QRZ Forums. What exactly is a LID? I understand that it is someone who is an A-hole, but what does LID stand for?
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It is someone with very poor operating technique, a newbie or an experienced ham that acts like a neophyte. This old term likely originated from the days of wired telegraphy. A previous post entitled, What Can I Say?
On the mailing list of the Morse Telegraph Clubsomeone asked:. How did it originate and what is the significance if any of each letter? This explanation is a new one for me.
In recent years too many irresponsible and marginally qualified people have been able to obtain US amateur radio licenses for a number of factors including:. The current trend of the "gimme generation" where others' desires are ignored if they conflict with their personal wants. Membership is free!
As it seemed ever more likely that the US might enter the war in Europe, radio amateurs speculated about their own role. The telephone and the telegraph are at hand, and only in extraordinary emergencies could they see where we could be of use. The editor continued to describe portable sets, and called upon amateurs to fill the extraordinary need for operators in the signal corps.
Welcome to my site! Are you a lid? Good question, after reading this you can ask yourself does this sound like me? Let us define what a LID is.
Most of the examples used by "Rusty" have happened on the local repeaters exactly as written, although some of the items are exaggerated slightly for humor. Step 35 was written before the "no business" rule change. In many areas I have noticed a tendency of people making a distinct effort to sound like a "LID" on the local repeater.