A couple of ideas for you. Firstly, my wife's uncle used to run a very
successful motor rebuilding shop in Colombia. Most of his work was for the
commercial marine industry. They built and rebuilt all sorts of motors,
alternators, and transformers. So you might check with a local motor rewinding
ship, I'm sure they are still in existence there.
Secondly, there are some "other" ways to get things south without paying huge
customs. Ask around for a local hauler who makes trips north. You might find
a trucker who goes out of the country, who knows another who goes farther
north, and yet another who goes farther north. I know of cases where large
goods i.e. refrigerators, TV's , etc have been hauled overland via the gray
market truck drivers...all the way from Massachusetts no less.
Paul Decker (KG7HF)
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 09:11:13 -0700
From: Patrick Barthelow < apolloeme @live.com>
Subject: [Amps] Uruguay Amp Project
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Thanks all for your helpful contributions.
What a brain trust we have here on the reflector.
So, if anyone in SA has an Amp, homebrew or otherwise that they want to fix,
or even donate, or sell to this effort in Uruguay, please get in contact, with
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