PACIFIC DXPEDITIONER (KC0W) IMPERILED BY THEFT

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  1. WF7A

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    Indeed, Chip! It's our credo (as amateur radio operators) to be there in time of need so if we can't help our own, how can we in good conscience help others?

    Hats off to Col and other hams who selflessly give their time, money, and expertise to help our own (and others).
     
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  2. MM0NDX

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    It's not too bad, Chip. All the direct paypal donors have been refunded and so far everyone who used the JustGiving page has been exceptionally understanding; probably because they also recognized a man in need from the outset. We all learn in life as we go along, hi.#

    73 de Col MM0NDX
     
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  3. W6ADF

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    Grief and disappointment. Imagine the time, effort and hard-earned money spent to launch such an expedition. My good thoughts go to Tom Callas, KC0W as I am sure the angst and frustration he is encountering now, is only the beginning. It would do us all well to keep in mind that the good people of Kiribati are not to blame only a selected few or one individual that took advantage. Likely the thief knows nothing about Ham Radio Equipment, with luck perhaps Mr. Callas can recover some of it with the aid of the police. I wish you well KC0W and may you continue to launch many future expeditions!
     
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  4. W1YW

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    Actually, I very much doubt it is natives of that island. Don't underestimate piracy in the Pacific: the word gets out and the thieves move in.
     
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  5. W7UUU

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

    Hello WB3NUW - I'm really curious why your call sign doesn't come up in ANY database - anywhere.... including the FCC ULS....

    Weird... happy to retract but please provide more info to prove me wrong....

    Perhaps other folks can find this callsign referenced in the FCC database... I only find it on the clusters being reported - on September 29th 2016 - once - by P1RAT (get it?) - but nowhere else.... How odd.... :cool:;)

    Not to thread jack - but me thinks that Tom would approve.

    Just want to make sure all is on the "up and up" and such.

    So I guess I would say I'm "calling your bluff" WB3NUW? :) Please prove me wrong :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
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  6. W9JEF

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    This really pisses me off. Worked Tom in 160 CW 'tests when
    he was in Dakota, and lately, KH8/KCØW (American Samoa).
    Hope these a-holes, one day, get their just deserts.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  7. W7UUU

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    Perhaps WB3NUW has some insight into this... maybe we should ask him :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  8. W9JEF

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    Hmmm.

    :oops: :eek:
     
  9. W7UUU

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

    Indeed... scroll up a few posts to #107 to my previous.

    His last "DX Cluster Spot: YESTERDAY"

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  10. WA7PRC

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    Karma has a way of evening things out...

    "Time heals all wounds and time wounds all heels."
     
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