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

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  1. NY7Q

    NY7Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's such a small place..his stuff should show up and he can prosecute.
  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    Just look where all those Hardrock Cafe tee shirts end up....not to mention those fisherman pirates on 80 and 30 meters.
  3. N6RGR

    N6RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sad news. Sounds like alcoholism and theft are rampant in that part of the world. I hope "Da Cow" manages to recover his equipment and personal effects!

    Roger KK6IVD
  4. KF0G

    KF0G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Total bummer losing everything. But not the worst thing that could have happened, by far ! I can donate and I am sure many others hams and radio businesses can help too. I do not do CW so I won't be getting a contact and am not worried about that. I would just like to see this turned around 180 degrees and let the man keep going. It won't be that hard to get things back in service. Consider the giant tsunami a bit over 10 years ago. This problem is easy to fix. Go COW ! 73
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  5. K0DSL

    K0DSL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wow, this is truly sad to hear and I wish Tom all the best. I agree if many of us send in a few bucks it could be a big help to him. Maybe someone could set up a GoFundMe page for him and have the ARRL let everyone know about it. de K0DSL
  6. KF5THB

    KF5THB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is a GoFundMe type page appropriate? I don't know how but I've seen it or heard of it done.
    oops, obviously I didn't read the entire post and thread. Sorry for stepping on toes, but as they say great minds think alike.
  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    Tom just emailed me (in response to my query). My impression is that he prefers to comment in detail at a later time...but here's the key points:

    1) the events so discussed did occur;
    2)he has very limited internet access for the time being;
    3) He is able to travel and awaiting arrival of funds (I presume his own);
    4) He plans to leave T30 as soon as possible;
    5) He is grateful for offers but declining them at present;
    6) Ham radio is not his first priority(understandably) --at this given moment.

    Tom is an **experienced** traveler and I am sure he will re-surface within a few days at a new location, IMO, likely to be stateside.

    Tom has a story to tell, but may or may not wish to keep it private (and I don't know what it is). Yes, I am sure he did nothing wrong.

    My recommendations--

    1)Col's funding site is legit and highly honorable and commendable, but Tom may or may not take the funds...he certainly does NOT want people to think he asked for them;

    2) Tom likes to use his QRZed bio page to get info across...that's the best place to monitor his travels and situation.

    I am sure we all wish him safe travels and a speedy arrival at his next destination.

    Chip W1YW
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  8. W4KJG

    W4KJG Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you for that update. All of us have been very concerned for his safety and well being.

    Please let us know publicy or privately if we might assist.

    It has been over 40 years since I've been in what were then known as the Gilbert Islands. Tarawa was a quiet, extremely friendly, and very peaceful place at that time. The almost non-existant police force did not even have real guns.

    Let's hope this all turns out positive for everyone.

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  9. KY5U

    KY5U Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks Chip.
  10. KC5TT

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    Is there a Go Fund me account? If so please provide a link and I will run it it through the clubs I am in. Funds, equipment, parts, what ever is needed. The Hobby must go on.

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