W8DBF Duane Fisher

J. Forster jfor at QUIK.COM
Sun Jul 2 02:54:59 EDT 2006

This came in tonight:

Subject:         [Boatanchors] Please Be Advised, HCI Has Ended
   Date:         Sun, 2 Jul 2006 00:03:23 -0400
   From:         "Duane Fischer, W8DBF" <dfischer at usol.com>
     To:         <boatanchors at mailman.qth.net>

Effective as of Saturday July 1, 2006 "Hallicrafters Collectors
International", AkA "HCI", has ended. This name and logo are the registered
property of Duane Fischer, W8DBF and may not be used by any one or any group
for any reason without getting written consent first.

The Saturday Net will continue, "if" someone wishes to assume the NCS
duties. There is an established frequency and time slot, but the Net name
will need to change to something different. I will be present "when"
possible, but "not" as NCS.

The Wednesday evening Global Glow Roundtable has also ended. Those of us who
met there, will continue to meet there, but not in a Net format.

The Sunday Net will continue. However, the name is "Halligan's
Hallicrafters" and the call sign for this Net will be "W9WZE". I will be the
NCS for this Net. Times and frequencies remain the same.

The HCI web site will end. At least by that name and link! If it can be
preserved and revitalized, it will continue, but with a different name and
url. I sincerely hope that the copyrighted material on this site does not
end up stored in my file on the three backup DVD's. However, the legal team
currently involved in sorting out some issues will make the call. But be
assured, the information will survive and in all probability be reborn.

It has been fantastic fun doing the Nets for the past 7+ years. I have met
some incredible people and had some priceless experiences with some of you.
I am grateful for having had the opportunity. I am not going away, unless my
health forces me to, but do have some other radio projects that I need to
devote my time to.

Change can be good. Perhaps some of you will pick up the slack and we will
all be better off for it.

There will be more changes taking place this month, more about them when
that time arrives. Nothing bad! Just different.

I hope to hear you tomorrow, Sunday July 2, 2006 for the Halligan's
Hallicrafters 20 meter Net using the call of William Halligan, Sr., W9WZE.
The pre-Net is at 12:45 PM EST/EDT, (1645 UTC), the Net at 1:15 PM EST/EDT,
(1715 UTC). The frequency will be 14.293 MHZ usb +/- for key clicks, mike
splatter and as of late a lesson in Espanol! (chuckle) We hope to hear you

Duane Fischer, W8DBF

Rinkie & Ron Pollack wrote:

> I am on the Hallicrafters reflector.  Duane is the moderator, and runs the
> Sat 40M and Sun 20M nets, which I've checked into with my Halli gear on
> occasion.  Each Sat and Sunday he posts a long "reminder" about the net, but
> I checked the archives, and there has been no reminder for about 6 weeks.
> So, there may be a problem there.  Have heard some controversy about his
> personality, but never regarding any ethical challenges.  Have never had any
> financial dealing with him, but he has been around the Halli collectors for
> a long time, and I've never seen any question as to integrity.  Hope it
> works out for you!
> Ron K2RP

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