KU4BY’s a Thief???

OK, it’s time for a little transparency here.

As some of you may have seen, after 4 years of only replacing the cords on HTX-252 microphones, I can now do the 212 and 242 as well. So I was replying to a few old emails asking folks if they still need to get one of those replaced. Well this is a response I received from one of those e-mails.

“I am no longer interested. , You take too long to reply, so that is very suspicious, not gonna send a mic o probably won’t get back “

So I’ve done over 100+ microphones for people over the years. Every single one of them has received their repaired microphone back. Why would I want that many microphones? What could I possibly do with them all? I only have 4 radios and I’m obviously not selling them or the HTX community would definitely know about it. This is the first time I have ever been accused to being a thief and it’s apparently because I didn’t reply to an e-mail soon enough. So here is the response that I sent to said e-mail.

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 10:23 AM <KU4BY> wrote:

Well I could provide a list of 100+ people who would disagree with your assumption.  

I just started doing the 212/242 microphones a couple weeks ago. Prior to that I was only doing the 252 microphones because that is the only rig I had to test with.

I also had issues with messages not being forwarded which is why I am using this account directly now.

This isn’t a full time job for me, it’s a hobby and a way to help out others and help pay for my site hosting fees. I do have a full time job though so no, I may not be able to respond to all emails as quickly as I’d like.

I also offer the service on eBay as well to allow people more flexibility and assurance that they’ll get their mic back. Sure it costs more that way but Ebay and Paypal both charge fees.

I’ve shipped 8 microphones out in the past week. I’m attaching a snip just to prove it. The ? marks in front of the tracking numbers are the ones going out today so they’re not in the system yet. The trucks are the ones enroute. The check marks have already been delivered.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not begging you to let me replace the cord on your microphone. I was just offering to help like I do for everyone else. A simple “Not Interested” would have been fine, but I will not let anyone accuse me of being a thief.

Good luck getting your mic fixed.


And here is the shipping snip I provided as proof.

Snip showing Microphones mailed out 6-1-2020 through 6-8-2020.

So then I received a response saying it was because I didn’t call him. So now I’m a thief because I didn’t call him. Well out of all of the microphones I’ve repaired for people, I have only spoke to 3 of them. Maybe people are too trusting? Either way, I’ve never given anyone a reason to not trust me. Here is an image from my Ebay auction that shows my feedback related to the HTX-252 microphone repairs. Feel free to look me up on there and you’ll see my 100% positive feedback rating.

If after all this, you still think I am a Thief, then just move on because I am in this to help others, not to deal with drama.

If I have ever stolen your microphone please provide proof and say so in the comments. Likewise, if I’ve ever returned your microphone and you come back here just to read the updates, also leave a response.