Dennis Schuh (KJ5DJS)
If you were to compare this thread and situation as a whole to a product for sale on Amazon you'd find the 1* reviews to be 1 or 2%. While not easy sometimes, ignore the naysayers and move on. I am a relatively new ham and don't get on the air as much as I'd like to but I enjoy being a member of the group. I stumbled upon the net last summer while on vacation in the New Mex mountains. Not much of an antenna in my Texas HOA so I seldom can even hear the net. Yet I enjoy it and fully support the mission and intent thereof. Sit back, take a breadth, but don't quit.