Top 10 Criteria for Homebrew

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From: Andrew M. Cohn (andy@clark.net)
Date: Mon Feb 21 1994 - 09:41:12 EST


QuiRPs,

All the chatter about what "homebrew" really means has been very
confusing. So I have taken the liberty of simplifying and summarizing,
thus creating...

K4ADL's TOP 10 CRITERIA FOR CALLING YOUR STATION "HOMEBREW"
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10. A credit card was not used to purchase any equipment.

9. You did not call a plumber to install the ground rod.

8. You removed the "Made in Japan" sticker from the transmitter.

7. Your equipment arrived via parcel post rather than FedEX Overnite.

6. Your CQ-to-response ratio is at least 100 to 1.

5. Each QSL card you send out is hand lettered in calligraphy.

4. You personally lick the postage stamps for your QSL cards.

3. You reduce your output to 10 mw and STILL cause TVI.

2. At least one of the rubber feet from the bottom of the rig is missing.

AND THE NUMBER 1 CRITERIA FOR CALLING YOUR STATION "HOMEBREW"...

1. Your station's antenna is totally independent of your neighbor's
    cable TV system.

;->


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