• Re: A Little History Less

    From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Charles Stephenson on Sat Nov 24 10:02:00 2018
    In a message on 11-23-18 Charles Stephenson said to All:

    Good evening Charles,

    I was talking to a fellow Sysop in another Echo aboutt Ham Radio. He
    told me a brief history about why it's called "Ham" Radio, I thought
    it was pretty interesting!

    I've been a ham since 1951 and also read the description of the monicker
    called Ham. It has been published by ARRL (American Radio Relay League)
    and isn't very long.

    I'd like to hear some history and personal comments about it, I'm
    really curious!
    Regards,

    I hope somebody has it somewhere, maybe it's even published in the bible
    ARRL HANDBOOK. I'll look for it.

    Whatever you do, never invite a jew to a Ham Dinner.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


    .. "Sam", OH0NC - Aland Islands / 20 deg. E / 60 deg. N
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Sun Nov 25 12:12:00 2018
    Holger,

    Whatever you do, never invite a jew to a Ham Dinner.

    There are hams in Israel, though. ;)

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Charles Stephenson on Sun Nov 25 10:06:00 2018
    In a message on 11-24-18 Holger Granholm said to Charles Stephenson:

    In a message on 11-23-18 Charles Stephenson said to All:

    Good evening Charles,

    I was talking to a fellow Sysop in another Echo aboutt Ham Radio. He
    told me a brief history about why it's called "Ham" Radio, I thought
    it was pretty interesting!

    I have not found the definition of HAM but the first chapter in the
    Radio Amateurs Handbook 1981 starts with:

    "Amateur Radio. You've heard of it.
    You probably know that Amateur Radio
    operators are also called "hams".
    (Nobody knows quite why!) But who are
    these people and what do they do?"

    The reason for referring to the 1981 handbook: It was easier to get to.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


    .. If you really want to know, you wouldn't ask me.
    -- MR/2 2.30


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Sun Nov 25 10:06:00 2018
    In a message on 11-24-18 Daryl Stout said to Charles Stephenson:

    Charles,

    I'd like to hear some history and personal comments about it, I'm really CS>curious!

    I got into it originally for Skywarn Severe Weather operations in
    1991, when the FCC removed the Morse Code requirement (5 wpm exam)
    for the Technician Class license.

    Etc, etc ......

    YOUR story wasn't exactly what Charles was asking for.
    There are thousends of personal histories of becoming a radio amateur.


    CU L8ER,

    Holger


    .. I was a Wine steward at McDonald's.
    -- MR/2 2.30


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Mon Nov 26 11:06:00 2018
    In a message on 11-25-18 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    GD Daryl,

    Whatever you do, never invite a jew to a Ham Dinner.

    There are hams in Israel, though. ;)

    Yes sure but they don't eat ham!


    73 de Sam, OH0NC

    aka Holger


    .. Why DID kamikaze pilots wear helmets anyway?
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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Holger Granholm on Wed Nov 28 01:28:40 2018
    Re: Re: A Little History Less
    By: Holger Granholm to Charles Stephenson on Sun Nov 25 2018 10:06 am

    In a message on 11-24-18 Holger Granholm said to Charles Stephenson:

    I have not found the definition of HAM but the first chapter in the
    Radio Amateurs Handbook 1981 starts with:

    "Amateur Radio. You've heard of it.
    You probably know that Amateur Radio
    operators are also called "hams".
    (Nobody knows quite why!) But who are
    these people and what do they do?"


    Thank you! :)
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Wed Nov 28 22:58:00 2018
    Holger,

    Whatever you do, never invite a jew to a Ham Dinner.

    There are hams in Israel, though. ;)

    Yes sure but they don't eat ham!

    I tell folks at ham radio license exam sessions, when they pass their
    exam "WINNER!! WINNER!! CHICKEN DINNER!!"...then add "We don't like to
    say "HAM", because it makes us look cannibalistic (hi hi).

    According to Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's dummy (ventriloquial figure),
    "your name is offensive...Dun-Ham"!! <G>

    He's doing a show in central Arkansas in early February, but with the
    price of tickets from $50 to $200 a pop, I'll wait until it comes out on YouTube.

    It's like the price of some ham radio gear...I don't know where these
    gear manufacturers got the idea that "hams are loaded with money". It's
    more like the cartoon, where the robber tries to hold up this guy, and
    he's told "You're wasting your time...I'm a ham". <G>

    Daryl, WX1DER

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