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Re: [TenTec] Ham Radio

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ham Radio
From: Ron Notarius W3WN <wn3vaw@verizon.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 14:58:11 -0500 (CDT)
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Well John, that is the question, isn't it?

-- How much does it cost to re-engineer classic equipment for currently 
available components?
-- What's a minimum run to break even?  To make a decent profit?
-- How much do you potentially lose by scheduling the equipment run, when you 
could be making something else that's (more) profitable?
-- What's the market?  (ie, who's going to actually buy it)?

Those last two are very important to any manufacturer.  Let's face it, if you 
only stand to make $X on a small run of a speciality item, and stand to make 
$XXX on a run of a different item, the different item will tend to go first 
almost every time.  And a relatively small company can't afford to warehouse 
hundreds and hundreds of radios (or whatever) in the hopes that they'll 
eventually sell; they may wait until they have enough orders on hand to justify 
a production run, and build a few extra to cover demos, last minute purchases & 
warranty issues, but that's going to be about that.

It's more than just the development costs.

73, ron w3wn

From: "John T. Fleming" <W3GQJ@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Jul 06 13:55:22 CDT 2006
To: 'Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment' <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ham Radio

I see we have some die hard CW folk here.  I think TT would like to sell
enough rigs to recoup their development costs! :-]
73, John W3GQJ


Now you're talking Barry. Leave the mic connector off--- or at most--- just 
enough audio circuit to use only in emergiences.  Ole CW guys already sound 
"purty enuff" without all that EQ & stuff !
73, John WA4TT

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