SLOT MACHINE ADDICTION AND RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING CONSULTANT
December 1, 2015
- Along with my writing services I am now a leading consultant
in Slot Machine Addiction and Responsible Gaming.
June 5, 2015 - Just moved back to
the Niagara, ON area and am offering a 40% discount on all
writing services for all Niagara area businesses!
February 1, 2015
- I have just
published a new eBook on Amazon Kindle. How to Get Great
Customer Service is a reference guide for any consumer
who is interested in getting great customer service when dealing
with any company in-person or online. Available in Epub format
for only $2.99. Click
here for more information and to order a copy.
January 1, 2014 - New
The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R! - If you are an Amateur
Radio operator and own a VX-6R handheld, then this book will help you
get the best use and fun no matter what Ham activities you enjoy.
Written as a supplement to the user manual, The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R is designed to explain functions, features, and
programming in an easier to understand book that has extra information
not contained in the user manual.
April 13, 2012 - My fantasy short
story, The Tower of Eletal, now published by Necrology Shorts,
October 25, 2011 - Added new FREE
pdf document to download: the first four chapters of my book
Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)!
8, 2011 - CJAD Interview -
interview about my book, "Slot Machines: Fun Machines or Tax Machines?"
February 24, 2011 - My fantasy short
story, "Dragonstoen: An Amulet for a Prince" now published by Necrology
Shorts. Read my story at
February 15, 2011 - My short fantasy
story, "Dragonstoen: An Amulet for a Prince" to be published by
Necrology Shorts! www.necrologyshorts.com
December 20, 2010 - New post: My
September/October Fresh On The Air column from The Canadian Amateur
Click here to
2010 - My ebook, "The Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio
Service" (GMRS) is available for immediate purchase right here at $14.95
and delivered by email. Order it now! Simply click the "Buy Now" button
to order through PayPal, send me an email at
giving me your name, email address, and indicating you've ordered the
book, and within 48 hours of confirmation from PayPal, your book will be
emailed right into your inbox. Or order the paperback version for
$24.95 from Cafepress.ca.
September 14, 2009 - New GMRS EBook Already Causing
first chapter free here!)
The publication date of my new Ebook, “The Complete Guide to Canada’s
General Mobile Radio Service: How to Get the Most Out of Our Nation’s
Licence-Free, Fee-Free, Two-Way Radio Service”, ISBN 978-1-895391-21-3,
is not until October 1, 2009, and already I hear through channels that
some things discussed in the book are controversial and might ruffle
feathers of those in the radio communications industry.
It seems that some manufactures of two-way “business-exclusive”
radios are upset how I compare their two-watt UHF handheld radios to the
two-watt GMRS radios, effectively telling readers that instead of paying
hundreds of dollars for one of these “business-exclusive” radios, that
they can buy a pair of GMRS for around fifty dollars. Both types of
radios perform the same and have essentially the same features. The only
advantage “business-exclusive” radios have over GMRS radios is that the
channels are not as accessible to the public. However, the big
advantages GMRS have are many; purchasers do not need to licence the
radios; they do not need to licence the frequencies; there are no rental
fees, airtime fees, usage fees, monthly fees, or any other fees to
operate GMRS radios. In fact, GMRS is TOTALLY licence and fee free. The
ONLY thing you pay for with GMRS is the cost of the radios, which are
usually sold in pairs and most pairs go for UNDER one hundred dollars.
With “business-exclusive” radios, you have to either buy each radio
at one hundred fifty to three hundred dollars each, or pay a monthly
rental fee for each radio. Then you have to pay a licence fee for each
radio. Plus a licence fee for each frequency. Then you have to pay a fee
to renew those licences. And like GMRS, you have to share the
frequencies with other users. Therefore, “business-exclusive” is not
that exclusive, especially in a large urban area.
And the ironic thing about this supposed controversy? The majority of
manufactures who make “business-exclusive” radios also make GMRS radios.
Now, as a consumer, if you wanted to buy a handheld UHF two-watt two-way
radio, what’s more important to you; having access to frequencies that
are being used by other “business-exclusive” users rather than the
general public and paying hundreds of dollars per radio for that
privilege, or having access to frequencies that are available to the
general public, but with a pair of radios that cost around fifty dollars
but with no access, monthly, or licensing fees, both types of radios
providing the same performance and features?
General Mobile Radio Service radios are exceedingly more
cost-effective given that they perform the same as “business-exclusive”
radios. It would be in any company’s or business’s best interest to go
with GMRS radios. But I can see dealers trying to steer purchases
towards the higher-priced business radios. Don’t be fooled by the
supposed “controversy” that I have mentioned. It’s your money. Spend it,
or save it, wisely when buying handheld two-way radios.
“The Complete Guide to Canada’s General Mobile Radio Service: How to
Get the Most Out of Our Nation’s Licence-Free, Fee-Free, Two-Way Radio
Service”, ISBN 978-1-895391-21-3, is available for $14.95 Canadian right
from this website. Go to the top of the page to order!
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