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Amateur radio operator: An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, and radio theory and operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication. There are about three million amateur radio operators worldwide.

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Google previewWhen Disaster Strikes (2011)

A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival by Matthew Stein

Being an amateur radio operator is a unique mix of fun, public service, and convenience. Although hams get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Howard Hughes was a licensed amateur radio operator. Senator Barry Goldwater (K7UGA/K3UIG) tried to become the first ham in the White House. Heads of state include the late King Hussein of Jordan (JY1), who encouraged amateur radio ...

Google previewFiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

gov/ amateur radio operator, ham radio operator A radio broadcasting hobbyist permitted to transmit ra- Satellite Launch Notes AMSAT-OSCAR 1 AMSAT- OSCAR 4 ...

Google previewThe Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

gov/ amateur radio operator, ham radio operator Aradio broadcasting hobbyist permitted to transmitradio signals over specific frequencies. Most licenses that permit amateur ...

Google previewWebster's New World Telecom Dictionary (2008)

by Ray Horak

An amateur radio operator.The exact origin and meaning of the term is vague. Some suggest that ham is a shortened and corrupted ver- sion of amateur.The most reliable origin seems to be in reference to a ham-fisted amateur telegrapher , ...

Google previewModern Dictionary of Electronics (1999)

by Rudolf F. Graf

Any amateur radio operator. 2. A nonprofessional, usually noncommercial, devotee of any teehnology (as a hobby). amateur band β€”β€”Any one of several radio frequency bands assigned for noncommercial use by licensed radio amateurs.

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

informal an amateur radio operator. v. (hams, hamming, hammed) informal overact. hammy adj.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

mediocre, meretricious, poor, second-rate, superficial, trashy, trite, unperfected, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilled, untrained amateur radio operator ham amateur speleologist spelunker amatol explosive amatory amorous, devoted, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

greenhorn, neophyte, novice, tyro, votary amateur professional: armchair general amateur radio operator: ham amatory: erotic amaurotic: blind as a bat amaze: astonish, astound, awe, confound, dumbfound, flabbergast, overwhelm, stagger, ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

an amateur radio operator. ' ham to* (hams; hamming ; hammed) Phrase ham it up (informal) to exaggerate or overact, hamburger noun also called beefburger; burger. a flat round cake of seasoned minced meat, ...

Google previewDictionary of Minor Planet Names (2009)

Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2006 - 2008 by Lutz D. Schmadel

Navy, NASA astronaut, surgeon, experienced amateur radio operator and close friend to the name proposer. As a mission specialist, Chuck flew on ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

informal an amateur radio operator. v. (hams, hamming, hammed) informal overact. hammy adj. – origin perh. from amateur. hamburger n. a ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

informal an amateur radio operator. P v. (hams, hamming, hammed) (usu. ham it up) informal overact. β€” ORIGIN C19: perh. from the first syllable of AMATEUR; cf. the US sl. term hamfatter 'inexpert performer'. hamachi ...

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