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Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G2800 Rotor Calibration Question and Complaint

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G2800 Rotor Calibration Question and Complaint
From: Jim McDonald <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:56:28 -0700
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My recollection is that Kenwood outsourced their repair parts business
quite a while ago, though I don't know to whom.  I don't know how
successful that's been, though it would be interesting to hear from
their customers.

Jim N7US

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Yaesu G2800 Rotor Calibration Question and

At 09:41 AM 3/26/2007, Martin AA6E wrote:

>On the other hand, sometimes someone volunteers to buy a quantity of a
>part for resale at cost to needy hams.  I would gladly buy two of these
>connectors for $ 7-10.

And of such statements (and another similar sentiment earlier) is a 
retail niche identified.  I'll bet there's a fair number of small 
companies out there selling cables and wire that got started with 
just one or two products (e.g. Anderson PowerPole connectors).  If 
one has (literally) free time and some spare cash, you could "invest" 
in your initial inventory ($350), and start a small business 
providing such things mail order.  These days, it's a heck of a lot 
easier than it used to be, because you have things like the web, eBay 
and Paypal to handle some of the formerly a pain in the rear 
aspects.  I once was involved with a very small mail order operation, 
and just the hassle of handling checks (all of which were from "out 
of state" and took weeks to clear) was a pain, much less what it 
would have taken to handle credit cards.

Or several of you might gang up together and talk to one of the 
kitting or cabling companies or antenna companies out there and see 
if they'll handle the business.  At least they've already got the 
inventory and order fulfillment system worked out and factored into 
their cost structure. 


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