Ham Realizes He’ll Never Read Those Magazines Again

By K5PO, on the scene TARTAN BLACKRIDGE, Pa. – “It’s the collection of a lifetime,” says Mel Sallute. He solemnly glances at the room in his eastern Tartan Blackridge home dedicated to the orderly storage of QST Magazines. It seems like thousands of them, though he assures it’s “not quite 2,000.” Sallute was born in Tartan Blackridge in 1932 and […]

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Source Identified In LOTW Slowdown

By K5KVN, on the scene. NEWINGTON, Conn. — When engineers with the ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LOTW) system noticed abnormally high server rates, one thing stood out. It was clear from upload records that one particular ham radio operator was making a lot of contacts. “The system began repeatedly overloading one afternoon. I heard the first alarm and then […]

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