Björn SM0MDG bjorn at sm0mdg.com
Sat Dec 12 04:10:31 EST 2015

Hi Brian,

That seems odd to me. Email the moderator separately at kenwoodts-590-owner at yahoogroups.com and ask why he declined. He might just have hit the wrong button (or clicking the wrong link). Make sure to include your callsign when communicating with him. The group has 2700+ members, so he might reject anyone with a generic email and no call.

73 de Björn,

> On 11 Dec 2015, at 19:46, brian coyne <g4odv at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I recently obtained one of these rigs and applied to subscribe for membership. I just received a reply as follows.....
> .
>>>> Your request to join the KenwoodTS-590 group was not approved.
>>>> The moderator of each Yahoo! group chooses whether to restrict
>>>> membership in the group. Moderators who choose to restrict
>>>> membership also choose whom to admit.
> As our hobby is all about sharing knowledge and helping each other I do find this response surprising to say the least and a distinct lack of courtesy in failing to give a reason for the declination .
> Is anyone able to tell me who is the strange minded person who is the moderator of this group as, I presume, they (he) are USA based and why they should adopt such a restrictive undesirable policy which most certainly does not subscribe to the Ham Spirit.
> 73  Brian 5B4AIZ / C4Z - who has fingers crossed for some propagation  to USA this weekend for the ARRL 10m  Contest.
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