New to ham radio, looking for some advice.

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KN4SMQ, Mar 6, 2019.

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  1. KP4SX

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  2. W9RAC

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    Yes. Nothing derogatory intended regarding the origin of the term only that its not how I like to be described. Many of hobbies/activities have over the years have evolved as well as the language describing them. Plenty of room for everyone. 73 Rich
  3. WA9SVD

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    Agree. I don't particularly like the term "Elmer" when applied personally, but I do not make an issue, although I prefer the term "mentor." However, as a general term applied to a general class of individuals, I guess "Elmer" is still appropriate.

    I don't object to the casual use of "ham," but I personally use "Amateur Radio Operator," when addressing the public.
  4. KK5JY

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    It's 2019.

    "Elmer" has been replaced with the more generic and modern term "mentor." Long ago.

    Problem solved. :D

    If nothing else, it keeps HR happy. ;)

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