[CQ-Contest] Contest Ploys for Wives, was Re: Defacto Calendar

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 1 16:41:20 EDT 2006

>By the way, she refused to allow the words "obey" in the ceremony also,
reasoning that dogs obeyed, and she definitely was not a dog.

Looks like you are the dog, lucky dog.

My wife has no interest in amateur radio, only horses.  We will celebrate
our 40th wedding anniversary next year.  She never complains about my
amateur radio expenses now that I have built this on "her" 8 acres:


"My" 8 acres will soon have an antenna farm.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jack Brindle
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 1:20 PM
To: CQ Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Ploys for Wives,was Re: Defacto Calendar

Guys, it could be worse.

K1TN might remember a cute young redhead who worked for Jeanne DeMaw back in
the fall of 1976, checking WAS submissions. At the time I was a lab tech and
Jim was the contest czar. Jennifer and I have been married almost thirty
years now and we have three kids, one of whom is KG6YMN. More importantly
for this discussion, Jennifer is now KB4TGE, and has handed out QSOs in a
few contests.

Now it is pretty cool when she suggests better antennas and equipment for
the station, but I have to realize that it comes with an ulterior motive -
it will help _her_ scores as well. She hasn't pushed me out of the chair to
this point, but the possibility is always there. And with KG6YMN coming
along I feel the handwriting is on the wall...

By the way, she refused to allow the words "obey" in the ceremony also,
reasoning that dogs obeyed, and she definitely was not a dog.  
So far things have managed to work out pretty well.

On Aug 31, 2006, at 2:32 PM, N4XM Paul D. Schrader wrote:

> Richard,
> I don't understand either.  Didn't these guys get "obey" in the 
> wedding vows?
> I did.  And my wife is a jewel.
> 73
> Paul  N4XM
> At 08:47 PM 8/31/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>> I just don't understand this thread.
>> My wife always says:
>>         Are your amplifiers big enough?
>>         Do you have enough antenna choices?
>>         Do you need more towers?
>>         Do you have any more antennas for me to build?
>>         Is it time to get new radios?
>> Choose wisely and train them.
>> 73, Richard - K5NA
>> At 19:55 8/31/2006, 4X4KF wrote:
>>> Two lucky guys
>>> After 46 six years , my wife still resents not  only all my radio 
>>> activities, but everything I do and everything I say. She is of 
>>> Polish origin. Capish?
>>> But I got used to it, hardened, and she can resent anything she 
>>> likes.
>>> We have three wonderful Children, 5 gorgeous  grandchildren and all 
>>> in all I am happy, including my radio activities.
>>> 4X4KF  Mike

-Jack Brindle, W6FB

CQ-Contest mailing list
CQ-Contest at contesting.com

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list