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bangelo
05-13-2004, 12:10
http://www.qsl.net/sars/the_origin_of_the_word_ham.htm

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GSD17
05-13-2004, 15:06
cool, i was wondering that myself

KB4IFS
05-14-2004, 18:44
So where is Gene Kelly?

Bullman
05-16-2004, 23:52
What does singin in the rain have to do with amateur radio?

Vic303
05-20-2004, 20:19
Why we are called HAM's
Uh, 'cause it beats being called a LID! ;g ;a

David_G17
05-25-2004, 15:06
Unfortunately for this story, none of it checks out. A past president of the ARRL did extensive research in an attempt to confirm this story. There is nothing in the Congressional record about little station HAM. There is nothing in contemporary press records. And there is no record of a Hyman, Almay, or Murray at Harvard at the time this supposedly happened. This story first surfaced in an amateur publication in 1948, and doesn't seem likely to die. But it appears to have no factual basis.

GSD17
06-18-2004, 00:08
party pooper :)