k4nov – Erika becomes the 154th Associate Member of the Rare Ones of New Orleans

Erika – k4nov recently earned her Associate Membership into the Rare Ones of New Orleans. She has been a steadfast supporter of the Rare Ones. In the spirt of New Orleans, Erika is always ready to try some of New Orleans finest recipes with her family! Erika lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Congratulations once again from all the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans!

The Morning Call in New Orleans closes

The Morning Call has ceased doing business in the metro New Orleans Area as of January 20th. The owners are looking to open at another location.  At this time, though, an institution that has been operated in the New Orleans metro area since the 1870 has shuttered. 

For more information, please follow the enclosed link to the nola.com article:


Breaking News – New “Rare Ones” Member

Greg Speyrer – k5deu, recently became a “Rare One” of New Orleans Member. Greg is a New Orleans Resident and a Amateur Extra Class Operator. He has many interests in life from amateur radio to scuba diving. In addition, he serves as a volunteer diver with the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Greg is also a member of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club. We all welcome Greg aboard and hope you will meet him on the airways on 40 Meter or in the Shark Tank!

Greg’s complete bio can be viewed at the following link: https://therareones.net/meet-rare-ones/

Breaking News – New Associates!

The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans are proud to announce three (3) new Associate Members.  There name and call signs are as follows:

#134     Jon Dallons – KB6TAZ

#133     Harry Herbert – AB5FU

#132     Burt Cram – K4IO

Congratulations to Jon, Harry, and Burt!

WA5HOD and N5GFK Resign from the Rare Ones

Jimmy ” the Alligator” Villar, WA5HOD and Mark “the LSU Tiger” Poche, N5GFK resigned, in good standing, from the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans effective September 18, 2018.  The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans extends their gratitude to both Jimmy and Mark for participating in the activities of the Rare Ones of New Orleans over the past 18 months.  Jimmy and Mark both have extensive family obligations at this time, and wish the “Rare Ones” and all the extended amateur radio family their best regards in the future.