Once again, the phone rang. And just like the last time, it was first thought to be a prank call. However, today it wasn't money they wanted to give us. It was perpetual friendship.
As of today, the Noise Blankers are an ARRL-affiliated club. Club president Gary WBØRUR offered these words when Kevin K5KVN told him the news: "Someone find out what sort of responsibility that entails."
Heck, we are as surprised as anyone. If we were a national amateur radio organization, we wouldn't accept us as an affiliated chapter.
Even the shack cat reacted to the news with jaw-dropping amazement: