Hey everybody! One of the things that’s I have always loved about this hobby is that people work together and help each other so much.
This holds true with MTC Radio as well. The past few years they have been doing a special around Christmas time where people could donate as little as $1 and it will be added to a pot and then around Dec 20, they pick a ham in need and give them some ham radio gear.
People from around the hobby can nominate people to receive this gift. Around December 20th, the employees of MTC Radio will look at all the nominations and pick at least one “winner”
They total the amount of money that was donated and then add $500 to it.
A couple years ago, one of my local hams was nominated and received a dual band mobile radio and antenna and another person got an HF radio if memory serves me correctly.
If you know someone that needs some help in the hobby, nominate them and maybe even throw in a couple bucks to help.
Here is the link to the product on the MTC Radio website:
Hey Y’all. It is Christmas. Let’s get together and help someone this year. Do you know of a ham that needs a little help this year? It can be a new ham , an old ham or a very young ham. We want to help them get some gear this Christmas. First, to nominate someone please email their call sign, name , address, phone number and even email address to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be sure to include a little bit about the ham in need and why they need a little help this year. It is perfectly OK to nominate yourself but we may have to do a little verification so we made need some references if you are in need yourself. All Nominations must be in by 12-17-18
Second, we have created this “product” on our page right here. This “Help a ham” Product only costs $1.00 . You do not have to know anyone that needs help to do this. You can buy one or as many as you want. You will get a receipt for your purchase. This is probably not tax deductible
Around December 20th we will start looking at all of the “nominations.” Our panel of Judges (the employees of MTC) will pick a winner
We will total up all of the dollars spent and we will kick in $500. We will donate one hundred percent of the dollars raised minus any of the credit card/paypal fees, which should average three percent, toward the purchase price (at dealer cost) of any products we sell or can acquire. We will also be in contact with a few manufacturers to see if they can do anything to make this money go as far as possible. We will try and find out what kind of gear this lucky ham needs and get it to him or her for Christmas. We will post the dollar amount raised on our site and on our facebook page as well as announce the winner. We would also like to announce all of the folks that donated on our page and on our facebook page. Please include your callsign if you have one. If you would rather remain anonymous just type that in the order comments. We may change something up here to keep it legal and all so check back often. If you make this purchase you will not receive anything other than a receipt via email. You may however get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you helped some ham at Christmas
This product does not count for free shipping but we will ship the products to the winning person free
Thanks for reading and I hope this gives you an idea of something that you can do this Christmas season to help a fellow ham!
Until next time,
73 de Curtis, K5CLM
Creator and Owner of Everything Ham Radio
Owner of 2xC Products at 2xcproducts.com