No One, Anywhere, Having Good VHF QSOs

By WBØRUR, on the scene GRAIN HARVEST, Idaho — A new study by the National Radio Retransmission Legion indicates that no ham is having an actual conversation on any frequency in the 2 meter band. Jonny “Doc” Doolittle of rural Grain Harvest, Idaho, says it’s not just poor propagation that is to blame. “We all bought one of those low-cost Chinese […]

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Optimistic 6m DXer Ready for Opening of the Year

By K5KAC, on the scene LOW POINT, ILLINOIS — It’s that magic time of year,” said Saul Stuss, as he tested the SWR on a neglected rotatable aluminum dipole hanging in his backyard. “Last year I was able to get in one complete DX QSO before the band quit on me. I can’t wait to see what happens this year!” If […]

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Ham Buys Last Rig He’ll Ever Need, Again

By K5PO, on the scene Radeče, Slovenia — Aleksander Horvat, Chief Technical Officer and CW Coach for the Lower Sava Valley Radio Club, was excited to announce to club members last week that he had just purchased “the last ham radio he’ll ever buy,” the venerable Kenwood TS-990S. Mr. Hovart noted that though the rig was “a bit above my […]

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New Radio Satisfies Sophisticated Tastes

By WBØRUR, on the scene NRRL LABS, VERMONT – Amateur radio equipment manufacturer Yaesu again raises the bar for top-of the-line ham radio equipment by unveiling the new “MR. RENAISSANCE” all mode/all band transceiver for ham radio operators with “sophisticated tastes.” Based on the legendary FTDX-5000 transceiver, “MR. RENAISSANCE” has cutting edge transmitter and receiver specifications. Operators will find synthesized […]

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New Ham Radio Movie Causes Controversy

By K5KAC, on the scene HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — “50 Shades of Grey Line Propagation,” a film based off of the now famous book of similar name, is raising cries of both outrage and pride in the amateur radio community. The book, written by Earl Glenn in 2007, was an overnight success. “Hell, I don’t know. I just write what I […]

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