[AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 47, Issue 45


Michael Mertes fnerks1 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 19 18:32:27 EST 2007


OMG! I hope there is no one on this list that goes by
this name, or you  may have just offended someone in a
very big way. Please think before you post.
Mike
--- jeremy-ca <km1h at jeremy.mv.com> wrote:

> I hate that name, I always get a vision of Elmer
> Fudd or some unwashed 
> mountain hillbilly.
> 
> Whoever thought it up should be strung up by the
> heels and beat with the 
> Wouff Hong.
> 
> Carl
> KM1H
> 
> 
> ----- 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
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> 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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