Sunday, February 17, 2008

What are the Burbank Boys up too now?

What are the Burbank Boys up too now?

Does anyone REALLY think that Jim Watkins ki6gu has not been on air the last three nights because he has a cold? When even Gout or Sciatica have not kept him away in the past?

Or that Greg Sousa w6ezv has not been on air the last three nights because he is catching up on his sleep?

Of course, both of these were arties w6obb, explanation for the ‘missing’ hams.

So have the Burbank boys made the trek to Pahrump to minister to art, help put artie together again after his recent ‘meltdown’? Or are they up to something much more nefarious, at artie’s request?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Legal Woes for Bill Crowell w6wbj coming to a head?

It would seem that the FCC has finally taken some action in regards to w6wbj. You can find the information here:

Wow! Terrible Trouble for w6wbj! He has 20 days to file a reply! I’m no ‘legal eagle’, but on first reading, to me it looks like this is the first step for the dismissal of the case against w6wbj by an Administrative Law Judge.

I would hope that w6wbj would SHARE his ‘filing’ with us! (We always get to see the FCC letters & actions, never the replies.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Art Bell w6obb, ‘Show’ is Back!

From staying off air, to talking to a few close worshipers on closely guarded frequencies now and again, to spending an entire evening with the Little People and getting snubbed big time, (and yes, I do have the recordings, they will be posted on The Secret Page!) artie has gathered his remaining cult-of-the-loop members on 3.830.

I cannot even begin to imagine the time, cost, and energy that artie must have spent in the behind the scene work, but he HAS pulled it all together. This last weekend was good – after midnight listening! (Again, the recordings, at least of Friday night, will be temporarily uploaded to the Secret Page!)

‘Jamming’ has been at a minimum, so far. Steve Wingate k6txh, (or recordings of) were injected Sunday evening, but were sporadic. (Does artie buy ‘em off, threats, or what?).

The usual suspects are involved: Art Bell w6obb, Jim Watkins ki6gu, Ben Gardner kd7bcw, Scott Barris k7mix, and a ‘drop’ in cast of many Hams. Carl Richardson kb5fjx, artie’s brother in law in Arkansas, and someone we don’t hear from very often anymore, even checked in (though you could barely copy him) one night.

Art Bell claims to be retired, and in pursuit of his hobby; but this, even though on Amateur Radio, is a planned and formatted artie production. They are setting up a ‘phone patch’ through Skype. They are using a real time chat (more later!). Of interest, artie is doing NONE of this scut work, his minions are volunteering their time and energy (and funds?).

This group of hams has not adopted a formal name, but of course, they are still The Elites!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Jim ki6gu, and Greg w6ezv, Show

Is anyone surprised that still another ‘switch and split’ is well underway? I think not! Most of these hams apparently never learned the concepts or value of such ideas as: loyalty, live and let live, or mind your own business!

If the ‘splitting’ of groups continues at this pace, the ‘once’ group of hams that gathered on 3740 a few years back, are going to be split into 1) The Little People and 2)The Short Attention Span Network. Then there will be 3) a hundred other hams, each sitting on one frequency with no one to talk too, and futility hoping someone will drop by!

Some of the recent exchanges certainly left me laughing. In fact, during one such recent transmission, the refrain of Pick-a-Little-Talk-a-Little-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep popped right into my mind. It is from the movie, Music Man, 1962. (And a BIG thanks to the person that found the audio clip for me! You know who you are…)

Give a listen, doesn’t this sound just like Jim ki6gu and Greg w6ezv lately! (What a couple of crabby old harpies!)

BTW, There are HOURS of recordings of The Jim ki6gu, and Greg w6ezv, Show that I will be posting to the SECRET PAGE soon (well a few at a time!).


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