[Ads-l] Antedating of "Ham" (Radio)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jul 31 00:50:26 UTC 2016

The OED first use of the radio sense of "ham" (ham, n.1 4.) is dated 1919.  According to Wikipedia, this term was used in an article titled "Floods and Wireless" by Hanby Carver, published in the August 1915 issue of Technical World Magazine.

Fred Shapiro

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