About Gnorman

Bio for Gnorman Untersberg Frodrick Von Gnome

Gnorman is a very private fellow. He prefers not talk to much about himself but we have been able to gather a tid bits from him.

He was born in Midgard some time in the second age and spent some years there as a tin smith.

After a considerable length of time (according to him) He grew tired of dealing with Fairies, Goblins, Brownies and other disreputable folk and left to find a new home.

Gnorman finally found a new place to live home under the Untersberg mountain in the area that would later be known as the Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria.

Gnorman has told me that this was the best time of his life. He had plenty of free time and a job watching the treasure vault. He told me one night “That was a really posh gig. I’m sorry I left it.”

In about 1900 Gnorman decided he wanted to see North America. While there he became friendly with a notable author of the time. Gnorman said once “That guy wanted to know every tiny detail I could give him about Gnomes.” When Gnorman left to go to England. The minute he arrived there was another author he was introduced to that wanted the same information. Luckily he left for the war soon after that.

At the end of World War II Gnorman crossed the channel into France and took up work in the horticultural industry. He’s told me of those days “It wasn’t a bad job. I spent far to much time standing around in peoples yards but that was fine. I really didn’t speak the language. It sounded like mush in the first place but when they start in on the wine it was totally unintelligible. Another easy gig.”

He didn’t feel the need to leave France until in the late part of the 20th century. Gnorman had to flee France due to the turmoil created by Garden gnome liberationists. the Gnome Liberation Front were introduced in France in 1997. They claimed that Garden Gnomes deserve the same freedom that any other living creature would have. They are noted to have kidnapped hundreds of gnomes during they’re reign of terror.

Again Gnorman was on the move . He eventually ended up in Texas around 2006 where we met at a garden party given by a friend of mine. After I mentioned that I was an Amateur Radio operator he seemed to find himself interested in the hobby. I also told him I was going to start a podcast to try and Elmer new and used HAM’s and he was captivated by the idea and the rest is history.

Due to the success of the podcast Gnorman become accustomed to being an international podcast superstar not only being on Resonant Frequency and Linux in the HAM Shack but also his Fame as the brains behind the Resonant Frequency website.

When Resonant frequency ended production and went into reruns in 2011 poor Gnormans bubble of fame burst.

He began drinking a bit and started to hang out with a bad crowd of garden pest. At one point he fell in with a particularly bad group of dandelions. Gmorman found himself homeless and standing in yards of people he didn’t know hoping they would give him a hand out. Anything to survive. Eventually he entered rehab.

Well here it is 2020. We are moving getting the show back together. Gnorman has returned to us and soon he will be back to enjoying the level of comfort he is accustomed to.

Gnorman is currently living in Terrell Tx. With me and once again he has taken up his old duties.

Welcome back Gnorman, We really missed you.

About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.

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