[AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Fri Mar 7 12:59:00 EST 2008

Maybe some are referring to Handheld Amateur Radio or possibly they're
referring to a Host Adapter Module or maybe they just feel proud to be a
HAM. Of course, one could ask why "DX", why "CQ", why W1AW and not w1aw,
etc. etc.

Slang is slang; spell it or pronounce anyway you want.

Of course, one could also ask why some don't use a spell checker.

Pete, Wa2CwA

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:41:10 -0600 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> Lately, on e-Ham, QRZ.com and elsewhere I see a lot of people spell 
> "ham 
> radio" as "HAM radio". Why is this? I never noticed it until the 
> last couple 
> of years.
> I think it looks dorky as hell. Worse still, when it's just called 
> "HAM", as 
> in
> "I've been into HAM for several years now."
> "I'm studying for the test so I can get my HAM."
> When I want my HAM, I go to SAFEWAY or KROGERS.
> Believe it or not, I have even seen it spelt "H.A.M."
> Just a  minor irritant, but I am beginning to see it all the time 
> and wonder 
> if anyone else has noticed this and if you find it annoying as I 
> do.
> Don, k4kyv 

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