However, as hams we aren't known for having exemplary judgement when it comes to social skills. At hamfests I still see orange Levis with green plaid shirts and attire that looks like Duck Dynasty meets Hobby Lobby. So, I thought I would get ahead of the game and see if we couldn't help each other with places where it's probably inappropriate to work HF on your favorite mobile device. Here are a few places/times that I think we should avoid unless we want to see our ham radio fund become part of a divorce settlement:
The dinner table
The bedroom after 10 PM
The bathroom (at any time)
Those are mine. Go ahead... add a few of your own.
But the bathroom -I don't think so. No more losing my dx while being there....
73, Alex DH2ID
I would say:
While Driving (At least while in Traffic)
At a Wedding (During the actual ceremony)
In Church, unless your pastor is another Ham
At the Movies (Essentially any tablet is just a bigger Cellphone)
At the Shooting Range (Avoids QSO partner reporting terrorist activity)
and so on, and so on, ...........
I have remoted from virtually all those places and a few others even more objectionable to some.
I would suggest you don't premake your list until you have tried remoting. You may find that some places that seem objectionable turn out to be the most convenient to work that ATNO.
Worked DX remotely from the Delivery last month when my daughter was giving birth to a new grandchild...
Also worked remote from my XYL's hospital room when she was recovering from Back Surgery a couple of weeks ago
Come ON GUYS.. think of somewhere i Have not Remoted from yet!!!
Shortly after the first of the year, I went back up to Juneau, Alaska to visit my daughter, son-in-law and new grandson. While I was there I worked remote and it was wonderful. Since bandwidth is always an issue, I do not use apps that display waterfalls. I have a very simple setup but it allows me to change frequencies, operate my amplifier and antenna matching unit. What else is there?
Norm - W7CK
I have spent hours and hours working DX sitting in shoe stores in Paris while the XYL tries on every shoe in the world.. Why can't I skip the shopping..XYL doesn't speak French so she needs me to translate and carry the bags.. I think I even commented on this and on the Flex reflectors a few times from the basement shoe store at Galeries Lafayette
Remoting makes an incredibly unpleasant shopping trip a lot of fun as I can't wait to sit down in the next shoe store and work some Q's