"Chinese junk" is much more than a boat it seems.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <email@example.com>
To: "AMPS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Bill Fuqua" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [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
>> Got a second sealed package and the same problem.
>> Flipped the package
>> over and there it was, Made in China.
> I'd raise heck with Amphenol!!
> I just sent back a brand-new Agilent spectrum analyzer that
> had very poor dynamic range and locked up on functions. It
> was four firmware revisions past what Agilent had in their
> customer support.
> The same was true for multimeters we bought, and some
> semiconductors we received were far out of spec.
> It's a shame when a piece of equipment costing many
> thousands of dollars from a company that used to have a good
> name doesn't work. But the if dog food, pregnancy tests, VD
> tests, diabetes tests, and Sponge Bob are defective.... I
> guess we can't count on test equipment.
> 73 Tom
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