Communications Technology and Jargon
& Vail 1812
Carrington effect 1859
Western Union numbered codes 73s, 88s
Mill Font for your PC: mill.ttf (right click, "save link target as", open, click 'install")
Spark Gap and LC network
Wave length in meters / frequency 80M, 40M, 20M
CW Abbreviations HI HI, FB, DX SOS, YL, XYL, OM, SK
Q codes QTH, QSL
200 Meters And Down - book
Linear (amplifier) bottles
International Call Sign Prefixes
HF, VHF, UHF
Lid This sense of lid is still common today in Amateur ("Ham") Radio (in the United States, at least), usually as "they're a lid", meaning "they're being a rude or unobservant person."
It doesn't refer to new operators, usually, as much as someone who is willfully ignoring convention.
We can't really see how this originates from any meaning of lid; the most plausible origin to me seems the phrase "put a lid on", because as an operator, a lid "silences" others or "puts a crimp" in their operating.
End Fed, Beverage, Loop
Beams – Yagi, Log Periodic, rotor
AM / FM, narrow band FM
Squelch tail PL tones
DXCC, WAC, WAS, IOTA, Elmer, Fred
Fish Memorial http://www.arrl.org/awards