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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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When 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 , ...
by Rudolf F. Graf
Any amateur radio operator. 2. A nonprofessional, usually noncommercial, devotee of any teehnology (as a hobby). amateur band ——Any one of several radio frequency bands assigned for noncommercial use by licensed radio amateurs.
by Maurice Waite
informal an amateur radio operator. v. (hams, hamming, hammed) informal overact. hammy adj.
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, ...
Flip 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, ...
Heinemann 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite
informal an amateur radio operator. P v. (hams, hamming, hammed) (usu. ham it up) informal overact. — ORIGIN C19: perh. from the first syllable of AMATEUR; cf. the US sl. term hamfatter 'inexpert performer'. hamachi ...
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