radio geek if...

It takes you 2 min to get in your car because you have to remove all the radios from your belt before sitting down
 
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