Watch out for this guy, KD5ZLA – Billy Jones !!!

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YO3DLL
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Watch out for this guy, KD5ZLA – Billy Jones !!!

Post by YO3DLL » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:22 am

Beware everybody!
Watch out for this guy, KD5ZLA – Billy Jones.

I bought from him an Icom IC-746 that he claimed it was fully working and in very good condition and I payed him top dollar instantly. I asked him to pack it really well, he assured me he will. But it wasn’t like that, he placed the radio only in an ordinary carton box, covered in 2 (TWO) news paper sheets! and nothing else!!!! And I payed for double box bubble rap and foam packaging. Of course, the radio got here with broken front panel and broken dead display, it was stinking of cicarette smoke and garbage (yes, that’s correct) and was full of grease although he claimed it was from a non smoking family. And he assured me the transceiver was a “really clean one”. But the worst is still to come… The radio was absolutely out of parameters. All the coils cores, trims and pots inside were turned on to maximum so that the radio was useless. I don’t know why he did that. Also the automatic antenna tuner was not working at all. I wrote to him many emails, he NEVER replyed…
Conclusion, he is the biggest liar I’ve ever heard of, totally unreliable, he actually stoll my money as I am stuck with an useless radio, it was just like throwing money out of the window. This guy KD5ZLA is NOT TO BE TRUSTED!!! Beware!!!
Liviu-YO3DLL

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Post by wa4cch » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:11 pm

:roll: Well at least they cancelled his ham ticket look on fcc page
:P
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Post by W8VVE » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:26 pm

To me...it looks like he changed to a vanity call...KD5ZLA is now W5WEJ.
Sam W8VVE

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Post by N5KBP » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:06 pm

QRZ shows his address as being in Linden Texas. A small town between Texarkana and Marshall in far NE Texas. It's claim to fame is it is the home town of Don Henley of the Eagles rock band. My QTH is about 90 miles southwest of there. Linden is a small town of about 2000 and is in a small county of about 22000 so you might get some help from the local authorities. Everybody knows eveybody in these small places and sometimes a lot can get done with just a phone call. Here is their contact info.

Cass County Sheriff James Estes 903-756-7511
Linden City Police 903-756-5544


Hope this helps and if I can be of anymore assistance let me know.

Marty
N5KBP

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