MFJ Ceasing On-Site Production

MFJ Enterprises, Inc. founder Martin F. Jue, K5FLU, announced that as of May 17, 2024, the company will cease on-site production at their Starkville, Mississippi, facility. Ameritron, Hy-Gain, Cushcraft, Mirage, and Vectronics brand products will be affected by the shutdown. In a letter posted to social media, Jue said he is looking forward to retiring: Times have changed since I started this business 52 years ago. Our product line grew and grew and prospered. Covid changed everything [for] businesses, including ours. It was the hardest hit that we have ever had, and we never fully recovered. I turned 80 this […]

DLARC Preserves “Ham Radio & More” Radio Show

Ham Radio & More was a radio show about amateur radio that was broadcast from 1991 through 1997. More than 300 episodes of the program are now available online as part of the Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications (DLARC). Ham Radio & More was the first radio show devoted to ham radio on the commercial radio band. It began as a one-hour show on KFNN 1510 AM in Phoenix, Arizona, then expanded to a two-hour format and national syndication. The program’s host, Len Winkler, invited guests to discuss the issues of the day and educate listeners about various aspects of […]

World Amateur Radio Day – April 18, 2024

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is celebrated each year on April 18. The theme for 2024 is, “A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 Years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy.” The global event covers all of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) regions and spans 2 days: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 0000 UTC to Friday, April 19, 2024, 0000 UTC. For more ideas and information, visit World Amateur Radio Day (

Poltergeist or RFI

By: W5AWS Help! At the October 2023 in-person meeting of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Mark, WA5MA, our president, announced that he had been contacted by a desperate homeowner whose kitchen stove electronic controller would periodically become scrambled during the night by transmissions from the nextdoor amateur radio operator. WA5MA asked whether anyone present had experience suppressing Radio Frequency Interference (RFI); apart from the obvious addition to power cords of snap-on toroids, there was nothing heard. WA5MA asked anyone present with ideas to contact him. Poltergeist or RFI At that point, we had too little information to know how to […]


SENATORS WICKER, BLUMENTHAL INTRODUCE THE AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ACT…/senators-wicker… Here is a link for you to use to contact your senators showing support for this bill.

Storm Spotter Training 2024

The annual National Weather Service storm spotter training will be presented in Tulsa on March 16 at 9:00 am. The meeting place will be at the OSU Tulsa auditorium. The training is free of charge and open to the public. More information about this event and others can be found at their website:

Lithium-ion battery fires

Mark, We ham radio ops may need a reminder about the potential volatility of Lithium-ion batteries: Though I have an extinguisher in my shack, it won’t do any good if I’m not present to operate it when needed, and it could be unable to quench a Lithium-ion battery fire. Andrew, W5AWS. -=-=-=-