New NRRL Communications Specialist Makes Mark

NEWINGSTEAD, VT — The new overseer of communications coming out of the National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) is making significant changes, just hours after taking his post. Davis Gerr’s first action will be controlling expenses. “Subscriptions are down and we just can’t afford 73 anymore,” said Gerr. The effort will be a multi-stage strategy. “We will use 72 immediately. If […]

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Area Ham Sets Up Beer Night On DX Cluster

By K5KVN, on the scene LEXINGTON, Ky. — Raymond Sutler and friends had a “heck of a time” last night thanks to a website meant for posting reception of distant amateur radio stations. Sutler and his radio buddies weren’t concerned with radio propagation, though. “One time, I saw Indonesia spotted on 20 meters but I needed him on 40,” said […]

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Ham Dismayed Rig Hasn’t Needed Repairs

by K5KAC, on the scene LONG PINE, NEBRASKA – “I guess I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into,” said Trey Arend, blankly staring at his Hallicrafters SR-150 as it perfectly received an 80m roundtable. Arend bought his first Boat Anchor five years ago imagining long evenings aligning oscillators and testing tubes. “It was going to be a labor […]

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Defiant XYL Says She’ll Work 75m Upper Sideband

By WBØRUR, on the scene SCHENECTADY, UTAH – In an unprecedented operating decision, Wyandott County amateur radio operator Angelina McFarland says she will begin working 75 meter phone exclusively on upper sideband next month. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” says the 62-year-old grandmother of five. From her log cabin in the Wasatch Mountains, McFarland says […]

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Ham Scoffs At Store Bought Radios

By WBØRUR, on the scene DISTURBANCE, ARIZONA – In a surprise announcement, local ham radio operator Martin Jeffries says he has “had enough of the commercialism” and “war on Christmas” and will be building his next transceiver. He plans on starting the project within days and being on the air with the new rig sometime during the summer of 2021. ### HamHijinks.com

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