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#1 2006-01-01 12:07:16

patschwieterman
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"hand radio" for "ham radio"

The ham/hand alteration has already had good documentation in the Database, so it’s a bit remarkable that there are still undocumented variations on it out there. “Ham radio” appears to be a corruption of “amateur radio”; if you don’t know that, however, the phrase “ham radio” looks very odd. And by comparison with the semi-automated pros, “hams” do a lot more by hand. Examples:

If you’re a hand radio operator, listen for me between 14.200-14.230 MHZ USB. Call sign is AC7X/mobile.
http://www.urbansurvival.com/nl20040604.htm

Some a uditory trainers can pick up cell phone conversations from drivers passing by the school, kids with walkie talkies playing in their backyard behind the school, a hand radio operator across the street and other radio frequencies.
http://www.tacanow.com/auditory%20_processing.htm

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a hand radio operator. He enjoyed the desert and the computer.
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2003/03 … rt5652.txt

You know, I’m a hand-radio operator, so I used to spend my late-nights growing up in the ‘70s on my hand-radio listening to people with my ear to the radio tweaking out a signal report.
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:CubG … r%22&hl=en

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