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Hey Y'all. It is Christmas. Let's get together and help someone this year. Do you know of a ham that needs a little help this year? It can be a new ham , an old ham or a very young ham. We want to help them get some gear this Christmas. First, to nominate someone please email their call sign, name , address, phone number and even email address to christy@maintradingcompany.com . Please be sure to include a little bit about the ham in need and why they need a little help this year. It is perfectly OK to nominate yourself but we may have to do a little verification so we made need some references if you are in need yourself. All Nominations must be in by 12-17-18

Second, we have created this "product" on our page right here. This "Help a ham" Product only costs $1.00 . You do not have to know anyone  that needs help to do this. You can buy one or as many as you want. You will get a receipt for your purchase. This is probably not tax deductible

Around December 20th we will start looking at all of the "nominations." Our panel of Judges (the employees of MTC) will pick a winner

We will total up all of the dollars spent and we will kick in $500.  We will donate one hundred percent of the dollars raised minus any of the credit card/paypal fees, which should average three percent, toward the purchase price (at dealer cost) of any products we sell or can acquire. We will also be in contact with a few manufacturers to see if they can do anything to make this money go as far as possible. We will try and find out what kind of gear this lucky ham needs and get it to him or her for Christmas. We will post the dollar amount raised on our site and on our facebook page as well as announce the winner. We would also like to announce all of the folks that donated on our page and on our facebook page. Please include your callsign if you have one. If you would rather remain anonymous just type that in the order comments. We may change something up here to keep it legal and all so check back often. If you make this purchase you will not receive anything other than a receipt via email. You may however get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you helped some ham at Christmas

This product does not count for free shipping but we will ship the products to the winning person free

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  1. A splendid product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Nov 2018

    From volunteer examining to tower-raising parties, hams have always helped one another.

    While it's not terribly expensive as hobbies go, even a modest HF station is out of reach for many would-be hams. This program is a way to help them. I urge you to buy this "product."

    Andrew Ellis NO6E
    Rogue River / Bandon OR

  2. Helping Deserving Hams 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Nov 2018

    I admire MTC for doing this each year. I am glad to be able to join fellow ham radio operators in helping others who are having difficulties.

  3. a good thing to do 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2016

    Hams can be known as being penny pinchers and I am not at all different from that characterization. But, when it comes to helping another ham out I have to say that generosity seems far more appropriate.
    I am sure that all of us have had times in our lives when things went sideways and we were hurting financially. I recall the generosity of friends and even strangers and that made a huge impression on me and changed my life.
    To close, I see sharing some of what I have with a someone who needs it as a means to enrichen me as much as it does the other. If we all pitch in when we can to help others, it can make a world of difference.

  4. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to make somebody's Christmas special! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2016

    What a GREAT idea! Thanks for letting us help someone. This will help us all to have a better Christmas. 73.