Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 10:00:15 -0400 From: Heilan Yvette Grimes Subject: Re: 86 >First time I heard the term 86 was in 1959 or so, when my cousin was learning to >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 >continue. > >Rima McKinzey 86 is not a ham radio term. 73 (goodby) and 88 (hugs and kisses) are as well as the Q code. --Yvette