A break from email and reminder about the amazing QRPer.net discussion board

Dear Readers,

This week, I’m heading to the Dayton Hamvention––and fitting in a POTA rove, as well. (Woo hoo!) In the following two weeks I’ll be doing quite a lot of traveling.

QRPer.com will be updated regularly, but I won’t have a lot of time to answer questions via email.  I’ll mainly check email for news tips and guest posts.  Any replies I send will likely be quite short.

Since I typically receive around 40 emails per day just from readers, I suspect I’ll have an insane back log over the next few weeks!

Because I tend to want to answer everyone’s email–indeed, I do my best to answer any emails that aren’t accidentally eaten by my SPAM filters–I acknowledge this will be a struggle.

While it’s a privilege that folks want to reach out to me for advice, questions, and the like––the truth is, I’m reaching a point where there simply isn’t enough free time in the day even when I’m home, let alone when I’m traveling. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do moving forward, but something will have to change soon.

I don’t want to reach a point where I have to choose between creating content…or responding to emails.  So if I just can’t get to yours, thanks for understanding.

But what if you still need some advice?  What can you do?

The QRPer Board to the rescue!

If you have a question, I would strongly encourage you to ask it in our amazing–completely free–forum at QRPer.net: https://qrper.net/

This discussion board is moderated and monitored by an amazing group of Elmers and volunteers who have a wide range of experience and expertise. It’s no secret that you’ll likely get a much better answer from these folks than you would from me!

Also, feel free to ask questions in the “comments” section of relevant posts here on QRPer.com.  You’ll have the whole reader community to hear and help you.

Thank you!

Thank you all for being a part of the community here on QRPer.com. I appreciate your support and also your amazing field reports, guest posts, and feedback!

Have a wonderful week, everybody…and, again, I hope to meet you at Hamvention or Four Days In May!

Cheers & 72,

Thomas (K4SWL)

8 thoughts on “A break from email and reminder about the amazing QRPer.net discussion board”

  1. Life twist and turns and we have to move on. Will miss your POTA videos. It keep my CW speed up copying along with you, God speed 73 NG4S Tom

    1. Hi, Tommy,
      No worries about my videos and field reports. They’ll all still be on time!
      I’m mainly saying it’s difficult for me to keep up with the questions I receive in email at present. That’s where QRPer.net is actually a better source.
      Thank you!

  2. Whoa! The Holy Ham pilgramage of the faithful! Dayton…. I have yet to go. I hope you have fun, and find the experience fulfilling. Send lots of posts Thomas!

    de W7UDT

  3. Tom (N4GS),

    If I understand correctly, Thomas (K4SWL) has some QRPer posts (and most likely videos) set to publish automatically while he is away. It is direct email responses that will take a hit, so questions can go to the community via the QRPer.net discussion board.

    Best 73 de Brian – K3ES

    1. Yes, this is correct. 🙂
      It’s really only email I’m going to struggle with over the next few weeks especially.
      My field reports and activation videos are all staying pretty much on schedule.

  4. You will eventually be able to turn Comments and email over to AI (ChatQRP). It will accumulate all the Thomas knowledge already on the web and formulate the best answer from that data pool. The problem will be when AIThomas starts driving his self driving Tesla to AITuttleEducationalPark and submitting his activation videos. Strangely enough all the contacts will be thru that remote ham station in Maine.

    1. You should have posted a warning with this comment.
      I sprayed coffee on my keyboard!
      That is hilarious!
      72 de AIThomas

      1. On a serious note, it got me thinking. I saw a picture on dxworld.net, maybe VP6A Ducie Island that have radios in a box and the picture showed a six wheeled cart on the beach and will be remotely activated using starlink. If you put that setup in a six wheeled amphib gator that thing could be remotely piloted over a reef, thru the surf, and onto a beach no different than a Mars rover. Make it more seaworthy and solar then how far off are we from AIThomas spending a month or two sailing it to the Bouvet island like those research bouys that go across the Atlantic and remote activating places?

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