Category Archives: Funny

Dashtoons: Über cool radio art by Jeff K1NSS

Among the fascinating people I met at the Dayton Hamvention this year was Jeff Murray, K1NSS. Though Jeff and I have communicated online, our paths had not yet crossed in real life; I was very pleased to finally meet him in person. … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing comments on FCC regulation

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: I imagine there are pirates out there who would agree with Mike Baxter (a.k.a. Tim Allen).  Savor your ham.

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My good buddy, David Goren, directed me to the VOLMET frequency for New York Sunday afternoon on 3,485 kHz. VOMET, for those of you not familiar, is a worldwide network of radio stations that broadcast TAF, SIGMET and METAR aviation weather reports on shortwave radio, and in some countries … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley, radio in The Age of Noise

According to English satirist & humanist, Aldous Huxley, we live in the “Age of Noise.” When he wrote this, in 1945, he implicated radio: “The twentieth century is, among other things, the Age of Noise. Physical noise, mental noise and … Continue reading

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Radio Caroline spoof: DJs all at sea

Thanks to Mike Barraclough who shared this Enfield/Whitehouse skit on Facebook:

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Gmail Tap: email with morse code?

Google has once again featured a radio-related theme–this time (unfortunately!) as an April Fool’s joke. This video will explain it all:

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My New Year’s preparedness test

Last year, we published two popular articles on preparedness. As I mention in the articles, I’m no hard-core survivalist, but I certainly believe in  being prepared. This year, on New Year’s day, I got tested. Big time.  Here’s what happened: … Continue reading

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