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by N9LCD
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC Martyn Allison aka "Radio Mart"
Replies: 198
Views: 100772

I's take a barrel of George Stagg instead of a medal any day!

N9LCD

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by N9LCD
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC Martyn Allison aka "Radio Mart"
Replies: 198
Views: 100772

All this bitchin' & bellyachin' about Martyn has done one thing:

It's made me sympathetic for him!

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by N9LCD
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: I QUIT!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3910

I QUIT!!!

If I had all the money wasted trying to get on the air, I'd be driving a Rolls instead of a Chrysler.

I'm sick & tired of wasting time & money!

How do I get my ham license cancelled?

N9LCD

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by N9LCD
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: TIME TO RUN, VERY FAST!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3806

TIME TO RUN, VERY FAST!!!

A ham listed a SouthCom SC-130 PatrolFone for sale, complete with all accessories, $750.00. Asked him which version it is if it was fully functional in all modes and was it tested. RESPONSE: "It works". Didn't say anything about the version or if it was tested. Saw an SC-130 for sale, complete, $550...
by N9LCD
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ANTENNA HELP NEEDED
Replies: 3
Views: 3427

ANTENNA HELP NEEDED

HELP! Another attempt at erecting an outdoor antenna went down the drain. Our house (we're the second owners) wasn't "built as drawn". We don't know what's where inside the walls or under the roof for drilling through or hammering into. I'm thinking of running 100 watts on 2 meters into a VHF-UHF m...
by N9LCD
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: BEWARE Advanced Communications / Richard Kebutt
Replies: 2
Views: 2703

He had an FT-736R with three band modules for sale. His price was good, TOO GOOD! [/i]. We exchanged emails twice. His emailed answers were what you'd want to hear but vague & evasive. I was interested but I couldn't get through on the land line, always busy, and couldn't get a decent google on "Adv...
by N9LCD
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: DISCUSSIONS...
Replies: 0
Views: 2149

DISCUSSIONS...

I believe that the following quotation appropriately summarizes some of the discussions and feedback, not only on QTH.COM, but on other amateur radio websites AND on the air: Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean that you are wiser than when it reached only to the end...
by N9LCD
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Be Ware do not sell to W6COD
Replies: 14
Views: 7347

If somebody caught both of these TURKEYS,[/b] there would be one heck of a Thanksgiving Day dinner.

I wonder if this and so many other xxxxxxxxxx contests[/b] are no more than "buyer's remorse".

N9LCD
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by N9LCD
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE PRICE
Replies: 8
Views: 8638

If you don't like the price:

1. Don't waste your time & bandwidth arguing with the seller.

2. Don't get the "I gotta get it" syndrome!


N9LCD
by N9LCD
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: CHRISTIAN SCAMMER OR BOTH
Replies: 35
Views: 15486

Religious / denominational affiliation is one of the LARGEST grounds for fraud. The attorney in one southern state recently stated that over 50% of the cases of investment-related fraud his office investigates is based on religious or denominational affiliation. IGNORE ALL THE RELIGIOUS / DENOMINATI...
by N9LCD
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: BEWARE: KB9UMI is a thief.
Replies: 11
Views: 6102

Chris: Do you fund PayPal through your credit card? If you do, yo may still have time to assert a "billing error" or "unauthorized transaction" complaint with your card issuer. Contact his local police department and ask them to pay this character a visit. Investigate the procedures for filing a cla...
by N9LCD
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Beware KD8OMT-Matthew Gregg
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Carl: A carrier MAY consider a damage claim EVEN IF the packing doesn't show any signs of damage. I sold an AvComm signal display unit & shipped it FedEx. The unit was shipped in the same carton that the manufacturer used to ship it. My buyer accepted the shipment because the outer carton didn't sho...
by N9LCD
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Euphemisms Found in Classified Ham ads
Replies: 21
Views: 32507

"The best I've ever seen"!

MEANS:

"It's probably the only one he's ever seen"

N9LCD



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by N9LCD
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band/DSTAR Ready
Replies: 18
Views: 11498

John: KV3LMV's comment range a bell with me. If you have ABS, do you have something on your truck called "ASR", automatic engine speed regulation? It's a form of electronic linkage between the gas pedal and the throttle plate in the carburetor. It also works with your ABS, reducing engine speed when...
by N9LCD
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band/DSTAR Ready
Replies: 18
Views: 11498

John: It sounds like you have a bad case of "alternator whine". It's not unusual. I hear it on Police and Fire vehicles. The solution used to be a heavy duty filter (not D.I.Y.) across the alternator output. There is or there used to be a description of the problem & cure in the League's handbook. 7...
by N9LCD
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Cynthia Brickner ki6rfr@yahoo.com BEWARE
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Ran a FCC "Advanced License Search" on KI6RFR. It is Cynthia Brickner's call. She's a Technician out of California City, California.

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Picture or no picture?
Replies: 19
Views: 7637

I agree with K4KK and K9XR. I've seen way too many ads with long-distance shots where you can't see any details on the rig or blurred, useless close-ups. Photos are only useful if they communicate! It's what inside and what comes out the output terminals that counts. I think photos are useful if you...
by N9LCD
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Picture or no picture?
Replies: 19
Views: 7637

Joe, you're right. Talking to a seller, looking at pictures, and using your "gut sense" CAN tell you more than feedback. X3BUL's opinion of a seller help's, but it's your money and your opinion is the one that counts. Talking to the seller really helps. If he (or she) can't explain what they're sell...
by N9LCD
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: N9HPC BEWARE of MARK THOMAS $600 Scam.
Replies: 39
Views: 18324

Civil and criminal charges are completely separate. For example, a driver, criminally charged with DUI as the result of an accident he caused, can still be sued in civil court for damages caused in the accident. You still can file a civil suit against N9HPC to recover your $600. Plus you may get cos...
by N9LCD
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: N9HPC BEWARE of MARK THOMAS $600 Scam.
Replies: 39
Views: 18324

Marty: Thank-you for having the guts,nerve, whatever to file criminal charges against an apparent scammer instead of sitting around and flooding the web with countless "he done me wrong" posts! I commend you. Maybe if enough of these guts get locked-up, on-line trading will be safer for everybody. N...
by N9LCD
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Yaesu FT-60R Handheld Dual Band
Replies: 3
Views: 3353

John: The distance depends on a number of factors. Since VHF & UHF is "line of sight", if there are hills, tall buildings, etc between you and the repeater, then you can't "hit" the repeater regardless of how much power you're running. Believe me, my current qth is DEAD on 2-meter machines. Factor i...
by N9LCD
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: Shipping to Guam
Replies: 2
Views: 6077

Curious. Guam has commonwealth status, just like Porto Rico.

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Radio is sold! Radio is sold!
Replies: 15
Views: 14777

I suspect patience, politeness & common sense, to name a few redeeming qualities, aren't requirements to get a Ticket for good reason..
AMEN!

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: shipping via FedEx Home Delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 13370

You can always make arrangements to pick-up a FedEx ground shipment at your nearest FedEx store. Call the FedEx 800- number for the "how to".

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: UPS "PACK AND SHIP PROMISE" PROGRAM.
Replies: 14
Views: 27463

Always use your credit card to pay for packing and shipping services. If the packing and shipping service screws up and your goods are damaged, you can dispute the charge with your credit card company, alleging that you didn't get what you paid for. If your claim is upheld, you recover the disputed ...