A couple years ago, I created a forum for stolen radios on Yahoo. I didn't publicize it, since I thought I had found that there were other resources adequately giving publicity to lists of such equipment. I thought the focus of my list (once I publicized it) would be on equipment OTHER THAN ham radio (such as GMRS, MURS, etc.).
I suffered a loss of equipment during a home break-in recently, and found few Web resources now covering this topic. Maybe the sites I (thought I had) found during surfing a couple years ago are now gone, or maybe by expectations have changed?
In any event, the Yahoo list that I created has a database that is organized by make, model and serial number (which seems to be the logical organizational method).
I don't wish to detract from the exchange here on eHAM.net, but perhaps my Yahoo alternative might be of use to some.
The list on Yahoo is STOLEN_RADIO (except lower case, although I don't think Yahoo is case sensitive).
You can join that list by sending an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Your comments (and criticisms) are welcomed, eagerly anticipated. If there is a better list out there somewhere, please let me know. (I run too many Yahoo groups already!)
- Corwin Moore (WB8UPM)