I shudder to think what will happen when Chinese made cars start arriving at
your local friendly Chevrolet dealer about next year. Remember the Yugo.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of EP Swynar
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:45 PM
> To: AMPS; Bill Fuqua
> Subject: Re: [Amps] Amphenol Connectors made in China
> Hi Bill,
> I hope you never ingested anything that might have contained paint from it
> for fear of lead poisoning, or had one accidentally eaten by your dog!
> A few months ago I bought a couple of mag-mount CB antennas for use in a
> mobile intercom set-up during the process of moving my son to
> Maine...we got
> about 10 miles down the highway, when one of the antennas simply flew off
> the trunk lid! Cheap, ineffective maganets. The only thing that saved the
> works from flying right into the windshield of the vehicle behind
> us was the
> coax cable...
> When I re-packaged both for return to Wal-Mart, there it was: "Made In
> Then there was the time my wife's M.I.C. steam iron sparked & caught fire,
> my M.I.C. socket broke in half when I was torquing a bolt, my M.I.C. hole
> saw lost all its cutting teeth after just one application...well,
> I could go
> on, but you get the picture.
> "You truly get only what you pay for."
> >From now on, I make it a point to ALWAYS look & see where
> anything was made
> that I buy --- I prefer to pay a premium, as long as it says
> "Made In USA",
> or, "Made In Canada."
> Sadly, our captains of industry in North America have elected to steer so
> much production to distant offshore locations, that it's increasingly
> hard --- if not downright impossible, for some items --- to be able to do
> so. Maybe things will change if more consumers press litigation against
> outfits like Mattel, etc., adding cost to their decisions to re-locate.
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Fuqua" <email@example.com>
> To: "AMPS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:50 PM
> Subject: [Amps] Amphenol Connectors made in China
> > Just started installing some Amphenol BNC panel mount connectors and
> > found them to be very substandard to the products I am accustomed to
> > getting. I started spinning no the nut by hand and the nut was so loose
> > that it actually skipped a thread and began cross threading. This was
> > finger torque only. In fact, it is difficult to keep them from cross
> > threading.
> > Got a second sealed package and the same problem. Flipped
> the package
> > over and there it was, Made in China.
> > 73
> > Bill wa4lav
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