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Offline Charlie_Dont_Surf

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Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« on: May 31, 2023, 0430 UTC »
This is the same net that the (now former) W6WBJ* used to (still does?) jam.

https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/business-and-law/ham-operator-faces-fine-for-disruptions-to-warfa-net

I'm genuinely surprised to see the enforcement. Things got so bad that the WARFA Net webpage has a link to the FCC complaint inquiry form: https://www.warfa.org/

* William Crowell, ex-W6WBJ ("World's Best Jammer"), finally had his license denied renewal in 2020, after a long saga.

Sidenote: Some wiseass thought it would be funny to get Crowell's old callsign as a vanity callsign. (I actually heard that guy using that callsign last year.) However, he was probably getting a lot of hell for it, since Crowell's infamous antics were despised throughout the west. It looks like it was terminated 12 days later (https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/licenseAdminSum.jsp?licKey=4676357) and that person reverted to his previous vanity callsign.

« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 1948 UTC by Charlie_Dont_Surf »
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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2023, 0025 UTC »
Good, he was probably jamming OMIK also, seems racially motivated. All those guys were fun to work and friendly, geez its called the friendship net and I think some ministers run it, glad he got caught, there is no room in ham radio for that   

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2023, 0054 UTC »
Ironically his QRZ page claims he's not active on the air anymore. No idea if it has said that while he was jamming or if it's a recent edit.
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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2023, 0939 UTC »
Excuse my ignorance, what does "WARFA" stand for?

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2023, 1434 UTC »
Google is your friend, or maybe not??!!

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2023, 1202 UTC »
Excuse my ignorance, what does "WARFA" stand for?

Western Amateur Radio Friends Association. A group of hams who have been hassled by other hams for likely racist reasons.

Google is your friend, or maybe not??!!

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In my opinion HFU isn't the place for such rudeness. Either be helpful or be quiet.
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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2023, 1938 UTC »
Excuse my ignorance, what does "WARFA" stand for?

It's right in the page of the link provided (https://www.warfa.org/):

« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 1944 UTC by Charlie_Dont_Surf »
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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2023, 0122 UTC »
Oh boy. WBJ used to be a riot back in the 7255/3840 days. I haven't heard him in a while, occasionally have heard mention of him. Made for a great listen when there was nothing else to do during work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMqRmCWanZw

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2023, 1204 UTC »
Apologies if 'humour' doesn't cross the pond!

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2023, 1755 UTC »
Excuse my ignorance, what does "WARFA" stand for?

We Are Retxxded F'n Azholes.

Mike and I wrote letters to the FCC pleading for assistance / enforcement of W6WBJ and got it.

One week after Crowell was removed from the air, the WARFA people told Mike - we don't need your help anymore, you aren't BLACK, please go away, this is our net.

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2023, 0845 UTC »
Excuse my ignorance, what does "WARFA" stand for?

We Are Retxxded F'n Azholes.

Mike and I wrote letters to the FCC pleading for assistance / enforcement of W6WBJ and got it.

One week after Crowell was removed from the air, the WARFA people told Mike - we don't need your help anymore, you aren't BLACK, please go away, this is our net.

Wewww some autistic fantasty LARPing you got going on there big boy 10-fo! Don't blow you space cadet hat off now when you try talking to mars on them radios later. CQ CQ 74s

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Re: Ham Operator Faces Fine for Disruptions to WARFA Net
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2023, 1559 UTC »

We Are Retxxded F'n Azholes.

Mike and I wrote letters to the FCC pleading for assistance / enforcement of W6WBJ and got it.

One week after Crowell was removed from the air, the WARFA people told Mike - we don't need your help anymore, you aren't BLACK, please go away, this is our net.

Sounds weird. Was that in writing or on the air? I have a WARFA net control op that lives in my neighborhood and I've never been told that I can't join in and talk because I'm the wrong color. Either way, KUDOS for helping to get WBJ out of the ham radio ranks. It was still worth your time.
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