Bogus calls

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n9avy
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Bogus calls

Post by n9avy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:56 pm

Just placed an ad and the first response was from a "ham" using calls of LY1MA and KA9RA, both of which appear to be non-existant according to QRZ.
If someone doesn't have a legitimate callsign, I won't deal with them.

n9avy

lhk0pd
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Post by lhk0pd » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:37 pm

Looked the calls you gave up on Buck Master also with no results.I have often found calls listed on Buck Master that were for what ever the cause not on QRZ. Thanks for the warning...
Larry Huff K0pd

ab7r
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What's in a call?

Post by ab7r » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:20 pm

Love that call, N9AVY! :)

I had K7NAV for awhile.

73
Greg
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n9avy
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Re: What's in a call?

Post by n9avy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:22 pm

ab7r wrote:Love that call, N9AVY! :)

I had K7NAV for awhile.

73
Greg
AB7R
Some of my ex-Navy friends tell me it's a MILLION DOLLAR call. I offered it to them for 1/2 price .... :lol:

jerry

N8ERM
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COULD BE A MISTAKE?????

Post by N8ERM » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:14 pm

I have had this happen numerous times, most of the time they don't check before sending the emails. On the FCC site there are 12 calls that start out KA9RA. You might want to check them out and see if that will help you ID the one with the US call.
73,
Terry N8ERM

n9avy
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Post by n9avy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:35 pm

By the time I figure out that the email "ka9ra" was actually the guy's initials backwards or as he would be listed in phone book, the antenna was sold.

It really helps if one uses a currently listed call and not an expired one or something that looks like a real call, but isn't.

The guy may be legit ...

VE2AMN
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Post by VE2AMN » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:47 am

Funny, but in french, when spelled backwards, you get the equivalent of "scam"....
ARNAQUE :lol:
Gilles, in the great white north..

n9avy
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Post by n9avy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:07 am

VE2AMN wrote:Funny, but in french, when spelled backwards, you get the equivalent of "scam"....
ARNAQUE :lol:

sacre vache !

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