|[AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 47, Issue 45|
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Wed Dec 19 17:28:34 EST 2007
I hate that name, I always get a vision of Elmer Fudd or some unwashed
Whoever thought it up should be strung up by the heels and beat with the
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:08 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 47, Issue 45
>>> I just wish that dumb-sounding term "elmer" would go away for good.
>> > Don k4kyv
>>> The term is part of our history. Why Kalifornicate our heritage?
>>> ROLYNN K7DFW
>> Actually, the term "elmer" is something relatively new, and only recently
>> has it come into any kind of common use. It was first used in a March
>> 1971 QST article by Dave Newkirk:
> I have been licensed since 1959, first becoming interested via SWL'ing in
> 1953. I was very active in ham radio throughout the 1970's and 80's, but
> NEVER heard the term "elmer" until about 1980. It is at best a
> johnny-come-lately part of our history, associated with the brief influx
> of new amateurs that occurred as a spin-off of the CB boom that began in
> the mid-70's.
> What is the earliest verifiable reference anyone can find to the term,
> such as use or mention of it in an amateur radio magazine (excluding the
> Newkirk article) or a documented speech at a major ham radio event?
> Don k4kyv
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