Expose - Wouff-Hong

Expose - Wouff-Hong

Post by Jim Altm » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 07:44:49


Quote:>SO ... it would seem that those newsgroup participants who claim membership
>maybe ought to settle down :-)

>Iain Philipps

So maybe it never occurred to someone there might be a secret society
based on this instrument of torture.  But then it is a secret society.

I'd say more, but it is not permitted.

73
Jim

 
 
 

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Post by Iain Philip » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 04:18:39


With all the talk of Wouff Hong (sic) I decided to search my magazine
archives as a research project. Not surprisingly, I turned up a singular
reference, which I quote below verbatim:-

"Wouff-Hong:    the ultimate amateur radio torture instrument for those
                causing unnecessary interference. It was originally
                mentioned by The Old Man (Hiram Percy Maxim) in a facetious
                QST magazine editorial decrying rotten QRM (interference).
                Other fearsome amateur radio torture instruments are the
                Rettysnitch and the Uggerumph."
                           - Ham Radio Horizons, July 1978, page 52

SO ... it would seem that those newsgroup participants who claim membership
maybe ought to settle down :-)

BUT ... what of these " .... fearsome torture instruments ..." ? Anyone have
any further information ?

--
Iain Philipps

 
 
 

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Post by Paul H. Bo » Sat, 01 Oct 1994 22:42:04


>With all the talk of Wouff Hong (sic) I decided to search my magazine
>archives as a research project. Not surprisingly, I turned up a singular
>reference, which I quote below verbatim:-
>"Wouff-Hong:    the ultimate amateur radio torture instrument for those
>                causing unnecessary interference. It was originally
>                mentioned by The Old Man (Hiram Percy Maxim) in a facetious
>                QST magazine editorial decrying rotten QRM (interference).
>                Other fearsome amateur radio torture instruments are the
>                Rettysnitch and the Uggerumph."
>                           - Ham Radio Horizons, July 1978, page 52
>SO ... it would seem that those newsgroup participants who claim membership
>maybe ought to settle down :-)

     Visit an ARRL-sponsored convention, and you will probably find that
there is on the agenda a "Wouff-Hong" initiation scheduled for Midnight
on one of the days the convention is in progress.  Attend the initiation
and learn the secret of why the Wouff-Hong exists and its purpose.  At
the conclusion of the ceremony, you will be given a nice certificate,
suitable for framing, which designates you as a member in the Royal
Order of the Wouff-Hong (R.O.W.H.)

     More than that, I cannot say.....

     73,

       Paul, K4MSG    (R.O.W.H. '76)


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Expose - Wouff-Hong

Post by Iain Philip » Sun, 02 Oct 1994 23:57:35

I said:-

Quote:> With all the talk of Wouff Hong (sic) I decided to search my magazine
> archives as a research project. Not surprisingly, I turned up a singular
> reference, which I quote below verbatim:-

>"Wouff-Hong:    the ultimate amateur radio torture instrument for those

[chomp]



Quote:>      Visit an ARRL-sponsored convention, and you will probably find that

[snippety snip]

Quote:> suitable for framing, which designates you as a member in the Royal
> Order of the Wouff-Hong (R.O.W.H.)

>      More than that, I cannot say.....

>      73,

>        Paul, K4MSG    (R.O.W.H. '76)

And herein lies the dilemma! On the one hand (HRH, July 1978) tells us that
we are dealing with "... an instrument of torture ...", and on the other we
have Paul initmating that it is a society with members. SO ... which is it?

--
Iain Philipps

 
 
 

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Post by William=E.=Newkirk%Pubs%GenAv... » Tue, 04 Oct 1994 06:57:26

Quote:>we are dealing with "... an instrument of torture ...", and on the other we
>have Paul initmating that it is a society with members. SO ... which is it?
>Iain Philipps

it's both!

a Floor Wax and a Dessert Topping!

as seen on Babylon 5!

More than that I can't say...other than the ROWH ceremony should be held at
the next ARRL national convention - the ROWH _does_ recruit at these affairs.
And that's what you're going to have to do to find out....

73,

bill wb9ivr

 
 
 

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Post by Kenneth Gri » Wed, 05 Oct 1994 07:21:28

Quote:> With all the talk of Wouff Hong (sic) I decided to search my magazine
> archives as a research project. Not surprisingly, I turned up a singular
> reference, which I quote below verbatim:-

> "Wouff-Hong:    the ultimate amateur radio torture instrument for those
>                 causing unnecessary interference. It was originally
>                 mentioned by The Old Man (Hiram Percy Maxim) in a facetious
>                 QST magazine editorial decrying rotten QRM (interference).
>                 Other fearsome amateur radio torture instruments are the
>                 Rettysnitch and the Uggerumph."
>                            - Ham Radio Horizons, July 1978, page 52

> SO ... it would seem that those newsgroup participants who claim membership
> maybe ought to settle down :-)

> BUT ... what of these " .... fearsome torture instruments ..." ? Anyone have
> any further information ?

Sworn to secrecy, as I recall, the best that I can do is suggest that you
simply observe the physical shape of the Wouff-Hong and let  your wildest
imagination conjure up possible ways in which this awful device might be
used to.....   Ohhhh, it's just too awful to think about!  Figure it out
yourself.

73,
Ken
___________________________________________________________

       Kenneth D. Grimm                 K4XL

___________________________________________________________

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Hare (KA1 » Wed, 05 Oct 1994 23:36:19

: Sworn to secrecy, as I recall, the best that I can do is suggest that you
: simply observe the physical shape of the Wouff-Hong and let  your wildest
: imagination conjure up possible ways in which this awful device might be
: used to.....   Ohhhh, it's just too awful to think about!  Figure it out
: yourself.

Well, I must confess that over the years the exact method of its application
has become lost to us. Many visitors have offered suggestions: using it as a
club, cracking of the knuckles between the two halves and, well, a few
suggestions a bit more colorful.

If you ever get an opportunity to attend a Wouff Hong initiation, held only
at ARRL State, Division or National Conventions, stay up until midnight and
become a member of the Royal Order.

Now, although I am sworn to secrecy, I am among friends here, so... in most
of the ceremonies I have seen, there are chairs lined up on either side of
the center aisle, and a row of chairs all across the back of the room. Sit
in any chair you like, but don't sit in the two chairs on the back that are
in the center aisl.... no, I have said too much. I better go figure out how
to cancel this posting....

73 from ARRL HQ (in case I can't figure out how to kill a post), Ed

: 73,
: Ken
: ___________________________________________________________
:
:        Kenneth D. Grimm                 K4XL

: ___________________________________________________________

--
Ed Hare, KA1CV, ARRL Laboratory, 225 Main, Newington, CT 06111

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Brubak » Fri, 07 Oct 1994 02:09:18



>: Sworn to secrecy, as I recall, the best that I can do is suggest that you

   ...stuff deleted...

Quote:>in any chair you like, but don't sit in the two chairs on the back that are
>in the center aisl.... no, I have said too much. I better go figure out how

                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Quote:>to cancel this posting....

>73 from ARRL HQ (in case I can't figure out how to kill a post), Ed

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^    
   Well, Ed, now you have gone and done it. You spilled the beans! And,
   you recall what the penalty is for spilling the beans, don't you?
   And to think that a staff member of the ARRL would go so far as to
   spill the beans yet! I hope that you are preparing yourself for the
   punishment that will be following soon. And any of you other ROWH
   brothers and sisters who are even thinking about telling of any of
   the sacred rites of initiation into our Royal Order...don't. You
   don't want to end up where Ed will be soon! You have been warned!

.... ..

Alan, K6XO   ROWH '67, Southwestern Division ARRL Convention.

--
Alan Brubaker, K6XO      |~~|_  "Pumps have handles, Hams have names;
<IYF disclaimer>         | *  |mine's Lee, what's yours?" - Lee Wical,

 
 
 

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Post by glsm.. » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 22:54:57



>: Sworn to secrecy, as I recall, the best that I can do is suggest that you
>: simply observe the physical shape of the Wouff-Hong and let  your wildest
>: imagination conjure up possible ways in which this awful device might be
>: used to.....   Ohhhh, it's just too awful to think about!  Figure it out
>: yourself.

>Well, I must confess that over the years the exact method of its application
>has become lost to us. Many visitors have offered suggestions: using it as a
>club, cracking of the knuckles between the two halves and, well, a few
>suggestions a bit more colorful.
>   (stuff deleted)....

>--
>Ed Hare, KA1CV, ARRL Laboratory, 225 Main, Newington, CT 06111


  Perhaps this would be a good time to ask (plead, beg, grovel, etc.) for someone
  at ARRL HQ to post a picture of the the real Wouff-Hong.  It would probably make
  a great wallpaper for my windows background.  How about it ARRL?

 disclaimer: i have no idea what i'm doing....(can't you tell?)
 my employer is not responsible for my being here.
 WA9SLU      GL650 Silverwing