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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 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, who maintained the club web site, 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 )
- 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 contained an archive with all bulletins and a number os Special Topic Reports, extensive articles on very specific subjects.
WUN survived until March 2006, when it folded as many key columnists of the newsletter had retired and could not be replaced. It was succeeded by the Utility DX Forum (UDXF) which is involved mainly in the exchange of utility logs and does not publish a bulletin.
- Trond Jacobsen: "WUN ELF and VLF Guide" (2001)
- Stan Scalsky & Mike Chace: "Digital Signals FAQ Version: 5.0" (1997)
- http://www.wunclub.narod.ru/ A mirror of the final version of WUN website, preserved in Russia
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