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Why radio amateurs are called "HAMS"

Why radio amateurs are called "HAMS"
(from Florida Skip Magazine - 1959)

Have you ever wondered why radio amateurs are called "HAMS?" Well, it goes like this: The word "HAM" as applied to 1908 was the station CALL of the first amateur wireless stations operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club. They were ALBERT S. HYMAN, BOB ALMY and POOGIE MURRAY. 

At first they called their station "HYMAN-ALMY-MURRAY". Tapping out such a long name in code soon became tiresome and called for a revision. They changed it to "HY-AL-MU," using the first two letters of each of their names. Early in 1901 some confusion resulted between signals from amateur wireless station "HYALMU" and a Mexican ship named "HYALMO." They then decided to use only the first letter of each name, and the station CALL became "HAM." 

FCC to Suspend Most Operations on January 3, if Government Shutdown Continues

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SPAR WINTER FIELD DAY

Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio presents Winter Field Day

 

Details  Here     https://www.winterfieldday.com/

The J Antenna and Variations Thereof

THE RADIO AMATEURS CODE

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL...He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE...He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY...He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED...Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

First Radio Broadcast on Christmas Eve

 

 

The world's first radio broadcast took place over a hundred years ago on

 Christmas Eve 1906.

 

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Being prepared is something we all care about, but some people put more effort into preparation than others. If you are the kind of person who is never more than a few steps from a pocket knife and a bottle of water, you are probably more aware of your surroundings than your peers. You find yourself casually wondering what you’d do if your car broke down on the highway, if you were trapped in an elevator, or if a burglar attacked your home. It’s fun to think about different scenarios about how you might break out of the elevator hatch like an action movie hero but this has likely resulted in you being just a little more prepared than your average desk jockey.

New CEO Wants ARRL to Serve All Ages and Amateur Radio Interests

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FCC Fines Amateur Radio Licensee $25,000 for Operating Unlicensed FM Station

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