Digital SSTV Gets Ham In Hot Water

By K5KAC, on the scene BALD KNOB, Ark. — A Bald Knob amateur radio operator is in hot water with his XYL after leaving the Easypal SSTV software open on his computer desktop. “I had read up on this new mode and really didn’t even consider that anything nefarious could show up. I mean, it’s over the FCC-regulated airwaves,” said […]

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Song Played on 14.313 Wins Grammy

By K5KVN, on the scene BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A Los Angeles songwriter was thrilled – but totally surprised – when he won a Grammy for an obscure song he wrote two years ago. The award was announced at a small event the day after the Grammys and was not televised. At the ceremony, Grammy officials said the song had […]

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A Cup Of Joe For Your Radio

By WBØRUR, on the scene PETALUMA, Calif. — Ham radio operator Arthur Martin says he can’t explain it, but he’s happy about it all the same. Martin says he accidentally spilled a cup of General Foods International Gourmet Café Vienna instant coffee onto the top of his Hallicrafters HT-37A transmitter. The 62 year old retired maintenance engineer says he was […]

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Ham Quits Hobby Over Funny Phonetics

By K5KVN, on the scene NORFOLK, Va. –  Mitch Eversdale blames it on “Three Lovely Ladies.” Those are the phonetics a ham in Michigan used when talking to a station with a callsign suffix of “TLL.” And it was the last straw for the long-time ham radio operator. “It happens all the time and I’m sick of it. Just the […]

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Ham Dismantles Home To Stop Rampant RFI

By K5PO, on the scene SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Springdale resident Kelvin Trotman has a problem with noise, but not the typical kind found in many neighborhoods. Kelvin can’t hear a neighbor practicing the drums during the football game, and instead of loud, drunken parties until 2 a.m., his neighbors are quiet and respectful—yet Kelvin’s home is assaulted by noise. Kelvin, […]

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