FCC Expanding License Printing Options

By WBØRUR, on the scene WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a shocking turnaround, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed its decision to halt the printing of paper amateur radio licenses. In fact, federal administrators say they will do just the opposite and expand printing options available to ham operators. “We really didn’t understand the outcry that would come from the ham […]

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Local Ham Sets World Record

By WBØRUR, on the scene EAST BINGHAMTON, Maine – A local amateur radio operator will be listed in the next edition of the World Record book. Jervis Tumbledon of rural Hampton Township has been a ham radio operator for 25 years, but never thought he’d receive international recognition for his hobby. “It really comes as quite a surprise,” says the […]

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NRRL Servers Hacked; Members Like It

By K5KVN, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, Vt. — The National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) says their email servers were hacked this week, exposing the personal email addresses of all of its members. NRRL officials were unabashedly happy about the security breach, saying that most of the thousands of ham radio operators that received the spam emails were actually glad to […]

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Mars Mission To Include Ham Radio Operator

A Ham Hijinks staff report WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA officials, in a surprise announcement today, named their first choice for a five-member crew that will head to Mars by 2025. To the astonishment of many, the man is an amateur radio operator. The chosen ham, now a soon-to-be astronaut, is Bill Thompson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Thompson, who is well […]

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Man Creates Multi-Purpose Rotator

By WBØRUR, on the scene JOHNSON’S LURCH, Oregon –  In what’s being called a breakthrough in both RF engineering and culinary apparatus, a local ham radio operator has devised a way to enjoy his two favorite hobbies at once:  ham radio AND eating. Dr. Ivan Schmeister, a retired mechanical engineer and part-time inventor, has adapted his Hy-Gain Ham-IV rotor to […]

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