Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: June 1, 2012





My brother with his HAM handset!! Now I am thinking of getting a licence for the same...


Posted for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books 

14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

How fun! I read a book about HAM radio operator when I was a kid and wanted to be one some kind of bad.

Paulita said...

That is some antenna. Better watch out for low doorways. Here's Mine

Kaye said...

Paulita's right - he better watch out for low doorways and low flying aircraft. Wow! Word verification is sure making things difficult.

gautami tripathy said...

That is a retractable/Folding antenna! So no worries..

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Intriguing! I also love the shot against the night sky and the glittering stars....

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

haven't seen one of those in ages.

Dizzy C said...

Ham radio, pre-internet days of making contact with other countries :)

carol

Helen's Book Blog said...

I realize I don't really know much about HAM radios. What is the lure?

Alyce said...

Cool! We have a friend who is so into Ham radio that they built a special radio tower next to their house.

gautami tripathy said...

HAM is still very useful in case of natural calamities. Internet fails, cell phones fail but HAM operators can get through anyone.

The lure can only be understood by an enthusiast. And not ALL can get a License. It is not so easy like getting an internet connection or a cell phone network.

To know about HAM radio, please check the following link:

Amateur Radio

Christine Harding said...

That's a very long arial - I didn't realise that in these hi-tech days there were still ham radio enthusiasts, but I'm glad you've not been pushed out by computers, mobile phones etc. My Saturday snapshots are at http://chriscross-thebooktrunk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/witches-woods-and-saturday-snapshots.html

Bev Hankins said...

I didn't realize that ham radios were small enough to fit in your hand. I always imagine a much larger set-up on a table with lots of knobs and things. And everyone is right...that's some antenna!

Here's my Snapshot.

Susan Lindquist said...

Wow! I didn't realize that ham radios were that small either! That's a lot of antenna for a radio that tiny!

Nise' said...

We have a friend that is a HAM enthusiast. Was anyone on the other end?