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Tue Feb 28 23:07:38 EST 1995

To all responding to my question:

Sorry I sounded aggressive (unintentional) and ignorant (sad but true) re the
identity of WB4FLB. I truly have never met him or heard his call on the
bands. My only excuse for the tone of the message is that I'm home with the
flu and feeling really grouchy. I promise to get better.

Hope to meet him and lots of you guys at Dayton this year.

Yeah, Kentucky is part of Great Lakes Division, and Bowling Green is getting
pretty far south; about 70 miles south of Owensboro, where I first was
licensed as WA4TTE circa 1964. (Time flies.)

73 to all... Randy, W8FN

>From George Cook <george at>  Wed Mar  1 04:20:32 1995
From: George Cook <george at> (George Cook)
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 23:20:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Numeric Abbreviations
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950228231518.16255B-100000 at>

Well since you asked.......
NINER is miltary and a very good way for you to be able to determine that 
9 was meant and not 5

Oh yes and in MARS circles both ROGER and WILCO are appropriate 
prowords.  Many of the fellows you here using these terms are in fact 
MARS and are not trying to sound cool but rather it is simply a carry 
over from there tasks on MARS.

And since MARS does stand ready at a moments notice to provide back up 
communication for the military as well as pass traffic of a more routine 
nature I think we should take it easy on these fellows.

Best to you 
George AFA1JI  er oops AA3JU
see what I mean!

On Tue, 28 Feb 1995 JFSINGER at wrote:

> I wonder about the origin of the abominable "Nine-r." Why niner, not oner or
> twoer, etc?  Or nine-iest, or nine-ing?  Maybe we should add a superfluous
> syllable to all numbers? In my experience, niner confuses foreign hams almost
> 100% of the time. It belongs only in old movies along with "roger willco."
>            Jeff   K Zero-iest OD      jfsinger at

* George Cook   AA3JU  Bangor, PA  FN21         *
* george at  AA3JU at N3IQD.EPA.USA.NA *

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