QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Post by Narri Or » Sat, 26 May 2007 11:56:08

When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Has it been a CB term or has it always been used in Ham Radio?

I've never heard it used before...

73

 
 
 

QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Post by The Shado » Sat, 26 May 2007 23:09:03



  When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

  Has it been a CB term or has it always been used in Ham Radio?

  I've never heard it used before...

  73

  I started to hear this useage about 10 years ago and in all cases it was being used by someone who came from the CB ranks. Typically, "The First Personal Is"  As a quip, I sometimes asked what the last personal was.

  Several of these converts used CB 10 codes, passed the good numbers, pedal to the metal, etc

  Old timers shudder

  Handle here is Lamont (;-)

 
 
 

QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Post by ve3tj » Sat, 26 May 2007 23:18:26



>   Several of these converts used CB 10 codes, passed the good numbers, pedal to the metal, etc

Don't forget "keep the shiny side up" which I never did figure out,
hi!

Quote:>   Old timers shudder

All we can do is try and educate them. Eventually, they get the idea
when no one talks to them.

Quote:>   Handle here is Lamont (;-)

I remember an Old Timer who was a bit of a prangster, when asked
for his "handle" by a new Ham, he said "Chrome", as the "handle" of
his
radio was....you guessed it, chromed :)

He would lead the new guy on for hours without giving out his name.

Ah, memories......

Tedd, VE3TJD

 
 
 

QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Post by The Shado » Sun, 27 May 2007 01:32:13

RE; shiny side up --ponder no more -- URL
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

sez
There's a saying in aviation: "Keep the shiny side up!"  Usually, it is said
jokingly - often to a new student pilot or freshly minted private pilot. I
imagine the saying may have started in early aviation when aircraft were not
built to be as stable and trustworthy as they are today - when it was
entirely possible that an inexperienced pilot could end up upside-down or in
some other "interesting" attitude that would take a decent amount of skill
to recover from.  The belly of an airplane tends to get dirty more quickly
than the "top" of the plane - hence the saying.

But it is used in many other places -- film  (shiny side up and the flat
emulsion side down), aluminum foil, motorcycles {Keep it shiny side up,
*** side down and ride safe)

Overall I think it indicates - keep things safe

Lamont - an old Navy Aviator





>>   Several of these converts used CB 10 codes, passed the good numbers,
>> pedal to the metal, etc

> Don't forget "keep the shiny side up" which I never did figure out,
> hi!

>>   Old timers shudder

> All we can do is try and educate them. Eventually, they get the idea
> when no one talks to them.

>>   Handle here is Lamont (;-)

> I remember an Old Timer who was a bit of a prangster, when asked
> for his "handle" by a new Ham, he said "Chrome", as the "handle" of
> his
> radio was....you guessed it, chromed :)

> He would lead the new guy on for hours without giving out his name.

> Ah, memories......

> Tedd, VE3TJD

 
 
 

QUESTION: When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

Post by Don't spa » Sun, 27 May 2007 08:01:47


> When Did The Term "PERSONAL" Come Into Being a Ham Radio Term???

> Has it been a CB term or has it always been used in Ham Radio?

> I've never heard it used before...

> 73

Since all the CBers jumped into ham radio without any "elmering." This
is not to bash all CBers who have made the transition to the ham bands,
but an increasing number seem to be getting started without any guidance
and they tend to bring bad habits and "slanguage" with them!

"it does not follow that, if a man is ignorant of a thing, he must
forthwith fall into error. That is rather the fate of the man who thinks
he knows what he does not know."

-Augustine's ENCHIRIDION-