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Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha
From: Shon Edwards <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 19:30:59 -0600
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I look for all kinds of parts that are old.  Common?  Maybe not.  Cheap?
Yes.  Cheapo?  Not necessarily.  E.g., was transferring super-8 movies to
digital last year.  Bulb broke.  A new one was indeed available, but for
$80.  I found one at a second-hand store for 50 cents.  In good shape and
worked fine.  For those willing to take the time to get the job done right,
I'm just fine with that, old parts or new.  Another eg:  look up how hams
create rigs to operate on 33 cm.

Shon R. Edwards, MA, AG (Czech Republic)
Amateur call:  K6QT
1039 N 2575 W
Layton, UT, 84041-7709
Home phone:  (801) 444-3445


Shon Edwards
715 Strawberry Creek Private Rd.
Bedford, WY 83112
Cell:  (307) 248-2104

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Chris Wright via Amps <>

> Re contacting Mike Dishop.
> A well know Buisness Person has been trying to contact Mike Dishop for
> over the past 2 months without any luck or replies.
> He has tried both the New Number and old numbers plus even as late as
> today left messages to no avail.
> I can supply the contact numbers tried to no email, no return calls or
> none answered by Mike Dishop for over 2 months.
> Yours truly Chris Wright
> Sent from Yahoo7 Mail on Android
>   On Wed, 4 Oct. 2017 at 10:40 am, Jim Brown<>
> wrote:   On 10/3/2017 2:27 PM, Richard Solomon wrote:
> > ps: I usually buy a new radio every
> > 6 or 7 years and a new Amp every 10.
> Some of us can afford to do that. It took me 60 years in ham radio to be
> able afford a USED 87A. Before that, it was USED Ten Tec Titans.
> The virtues of the 87A for my application are PIN diode QSK, auto-recall
> of tunings, and auto-retune (AlphaMax). Last I looked, current
> production Alpha products use vacuum relays, which are unacceptable to
> me because they wear out pretty fast when used for serious QSK
> contesting. That's why I replaced the Titans, which also use vacuum relays.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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