Topband: W8JI is bailing out of this reflector?

Matthew King - KK4CPS KK4CPS at
Tue Jan 19 19:02:57 EST 2016

All I know is this - I just read the "lead up" to Tom's self-removal from
the group and it didn't take me long to identify a couple of asshats that
owe him an apology. Larry? Check. Misquoting is unethical and you knew it
when you did it. Roger? You betcha. A snarky "Bye, Tom" is all you had to
say? Probably just as well.

As a fairly new and "nobody" ham trying to learn about the supposed
"gentleman's band," I've found Tom's posts very educational. I've learned
more from Tom and his website than most others.  Do either of you have free
websites aimed at educating hams new and old?  Maybe Google is broken, but
I couldn't find them. Being prolific operators I'll concede in both cases,
but what're your contributions past that? If y'all are the "gentlemen" that
I'm supposed to be working on topband, I'll go cut the coax to my measly
160 antenna now, thanks.

Tom's loss will be felt far more than whatever you two may bring to the
table, I'm quite sure.

Shame on you both.

To the rest of the list - I apologize for my impertinent behavior. I've
spoken my peace. I'll reign it in.



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On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 5:57 PM, Mike Waters <mikewate at> wrote:

> I'm afraid so, Jim. :-(
> I almost sent an email to Tom asking him to reconsider, but then I figured
> that anything we said wouldn't bring him back. Not as long as ... well, I'd
> rather not discuss this here anymore.
> You can read what led up to it at
> and search that
> page for "w8ji".
> 73, Mike
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 3:44 PM, James Rodenkirch <Rodenkirch_LLC at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Now....I just read a couple of posts on the K5P operation where it was
> > intimated that Tom, W8JI, was leaving this reflector!!
> >
> > Had that been confirmed??
> >
> > Toooooooooooo bad - dang...technical prowess should be cultivated and
> > encouraged to keep posting away.....friggin' shame if true!
> >
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