|[AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?|
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 13:28:00 EST 2008
I have been a ham/HAM since 1958....50 years, and have always
capitalized it. Seeing in as all lower case doesnt look right to me.
But I have also seen it as Ham, which to me makes NO sense, since its
not a word.
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Joe Crawford <crawfish at surfmore.net> wrote:
> 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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