The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans proudly announce the first certificates awarded to three (3) amateur radio operators. The recipients are as follows:
KF5PDF – Russel Hayward
KB8CR – Charles Rubenstein
KB5GH – Bob Fox
We thank all the certificate recipients for their effort and radio skills for making confirmed contacts with 8 of the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans. We especially want to thank KF5PDF, Russel Hayward, for making all his contacts via mobile operation out of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Great Job Russel! We also commend KB8CR, Charlie Rubenstein, for his tremendous signal into New Orleans. His new 40 Meter Delta Loop Antenna will give Charlie plenty of DX in the years to come. Again, thanks Charlie for demonstrating great skill and persistence! Continue reading “Breaking News – First “Rare Ones” Certificates Awarded”
Dale Budenski – K5NQ, the awards manager for the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans, recently certified the following recipients for their personalized window sticker award. The award was earned by making confirmed contacts with four of the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans on any frequency and mode from 160 Meters to 6 Meters.
Congratulations to all the recipients. In the infamous words of the Noisy Quail , “laissez les bon temps rouler!”
W2BEN – Ben Stevens
WA6MNV – Rober Brulte
K4ESS – Edward Shapack
AF1US – Brian Lewis
VA3WU – Rick Barron
KF5PDF – Russell Hayward
KB0GWY – Arnold Carthage
KG7KA – Loren Barrett
For all following the Rare Ones, K5NQ is in Houston attending the Houston Ham Fest this weekend 3/25/2017. He is also on the Bands on his mobile rig this weekend! Keep an eye out for that noisy bird!
W8DKM, David Mathews, of Columbus, Ohio is the recipient of the First “Rare Ones” Award. On March 21, 2017, David confirmed contact with 4 “Rare Ones” on 40 Meters. As a result of his efforts, David will be receiving a personalized window sticker of his call sign. Congratulations David!
Recently, several amateur radio operators in the Greater New Orleans area have resurrected the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans. The purpose of this group is to promote Amateur Radio HF Communications, the City of New Orleans, and the Audubon Zoo.
Today, they revealed the identity of the “Rare Ones” to the world. Dale Budenski, K5NQ – Noisy Quail, spokesman for the Rare Ones describes the group as “just a few good hams having fun with HF communications and our love for the rich history and culture of the City of New Orleans”.
We encourage all amateur radio operators who contact a “Rare One” of New Orleans to learn about us and to work towards a “Rare One’s” awards.
After much deliberation, a group of local amateur radio operators resurrected the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans. The purpose of the group is to promote amateur radio HF communication, the City of New Orleans, and the Audubon Zoo. To find our more, please spend a few minutes reading the information on this web site and keep tuned for more news in the coming days.