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From: "Rosemary Kenney" <>
Subject: RE: [ARIZARD-L] OFF SUBJECT - "Hams"
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 07:32:28 -0600
Oh my gosh.....they're everywhere!
XLY of WB5NFC
From: Jim Hobbs [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Internet Expressions -Evalyn
Harold, Old Man
What is your call sign?
73 Jim, VE4OE
Harold Blevins wrote:
> This is the second time I have had to go thru this, learning a new
> language! The first time was almost 50 years ago when I first became
> an amateur radio operator. The hams had their own set of short cuts
> for words, brought about by having to send Morse Code, and the
> shorter the message the better. Some were pretty obvious, like
> XMTR and RCVR for transmitter and receiver, HI was the same
> as LOL, TNX was Thanks, and CUL was "see you later". Your
> girl friend was a YL (Young Lady) and your wife was a XYL (Ex-
> Young-Lady). "73" meant "best regards" and "88's" were "love
> and kisses!" So , you see, this stuff has been around for a long time.
> So, gotta go run an errand for the XYL, so CUL and 73's.........