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by n5wrx
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: PHOTOS in your ads ...
Replies: 0
Views: 50

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: 18
Views: 12664

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: 243

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: 973

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: 2352

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: 1518

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: 1839

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: 18
Views: 12664

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: 2084

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: 51327

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: 2253

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: 1711

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: 1513

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: 990

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: 2084

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: 23
Views: 12426

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: 1507

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: 1112

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.
by n5wrx
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Ad #1200946 has false claims!
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: Ad #1200946 has false claims!

Oh My God ... someone get a rope!
by n5wrx
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: Scammed -Someone Posing as K8IL
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Scammed -Someone Posing as K8IL

Yes ... scammers are now replying to WTB adds using call book information of other hams.
Be careful about sending money ... Paypal is what I use to be safe and always send for goods and services never as a gift.
If they dont or wont call you then it is a scam.
by n5wrx
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: disrespectfull ham
Replies: 3
Views: 2494

Re: disrespectfull ham

Steve, Just listen across the bands and hear how the grown men talk to others. 14.313 is a good example of some very bad actors among our ranks. 28.385 LSB is another spot where our ham brothers like to hang out and express their feelings. So ... after hearing the way they act on the radio ... Do yo...
by n5wrx
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: WHERE DID ALL THE BOXES GO?
Replies: 15
Views: 7608

Re: WHERE DID ALL THE BOXES GO?

If the radio is all you have then I guess storage of the box is not a real problem. At my station I have the Radio, a desk mic, matching speaker, power supply, antenna tuner, SWR/power meter, amplifier, and antenna rotator. Believe me all those boxes will not fit in a small closet with any room left...
by n5wrx
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Drake 1-A receiver value ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1559

Drake 1-A receiver value ...

Trying to get an idea of the value of my Drake 1-A receiver.

Have not seen any for sale on ebay or in the classifieds here.

It is in good working condition with very minor wear.
by n5wrx
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Bad deal with KB0XA Don Waldrep aka SlantHQ
Replies: 82
Views: 31191

What a bunch of BS ...

Grown men acting like children.
Sounds just like what I hear on the 80 meter band.

Its all BS as nobody has any legal grounds to do anything.
The radio should have been returned for the refund when it was offered.

Play nice children.
by n5wrx
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: So many scams and crooks on the internet ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

K4TEC wrote:Not trying to sound disresectful of overseas buyers or sellers but in my experiance to be safe just stay away from them on forums as I see nothing but bad news, that is my policy here.
Best 73s
Radio-Mart

Are you the same "Radio-Mart" I see so many complaints about?