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by n5wrx
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: It seems strange to me ....
Replies: 0
Views: 664

It seems strange to me ....

I see want to buy ads posted for radios that just a few days prior were listed for sale. Some of them are still listed when the Want To Buy ad is posted. Just seems odd that you see radios for sale then later someone is wanting to buy that exact model of radio. Could there be a scam going on here? D...
by n5wrx
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: part swappers
Replies: 5
Views: 3829

Re: part swappers

Its a fact of life ... there are people willing to cheat you over just about anything. Ever post an item on Craigslist? You will immediately get half a dozen reply's from scammers offering to buy your item. Point is ... no matter who or where ... you open yourself to being cheated every time you sel...
by n5wrx
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Method of payment ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Method of payment ...

So many sellers do NOT accept payPal ... I bought about 6 ham radios in the last couple of years ... all from QRZ classifieds. All payed for with PayPal. I use PayPal for the protection it gives me as a buyer. If I see "no paypal" in an add I skip right over that add. Why would anyone not accept Pay...
by n5wrx
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Tire Kickers
Replies: 27
Views: 20148

Re: Tire Kickers

"What is the least you will take for it" asked before any other question about condition or installed options.
If that is their first question ... it is their last!
by n5wrx
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: parts swappers
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: parts swappers

Hope that never happens to you.
But once it does you will sing a different tune.
If you dont like the terms of sale the seller is offering ... walk away and buy elsewhere.
There ARE despicable low lifes out there willing to cheat anyone they can.
by n5wrx
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Icom IC-706MKIIG
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Icom IC-706MKIIG

Mine did the same thing and it was a transistor.
Surface mounted and beyond my skill level to replace.
A good repair tech will have it up and running again for you in no time.
by n5wrx
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: IC-7100 vs TS-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: IC-7100 vs TS-2000

The IC-7100 was designed to be a mobile radio and it is my favorite for that use. The touch screen makes it so much easier than searching thru menus while driving. It delivers a honest 100 watts to my mobile antenna. The TS-2000 is a much larger base size radio and you must run the pre-amp for it to...
by n5wrx
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: PHOTOS in your ads ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1777

PHOTOS in your ads ...

So many radios ... so little time ... and I want to try them all before I go. With all the radios available its hard to know what radio is what from its model number. I know I could look it up on google but it would be so much nicer if I did not need to leave the forum and do that. A simple photo of...
by n5wrx
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rant about newer transceivers
Replies: 19
Views: 19985

Re: Rant about newer transceivers

I dont know about all this flack about Bofeng ... I have several and they all work great. My American made multi-thousand dollar Ten-Tec Orion 2 cant even be repaired but my $500 Yaesu 101 is still going strong. At least Bofeng dont come out with a new model every other month. If you are one of thos...
by n5wrx
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Ten-Tec Omni VI PLUS
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: Ten-Tec Omni VI PLUS

The Omni 6 plus was the last of that line that used boards that you could work on. Starting with the Omni 7 they switched to surface mounted parts which makes it very hard to work on. It is well documented and was highly prized by DX'ers. The power supply is worth at least $100 and the radio if in p...
by n5wrx
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: listing abuse?
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: listing abuse?

I usually scan the listings every two or three days just to see what is selling for what. I scroll till I see ads I have seen before. The reason some are complaining about the speed in which they can scan the ads is because they buy and sell for profit. If they see a radio ad asking for way less tha...
by n5wrx
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4560

Re: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!

I would think an agreement between the two parties involved would trump anyone elses opinion about this. If both are happy then what is the problem? Why should the seller take a 3% loss just because the buyer wants to pay by paypal? If you dont want to cover the fee so the seller can get his full as...
by n5wrx
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: SCAN IN PROCESS NOW
Replies: 4
Views: 2895

Re: SCAN IN PROCESS NOW

I have quite a collection of checks sent by scammers. It costs them money to get the checks and to send them by UPS. I always give them some story that it rained, check got wet and bank wont take it like that. Ask if they would please send another and that I will promptly send refund. Costs them mor...
by n5wrx
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: CARL W JUVRUD SCAMMER
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: CARL W JUVRUD SCAMMER

He wants to buy my TS-2000 using paypal.
How can he scam you if he pays using paypal?
by n5wrx
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rant about newer transceivers
Replies: 19
Views: 19985

Re: Rant about newer transceivers

Talk about disposable radios ... Ten-Tec sure made some with their latest offerings. Had no parts for repair even before they closed their doors. I feel bad for anyone that purchased an Orion 1 or 2 as it is truly a disposable radio. Kenwood seems to have done well supporting their line of radios fo...
by n5wrx
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Unable to contact classified sellers
Replies: 5
Views: 3830

Re: Unable to contact classified sellers

I understand the scammer problem, but scammers do not SEND money via pay pal or postal money orders, they only take money. They DO send money by PayPal ... they have figured out a way to scam you using PayPal. The buyer sends you a small percentage of what you are asking and has a friend send you t...
by n5wrx
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Multiband Vertical Antenna Design.....
Replies: 22
Views: 60131

Re: Well not really, Bill.....

Bill, Thanks for posting. This antenna really isn't "...a big dummy load at the base of a vertical...". There's nothing resistive about it. It's more a matching transformer than it is some lumped resistance to fool the rig. The matching transformer is certainly there to pick up any VSWR from the el...
by n5wrx
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: I don't get it.....scratch scratch of the head....
Replies: 8
Views: 4219

Re: I don't get it.....scratch scratch of the head....

I don't think it is my behavior that needs examining,LOL. "My wife ended up cancelling her doctors appointment to get the box into town (opposite direction) to Fed Ex, just so it would be on its way to you, just to satisfy your insatiable need." Last post regarding this nonsense. I have other matte...
by n5wrx
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Extra class hams ... really that dumb?
Replies: 3
Views: 3342

Extra class hams ... really that dumb?

Most hams are hams because they have an interest in electronics and radio. So why do we have Extra class hams that can not solder two wires together, install a coax connector, make a dipole antenna, or anyother simple basic task that any ham should know regardless of class. Are they CB'ers that just...
by n5wrx
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: as is -no returns
Replies: 3
Views: 2757

Re: as is -no returns

See the post titled ... Euphemisms Found in Classified Ham ads http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8902 When a buyer buys a radio from a shipper it is the shippers responsibility to get that radio into the hands of the buyer in good condition. If it is damaged in shipping it is the sellers respo...
by n5wrx
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Best radio I have ever had ... for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 1695

Best radio I have ever had ... for sale.

OK ... Why would anyone sell the best radio they ever had? One add here says best mobile radio in 30 years of mobiling ... bought new car and installing something else. Just dont make sense. Opinions are worthless ... facts are what is used to make decisions on buying radios. Giving the condition of...
by n5wrx
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Unable to contact classified sellers
Replies: 5
Views: 3830

Re: Unable to contact classified sellers

If you dont have a ham call I will not deal with you anyway.
Not trying to imply any thing bad about you ... its just that there are to many scammers trolling the forums looking for a quick buck.
by n5wrx
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Tire Kickers
Replies: 27
Views: 20148

Re: Tire Kickers

My favorite is someone asking "what is your lowest price" with out ever even seeing or calling and talking about what is offered for sale.
I dont even bother to respond to anyone asking that.
Or the low ball offer sent by text or email ... again ... goodby.
by n5wrx
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: How to change username?
Replies: 2
Views: 2390

Re: How to change username?

Scammers would love that feature.
They already hijack your QRZ information.
by n5wrx
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: wa9ywj@gmail.com - Still Scam Email??
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Re: wa9ywj@gmail.com - Still Scam Email??

If you can not get the person to give you a phone number or talk to a person on the phone it is a good indication you are getting scammed.