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Offline Andrew Yoder

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1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« on: February 15, 2012, 1550 UTC »
In honor of WEAK, I'm listening to his old shows on Sealord's site:

http://www.archive.org/details/ShortwavePirateRadio

Thanks to both!
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 1624 UTC »
Man, that was a sucky day for sure :(

I miss WEAK's shows and that rockin signal his station cranked out, plus the cool QSL's too - definitely a class act!

Thanks for the reminder Andrew & to WEAK for all the great entertainment & vibes! :)
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 1855 UTC »
Yes, definitely a dark day.  I always looked forward to WEAK shows and QSLs.

http://s1113.photobucket.com/albums/k520/Bucketopia/DimBulb%20QSLs/#!cpZZ4QQtppZZ16
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 1807 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 2210 UTC »
I too looked forward to WEAK's broadcasts. He is missed.
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 0123 UTC »
And now I haz a sad.   :'(

WEAK was a terrific station, run by a genuinely good guy.  Lots of activity and variety, great signal and audio.  Helluva good run.
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 0153 UTC »
WEAK was one of the pirates for whom I had a great deal of respect.  As Sealord said, he was "a class act", and a genuinely nice guy.  (Fantastic QSLs too ... the Popular Electronics cover is one of my all-time favourites.)

What I learned after his bust about how he relayed shows for other people without seeking credit only solidified my respect.

Thanks for all the great entertainment WEAK.  You are missed.

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 0158 UTC »
Wow - can't believe it's been a year. I too miss the WEAK shows and creative QSL's. Hope you're reading this WEAK.
We're thinking of you.

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 0254 UTC »
yeah what you guys said definitely miss him

think he has read this    ;)

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 0601 UTC »
I think we all need to contemplate on how this happened.

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 2351 UTC »
A biiiiig F.U. to "anyone" responsible for "helping" the F.C.C. w/this, if ya know whuttameans.   (Big thumbs up to the previous post by Al)
I miss my friend, the correspondence I had w/him, and the rock-solid sigs I heard up on the mountain, the great shows, and the classic e-QSL's.  I don't know how any loser could possibly want these shows stopped; I guess loser is the key word here!

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 0238 UTC »
Perhaps they were just able to DF him down?
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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 0136 UTC »
Sure helps 'em if somebunny--er, somebody--tells 'em where to check!  ::)

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Re: 1st Anniversary of WEAK Radio bust today
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 1351 UTC »
I started this thread because I wanted to show my appreciation for WEAK Radio and all of the programming he aired over the past few years. I'd rather not get onto other topics or theories about what happened to the station. I'm addressing those in another thread. Thanks to the unid relay station for giving us all a good taste of what WEAK Radio was like a few weeks ago.
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