Okay…. Armageddon didn’t happen as planned, but at the Dayton Hamfest today, it seemed very likely that at least one of the plagues was being imposed by a vengeful God on the Amateur Radio community.
Our contacts at Dayton witnessed what can only be described as a shit fountain of unprecedented proportions. Undoubtedly, some overweight ham overtaxed the Hara Center’s plumbing system, causing a rupture of the sewer main underneath the outdoor exhibition area, in the middle of some hapless vendors and by the food preparation area.. Fountains of human feces erupted from the pavement, creating a river of liquid shit as yet unseen in the long and storied history of the Dayton Hamvention.
It was the rivers of feces, toilet paper and urine creeping into the vendor’s merchandise that was the first clue — no one noticed the telltale smell that such an event brings with it because everybody’s nose had long since gone numb inhaling the combined bodily odour of thousands of fat, smelly hams all weekend.
These photos were submitted by our spies, and I gotta warn you… they made me fucking gag. Not so much seeing hammy turds piled like cordwood, but that the Hara workers are standing in a LAKE OF LIQUID SHIT wearing nothing but sneakers. If you look closely, you can see that the man’s PANT LEGS ARE FUCKING DAMP.
If there was ever an unintended but wholly accurate editorial on the state of amateur radio in North America, it fucking happened at Dayton this year. Not only are normal people repelled by hams, even their excreta can’t stand to be associated with them.
***WARNING… THESE PHOTOS WILL MELT YOUR SOUL***
click the image for bigger, but take heed…
Got any more photos from Dayton? Send them on over!
John K1BOS (who would like you all to know that the car is NOT HIS) immediatley thought of Hamsexy when he saw this car at the Waltham Amateur Radio Association & Clay Center Amateur Radio Club Field Day 2010 even in Brookline, Massachusetts – and took some truly incredible photos.
Someone decided to take an old E-Class Mercedes and give it a hefty German slap in the face. Keep in mind that this car is on DISPLAY — it is at this Field Day Event because they want to show off the cool things that you can do with Ham Radio. Okay, so they filled a car with antennas and radios…. but holy shit, you’d think they would have enough sense to… oh, I dunno, tidy it up a bit? Pick up the trash? Maybe freshen the duct tape holding the radios onto the dashboard? This car is such an accurate protrayal of what Amateur Radio is these days… sloppy, unkempt, old, redundant, possibly smelly and really not caring about the image it portrays to the outside world.
View with the doors open, possibly to air it out.
The cockpit. The multimeter is a nice touch.
The rear working area. Pictured is Paul Bunyan’s HT, a whole lot of duct tape, a morse key and notepad suitable only for left handed people with a lubricated swivel for a midsection, and a whole lot of clutter.
The ass-end of this embarrassment on wheels. It’s unplated, which I guess is a consolation that nobody in their right mind actually has this deathtrap as their daily driver.
Detail of the driver’s seat. This is just a mess of cables, trash, duct tape, radios and sadness. I have no idea what’s taped to the centre of the steering wheel, but I’m sure it’s pointless.
As always, we welcome your submissions. It’s where we get most of our material from. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if it’s a good submission like K1BOS’s, we’ll publish it. Stay Classy, Ham Radio….