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Wreaths Across America 2015: Success!

For the fourth year in a row, not one of us was physically hurt while directing traffic for the Wreaths Across America event in Fayetteville, Arkansas. However, some feelings were hurt when a guy in a kilt told us in no … Continue reading

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Show Time with Fo Time Podcast

Keeping with the highest traditions of our mission statement, specifically the part that reads “tell others how much fun it is,” we were thrilled to be a guest on episode 40 of the Fo Time Podcast. Cale does a great … Continue reading

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Deer Island Activation: Success!

Another island activation is in the books. Gary WBØRUR and Kevin K5KVN set out on a three-hour tour to Deer Island to qualify and activate it as part of the U.S. Islands Awards Program QSO Party. This was the group’s … Continue reading

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We Had A Meeting!

Last week, we held an opportunistic club meeting/dinner/happy hour at Jose’s in Springdale (Ole’ for Jose’s!). “Opportunistic” because we all are so incredibly busy and rarely can all attend a club function at the same time. Thanks to K5PO for … Continue reading

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HamCom 2015: Success!

HamCom in Irving, Texas, was great. Andy K5PO, Gary WB0RUR, and Kevin K5KVN represented the Noise Blankers this year. Per strict club bylaws, all of the Noise Blankers cannot be at the same hamfest. This is a security precaution similar … Continue reading

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Island Activation Is Possible

UPDATE: The Noise Blankers Radio Group were unable to participate due to a tick infestation on the island and the threat of thunderstorms. We will still try to quality and activate the island at some point in the future.   … Continue reading

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Storm Hunting With K5KAC

By K5KAC A first-hand account of tornadic storms in Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 In the Ozark Highlands, any freak weather event is met with awe and a healthy amount of respect, but more importantly it’s a great … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo! Look Who’s Two!

MEMO – DRAFT – FOR DISCUSSION ONLY To:       Noise Blankers Radio Group associates From:   Kevin Thornton K5KVN, Public Information Officer Re:       HamHijinks.com‘s 2nd birthday! I am proud to tell you that we have hit another milestone for our award-winning … Continue reading

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Coming Up Next

The Noise Blankers Radio Group HQ has been sparsely populated lately, as many folks have “called in sick” to work the recent DXPeditions. Now that those are in the log, we might actually get some real work done. Hamfest season … Continue reading

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23cm Band Appreciation Day: December 29

Often, when sitting in the Noise Blankers Radio Group clubhouse, with the smell of burnt plastic in the air from leaving the hot soldering iron on the card table, and the sounds of malicious QRM in the DX pileup echoing … Continue reading

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