n.— «Amateur, or “ham,” radios have connected people worldwide since the early 1900s. The device might seem technologically outdated, but it’s far from forgotten.…Sunday was not only a special day for fathers but also a celebration for local ham lovers, who sometimes call themselves “hammers.” John Colaluca, of Frederick, has been “hamming” for about 30 years, he said. He got interested when he was a kid.» —“Lost in transmission? Not these radio buffs” by Sarah Fortney Frederick News-Post (Maryland) June 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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