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 Post subject: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Good morning.

During the last six months I've gotten several calls from folks to repair their radio. I haven't done anything with radios for over 10 years. Lost interest after my wife passed away.

If anyone knows where they are getting my phone number from, or listings for Firelands Vintage Radios either contact me prowriter at bex dot net, or please contact the website and inform them I'm no longer in the hobby. MY website was taken down years ago.

Thanks.

Ernie


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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 8:24 pm 
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K8KHH wrote:
If anyone knows where they are getting my phone number from, or listings for Firelands Vintage Radios either contact me prowriter at bex dot net, or please contact the website and inform them I'm no longer in the hobby.
Firelands Vintage Radios is showing up in several places, but the links are to your non-existent web page and did not see any phone numbers.

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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 11:53 pm 
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There's an archive of your website here:
http://web.archive.org/web/200710220446 ... radios.com

But for contact info, it only shows an email which contains your callsign. Perhaps people are looking you up using your call. As likely to be on some forum post or newslist where you are mentioned, perhaps giving your full name. Bothersome I'm sure when you no longer repair.

As Curtis mentions, your old website is listed at many places, all pointing to the defunct url. It's in the ARF Resources link, for example. I had to go look the url up at archive.org and click around a bit to find the page I show above.

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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 12:29 am 
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Yes, my phone number is not listed anywhere that I know of. However, somebody has it and is giving it to folks. Just posting this to, hopefully, let that individual or individuals know that I no longer repair radios. Saves them time and a long distance call. Thanks to all for your help in this matter. Perhaps those individuals will read this and know that I'm no longer in the hobby. Again thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 12:53 am 
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Simply say the shop is closed. The calls will stop in time...


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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:05 am 
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Haven't had any in years, but in the last 6-10 months.....

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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:14 am 
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Do you have anyone that you can refer them to?

I never did work for others until everyone that I knew retired from the repair business. Since then I have taken in some work simply because there was no one else local to send them to.

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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:23 am 
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Jeremy,
No I don't. I've been away from it I really don't know of anyone. Perhaps Mark O ? can't remember last name. He is in MI I think.


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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:43 am 
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The next person that calls, ask them where they got the referral...that ought to narrow down your search for corrective action.


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 Post subject: Re: No longer repairing radios
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 3:05 am 
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It's likely getting around by word of mouth, possibly someone you did a set for years ago. Someone likely asked them who restored their set and they passed along your information. Just a theory.

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