Ham Radio Netflix Series In the Works

LOS GATOS, Calif. — Netflix has greenlit an uplifting series about the life of a three legged dog who successfully runs his own booth at hamfests. “The pilot episode was a touching tale about this dog overcoming his limited physical capabilities to become a reputable dealer of 256 MB RAM,” said Andre Trespiernos, director of niche programming for Netflix. “By […]

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Study Determines Top 5 Reasons for Attending Hamfests

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By WBØRUR, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, Vermont – The National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) has results in-hand of a high-level study determining the primary reasons amateur radio operators attend swap meets, commonly called “hamfests.” Commissioned in 2009 with a price tag of more than $85,000, the NRRL hopes to pinpoint the major reasons for attendance and share those motivators among […]

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Doilies Big Hit At Hamfest Despite Initial Reservations

By WBØRUR, on the scene PETALUMA, Calif. – A local woman is making big business out of a small item: doilies. Barbara O’Keefe of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania recently traveled with her husband to an amateur radio swap meet, known as a ‘hamfest’ but found little that interested her. “I didn’t know what to expect,” says O’Keefe. “But I sure didn’t expect […]

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