Re: Microphone with DTMF tone buttons?
I applied online on 6/23 and received my new call on 7/11. Pick you call ahead using the many vanity database websites.
Richard, K8RMM (formally kd8dvx)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: kj4nts<mailto:philsherrod@...>
> To: FT897@yahoogroups.com<mailto:FT897@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:59 PM
> Subject: [FT897] Microphone with DTMF tone buttons?
> On an unrelated topic: Does anyone know how long it takes the FCC to process a vanity call sign application? My application has been in the "pending" state for a week.
- I see! Thanks for the background, Thomas.
On Jul 31, 2009, at 2:33 PM, Thomas Wilson wrote:
> It doesn't cost $30 to ship a microphone through the mail. I ended up
> buying one of those mics direct on the web (not through an EBay
> seller), and I paid about $8 to have it shipped. When I checked a few
> minutes ago, I saw 3 on-line stores selling that mic for between $72
> and $75, and all were charging $10 to ship.
> Now, the guys on EBay are charging $50 for the mic, which is a
> fantastic price! But they're tacking on a $30 shipping cost. They're
> basically selling the item at the wholesale distribution cost and
> taking their $20 profit in the shipping price. This means that they
> also save on selling fees, since EBay charges based on the item's
> price without shipping. The amount is about 70 cents. But if you sell
> 1000 items a month, 70 cents adds up to $700 pretty fast.
> Here's what one seller told me when I asked him about it: "We shifted
> some cost to the shipping cost in order to save eBay fees and give a
> lower total cost (price + shipping cost) to buyers. So please kindly
> consider the total cost of this item. It is with a very competitive
> total cost."
> Those were his exact words. The guy's name was Edwin Law, with the
> seller "hongkongdigi".
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 11:31 AM, David
> Moorman<dmoorman4@...> wrote:
> > The mics I've seen on eBay are all coming from Hong Kong, so the
> > shipping would be relatively high.
> > Dave K9SW
> > On Jul 30, 2009, at 10:10 PM, Thomas Wilson wrote:
> >> You're looking for MH-59A8J
> >> http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4898
> >> They're all over EBay and there are a few on Google Shopping. The
> >> on EBay are obviously gaming the shipping price: charging less
> for the
> >> item and more for shipping. I absolutely refuse to buy from
> anyone who
> >> does that, so the safest bet is probably the direct sellers on
> >> Shopping.
> >> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM, kj4nts<philsherrod@...>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Is there a microphone that is compatible with the FT-897 that has
> >> DTMF tone
> >> > buttons on it?
> >> >
> >> > On an unrelated topic: Does anyone know how long it takes the FCC
> >> to process
> >> > a vanity call sign application? My application has been in the
> >> "pending"
> >> > state for a week.
> >> >
> >> > KJ4NTS
> >> >
> >> >
> >> --
> >> Tom Wilson
> >> wilsontp@...
> >> (619)342-1391
> >> KI6ABZ
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Tom Wilson
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- Thank you! That was a perfectly-composed reply that exactly answered my question. I was not aware of ae7q.com.
--- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "John Rabold" <yahoohr9@...> wrote:
> --- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "kj4nts" <philsherrod@> wrote:
> >> On an unrelated topic: Does anyone know how long it takes the FCC to process a vanity call sign application? My application has been in the "pending" state for a week. <<
> It is off topic for this Yahoo group, but ... the site http://www.ae7q.com/ will tell you what you need to know. The status of your application is at http://bit.ly/XQO2a That shows the prediction that you will be granted W4PHS. It also shows that your receipt date was July 23. Back on the site home page, scroll down to the table headed "Pending application prediction summary". In that table, you will see that applications with the receipt date of July 23 will be processed on August 11. If you click on the "Tue 2009-08-11" link you will go to a table of everything the FCC is expected to do with vanity applications on that day. Scroll down and you'll see what's going to happen to your application.
> John KS6M