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Re: [TenTec] re QST ad

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] re QST ad
From: "HUGHESRO" <ROGERH@realtracs.com>
Reply-to: ROGERH@realtracs.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 19:32:45 -0600
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Jim, you are sooo.. right. You had better be sure you are ready to sell and 
want to sell as in under 2 hours you will have to make that call on here.  
Roger  w4iv-------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Jim Lowman <jmlowman@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date:  Sat, 25 Feb 2006 17:10:36 -0800

>While I agree that is probably the case, when we were involved in 
>hosting a couple of ARRL
>conventions, it was pretty much a given that the Big Three and Ham Radio 
>Outlet would rent
>booth space; normally two or three spaces.  Why?  Because they would be 
>conspicuous by
>their absence.  It was a much harder sell to get the smaller vendors, 
>who wisely questioned
>the return on investment.
>I'm surprised that ARRL has any luck selling classified ad space in QST 
>these days, given the
>myriad ways of buying/selling/trading gear on the Internet.  I'm sure 
>you've noticed how
>quickly things sell when advertised on this list.
>73 de Jim - AD6CW
>Rob Atkinson, K5UJ wrote:
>>I think all of the major ham rig manufacturers could halt all magazine 
>>advertising TODAY and nothing would miss a beat.  They are so well 
>>established, well known, and so many hams have internet access they could 
>>get by with just their websites.   I expect within the next 10 to 20 years 
>>QST will go entirely on-line.   No vendor or manufacturer really needs those 
>>full-page ads.  Most of the product information hams get is off the internet 
>>now.   For me, the ads at the front and back of QST make up a sort of 
>>monthly "catalog" to flip through, but not use for real information 
>>gathering.   The only good purpose they serve is to notify me of a new 
>>vendor or product I didn't know about before and because of that, the 
>>businesses that really need QST are the little guys who are starting up and 
>>buy the single column inch display ads to use as a sort of "we exist--here's 
>>our web address" type of heads-up.  BTW, does anyone look at the Ham-ad 
>>classifieds still?
>>rob / k5uj
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