Local Man Does, In Fact, Own The Frequency

By WBØRUR, on the scene PORT O’ GLOOM, GEORGIA — A Chickasaw County man has become the first amateur radio operator to officially purchase an HF radio frequency, the Federal Communications Commission announced today in a noon hour media luncheon. Between bites of cucumber sandwiches and small squares of bread slathered with pimento cheese, FCC spokesman Pontus “Smokey” Blumenthal told […]

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Officials Vow to Block Obama Contacts

A Ham Hijinks staff report WASHINGTON, D.C. – Questions around U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent NPOOTA activation have some Washington insiders vowing to prevent the contacts from being confirmed. According to White House activity logs, Obama – who holds the callsign NØBMA – decided on a spontaneous pizza run Friday afternoon to the Georgetown Pizza Pit. After finishing a Chicago-style […]

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NRRL Announces NPOOTA Updates

By WBØRUR, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, VERMONT – “An overwhelming response and an overload of calories!” That’s how the man chosen to lead the National Radio Retransmission Legion describes the first few weeks of the organization’s “National Pizza Ovens On The Air” (NPOOTA) event. “It is designed to celebrate local pizzerias across our country; those unsung heroes of regional cuisine and […]

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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 phone exclusively on upper sideband next month. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” says the 62-year-old grandmother of five. From her log cabin in the Wasatch Mountains, McFarland says […]

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Club Newsletter Causes Controversy

By K5KVN, on the scene LAZY COVE, CALIFORNIA — A local radio club’s idea to encourage inactive members to get back on the air is making waves in the amateur radio hobby. The club first started publishing their new “silent key” section in their newsletter last month. Since then, newsletter editor Paul Ramond has endured dozens of phone calls, hundreds […]

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