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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Major Changes Coming To DX Clusters

By K5KVN, on the scene HORSETAIL, MONTANA — Some of the largest online DX Clusters are banding together for an extreme makeover of their popular station-spotting websites. The revamp involves a major change in how spots are posted, adding a more visual indication of what stations are on the air. “A couple of weeks ago, someone showed us a photograph […]

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