Man Depressed Months After Contest Ends

By WBØRUR, on the scene PFLUGERVILLE, Ky. – A local ham radio operator says he’s “depressed as heck” now that the ARRL’s November sweepstakes is over. Randy Blackwood of rural Greene County, Kentucky, says he looks forward to the annual event like a kid looks forward to Christmas. “It’s the high point of my ham radio activity for the year,” […]

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Geritol Net Gets New Sponsor, New Name

By K5KVN, on the scene PETALUMA, Calif. –A recent change to the Geritol Net has its members standing tall with pride. “We knew we had a problem and we just couldn’t keep it up. We had to fix this,” said Geritol Net member Steven Braytonheimer. The net members decided it was time to get a new sponsor. “A lot of […]

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FCC Establishes National QRM Frequency

By WBØRUR, on the scene WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – In an unprecedented move, the federal agency that oversees the country’s communications policies has established a national ham radio QRM (a.k.a. interference) frequency.  The Federal Communications Commission has earmarked 14.313 MHz as the newly designated position on the 20 meter radio band. “The Commission has taken a unique approach on […]

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Man Sends Slow Scan Image of His Housecat

By WBØRUR, on the scene ST. WEIRSBURG, Mo. – – Man’s best friend may be a dog, unless it’s the frisky feline owned by Jonathon Climatoris of rural West Flooster County, Missouri. Climatoris – an amateur radio operator or “ham” – is gaining world-wide popularity as “the guy who sent his cat’s photo over the radio.” “I’m not really sure […]

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