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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Defiant XYL Says She’ll Work 75m Upper Sideband

By WBØRUR, on the scene SCHENECTADY, UTAH – In an unprecedented operating decision, Wyandott County amateur radio operator Angelina McFarland says she will begin working 75 meter phone exclusively on upper sideband next month. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time,” says the 62-year-old grandmother of five. From her log cabin in the Wasatch Mountains, McFarland says […]

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Confused Man Works Sweepstakes, Expects Money Soon

By WBØRUR, on the scene NOTTINGHAM ON THE PLAINS, NEBRASKA – Rural Manchester County amateur radio operator Wilfred Barleycorn is telling members of his radio club that he’s “preparing for special visitor.” A few days ago, Barleycorn competed in the National Radio Retransmission Legion’s (NRRL) Sweepstakes contest and submitted his log in Cabrillo format. Now, he’s “positive as an electron […]

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