WUN

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The Worldwide Utility News or WUN club was an internet based radio listeners club for Utility Signals under 30 MHz, which operated for over a decade, from January 1995 to March 2006.

The club was founded by veteran utility DXers Rick "RD" Baker, James Pogue (KH2AR), Ary Boender, Tony Orr (W6SAI), Jim Navary and Mike Woolfson, most of them coming over from the defunct SPEEDX club. They were later joined by Jason Berri, another SPEEDX veteran who maintained the WUN club website, Day Watson and many others.

WUN operated a mailing list for exchange of ute logs. They published and distributed via e-mail a monthly newsletter with very rich content. Regular columns in the newsletter were:

  • International Civil Aero
  • Nautical News
  • Digital Review
  • The QSL Report
  • Utility Round-up
  • Numbers and Oddities (This column is still published independently [1])
  • Government and Military Systems Frequency/Channel/Designators List
  • Product Review
  • Logs Column

WUN also maintained an Official Club web site at http://www.wunclub.com/ This site is now defunct but it is still accessible at the Web archive. The web site, organized and maintained by Jason Berri, contained an archive with all bulletins and a number os Special Topic Reports, extensive articles on very specific subjects. A mirror of the WUN web site is still available online at a russian host. The WUN website was awarded the 2nd Monitoring Times Internet Excellece Award [2] by the editor of Monitoring Times.

WUN survived until March 2006, when it folded as many key columnists of the newsletter and support stuff (Day Watson, Jason Berri and Ary Boender) retired and could not be replaced. It was succeeded by the Utility DXers Forum (UDXF) which is involved mainly in the exchange of utility logs via a mailing list and does not publish a bulletin.

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