Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 04:00:42 EDT From: kim mckinzey <74525.1614[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> Subject: 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 isn't the custom sign-off, though, it's R73S. Grant Barrett" I can only say that it's what my cousin said. After that he always signed his letters to me with an 86. Rima