Trivia And Other Diversions

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by NW7US

The new amateur radio test is here.  A few changes have been made.  The new test has been designed so that the same test can be given
for all license classes.  To qualify for the higher classes of license, all you have to do is score better on the test.  This makes
things so much simpler for VEs.

Please PRINT (that means no squiggly lines)

    YOUR NAME (what they call you)     __________________________________________

    ADDRESS (where you live)    _______________________________________________

    BIRTH DATE (when you were born) ________________________________


Make a circle (one of these round things O ) around the letter of the best answer! This is so we know what your answer to the question is!

   1. You TALK into a microphone with your _______.

      A. Hands
      B. Feet
      C. Toes
      D. Mouth
      E. Armpits

   2. When you talk into a microphone, you talk into _______.

      A. the front
      B. the back
      C. the top
      D. the bottom
      E. the wire

    3. "HEADPHONES" are worn over the ___________.

      A. Knees
      B. Eyes
      C. Toes
      D. Ears
      E. Lips

    4. What do you do with the AC line cord coming out of a power

      A. Hold it in the air to pick up signals
      B. Pull on it to start the motor
      C. Talk into the plug to get real "skip DX"
      D. Hook it to your antenna
      E. Insert the plug into a source of power

    5. A "two meter" radio is:

      A. twice as strong as a one-meter radio
      B. two one-meter radios in series
      C. a CB with two meters on the front panel
      D. a good doorstop
      E. a monoband radio

    6. A "ten-foot mast" is how long?

      A. Three meters
      B. Ten pounds
      C. Two meters
      D. Tree-top tall
      E. Same length as basketball hoop is high

    7. A "Triband antenna" is made to work on how many bands?

      A. 1
      B. 2
      C. 3
      D. 4
      E. 10

    8. The "Marconi" antenna is named after:

      A. Marconi
      B. Mantovani
      C. macaroni
      D. Dean Martin
      E. martini

    9. What colors of DIODES can you buy at a Radio Shack store?

      A. Red, blue and black
      B. Red, yellow and green
      C. Orange and brown
      D. I am color blind so this is a discriminatory question and
         I should automatically get a waiver on this question.
      E. I have no intention of ever using DIODES, so don't care what
         color they are.

   10. What color of SLURPEE can you buy at 7-11?

      A. Red, blue and black
      B. Red, yellow and green
      C. Orange and brown
      D. I am color blind so this is a discriminatory question and
         I should get another waiver on this question. I now have two
         questions right.
      E. All the above

   11. You have just installed your new mobile rig in your vehicle
       and you are still parked at the curb, you need to pull out
       into traffic and you are talking to another station?

      A.  You put down the mic long enough to signal that you intend
          to pull away from the curb
      B.  You keep on talking and just pull out in traffic
      C.  You open your left rear door to signal that you want to pull
          out in traffic, while calling CQ DX on the repeater
      D.  You install a light bulb at the top of your antenna so that it
          will flash when you are talking on the radio and people will
          then know to let you out


    YOUR SIGNATURE (slap yo tag here)



    Get FOUR correct and you get an EXTRA!!!!
    Get THREE right and you get an ADVANCED!!!!
    Get TWO right and you get a GENERAL!!!
    Get ONE right and you get a TECHNICIAN!!!
    Get None right. Go back out in parking lot and study another five
        minutes. When you are done, come back in and try again.



Trivia/fun stuff:

A man came home from work, sat down in his favorite chair, turned on the TV, and said to his wife, "Quick, bring me a beer before it starts."

She looked a little puzzled, but brought him a beer.  When he finished it, he said, "Quick, bring me another beer.  It's gonna start."

This time she looked a little angry, but brought him a beer.  When it was gone, he said, "Quick, another beer before it starts."

"That's it!"  She blows her top!  "You bastard!  You waltz in here, flop your fat ass down, don't even say 'hello' to me, and then expect me to run around like your slave.  Don't you realize that I cook and clean and wash and iron all day long?"

The husband sighed, "Ah, oh.  It's started..."

Thanks to Robert/N5RKN for the following:

Thanks to Lee/W7AX for the following:

More to come...

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