Do you really care if someone writes HAM instead of ham?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KK4NSF, Jun 14, 2020.


Do you really care if a person writes "HAM" instead of "ham"?

  1. I don't care at all. It's all good to me.

  2. I know it's technically incorrect, but see it as a small point.

  3. I do care, but tend to let it slide

  4. I care about it... and think it's my duty to correct folks whenever they do it.

  5. I REALLY think it's important, and cannot have a meaningful conversation with anyone who writes HAM

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  1. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I rarely use ham radio, I try to always use "Amateur radio"
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  2. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's very important and anyone who didn't choose the last option is a no-code lid and probably a yootoob influencer. :mad:

  3. WJ4U

    WJ4U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Considering the general tone of posts on these forums, I am shocked - SHOCKED I say - to see this particular survey weighs heavily toward "I don't care at all. It's all good to me." :eek:
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  4. G0KDT

    G0KDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    The question and the provided option answers lead the responses.

    Ham although its allegedly been around over 100 yrs is in many circles taken as identifying something more often poorly delivered or done more so than as an 'Amateur' activity. As in 'You ham fisted .....' . I wonder why 'ham' is so often conjoined with 'fisted'....
  5. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    You mean “Amateur RADIO.” We write RADIO in all-caps now, except when it follows HAM. I think this is all explained in the new Common Core Technicians Class License MANUAL.*

    (* MANUAL is also written in all-caps now. Try to keep up.) :p
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  6. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    You owe me a new keyboard and some wipes for the monitor.
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  7. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Be a ham, not a HAM. It's like being responsible enough to make your bed every morning. It's amazing how far we've allowed ourselves to slide towards ignorance. Do at least one thing properly every day, ham is a good place to start.
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  8. K2CD

    K2CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    In case you were wondering, HVW is almost HAM flipped upside down. They've probably noticed it down under, however.
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  9. KA6RES

    KA6RES Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hamilton, Armstrong & Marconi.
    HAM or h.a.m.
    Radio is great, isn't it?
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  10. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    What bugs me is HAM bein used as a noun and not an adjective, as in "Are you on HAM? Are you talking HAM? Is that radio for HAM???" Or worse yet, as a verb: "Did you HAM today?" Ham is an adjective that modifies the noun RADIO. And no, I am not and never have been an English major, just a HAM RADIO operator.
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