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

Clarke, Tom AIR4.0P NATOPS frederic.clarke at navy.mil
Fri Mar 7 15:55:56 EST 2008

That's right up there with, "I am having fun with my new two meter"
Your 2 meter what?? 
I guess we are just grammatical fuddy duddys!
Sorry, back to AM stuff.
73 de Tom/W4OKW

Tom Clarke
Wyle Labs,  Aeronautics
NATOPS Program Support Specialist
USN/USMC National Airworthiness Office
Naval Air Systems Command, AIR-4.0P
(301) 995-3793/DSN 995-3793
Fax: (301) 757-6599
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frederic.clarke at navy.mil

-----Original Message-----
From: D. Chester [mailto:k4kyv at charter.net] 
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 12:41
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: [AMRadio] Why do some people capitalise "ham"?

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

Don, k4kyv 

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