Entire shack/shop/man cave lost to fire tonight

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Yep - the whole thing. Everything but 80% of the structure destroyed by a fast-moving fire. Source still not determined - Fire Marshall pretty much ruled out the wood stove - he's thinking electrical

    But 100% of my radios - Heathkits, Kenwoods, Icoms, Yaesus, everything - 100% is destroyed.

    Photos when I can.

    AWFUL night. Just awful.

    I'll be off the air now for a great many months - perhaps a year or more.

    Please don't do any "fund me" stuff and things like that- I'm far from poor. I don't need that. In 6 months to a year, perhaps the 3-bay garage will be restored and I can "start over".

    So ironic the $22,000 tower project just went live not even a month ago - and just 4 hours ago I worked Brazil in a final contact in CQWW.... and now it's all gone. GONE.

    Just moral support at this point from my friends is all I ask.

    What a awful night.

    I will post photos when I can

    :(

    Dave
    W7UUU

    PS - My moderation/administrator activities will be 95% non-existent for at least the next week - I let Fred know. Just try to "keep the peace" :)
     
  2. WC5P

    WC5P Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Terrible news.

    Sorry to hear about this Dave.
     
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  3. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's terrible!
    I'm shocked and don't know what to say for condolences.
     
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  4. VK2WP

    VK2WP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    That is dreadful Dave, almost unbelievable. Very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Hope you can recover as time passes.
     
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  5. KI7ZRF

    KI7ZRF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Glad you are ok. Sorry... You will rebuild and hopefully insurance will cover everything.
     
  6. N1YR

    N1YR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sad news.
    A modern shack can be re-purchased, but replacing the classics will be a daunting task.
     
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  7. KO6WB

    KO6WB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    These are material things and thankfully can usually be replaced.
    It's a great thing that nobody was harmed but a sad thing to lose so much.
    Hope you're made whole again very soon.

    73
    Gary
     
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  8. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dave - very sorry to hear about your loss. This is terrible news. Just the other day, I was looking at one of your shack pictures in a thread.
     
  9. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just damn man...that sucks...
     
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  10. W7EDC

    W7EDC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wow... I don't know what to say..
    Sorry Dave :(
     
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