amateur

An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science in a non-professional or unpaid manner. Amateurs often have little or no formal training in their pursuits, and many are autodidacts (self-taught).

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  1. Frank RW

    Amateur "ham" radio...

    Any fellow hams out there? I'm Frank W4RAV in Hillsboro. Used to be K2NCC, but changed my vanity call a few years ago. Been a ham since 2005, which is a newbie to many of y'all! My MOS in the Army was 05D. Waaaay back in the 80s. :) I mostly monitor. I haven't transmitted in about...
  2. R

    Where to find an amateur gun smith.

    I have a small job on my AR upper receiver (need to make a hole slightly larger). Where do I find someone in the PDX area who can do that?
  3. A

    Revolutionary new Competition with The Outdoor Channel!

    American Marksman is a new, nationwide amateur shooting competition! It is owned and operated by The Outdoor Channel and will eventually lead into a TV show. The winner receives a grand prize of $50,000. The way this works is you register at AmMarksman.comand participate at our local qualifying...
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