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

Joe Crawford crawfish at surfmore.net
Fri Mar 7 13:18:57 EST 2008

I think it is to show that CB is not their only radio hobby. Here I hear 
some of the locals who "got their 2-meter license" also getting on 11m. The 
only difference is that they use calls on 2m.
                                 Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?

> 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>
> writes:
>> 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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