|[AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?|
manualman at juno.com
Fri Mar 7 15:34:16 EST 2008
I believe Don's "real" issue might be the capitalization of "HAM" and/or
the "looseness" of how it's used in printed or spoken dialogue. And to
answer you last question, "AM radio", is "amateur radio", is "HAM radio",
is "hobby radio".
On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:37:50 -0800 (PST) "JACK C. SHUTT"
<w9gt at verizon.net> writes:
> I can sure think of more important things to be concerned about!!!!
> Why is it that so many people seem to want to tear down history and
> traditions? The term "ham" may not have been originally established
> in a complimentary way or to positively identify us, but it grew
> into a foundly used term that everyone recognized. If you don't
> care for the nickname or slang of "HAM" for amateur radio, then just
> don't use it. I for one, am proud of the tradition. I have been
> licensed for nearly 49 years and I always thought of the term as
> prestigious, not something to be looked down upon or made fun of by
> thse who apparently don't know what it is all about anyway. Some
> will refer to us as CBers and don't know the difference, or even
> care for that matter. If the general public views the term as
> something negative or nerdly or whatever, then maybe we have a PR
> problem, but we probably have much greater concerns to direct our
> attention toward. I, for one, would sure like to see more
> positive promotion of our hobby and of our history instead of all
> this negative tearing down of what many of us hold dear. What does
> this have to do with AM radio anyway?
> 73, Jack, W9GT
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