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Worldwide Utility News is shutting down 4/15 From the WUN president, Ary Boender... ================================================== == In January 1995, we formed a new, internet based, utility listeners club; WUN (Worldwide Utility News club). This was not just another internet list but a real club. Since the beginning we have counted on a great many people to provide the newsletter, website and maintain the mailing list and perform other club duties behind the scenes. Basically, the same people have been involved since we started. We have recently received the resignation of Jason Berri as webmaster and Day Watson as editor of the popular Digital Review column. They are not the only ones. Lack of time and other responsibilities force me to step down myself. This means that also the Utility Round-up column need a new editor. We know from personal experience that finding new editors is a very difficult task, especially for a very specialized column as the DR. There are many duties and much time is needed to run WUN as a club. Our staff is not in a position to donate any further time than what we do already. Therefore, we believe that WUN as a club should cease to exist. We do not have the staff to keep going. We have certainly appreciated the input and assistance of many longtime members. However, the work involved simply is too much. UTILITY DXers FORUM As a replacement, I have started a Yahoo list that is easy and simple to maintain, called Utility DXers Forum. This will eliminate the need for website support and many of the other duties required of an actual non-profit club. UDXF will not be affiliated with WUN. UDXF will focus on the same sort of stations as WUN did, so why not join the list and keep ute dxing alive! (the link is in the title above. The group will be activated on the 15th mja) Effective April 15, 2006 the WUN list will be terminated. Members are encouraged to join UDXF. - NUMBERS & ODDITIES As you know, I edited two columns for the WUN newsletter: the "Utility Round-up" column and "Numbers & Oddities". The latter also appeared as a separate newsletter for members of the Spooks list and other dxers who are interested in numbers stations. N&O included info that was sent to the WUN and Spooks mailing lists and info sent directly to me. Please, note that N&O a.k.a. "The Spooks Newsletter" and the N&O website will continue. Numbers stations logs posted to the UDXF and Spooks mailing lists will be included in N&O's future editions. On behalf of WUN's staff end editors, I thank you for your support in the past 10 years and I hope to read your logs on the Utility DXers Forum. 73, Ary Boender WUN President ====================================== No decision has yet been made to rescue the many files on the WUN server. I've offered our Wiki section as a way to keep the links going, but so far, no word on this.
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