Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A ham friend, PR-NZY Nazarudy (soon to be 9W2NZY) called me this morning, telling me that his rm270 Diamond SG2000 Mobile antenna has been stolen. The only part left is the antenna base. Pity him...
What can we do? Well, if you ask me, i'm suggesting that we must keep our mobile antennas indoors at night, or in the car whenever you park it. But being hams, we must be thinking, "why, who would want our 'skinny' antennas?"
Yes, only hams will recognise those pointy metal rods & wouldn't have the slightest intention of stealing them. But as we all know, bad things will happen, and in this case, most probably it's the drug addicts who should be blamed, selling anything to get any amount of money just to have a fix.
The least that we all can do is, be careful. Yes, be careful of where we park our car, of how you mount your antennas, and be watchful of your surroundings. And to Naza, please be patient and I hope you'll soon find a replacement for your beloved antenna.
-73 de 9w2azx-
p/s: anybody looking for a used Diamond SG2000 base?
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Map ke lokasi berkenaan.