Thursday, July 31, 2014

Obama Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign

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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 issued a FCC amateur radio service callsign.

Obama passed the amateur radio “General Class” exam last Sunday at the Delmarva hamfest.

Obama Gets Embarrasing CallsignAfter successfully defending a citizenship challenge from several FCC Commissioners who wanted him to use a 5Z4 callsign, Obama passed the exam with an 86% score.

The chief executive says despite his accomplishment, he’s disappointed in his callsign.

“I was hoping for something more ‘presidential,’” says Obama.

Obama will join the amateur ranks with the call sign: NØBMA.

FCC spokesman Robert Thorndyke declined comment, except to say, “Wait until you see what we have planned for Jeb Bush.”

You can work President Obama at 1800 UTC Thursdays when he checks into the White House Roundtable Net on 14.242 MHz SSB.

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Comments (10)

  • Peter

    April Fools?

    • NW9T

      I’d guess it was an April Fools Joke, that callsign comes up as not found on QRZ and on the FCC ULS.

  • W8FI

    I heard they moved the net to 14.300

  • JOSE MARIA MARTINEZ

    Sr PRESIDENTE:MI QRZ:LU8FYK,MI QRA JOSE MARIA,NO SOY BUENO CON EL IDIOMA INGLES PERO EN RADIO TODOS NOS ENTENDEMOS,YA NOS ENCONTRAREMOS EN RADIO,NOS ESCUCHAMOS.

  • Gunarso

    Congrat Mister, Welcome to the International Community “Amateur Radio” One World One Language. de YB1LZ

  • Hoosierdiva

    Thought the Net was at 1600???

  • KC9YYE

    not on the ULS site…. not true

  • xe1zcg

    Felicidadez Sr precidente algunos dia en algunos momento contactaremos..

  • Pepe

    Parece mentira que gente ya grande no se de cuenta que esto se trate de un chiste, por cierto de “mal gusto” .

  • sergio pu2sub

    I think it’s bad joke

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