[450] An "open" letter

Rich tea4one at verizon.net
Tue Sep 27 01:39:31 UTC 2016

Can’t answer for anyone but myself, but I have been extremely busy with work and family the last 3 months or so. Also, it’s been the nice weather, so not really wanting to spend any free time I may have had on the radio. I have spoken to Larry and Tom recently so the frequency is not totally dead.

I think ham radio in general has the same issues we are seeing here, so its not just us. I hope everyone is OK, especially Dave and Kim and Bob and Bill.

I am going to NEARFEST this year which is October 14,15th. Hope to see some of you up there!


From: David Garcia 
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:36 AM
To: 450 at lists.vhfwiki.com 
Subject: Re: [450] An "open" letter

I have no idea whats going on, for the last few months, I've hardly turned the radio on, in fact only mondays to check in to the nyc-arecs.org net which, I do volunteer work with its like ares. Anyway because of a medical issue, I've for the most part isolated myself. I'm on new medication which helps me just enough to be active & interested in amateur radio again one day at a time, after 2 1/2 years of trial and error. So that's my story. I was on the other day, but my dualband mobile radio being Chinese, has a piss poor front end. Soon enough I'll have my ideal station setup, its in the works. Probably 6 months off, but I'll make so. I hope things get resolved, whatever it is on 450. Now time for some coffee, its 6:34 am, in a few hours I'll be taking my nims exam - google it. Be safe ladies and gents. 

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:11 PM, William Knapp / WA1WK <wa1wk at wa1wk.com> wrote:

  It seems that Bob and a few select others have stopped communicating with the group on 450 - if there *is* even a group  left. I talk with Larry, Woody, Charlie, Glenn Shawn and a couple of others. Even then, it's a rarity to hear anyone on there.

  If Bob, Dave or anyone else, for that matter was offended by something I (or anyone else) said or did that perhaps caused them to vacate 450. I sure would like to know about what the fuck happened. I've been talking with Bob on the CB, Freeband and then Ham radio for close to 40 years. I consider him a friend. He came to check up on me after I was in the hospital a couple of years ago. Stuff like that matters. Actually it was pretty funny and scared the shit out of me. The back door was unlocked, it had to have been after midnight. Suddenly I see Bob looming near me in a dark bedroom. It too a minute for my eyes to focus and realize it was him. Just that gesture showed that he's a caring person. A person I really miss talking with, even if it's about nothing in particular.

  Any and all comments, positive or negative are welcomed.

  Your Friend,


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