Category: Hijinks

  • New NRRL Communications Specialist Makes Mark

    New NRRL Communications Specialist Makes Mark

    A Ham Hijinks staff report NEWINGSTEAD, VT -- The new overseer of communications coming out of the National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) is making significant changes, just h ...

  • Area Ham Sets Up Beer Night On DX Cluster

    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 stati ...

  • Ham Dismayed Rig Hasn’t Needed Repairs

    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 perfe ...

  • Defiant XYL Says She’ll Work 75m Upper Sideband

    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 p ...

Ham Throws Out Family Cat

Ham Throws Out Family Cat

By K5KVN, on the scene BEEDEVILLE, Md. -- Morse, the family cat at the Muester household, is now fending for himself outdoors. The cat was given its name after Samuel Morse, the i ...

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Man Found In Hara Arena, Days After Hamvention Ends

Man Found In Hara Arena, Days After Hamvention Ends

By K5KVN, on the scene DAYTON, Ohio -- A Vermont amateur radio operator was found today in a remote hallway within the Hara Arena complex, three days after the end of Hamvention. ...

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Woman Creates Candles As Excuse To Attend Hamfests

Woman Creates Candles As Excuse To Attend Hamfests

By WBØRUR, on the scene WEST MOLINE, Nebraska – A Nebraska woman is offering a line of “ham radio scented” candles just in time for purchase at the Dayton Hamvention. Maudie Carli ...

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Little Piggy Kit Will Help New Hams Fit In

Little Piggy Kit Will Help New Hams Fit In

By K5KVN, on the scene WELLSBURG, Missouri - With the number of new amateur radio licenses on the rise, one company is stepping in to help new hams fit in with seasoned operators ...

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Duck Dynasty Transceiver Coming To Hamvention

Duck Dynasty Transceiver Coming To Hamvention

By WBØRUR, on the scene WELLSBURG, Missouri – Famous for the grossly underperforming Peanut Whistle 250 and 500 model transmitters, Missouri electronics manufacturer “Peanut Whist ...

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Local Ham Hopes for Sunnier Days

Local Ham Hopes for Sunnier Days

By WBØRUR, on the scene BRIDLINGTON PASS, Utah -- Local ham radio operator and “prepper” Sam Holtmeyer says he has a plan. “When the end-of-days comes, I’ll be ready!” he boasts u ...

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Letterman Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign

Letterman Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign

By WBØRUR, on the scene NEW YORK, NY –  After months of studying, practice exams, and thumbing through the latest Ham Radio Outlet catalog, Late Night talk show host and comedian ...

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Obama Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign

Obama Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign

By WBØRUR, on the scene WASHINGTON, D.C. --  After months of studying, practice exams and thumbing through the latest Ham Radio Outlet catalog, President Barack Obama has been iss ...

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Ham Looks For New Hobbies

Ham Looks For New Hobbies

By WBØRUR, on the scene PORT ARTHUR, OKLA. -- Checotah County ham radio operator Bobby Willis says he’s working exclusively “digital” modes from this day forward. “I really like t ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Special Event Runs Out of Luck

St. Patrick’s Day Special Event Runs Out of Luck

By K5KVN, on the scene BOSTON, Mass. -- A Saint Patrick's Day special event station shut down early after several misfortunes forced club members to cease operations before making ...

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