A Wouff Hong is a fictional tool used to “punish” Amateur Radio operators, who demonstrate poor operating practices.
Legend has it that the Wouff Hong was invented by Hiram Percy Maxim (founder of ARRL) under the pseudonym, “The Old Man,” just as amateurs were getting back on the air after World War One.
Early in 1919, “The Old Man” wrote in QST “I am sending you a specimen of a real live Wouff Hong . . . Keep it in the editorial sanctum where you can lay hands on it quickly in an emergency.” The “specimen of a real live Wouff Hong” was presented to a meeting of the ARRL Board and the Board voted that the Wouff Hong be framed and hung in the office of the Secretary of the League.
On display at ARRL HQ today, the Wouff Hong is a constant reminder to Amateur Radio operators to be mindful of their operating etiquette.
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 24 ARLB024
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 1, 2017
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB024
ARLB024 W1AW to begin scheduled transmissions on 6 meters
starting January 2, 2018
Beginning with the 9 AM EST fast code practice on Tuesday, January
2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters – specifically 50350 kHz – to its
regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin
Prior to late 1989, W1AW had a presence on 6 meters for all its CW
practice, and regular bulletins. Since that time however, the
station was absent on 6 meters, with the exception of regular
visitor operations and contests.
In addition to providing regularly scheduled transmissions on 6
meters, another goal is to act as a beacon on 6 meters, especially
from the Northeast US.
Signal reports will be welcome. A web page that will allow
listeners to provide signal reports will be made available after the
start date. Reports may also be emailed to W1AW at, email@example.com.
The Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club is hosting a special event to celebrate the Lab’s 70th Anniversary. It is also the 100th Anniversary of Camp Upton Army camp, the property on which BNL resides. The BNLARC will operate beginning Sunday, July 16, 2017 and continue through Saturday, July 22, 2017. A Schedule of operating times and frequencies will be listed on our Special QRZ page at http://www.qrz.com/db/K2BNL. A copy of the special certificate is also viewable on this page. A link will be provided on this page for all contacts to request an email containing the pdf certificate back to you. Give us some time to enter all log entries into the certificate database.
For any additional information or questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to working as many clubs as we can. The Laboratory is holding a special Summer Sunday open to the community to kick this off – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will be on the air during this time period to start our week-long special event station – K2BNL – Listen for us.
ISS Packet System is Back on VHF
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet digipeater system is again operating on VHF — 145.825 MHz. The failure of an Ericsson handheld VHF transceiver on board the ISS last fall had caused ARISS to shift packet operation to 70 centimeters. A cargo resupply mission in February delivered a new Ericsson 2 meter handheld, to replace the one that had failed, which had been used in the Columbus module for school group contacts and for Amateur Radio packet.
Full Story at ARRL link below
Vanity callsigns can now be obtained online!
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