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    Hi and welcome sgchdra. I've removed the link from your post. It's nothing personal. We just like to get to know members more before they post links to external sites. We have a responsibility to our members and have had to deal with a lot of people signing up to advertise their own stuff and disappear again. That isn't what this place is for. By all means, feel free to post and let us support you, we just generally don't allow links in a first post.
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    A lot of great suggestions have been made how to occupy their time to handle overwhelming thoughts. Fishing has been a real nice activity I've been recently enjoying and really helps as I am a nature lover. Goes well with my hiking and such. There's one thing many have not mentioned that really helps cope with negative thoughts on a sociology level. If your feeling anti-social, distrusting and insecure then maybe this hobby will illiviate those thoughts and feelings.

    The hobby I'm gonna reference has been around for about 127yrs now and involves electrical engineering technology, science, nature, survival preparedness, emergency preparedness, astrology, radio engineering, broadcasting, and a broad range of discussions that can relate to everyone. This hobby is called Ham Radio, or Amatuer Radio Broadcasting.

    It's a neat hobby that involves wireless communications that will keep you active learning how to build a radio station suited for your wallet. It has a community of people who relate themselves to bettering the human race and encourages others to become embassadors of good will world wide. There's is no prejudismn. There's no color, religion, race, or creed barrier. When I'm feeling alone, anti-social and depressed for some reason I turn on my transceiver and it goes away. I'm proficient in Morse code up to 30wpm and enjoy it when I don't feel like talking. The Morse helps me concentrate on the code and nothing else.

    You'll be surprised at the melting pot of people involved in this wonderful hobby. I've met and made friends all over the world which has allowed me to meet some wonderful people. I've spoken with Princess's, Kings and embassadors of other countries. From top military personal, astronauts, politicians, famous radio broadcasters like Walter Cronkite, to your blue color worker from every occupation imaginable.

    I've been a ham for over 27 years and still love it as much today as I did then. When my days are down I turn on the rig and if it's searching for a foreign radio station (S.W.L.), military signal, space signal, DX chasing to "Radio Contesting" it's been my drug that calms me, makes me happy and allows me to forget all. Not my Lexapro.

    Hope this gets to everyone and if you have any questions how to get started in your country don't be afraid to ask. You will enjoy associating with many people from all over the world in your field of interest both job, or hobby related.

    As we say in the ham community, 73 (best reguards and be well).

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I'm so glad you've found something to help and it does sound cool.. I think in this country you need a license.
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    That would be correct as I am a licensed here, but it is not difficult to obtain. In fact it can be the distraction and the motivator that you need. After that it's a great accomplishment and you will feel great about it. You are now part of something others are not privileged to be a part of.

    That would be correct as I am licensed here, but it is not difficult to obtain. In fact it can be the distraction and the motivator that you need. After that it's a great accomplishment and you will feel great about it. You are now part of something others are not privileged to be a part of.

    It's very well worth looking in too.

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    I've got a short wave receiver and used to listen to foreign stations and amateurs and may have even gone for a license if there wasn't the need to learn morse code (not sure if that is still a requirement). Short wave is largely rendered obsolete with the internet and being able to chat all over the world. Though tinkering with electronics and chatting via radio does seem a good hobby.
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