Isn't it always the way? An eternal staple of ham radio visual humor, the so-callled "Wife Hong" has forever embodied XYL exasperation since OMs first bought too many radios. Oh, boy, now he's gonna catch heck!
The name referenced the notorious "Wouf Hong," early ham radio's corrective appliance applied to inept operators known as "Lids," in bizarre ritualistic ceremonies that continue to this day.
Chances are pretty good you've heard the Earth is now flat.
But with all the new things happening in ham radio, chances are also pretty good you haven't heard about the new digital mode they're all running these days.
Wouldn't you know, our friends at Baba Yagi Radiosportronics in the breakaway Republic of Rfchokia are behind this trendy breakthrough in planar propagation – a novel way to shorten the distance between two points, instead of sending signals all the way around Robin's Hood barn of an old-fashioned globe!
FE8 makes extraordinary ham radio an everyday affair, thanks to its uncanny ability to retroactively contact any and all DX stations you simply forgot to write in the log! What's more, FE8 will insert them in your log automatically, and generate a genuine paper QSL, apparently modifying the very fabric of time and space. With FE8, it's like your own personal Mandela Effect! No wonder hams world-wide can't get enough of this game-changer!
Greetings to all!
Approaching the holidays, it’s that time of year when this typically cold, damp, overcast, breakaway republic of root vegetables and hand made radios is perhaps its most beguiling.
Like a nation of Christos, Rfchokia’s entire population seems to wrap a heavy quilt about itself and assume a shivering foetal position, anticipating the bone-chilling festive season of feasting and dancing with itself, even as it painstakingly builds the world’s last mass-produced hand-made short wave electronics.
Not a day goes by when some Rfchokian doesn’t comes up to me in the market and asks when I’ll be going home to spend more time with my family.
I reply that Rfchokia is my family! Admittedly, this ex-pat American broadcaster has become a fixture at Voice of Rfchokia. Seems like it was only yesterday I arrived on their doorstep with a demo reel and a Mason Adams voiceover tribute impression in my heart. That was twenty years ago. And since then, whole new generation of shortwave broadcaster/super soldiers has seized control of VOR studios at pitchfork point, eager to take my advice about establishing a TV presence in the 19, 31, and 49 meter bands.
Gotta tell ya, this Old Shortwave Hand is pleased as punch he can still teach young turks new tricks. And as long as we can keep them in gray market Marlboros, and Rfchokian Maxium President Almighty Vlad can pull off his Hail Mary Baba Yagi Martian Motel project, we expect to bring you many more dispatches from this cauldron of high frequency entertainment. Stay tuned!
Canfield Canasta, Litz-Carleton Hotel, Rfchokia