How You Can Tell if you are a Serious Ham: This was in our Clubs newsletter this month. Visit our site So Cal DX Club - You buy electrical black tape in ten packs. - You've stripped wire with your teeth. - You've told your son that, "One day, all this will be yours", and he doesn't respond. - You'd rather help a buddy put up a new tower than mow the lawn. - You've grabbed the wrong end of a soldering iron. - You start giving out RST reports when you are on the cellphone. - The propagation forecast means far more to you than the local weather forecast. - The microphone or visual aids at a meeting don't work and you rush up to the front to fix it. - When your XYL notices a new rig in the shack, you tell her that the rig has been there for years. - Your watch is set only to UTC. - At night, when you pray, it starts off something like: CQ CQ CQ GOD DE (your callsign). - You have had to patch your roof after an antenna project. - Ham radio magazines comprise more than 50% of your bathroom library. - You have put a GPS tracker in your XYL's car, just so you could watch her on APRS. - You and the XYL took a cruise so you could visit the radio room on the ship. - You have tapped out HI in Morse on your car horn to another ham. - You had an antenna fall down. - Your teenage kids refuses to ride in your car because it looks like a porcupine. - You know the Latitude,Longitude and Grid Square of your home QTH. - You go into the local Radio Shack store and the clerk asks you where something is.