What are amateurs?

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Amateur Radio History
... Throughout the history of amateur radio, amateur radio enthusiasts have made significant contributions to science, engineering, industry, and social services ... Research by amateur radio operators has founded new industries, built economies, empowered nations, and saved lives in times of emergency ... Amateur radio is a hobby and, by law, completely non-commercial ...
Massachusetts Seniors Squash Rackets Association - Current Rankings - Amateurs
... Second place Mike U ... Fife Third place Guang Chen ...
Sherzod Husanov - Amateurs
... At both the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, he lost to winner Lorenzo Aragon winning bronze and the silver medal in the Welterweight ... had qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines ...
Royal Union Of Belgian Radio Amateurs
... The Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) (in Dutch, Koninklijke Unie van de Belgische Zendamateurs, in French Union Royale Belge des Amateurs-Emetteurs ... is the national member society representing Belgium in the International Amateur Radio Union ...
Logbook Of The World - Confirmation Process
... An amateur's computer-based logbook, in ADIF or Cabrillo format, must be "signed" using a key obtained from ARRL ... stations, contact time, frequency, and operating mode.) ARRL assigns such keys to amateurs who appear in the U.S ... FCC licensing database or to non-US amateurs who provide alternate proof of identity ...

Famous quotes containing the word amateurs:

    I might say that what amateurs call a style is usually only the unavoidable awkwardnesses in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an élite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilirating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!
    Edna Ferber (1887–1968)