Hamspeak Common terms that have been “customized” for ham radio use.

  • Junk: parts and other previously used items that may be used for some unknown ham radio project at some unspecified date. 
  • Recycle: reusing pieces and parts from non-ham related items to solve a ham related problem, ie; chain link fence top rail as an antenna mast, an old Dish satellite TV antenna for a new microwave project, an old cookie sheet as a ground plane for VHF or UHF antenna. 
  • Tree: wire antenna support 
  • Spare room: ham shack 

These are just a quick sample, send me your own and I’ll post them on the website under “Humor”