Way back in March of 2012, I sent my ICOM 641, tribander (2m, 222MHz. 450MHz) radio in to repair to Wayne Spencer KA9KHZ. I heard about Wayne from QRZ.COM. Wayne took delivery of my radio after a few email exchanges. Wayne knew that I needed the radio for communications between ham family members in rural Vermont for when our son, also a ham N1UKP, would be getting a kidney transplant in a hospital 90 miles to the north. Our family runs a 222 MHz repeater atop Northeast Mountain in Wells VT. Our rural QTH has no cell phone service.
Wayne kept putting me off that he needed this part or that, and that he was awaiting their arrival. Here it is now July. He has my radio and does not respond to any of my emails. He also does not answer his phone. I suggested to Wayne that he either send the rig back in its present condition or buy it from me for $150.00 and do what he wishes with it. This radio sells used for much more in either working or not condition. Our son has had his kidney transplant on May 24. We make multiple trips each week and thank goodness I bought a pair of Chinese TYT9000 222 MHz rigs for family communications.
I need some help from QRZ.COM and the ham radio community to resolve this matter. This kind of thing should not happen between hams. Needless to say, I'm suspecting that I have been scammed. Hate to think this of a fellow ham, but that seems a correct conclusion.
Help me out my ham brothers and sisters.
73, Jozef WB2MIC, JeanneE KA1PMS, Dylan N1UKP, Guinnevere KA1ZWK.