Please welcome Michael, VA3MW as Community Mayor Pro Tem

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Starting tomorrow afternoon, I will be taking a temporary medical leave of absence for several weeks and Michael, VA3MW will be the Community Mayor Pro Tem in my absence.  I have no doubt that Michael will perform spectacularly in his new Community role.  This role will be a secondary responsibility for him as he is the primary salesperson for FlexRadio, so his Community responses may not be as timely as mine. Please be patient and show him the same respect and kindness as you extend to me. 

In that regard, I have a few reminders.  First, do not violate the "First Rule of Holes", which is if you find yourself in one, stop digging; meaning if you are not getting a sufficient remedy to your issues via the Community, please use the HelpDesk.  Opening a HelpDesk support ticket, particularly if you believe your issue may be hardware related or an issue with our software, is the official way to receive support from FlexRadio Systems.  But be mindful, the HelpDesk is not your ham radio elmer, that is the primary function of the Community.

Also, this is not a time to go crazy like you probably did when a substitute teacher taught your class in school.  Michael has full authority to manage the Community based on our common sense guidelines and etiquette.  As a friendly reminder, I have posted them below for your review.

When using the Community always show respect to others regardless of their opinions. Give people the benefit of the doubt, just like you would if talking to them in person. Posts that include personal attacks, overtly negative comments, non-constructive criticism, falsehoods, defamation of character, libelous speech, or gratuitous profanity will be removed, as they do not contribute to the community atmosphere we want to maintain. Any pattern of poor behavior may result in losing your Community posting privileges.

Now you may be wondering why I am taking a short-term medical leave of absence.  It is nothing too serious or life-threatening. I performed an unplanned experiment to test the intensity of the gravity well created by the Earth and in the process dislocated my shoulder.  That resulted in tearing three tendons in my shoulder that I must have surgically repaired. As I heal from surgery, I'll be back on station, more and more frequently until I am 100%.

So be nice to Michael.  If I have to help him out while in a narcotic fog, there is no telling what I may say or do ;-)

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Geoff - W8GNM

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Tim,  I appreciate all the help that you have given me.   Thank you for excellent customer support.
I hope your surgery goes well and that you have a speedy and full recovery.
73,  Geoff-W8GNM
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Tommy Teague

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We will miss your knowledge.  Take good care and my God bless. 
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Frank WA3NHK

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Best wishes, Tim.  Take care and we'll see you soon.

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Justin - KL2D

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Hope you heal up quickly Tim!!! I tried a similar experiment a couple of years ago, with unusually similar results - a surgical repair to the broken bone in my arm. ;-) 

Hope you are up and at 'em again as soon as possible!

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I thought I provide a quick update.  Surgery went well with no complications.  Although there was a little more damage than the MRI had shown, the surgeon was able to get everything reconnected again.  The first few days have been a challenge, especially learning how to do things one and left-handed (like typing an using a mouse), but I have great XYL who is a fantastic nurse so recovery has been as stress-free as possible.

Thanks for all the wonderful thoughts and well wishes. I'll see everyone in about 2 weeks.

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Takeshi Yamada

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Glad to hear from you that the operation went well.
Looking forward to having you back soon.

73 de JI1BNU
Ken Yamada
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Tim, my wife had shoulder surgery last summer, she could not do anything, I was her care giver as she healed. I can say that I never worked so hard in my life.
Get well soon.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Hi Tim, nice to see you doing well. Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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WW1SS - Steve

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Glad to hear you are doing well . . . Are you drooling on yourself yet from the pain meds . . . Hi Hi
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Rich McCabe

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Good news. Thanks for the update Tim. Looking forward to having you back.