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Re: LF: the bucket

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Subject: Re: LF: the bucket
From: "Rik Strobbe" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:28:08 +0200
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Dear Uwe,

What you did is most dangerous !
My experience is limited to 1 wife, with whom I am still happily married, but I can assure you that certain things cannot be done (as taking her gardening equipment) and if you dare to do it will immediately turn against you. Be prepared that in the near future your antennas will be used to dry clothes on, your soldering iron will be confiscated as an engraving tool and your modern tranceiver - that can be tuned form LF to 30MHz and has AM mode - will be used to listen to all kinds of popular music. And this will be only the beginning, wives have a nearly unlimited imagination how they can (mis)use our hobby tools. And all this because of a plastic bucket that you could easily buy for a few Euro in the next DIY ... how foolish ! If you cannot be persuaded to undertake no such actions in the future I kindly ask you not to report about it on this reflector. My wife ocasionaly looks over my shoulder when I am reading my e-mail. It took me a long time and a lot of effort to convince her that amateur radio is a harmless hobby and I will not tolerate that foolish actions of others will make her change her mind.
73, Rik   ON7YD

At 23:36 24/09/2002 +0200, you wrote:

Hi all,

I discovered a stable 30-litre-bucket in our garden.
material:  PVC.  color:  black.  however vy soiled with a mixture
of garden earth and chicken excrement. after cleaning it was wound
immediately with 25 turns 3mm litze, fixed over a guide roller to
the axle of an misused antenna rotor and sunked in a  with 76 turns
wounded piece of channel pipe (see attachment).

there the call of my XYL came:  "have  you seen my garden bucket?"
answer:" I did help it  to a better existence.  come and see!"

she came into the shack, looked and said with unusually loud voice:
"the bucket is snatched from its used surroundings ,
it is approaching an existence in a roasting tube,
it doesn't see the sun any longer and doesn't feel the rain no longer
and  no longer it is carried by me.
that should be a better existence for my garden bucket?
that is absolute nonsense."

logic of a woman.

my foult was the hedged  answer.  I gave the bucket back.

how would you have decided?

regards

Uwe/dj8wx









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