Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Karen Jackson's 'Gift'

Karen Jackson, owner of KNYE Radio, (The Big Voice of the Valley), recently sent me a 'gift'. It is now available for bidding on eBay!

Art Bell's Personal Possessions

Friday, April 10, 2009

HamFanz Archives!


Just a reminder that ALL HamFanz audio & pics are still available! They are orginized and sold by year, starting with 2000=2004 (audio starts at 2004) for pics, then 2005, etc (for audio & pics).

Then there are: "HamFanz Special Editions 1 & 2!

For a total of 24G! All contain different materiels!

Make me an offer I can't refuse!
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Elite Hams

As I'm sure most of you already know, artie w6obb, and Scott Barris k7mix, finally took my advice of several weeks ago, and dumped their website www.elitehams.com.

It was far past time, as the only Elites left were artie and Scott. Scott was left holding the bag, or the web site if you will. Typical Art Bell behavior: make lots of big promises; get someone else to do all the work; and then quit participating on a whim.

(Sigh, many tried to 'tell' Scotty.)

Trite but true, 'Good riddance to bad rubbish.' (In all kinds of ways!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

HamFanz Birthday!

Tongue Out

HamFanz is 5 years old today! (Notice it was started on April Fool's Day; how perfect is THAT!)

So, throw the confetti! Make a toast! Five years of the TRUTH about many a HAM! HamFanz=excellent reporting (thanks to excellent SOURCES, you know who you are!)

I just know the CONGRATS are gonna come rolling in...and it would be nice if you'd hit that PayPal button to show your appreciation!

Here's to 5 MORE years!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Either Or

Listening to the Little Peeps last night, (And I that IS what I do, SWL.) I don't know which was more disruptive, Steve k6txh, being Steve, or most everyone else complaining about Steve being Steve!

I must say, as a listener, it makes for an interesting, and entertaining, evening. That is till it gets out of hand, when everyone gets too angry, and goes away, leaving me laughing...

So is it Either/Or???

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Easy Way to Fix a Problem!


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Art Bell now an ex-pat

According to several reliable sources, artie is now living in the Philippines, and has burned his bridges behind him. He says he is NEVER returning to the US. (The ‘exodus’ some have referred to on air.)

He sold his ‘compound’ to Tom in Arizona, who will probably be moving in this next week, and is recruiting help for the move.

artie GAVE his guesthouse to Karen (now the owner of KNYE), and the station controls which were moved there last week. All property rights were also given to Karen on the big sign for KNYE on highway 160, as with the land it sits on, it is worth a huge chunk of money for advertising rights, as no one can buy land anymore to put up signs for advertising.

He gave away one car (not to me!), and sold another to a ‘good friend’.

And to show what kind of man he is, he had all his cats put down. (Now WHAT vet would put down healthy animals? That person should be reported to the Nevada authorities.) It is said that his condominium in Manila does not allow pets… (hmmm, kinda like Ramona, huh?)

And to show what kind of man he is, he did not even say ‘good bye’ to friends he’s had for years. (Nor did he drop a hefty amount into my PayPal account to help with uncovered medical expenses!)

Good riddance! With any luck, the other NAMBPIGs will join him there.

Perhaps now, without artie’s constant threats of lawsuits, complaints to the FCC, and other strong arm tactics, SWL will be ‘fun’, again. With no more ‘late night’ EliteHams, maybe early evening will see more of w6wbj, wb6bnq, k4ze, k6txh, n7js, w7lw, and other interesting HAMS.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Airyn 'preggers' again?

Did anyone besides me notice, in the most recent pic of Airn (in the red dress), holding Aisia, (www.hamcams.com) that it looks like an early 'preggers' dress and a 'baby bump'???

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Art Bell, C2C, & Dr. Reed

If you were a C2C listener during the Art Bell years, you may really enjoy this: http://bilalsworldorder.blogspot.com/2009/02/alien-story.html

It's the story (including audio and videos) of Dr. Reed and the Alien. A really well put together page.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year!

First, last week, someone named ‘bugin76’ posted this to the YouTube Steve Wingate video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qQuIcQnzkE&feature=related.

Today, Jan. 8, 2009Steven L Wingate was sentenced to 45 days in jail & 3 years probation for assault, assaulting an officer, & use of a tear gas weapon. Steve's sentence starts January 25th at 2:00 pm. I will be removing this YouTube posting in honor of Steve's extended vacation.

January 25th is NOT far off!

Then, a couple of days ago, this was found on the internet. The latest ‘round’ in the battle of the FCC and w6wbj (and it looks like Bill Crowell lost this one!)

Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington"D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
Application to Renew License for
Amateur Radio Service Station W6WBJ
FCC File No. 0002928684

Issued: December 29, 2008 Released: December 31, 2008
I. Under consideration are Enforcement Bureau's Motion to Compel Responses to its
First Request for Production of Documents, filed on June 4, 2008, by the Enforcement Bureau
("Bureau"); and Applicant's Opposition to Enforcement Bureau's Motion to Compel Responses
to its First Request for Production of Documents, filed on June 17, 2008, by William F. Crowell
("Mr. Crowell").
2. General Objections. Mr. Crowell objects to each request for production of documents
because the Bureau has objected "in bad faith" to almost all of his First Set of Interrogatories
propounded to the Bureau. Through that conduct, Mr. Crowell argues, the Bureau "has violated
the priority of discovery" and has "wrongfully prevented [him] from formulating his claims and
defenses. E.g" Applicant's Response to Document Request I. These objections are overruled.
They have no legal basis and Mr. Crowell cites no authority supporting his position. There is no
requirement that the Bureau first answer his interrogatories before he responds to the Bureau's
request forproduction;of documents.
3. Mr. Crowell also objects to each request for production of documents on the basis that
the Bureau "lacks the authority to compel the production of evidence before it has made a
preliminary showing 'that it has actual intercepts evidencing a violation of Part 97 [of the
Commission's Rules]." E.g., Applicant's Response to Document Request 1. These objections
are overruled. They, too, have no legal basis and Mr. Crowell cites no authority supporting his
position. No such burden or condition precedent to conducting discovery exists.
4. Mr. Crowell further objects to several requests for production of documents because
the Commission "has neither subject matter nor ancillary jurisdiction over the internet." E.g.,
Applicant's Response to Document Request 6. These objections are overruled. The Hearing
Designation Order in ,this proceeding, 23 FCC Rcd 1865 (WTB 2008) (" HDO "), makes it clear
that Mr. Crowell's character is in question. HDO at 1866-67 (~~ 6, 9). Among the elements to be
considered under this factor are Mr, Crowell's "apparent contempt for the Commission's
regulatory authority," 'and whether he can be relied upon "to comply with the Commission's rules
and policies in the future." ld. at 1867 (~9). Mr. Crowell's use of the internet is clearly relevant
and material under these factors.
5. In connection with document requests relating to the internet, Mr. Crowell also objects
because a former Commission employee allegedly "repeatedly and specifically advised the
amateur community to keep any disputation and questionable materials off the ham radio and put
them on the internet instead." He further contends that the actions of Commission employees are
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'not equivalent to the actions of the Commission, and that Commission employees do not speak
,-, ", for thll,9,mmission. E.g., Applicant's Response to Document Requests 6, 12. These objections
are overruled. Once again, they have no legal basis and Mr. Crowell cites no authority supporting
,'r ,. .!)is position.
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6. Mr. Crowell objects to several requests for production of documents on the ground
that "the Gommission may not deny a license based upon an unconstitutional premise," and that
Commission review of the speech of radio amateurs (such as Mr. Crowell) Violates their First
Amendment rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances, E.g.,
Applicant's Response to Document Request 10. These objections are overruled. Mr. Crowell's
arguments are, at best, premature inasmuch as his application for renewal of license has not been
denied. Therefore, his contentions provide no legitimate basis on which to preclude the Bureau
from conducting discovery on the issues set forth in the HDO.
7. Document Requests 1-6. 8-14. 19.21. Mr. Crowell's objections are overruled for the
reasons stated in the General Objections section above. The documents requested "appear[ ]
reasonably calculated to lead·to the discovery of admissible evidence." Section 1.3I1(b) of the
Commission's Rules. .
8. Document'Request 1. Many of the documents produced by Mr. Crowell refer to
attachments. However, the attachments were not provided. Mr. Crowell is directed to produce
those attachments.
9. Document Requests 2-3, 9. The documents produced by Mr. Crowell are
unresponsive to the Bureau's requests.
10. Document Requests 7,15.17-18;20. Inasmuch as Mr. Crowell represented that no
such documents exist, no further responses to these requests will be required.
11, Document Request 8. In response to this request, Mr. Crowell described several
specific documents. However, the documents described were not" in fact,produced. Mr. Crowell
is directed to produce those documents.
12. Document Requests 16. 22. Mr. Crowell's objections are sustained. The
information requested I,leed not be disclosed until the Exhibit Exchange date.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Enforcement Bureau's Motion to Compel
Responses to its First Request for Production of Documents, filed by the Bureau on June 4, 2008,
IS GRANTED to the extent discussed above and IS DENIED in all other respects.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Mr. Crowell SHALL PRODUCE the documents
requested by the Burea~ on or before January 30, 2009, or within such other perio.d oftime as the
parties may mutually agree.
Arthur I. Steinberg
AdJninistrative Law Judge


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