Why do hams refer to themselves as WE instead of I?

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by W0RIO, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. W9WI

    W9WI Ham Member QRZ Page

    My understanding is it comes from the early days of amateur radio.

    Most hams were younger -- of an age where they weren't yet married. While operating their station, they'd be showing off to their girlfriend. (or date) At the time, radio was such a big deal that showing off one's ability to operate a ham rig really did impress the girlfriend.

    (there'd probably be quite a few more of us if it still did(grin))
  2. KD8WU

    KD8WU Ham Member QRZ Page

    The BIG BOPPER (Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson Jr), Buddy Holly, and Richie Valens were killed in a plane crash Feb. 3, 1959. This later became known as "The Day the Music Died".
  3. K8EEI

    K8EEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    When the mixture is right we are a nice bunch of guys , over ?

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