|Hi Mate !
I used to live in Australia.
In this country, they call each other "Mate".
Meaning "friend","brother"and "partner".
Since it is pronunced in Aussie accent, it sounds like "Mait".
They say Hello "Mait". Good bye "Mait".....
Probably an expression of immigration days.
Treating each other evenly .
Mateship means "We are all friends".
I like the way.
I have been
a radio amateuer operator for 40years.
This hobby brought me a lot of things.
I got a new callsign JL1EEE when I came back home
from 2years duty in the Philippines.
My current using radio gears of IC-756proII as well