New Time-Saving QSO Program Announced

Know Before You QSO Program

By WBØRUR, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, VERMONT – The National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) today announced a new program designed to save amateur radio operators time and irritation on the ham bands. According to NRRL Executive Director Bob Gilligan, the “Know Before You QSO” program authorizes US-licensed ham radio operators to identify with a special callsign suffix dependent on the […]

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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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Brian Williams: My Ham Radio Claims May Be Inaccurate

By K5KVN, on the scene NEW YORK CITY — Some amateur radio operators are questioning claims by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he is a newly licensed ham radio operator. Branching out from the “professional” broadcasting ranks into the “amateur” radio hobby is something Williams said he has wanted to do “since interviewing Hiram Percy Maxim in 2009.” “I […]

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FCC Expanding License Printing Options

By WBØRUR, on the scene WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a shocking turnaround, the Federal Communications Commission has reversed its decision to halt the printing of paper amateur radio licenses. In fact, federal administrators say they will do just the opposite and expand printing options available to ham operators. “We really didn’t understand the outcry that would come from the ham […]

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New Youth License Class Coming Soon

By K5KVN, on the scene WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a bold move to attract youth to the aging ham radio hobby, the FCC has announced a new license class tailored specifically to young people. Unfortunately, it means some old-timers must turn in their current callsign. Soon, callsigns with suffixes that match any of the most popular internet slang and texting […]

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