NEWS UPDATE III – With Tom KC0W updating his QRZ page, has now taken down the link to help support him. No more donations are required.

At this moment in time we wait on Tom’s reply to an earlier email today, but it looks like all generous donations may not be wanted.

We are happy to refund ALL who donated. Like you, we felt it may be beneficial to Tom. In the end perhaps not. Please QRX.

NEWS UPDATE II – Tom, KC0W has updated his QRZ page:

“I have read the many supportive comments posted on both QRZ and eHam. A heartfelt thanks. Some guys have asked about financially donating to my plight. This is very generous but I respectfully and humbly decline. Us people from the Midwest are like that. Either too proud (or too dumb) to accept money without actually working for it. Please donate your time helping a kid learn Morse code if you want to “donate” anything at all. My bank wired me funds so I can now eat again. (literally) No joke, they even stole all my food. I have cancelled all future DXing activity until I return back to the USA and purchase new equipment.”

NEWS UPDATE I – Using a Crowdfunding website and direct donations via paypal, a total of £2200 has been raised in just over 30 hours – amazing!

September 28, 2016 – Weʼre hoping to raise £5,000 to help fellow Radio Amateur, Tom Callas, KC0W, who recently had all his equipment and personal belongings stolen whilst active as T30COW.

Well known world traveller, Tom Callas KC0W, had been travelling the South Pacific for a few months. Radio activity had taken place from KH8, 5W, T2, YJ and T30.

Sadly, Tom went QRT suddenly, and writes:

Everything I own was stolen on 28 September from here in Kiribati (T30). They took all my radios, computers, amplifiers, antennas, coax, EVERYTHING. They even took my clothing & shoes. I have literally NOTHING left.

Since this sad tale surfaced, we’ve read many comments of support for Tom – and how it would be great if some kind of assistance was offered.

Well, now is your chance..

While Tom may never have his personal gear returned or found, a small donation to help him get back on air, or to enable him to purchase personal necessities would certainly help the predicament he now finds himself in. is running a Crowdfunding initiative and kindly requests you consider a generous donation to Tom, KC0W. All monies raised will go directly to him.

Thanks for your kindness,

Col MM0NDX @