Local Man Returns Hamfest Doorprize

By K5KVN, on the scene BLOCKTOWN, NEBRASKA – Moments after winning a door prize at the Midwest Hills Hamfest, one local ham radio operator says he began having second thoughts about keeping the prize. “I never win anything. So, imagine my delight when they called my name,” said Bert Beleighmuh, who was one of the lucky winners last weekend. Hamfest […]

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Ham, 76, Dyes Peacefully At Home

By K5KVN, on the scene WAYNE’S RIVER, NH – Friends plan to celebrate the ham radio legacy of Arnold Leddington this weekend in his small hometown, where he transmitted the dots and dashes of Morse Code for more than 60 years. “I’m really happy for him,” said Fredrick Worthingshire. “He was a ham’s ham. And, it’s not often that you […]

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Hamvention Makes New Scooter-Only Policy

By K5PO, on the scene DAYTON, Ohio – The dust from the Dayton Hamvention has settled, but the work doesn’t stop for Dayton Area Amateur Radio Club (DAARC), the local club heavily involved in the organization of the Dayton Hamvention. Each year after Hamvention, the DAARC group meets to discuss what worked and what didn’t in the “Hamvention Correction of […]

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Wet Noodle Antennas Introduces New Long Reach Antenna

Courtesy of: BUSINESS USE RELATIONSHIP PRESS SERVICE (BURPS) WELLSBURG, Mo. – The Wet Noodle Antenna Company, a division of Peanut Whistle Transmitters, is unveiling a new, ground-breaking antenna product just in time for the upcoming hamfest season. The new and innovative long wire antenna, dubbed the “LONG REACH” *, will come in a variety of lengths and wire gauges sure […]

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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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