“Those who hear not the music, think the dancer mad”


“The world's weekly wait is over ! Like magic, an invisible chain of sound once more circles the planet.” - Unknown.

“Improvising is wonderful. But, the thing is that you cannot improvise unless you know exactly what you're doing.” - Christopher Walken.

“If you can't hear an Italian, your set ain't working.” - Unknown.

“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.” - Albert Einstein.

“I love the smell of tube gear in the Ham Shack, it smells of... History.” - Unknown.

“Those who hear not the music, think the dancer mad.” - Chinese Proverb.

“It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” - Marilyn Monroe.

“The army does not have any problems with interfering signals, they just call in an air strike.” - AA6ZM

“The only difference between a battleship and a stable VFO is that the VFO oscillates.” - Unknown.

“If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.” - Johnny Carson.

“If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” - The Simpson's.

“If you ain't calling you ain't winning.” - Contesters maxim.

“More power Egor.” - Dr Frankenstein.

“No coils, traps or tuners for me - I'm working QRP!” - KC8VWM.

“The excitement is building...” - New England QRP Club.

“OK HOG QRZ...” - OK5R - CQ WW SSB 2006.

“Art without engineering is dreaming; engineering without art is calculating.” - N4RVE.

“If we knew what we were doing they wouldn't call it research, would they?” - Albert Einstein.

“The meek may inherit the earth, but never a good run frequency.” - Unknown.

“One of the advantages of contests being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” - N2MG - (With apologies to A. A. Milne).

“In days of old, when ops were bold, and sidebands not invented, The word would pass, by pounding brass, and all were well contented.” - Unknown.

“I transmit therefore I Ham.” - (With apologies to René Descartes, 1596-1650).

Hams - "The only people who can communicate beyond the range of their own senses without the aid of governments or corporations.” - 200 metres and down (1932).

“I do not think that the wireless waves I have discovered will have any practical application” - Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

“Once more unto the bench dear friends..” - M1HOG.


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