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


Dave Rothermel k9dvl at comcast.net
Fri Mar 7 14:03:17 EST 2008


To bad we can't talk about AM Radio.
Hmmm. Were have I seen that before.
If it is spelled right, who cares.
                                              Dave



Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> 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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