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The Laughing Policeman Wireless Society
is the
ALTERNATIVE Radio Enthusiast's Club
for radio amateurs, radio enthusiasts and radio hams

The premier club for wireless Telephony & Telegraphy offenders in the world today

2013 AGM report in Adobe PDF  Download it HERE

LPWS -  The Laughing Policeman Wireless Society
Incorporating The Laughing Policeman Club, NOT! The Laughing Policeman Wireless Society and
C.U.N.T.S. the Club for Unlicenced Naughty Telephony Stations.
mad radio amateurs, silly radio amateurs, stupid radio amateurs, William Malcolm Bowden, demented radio amateurs, radio amateurs

LPWS Membership  This is open to anyone, in fact, you may already be a member and not know it. Contravene any of the current regulations, and you are automatically accepted. You may have said more that 8 syllables or three words before your call-sign, or followed the RSGB Limited advice and said "Is this frequency in use" without first giving the call-sign. The most usual method of acceptance is to respond in any way to an existing LPWS member and therefore be guilty of addressing remarks to other than the station of a licensed amateur.

We think we may have many more members than RSGB Limited have magazine subscribers!

  My Great Web page

Greetings my radio friends! For 2014 I have been asked to take over the editing and maintenance of the LPWS website as it is getting too much for G8ASO these days, poor old bugger!
Some of you will know me from work I did on club magazines some time ago. I am a long standing, sitting, and lying down member of the LPWS and a professional broadcast engineer just returned from a series of contracts in such places as the "Democratic" Republic Of Congo, Papua New Guinea, and various other developing nations where I have been installing and maintaining broadcast radio equipment.
Not a licensed amateur, I wouldn't stoop so low, but I regularly use a redundant call sign, so no one is any the wiser - and I don't have to tell you that radio waves seem to work just as well with, or without a license. I have a lot of ideas, so watch this space!

Rodger "Diddley" Dipole

Free MP3 Download from Kunt & The Gang's alter ego, Little Kunt

Click the album cover   -   Great repeater songs!

The LPWS Official G2 Moaning Stick

Sorry to say that these are now completely out of stock, 144 have been distributed FREE, we are grateful to the kind donor!

Great for repeater work, we have attempted to buy some more, but the only ones we can find are a pale replica and barely make any noise at all, so upon the suggestion of a member, we have made an MP3 recording available that you can download onto a phone etc. for endless fun on your local repeater, download HERE

"Their intelligence network is uncanny and up to now they have kept one step ahead of us." Mohan Dhamrait, a Radiocommunications Agency investigator, speaking about the LPWS. A genuine published quotation
e don't, didn't and never have had an intelligence network, staying one step ahead of a DTI man didn't require any great skill and judgment!

Shortwave America Product Store

CLICK LPWS report in Shortwave America CLICK

LPWS Honourary Membership October 2012

Airline pilots, long regarded as sensible upstanding people, so much so that they get serious discounts on their car insurance etc. and are seemingly able to walk into high earning jobs, now seem to be not that sensible after all!


Expletive-ridden Insults

Airline pilots are being investigated after emergency radio channels were jammed with expletive-ridden insults.The abuse was aimed at the RAF’s Distress and Diversion (D&D) Unit, the ‘999 service’ for airmen which responds to mayday calls.The Civil Aviation Authority is attempting to identify the offending pilots.

"There have been comments with plenty of expletives," an RAF source said. "I’m sure these pilots wouldn’t want an emergency line tied up with that sort of infantile chat if they were trying to send a mayday message." "There have also been reports of music being played down the emergency channels."
Another RAF source added: "One German* pilot used to belch over the microphone every day at the same time, which he found amusing."
London-based Civil Aviation Authority is investigating pilots who block the UK's emergency airline "Using our equipment we tracked him and on the third day his transmission was met with the response: “This is London centre. If you continue to abuse this frequency in such a manner then you will be reported.”

The CAA said: "We are investigating allegations of the misuse of the frequency and if we can identify the planes involved we will contact the airline operators and ask them to take action."  An LPWS spokesman declined to comment.

* We are interested to know the difference between a German belch, and any other! Full story HERE

It has come to our attention that our theme tune, The Laughing Policeman (Billie Grey), sung by Charles Penrose, may be the subject of copyright infringement, and what may well be one of the earliest examples!
We have been sent a recording of The Laughing Song sung by George W Johnson (An American negro) from a wax cylinder recorded between 1894 & 1898, which we believe predates The Laughing Policeman by some 25+ years!
Whilst not exactly the same song, it is remarkably similar to such an extent that it can barely be a coincidence.

George W Johnson (Circa.1898) - The Laughing Song by The Loanaranger

Charles Penrose - LPWS Theme Tune by The Loanaranger

The complete NOT! The Penrose Gazette Vol.1 Issue 2 now available for download as a  PDF file HERE

Almost the complete Penrose Gazette Vol.5 Issue 12 now available for download as a  PDF file HERE

Squeak International Explosive Christmas Edition now available for download as a  PDF file HERE

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Squeak International Best Of 1994 now available for download as a  PDF file HERE

Buffoon now available for download as a  PDF file HERE

For those few people out there without a free copy of Adobe PDF Reader, download it free HERE

   G2, G3, or G5 call? Important information for you CLICK HERE


Please note that since this website was designed many of the agencies and departments have been replaced by OFCOM.
The website remains as an historical record of what happened at the time.

The Laughing Policeman Wireless Society, is a club for radio amateurs, by radio amateurs. Any similarities between persons mentioned or depicted and anyone either living or dead is purely coincidental. The opinions expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the club/society as a whole. We do not encourage or condone any contravention of laws applicable in whatever country you are from, any action you take is matter for your own conscience, we are not in a position to condone or condemn. Construction advice, circuits, and information are provided for entertainment purposes only. Images and content are believed to be non-copyright, if you supply proof of ownership of anything reproduced on this site, it will be immediately withdrawn without question. We acknowledge all trademarks and think Microsoft is great. G8ASO WEBMASTER October 2013

      "Wicked" Willy Bodwen ex Sgt. 3116 (forced to retire & not a laughing policeman!)

The Laughing Policeman Wireless Society is a non-profit organisation for the furtherance of amateur radio.
With annual turnover of less then GBP £1000, LPWS qualifies for UK Charitable Status.
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