Disparaging comments about advertizers

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W2LEW
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Disparaging comments about advertizers

Post by W2LEW » Sat Mar 08, 2003 11:29 pm

I have just noted an extremely irritating complaint posted about someone asking for help with a piece of gear. The critic goes on to say that the person asking for help is not licensed (He did not post a call sign) and intends to fix his radio to sell it at another site. The critic further stated that this person has no business using qth.com What gives this critic the right to determine who can post on qth. A license is not required to own a radio, only to use the transmitter. I have seen several posts by various individuals here who would like to regulate the traffic at this sight even though the posting in question is perfectly legitamate. By the way the critics call according to QRZ was a fake. I think Scott has done a teriffic job of policing the site and I'm sure he would ask for help if he needed it....That said...73.....Lew...W2LEW

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Post by KA9FOX » Mon Mar 10, 2003 3:25 am

You are right, and the posting in question was deleted from the QTH.com Classifieds.

73 - Scott KA9FOX
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Scott

Post by vk2uw » Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:50 am

Hi Scott,
First off I would like to say this is a great idea setting up this link. :D

Re the comments :twisted: placed in the classifieds about adds placed, should be left up to your disgression, others that put comments about the adds look like Police officers and seem to agrivate the situation. 8)

If they are not interested in what is for offer and by whom then let it lie.

The comments seem to make the hobby look bad especially for those interested in Ham Radio. :idea:

Leave it up to the owner of the site to decide who and what is advertised :D
after all Scott is the brains behind this site and is a credit to him :wink:

Put comments to a better use and help the hobby :wink:
Chris Wright
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Post by ke3kv » Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:36 pm

hi scott have only to say, fine job
have trouble contacting wa0rrz, he has my dream ant. for sale
we have notified him by e-mail , i have received your conformation, :P but not wa0rrz"s :( is there another club e-mail i am not aware of :oops:
tnx barry ke3kv 8)

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Post by KA9FOX » Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:20 am

Thanks for the nice words, Barry.

Regarding WA0RRZ, if you look at his ad, and click the "Click to E-mail" link, it also lists his phone number. Have you tried to call him, if he is not responding to your e-mails?

Here's the link to the ad, with the phone number:

http://swap.qth.com/contact.asp?counter=350028

73 - Scott KA9FOX
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Post by Happy_Hamer » Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:07 am

So it is ok to post here without a call sign?

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Call Signs

Post by W0LPQ » Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:12 pm

Hamer, just like the other sites, it is not required. Scott would like people to use them, but not required.

Since you are a member now, look at the Memberlist and you will see many do not use a call or even have an email listed. No email is sad, as if someone has a question, maybe you want to send him an email and discuss things. Just like no call sign, you just cannot converse with them. True you might be able to send a message via this site, still it is not the same.

73

Bill, W0LPQ

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Call vs Handle

Post by AB8RU » Mon May 10, 2004 11:48 pm

:arrow: What I do I list my call at the Ham sites and Handles at non ham sites . I figgured If they want to look me up thats ok with me .

:?: Question is where is this QTH :?:

I answer out in the Rural Farm area of Michigan

besides I like using my call is my way of doing stuff.


73 DE AB8RU
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Mark A. Holman AB8RU, CRO
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