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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)

The QRPer Board: A new discussion board for QRPer.com

Friends, I’d like to share some good news with you!

The short version:

I’ve created a QRPer discussion board that anyone can join, free of charge, at QRPer.net.

My hope is that this will be a spot for community members to get quick answers to questions and connect with other like-minded operators.

Everyone is welcome and this board is already populated with a number of moderators who will make sure that all questions–no matter how simple–are welcome. Trolls and rude people will be weeded out.

I would encourage you to create an account and check it out: http://qrper.net

The long version:

In the past, I’ve mentioned in posts that email from readers and subscribers (of both QRPer.com and the SWLing Post) has increased to a point that I can no longer keep up with them. It became very evident when I went camping in West Virginia last month and came back home to find no less than 60 messages in my inbox. These 60 messages were all ones needing some sort of reply or acknowledgement–they didn’t include notifications and SPAM.

I take pride in replying to each and every message I receive, but sadly I can no longer keep up with the volume. Sadly, I don’t have enough time especially with my busy family life.

In fact, I realized recently that replying to emails is actually taking a large bite out of the time I have to do content creation. I can’t let that happen, because that could quickly lead to burn-out. Both of my sites are pure labors of love and I enjoy them immensely. Continue reading The QRPer Board: A new discussion board for QRPer.com