Oct. 15th, 2012
EDIT — Nov. 10th, 2016
I’m sorry that I’ve had this dormant link up for 4 years now. I should maintain things better.
Bottom line — there’s no guestbook here at kc9bqa.com. And I disabled the “comment” feature at least 3 years ago.
When I created this guestbook idea in Oct. 2012, I thought I’d get dozens and dozens of visitors who wanted to sign the guestbook. I was amazed that only 10 ever said “hello”. Then something changed with this website of mine in 2013 and I started getting dozens of spam “comments” per day. I’d be on the computer literally deleting crap every 5-10 minutes. I didn’t know how to deal with it, so I disabled the “comment” feature at kc9bqa.com and that stopped the avalanche of spam.
End of Nov. 10, 2016 edit.
What follows is the rest of my original post from 10/15/12. And again, there’s no guestbook, nor does the comment feature at kc9bqa.com work anymore. My apologies.
Hopefully this thread will keep growing for many weeks to come.
I want visitors to kc9bqa.com to take a minute to say hello, via the “comment” feature at the bottom of this post. Type in your callsign and grid square, at a minimum. Other possible content would include the bands you are on, your rigs and antennas, that sort of thing. I’d like to start some kind of thread/discussion about how we can get more V/U contesters on the air, but honestly, I think I need to make that a separate thread, so let’s wait for me to create that — again in a separate thread.
Since this is the first time I’ve done something like a Guestbook on kc9bqa.com, there’s bound to be a learning curve, but hopefully nothing too serious.
When you submit a comment to kc9bqa.com, an email is automatically sent to me. I then read that email, which contains your comment. As long as you aren’t annoying or profane, or a spammer, I will approve your comment when I can, and it will appear at the bottom of this post. If you have personal comments for me, it’s best to send those directly to my email, and not via the “comment” feature. My email’s good on www.qrz.com.
I know kc9bqa.com gets a few hundred unique visitors each day, and around 2200-2800 each month. So yes, I expect this thread will get very long. That’s fine with me. I hope it will entertain us all, and make us feel more connected. I realize some of you visit from other parts of the USA and/or Canada or overseas countries. Welcome. I’m curious how you heard about the website. If you don’t have a ham license, but have an interest in V/UHF (perhaps a TV/FM/Scanner DX’er or monitor?) that’s fine, too. Go ahead and say hello. EDIT, EDIT, Nov. 10th, 2016. AGAIN, sorry, but the guestbook and comment feature here at kc9bqa.com was disabled in 2013 due to an avalanche of spammers.