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Elmers

    Origin of the term "Elmer"

The term "Elmer"--meaning someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be hams--first appeared in QST in a March 1971 "How's DX" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB)

Elmering or mentoring has long been the backbone of Amateur Radio. While technology constantly evolves, the human interaction between hams will not be replaced and will always remain one of the hobby's strongest traditions. As licensed hams we are all ambassadors of Amateur Radio and we should always be looking at ways in which we can welcome newly licensed hams and project a positive image that will attract others to ham radio.

 

    LCARA members volunteering as "Elmers"

        Don Koscis         WA8TWM       dkocsis@ameritech.net

       Paul Kopcak        KE8PP            paulkopcak@gmail.com

       Reno Tonsi          WT8C             rmtonsi@att.net