Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 04:00:42 EDT
From: kim mckinzey 74525.1614[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM
"First time I heard the term 86 was in 1959 or so, when my cousin was learning
be a ham radio operator. Along with lots of other codes, 86 was the sign-off,
meaning essentially that's it, ain't no more. Obviously, the connotations
86 isn't the custom sign-off, though, it's R73S.
I can only say that it's what my cousin said. After that he always signed his
letters to me with an 86.