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Re: [TenTec] "here tomorrow?"

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] "here tomorrow?"
From: w8au@sssnet.com
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Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:59:09 -0400
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At 03:31 AM 7/14/06, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 09:18:53PM -0700, Duane - N9DG wrote:
> > Did the current big 4 rise only because they were better able
> > to implement solid state? Or did it have more to do with
> > making radios that better matched the increasingly "appliance
> > operator" mold of hamming.
>The Japanese companies survived and even prospered because Japan had a
>no-code HF license. with 1.5 million polite, active hams, with large 
>disposable incomes this has kept the Japanese companies afloat.
>The Japanese companies could afford to sell their rigs relatively 
>cheaply overseas (as in the U.S.) because they had such a large 
>domestic market.

And don't forget (newcomers don't realize) the reason for this is 
that JA companies were subsidized by their government.  Not an even 
playing field for USA. (including TT)


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