Wednesday, January 25, 2006

We are now OFFICIALLY HamFanz!

In view of the CONSTANT 'splintering' of the group(s), the name 3840HamFans hasn't seemed appropriate for a long time, especially as I do not wish to exclude ANY Ham, fan or swl, in any way.

So, I've obtained the domain: , and the website of is now 'pointed' to At some point in the future (when all required changes are made), the 3840 domain will be deleted.


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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Art Bell Rebuilding

Art Bell: Rebuilding a life

Art Bell Is taking those first few painful steps to return to his life, albeit a totally changed one.

If there’s one consolation Art has, it’s the knowledge that many of us, in one way or another, have walked in those same shoes, and have made it through the pain and grief, have rebuilt lives, just as he can.

It was good to not only hear him on air last night, talking with his HAM buddies, but being open with them about his difficulties with shopping and cooking (LOL), but also sharing and comparing the process of grief.

Later in the night, after I went to bed, I listened to part of Coast to Coast AM and heard George Noory announce that Art Bell would be doing this Sunday’s broadcast.

I was almost asleep as I heard this, and there was no announcement on the c2c website today, so I am completely unsure of my facts.

But I thought George Noory, sounded not only a little put out, as he talked about Art broadcasting on Sunday(s?), but also kind of snide or condescending as he insisted it was what Art Bell wanted, to keep busy. And that he’d “broadcast this Sunday, and after that, well, we’ll see.”

Even in my almost ‘sleep’ state, I couldn’t help but wonder at the dynamics flowing here: between Premiere Radio, George Noory and Art Bell? Does Art have contractual arrangements with Premiere Radio? Is Noory feeling insecure about Art reclaiming ONE night a week of what was unquestionably once, only Art’s domain???

I hope this specific transition goes smoothly for all, including Art returning to broadcast radio, as many nights as he wants. George Noory IS good, but let’s face it, Art Bell IS what goes ‘bump’ in the night…

Friday, January 06, 2006

A Tribute

and book of remembrance for Ramona Bell has been put up at Please visit and take a minute to sign the book.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ramona Bell

Ramona Bell, Art Bell's wife, passed away in her sleep today in the Bell RV in Laughlin NV. Ramona Bell was 47. There was no information on cause of death.

Updates will be forthcoming


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