Posts tagged: King Hussein

The King’s QSL Card

No, that’s not the sequel to The King’s Speech.

King Hussein, the Ham Radio Operator Known As JY-1

Jordan’s King Hussein died on this day in 1999, after being in power for 47 years.
King Hussein was proclaimed King of Jordan in 1952, and only 18 when he took the throne in 1953. He died of cancer at the age of 63.
King Hussein was an amateur radio enthusiast. As a ham radio operator, King Hussein was known as JY-1.

Live Long and Prosper, King

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Which Middle Eastern ruler once had a walk-on role on Star Trek?That would be Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Back in 1996, when he was still just Prince Abdullah, he appeared as a science officer in a Star Trek: Voyager episode titled Investigations.