PACIFIC DXPEDITIONER (KC0W) IMPERILED BY THEFT

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W1YW, Sep 28, 2016.

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  1. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tom Callas, KC0W, is on a multi year DXpedition to many exotic DX spots--until today. He reports his entire DXpedition supplies , rigs, personal possessions--all of it--have been stolen on 28 Sept in Kiribati. (SEE TOM'S QRZed WEB PAGE).

    Obviously distraught by these events, Tom is strongly considering cancelling the rest of his Dxpedition itinary.

    Several folks are reaching out to Tom and seeing what he needs to continue--or return stateside. At this time, Tom has not assessed his options, but those who are in touch by his (private) email address will provide further info and requests as appropriate.

    Tom will not be stuck in the Pacific. His friends and fellow DXers won't let him down.

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  2. W6SDM

    W6SDM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    This is terrible. I have worked Tom several times over the years from the States and more recently from American Samoa. I hope that the police in Kiribati can quickly track down whoever took his equipment.

    Steve
    W6SDM
     
  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    They stole the man's shoes....a new low.

    :-(
     
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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Kinda bad taste to make fun in a situation like this. Tom is a friend to many, including me and his circumstance at the moment hardly calls for jokes. I see from your QRZ page that you're just a kid, so I thought my reply would be one of those "teaching moments" folks refer to from time to time.

    Best of luck to Tom in working through this mess. Most unfortunate.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. N7XCZ

    N7XCZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That Is so Depressing, I too have worked Tom on his DXpedition Maybe if every Ham that logged a Contact with him could donate
    2.00 dollars or more their choice of course he could continue with his Dream vacation. Because that sure would be mine Hi HI
    maybe hams in the Know could set this up through some kind of agency I would be more than willing to help him out. Two dollars is what you would send for a paper card Right!? Good Luck with everything Tom DE N7XCZ
     
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  6. N7RD

    N7RD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    This is a total disgust. It's amazing what our world has come to now days. I always thought and still do that, "what goes around come's around", I sure hope so in this case.
     
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  7. N2ADV

    N2ADV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thieves are the lowest form of life. Ugh
     
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  8. G0WFH

    G0WFH Ham Member QRZ Page

    sorry to hear the bad news there is some scum bags out there
     
  9. N7XCZ

    N7XCZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here is a Addendum to my previous post GoFundMe this type of agency might work
     
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  10. UR3QTN

    UR3QTN Ham Member QRZ Page

    DEAR DAVE! UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A GREAT SORROW NOT ONLY FOR ONE PERSON, BUT ALSO FOR MANY OTHERS. BUT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE OUR COLLEAGUE AT THIS DIFFICULT HOUR AND MAKE AT LEAST A LITTLE POSITIVE! 73! if I was closer, maybe even something to help him financially
     
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