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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Tragedy (And Thousands of QSL Cards) Strikes Bureau Manager

By WBØRUR, on the scene YAKIMA, Massachusetts – The National Radio Retransmission Legion’s (NRRL) vanity call sign QSL card manager has been found badly injured beneath thousands of QSL cards. Amateur radio operator Theodore Rosenheimer served in the volunteer role since 1985. “We were called to 4905 East Rockingham Boulevard at approx 4:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon,” says Yakima Police Department […]

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QSL Via Buro Confuses City Slicker

By WBØRUR, on the scene NOTTINGHAM PASS, Wyoming – New amateur radio operator Byram Hedgecock may be confused, but he’s winning high praises from local farmers.  Hedgecock recently bought the old Bob McDermott place west of Cheyenne. Hedgecock, licensed as a General Class in spring 2013, mistakenly interpreted “QSL via BURO” as “QSL via BURRO” and promptly began contacting local […]

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Source Identified In LOTW Slowdown

By K5KVN, on the scene. NEWINGTON, Conn. — When engineers with the ARRL’s Logbook of the World (LOTW) system noticed abnormally high server rates, one thing stood out. It was clear from upload records that one particular ham radio operator was making a lot of contacts. “The system began repeatedly overloading one afternoon. I heard the first alarm and then […]

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