Search found 298 matches

by N9LCD
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Screwed twice- once by scammer and once by Paypal
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Screwed twice- once by scammer and once by Paypal

Gary:

Drop me a line at your convenience. Maybe I can help.

N9LCD

1965delasalleman@gmail.com
by N9LCD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: CANCELLING MY LICENSE
Replies: 0
Views: 275

CANCELLING MY LICENSE

Ham radio has become an unaffordable luxury.

How do I contact the FCC to cancel my license? I don't want to be tempted to return to ham radio.
by N9LCD
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: "FOR SALE" ADS
Replies: 1
Views: 277

"FOR SALE" ADS

Time for letting off some steam. I'm looking for a used HF QRP transceiver. With alll the different domestic and imported rfigs for sale, in many cases I have to google the rig to find out the bands covered and if it's SSB. WHY CAN'T SELLERS SAY IN THEIR ADS THE BANDS THE RIG OPERATES ON AND IF IT'S...
by N9LCD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: RODRIC LEGER -- RODRICK1RQS@OUTLOOK.COM
Replies: 0
Views: 325

RODRIC LEGER -- RODRICK1RQS@OUTLOOK.COM

Received a response from a purported K1RQS to my 10.7 MHz SDU wanted post.

I asked a few basic questions: which one do you have; how much; what's the weight; and where are you shipping it from.

NO SURPRISE: The "perp" took cover.

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: K2PCM@HOTMAIL.COM
Replies: 0
Views: 250

K2PCM@HOTMAIL.COM

Received an unsolicited email from K2PCM@HOTMAIL.COM offering a FT-736R in perfect condition shipped. An offer too good to be true! Only one problem: K2PCH doesn't have an for the 736R on QTH, QRZ, or Eham and I don't have a "WANTED" ad on those sites either. Creepy. But maybe K2PCM is a good mental...
by N9LCD
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: How do I get rid of imposter
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: How do I get rid of imposter

Nathan: It ain't all that simple. First, you have to find out who (s)he really is and where (s)he actually is. I'd give you even money the party in question is out of the country. Then you have to hope and pray they're not using a VNP or worst, TOR, or you won't find-out their true IP address. Then ...
by N9LCD
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Positive feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Positive feedback

This is the REAL WORLD -- you don't get dingle berries for doing what you're supposed to do. In the REAL WORLD you get your butt chewed if you don't do what you're supposed to do. I presume you're gainfully employed by other than any level of the government -- U.S. MILITARY EXCLUDED! Do you get an a...
by N9LCD
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rant about newer transceivers
Replies: 18
Views: 12581

Re: Rant about newer transceivers

Touch screens aren't bad --- PROVIDED that they are large enough; the icons aren't crowded; and you have the requisite manual dexterity. One of these days, while hammering away on a touch screen, I just might put my whole hand through the screen. IMO what's worst that plain touch screens are touch s...
by N9LCD
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: BEWARE -- AF6IV
Replies: 0
Views: 507

BEWARE -- AF6IV

Someone posing as AF6IV responded to my WANTED ad and offered to sell me a Watkins-Johnson RS-111C receiver. When I asked for photos of the front and rear panels, (s)he took cover. No response; no photos. (S)he is using the call: AF6IVSTEPHENJR@YAHOO.COM. There are two posts on eHam regarding this c...
by N9LCD
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ham gear
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Ham gear

Marty44: A face-to-face sale -- fest, CraigsList, radio club -- is preferable to an online sale. Quality packing and shipping - not UPS grade - costs $$$. And you don't have to worry about collecting your $$$ -- unless you're paranoid about DIY USC. An outdoor fest is preferable to an indoor fest. O...
by N9LCD
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: Scammer Texting an Offer
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Scammer Texting an Offer

Jim: 1. Try running a Google search on that phone number. It may be out of Seminole, Alabama. 2. Get a free "trial" membership in "Peoplelooker", "Number Guru" or a similiar search. You might find out who the clown is. 3. Try *67 plus his phone number at 0200 Eastern time about six or eight times. "...
by N9LCD
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: What's Happened to Honesty among us???
Replies: 9
Views: 5782

Re: What's Happened to Honesty among us???

"WORKS GOOD"! Hams are just like gas company workers; they become 'immune" to the flaws/defects in their gear just like gas company workers become immune to the smell of gas and use gas detectors to locate leaks. We've been through it with a house to the tune of about $35,000. The trick would have ...
by N9LCD
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: Shipping amplifiers and other valuable heavy items
Replies: 3
Views: 6045

Re: Shipping amplifiers and other valuable heavy items

Don't depend on the manufacturer's original box for safe packing and shipping of ANY radio gear. Original boxes are not necessarily designed for shipment to the end user / purchaser. They're primarily designed for palletized shipping from the manufacturer to a central distribution point. Just as ret...
by N9LCD
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: What's Happened to Honesty among us???
Replies: 9
Views: 5782

Re: What's Happened to Honesty among us???

Thinking that somebody is honest just because "we are all hams" leads to something called "Affinity Fraud" practiced by Ponzi & Madoff. As to what happened to honesty among us, was there really ever that "honesty" or are we just looking back on the bygone days with rose-colored glasses? I used to pa...
by N9LCD
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: K4HPP
Replies: 0
Views: 442

K4HPP

On 11/5/2016 04:23, JAMES T GANDY wrote: > I am interested , do you do paypal ? Received the above email from somebody purporting to be Jim Gandy. Nothing definite, but my long-range scam detectors went off. Checked Jim's email address isn't to K4HPP7@gmail.com BEWARE OF EMAILS FROM A PURPORTED JIM ...
by N9LCD
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: W9TWR Jerry, my deal with him
Replies: 8
Views: 3707

Re: W9TWR Jerry, my deal with him

FORGET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

THERE'S SOMETHING CALLED THE "STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS".

In most jurisdictions, IT'S TWO YEARS FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT HOMICXIDE (NO LIMITATION) AND OTHER SELECT OFFENCES.

FORGET IT!!! THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ANY MORE!
by N9LCD
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:09 am
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: 2232

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

Some years ago, about seven or eight, I listed two USED, UNTESTED RCA 808 transmitting triodes on one of the websites at about 2130 Central. About 2145, shut down the station. Nest day saw an email time stamped 2230 saying something like "I'll take them ..." at the asking price. Next email, time sta...
by N9LCD
Tue May 10, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: KD8VLL Scammer
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: KD8VLL Scammer

Mike: How much did you lose? While the Postal Inspectors weill accept any report of apparent criminal activity using the mail, they ARE NOT OBLIGATED to investigate any loss of less than $300. Don't feel bad. The Postal Inspectors aren't the only ones who have a "minimum" loss. The CPD doesn't take ...
by N9LCD
Sun May 08, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: False accusations
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: False accusations

Scott: Suggesting a different payment option does not automatically make you a scammer. Yes, people on all three ham websites "jump the gun" on screaming "SCAM" without a readily apparent reason. However, they may have been scammed or have a "close call" with a scammer. Or, maybe when they were kids...
by N9LCD
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: UPS? FRAGILE ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

UPS? FRAGILE ??

While checking the UPS website for packing & shipping guidelines, I came across the following quote: Note: UPS does not provide special handling for packages with "Fragile", package orientation (e.g., "UP" arrows or "This End Up" markings), or any other similar such markings. [/b] IN OTHER WORDS "FR...
by N9LCD
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: SCAMMER USING K4QK / SIMMIE L. WALKER, Jr.
Replies: 0
Views: 534

SCAMMER USING K4QK / SIMMIE L. WALKER, Jr.

Today, at 05:29, I received an email from a scammer uising K4QK and Simmie L. WAlker (simmie.walker@aol.com) offering me a Watkins-Johnson 8516P receiver for $1,100 plus shipping. The name and call passed the FCC ULS test. And ALMOST passed the QRZ test. The real K4QJ's profile is unmanaged and does...
by N9LCD
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...
Replies: 15
Views: 47790

Re: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...

Once upon a time, I was selling my RacalRA1795 receiver. The price was $1,500 plus packing and shipping. I had a nibble from a buyer who would actually pay my price plus shipping. I called a commercial packing and shipping service. $250 - $300 for a foam-in-place wooden crate and air freight to the ...
by N9LCD
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Euphemisms Found in Classified Ham ads
Replies: 17
Views: 17371

Re: Euphemisms Found in Classified Ham ads

"Selling for medical reasons"

Translation: "I'm sick and tired of this piece of junk"

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: "SUPER MINT"??????????????
Replies: 0
Views: 515

"SUPER MINT"??????????????

Can anyone explain what's the difference between "SUPER MINT" and plain, old, ordinary "MINT".

I think it's another seller blowin' "hot air".

And we wonder why so many online transactions end up in a dispute.

REMEMBER: The less said, the better!

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: PCR 100 CONTROL SOFTWARE
Replies: 0
Views: 552

PCR 100 CONTROL SOFTWARE

The XYL wanted to learn how to use a computer. So, I cleaned-out my old CF 48 Toughbook and removed and removed, among other nonessentials (for her), ICOM's control software for the PCR 100. This time the computer NEVER made it off my desk and on to hers. ICOM no longer offers control software exclu...