You know you’re a Ham when ……..

So I'm driving to work this morning; and when you commute to work every day, you get a real good chance to look at the behinds of cars that are in front of you.  As I come to a red light and come to a stop, I notice the car in front of me has one of those vinyl decals on his rear window.  It looked like this - but you have to picture in your mind's eye that this was all surrounded by the entire darkness (blackness) of his tinted rear window.


So I immediately start thinking ....... "A A" 

What the heck does "A A" stand for?  "Alcoholics Anonymous"?  "American Airlines? "Associate in Arts"? "Alcoa Aluminum"?

Then it struck me - the owner of the car was of Norwegian descent !  That's the flag of Norway in reverse and not "A A".

I guess that's when you realize you've either been at this Morse Code thing too long; or maybe you just need that first cup of coffee of the day.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “You know you’re a Ham when ……..”

  • Richard KWØU:

    Sure it wasn’t a colorful “NN” from the driver’s side?

    I’ve heard of that happening in other fields. Read an account by a med student of going to the Verdi’s “Camille” and spending the last part of the opera trying to diagnose what the title character was dying from. Oh well.

  • Dave, WD8CIV:

    A good friend of mine said he couldn’t sleep the night after Field Day because every time he rolled over in bed the springs would squeak. His brain would try to copy it as Morse and he’d wake up wanting to complete the contact.

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