I was also at Dayton and ordered a C3SS. Yes, it took longer than what was
stated there, but it is here now. I called several times and always was able
to get a live person when I allowed for the difference in time between CA
I kinda liked the fact that there was less traffic at the F-12 booth. Tom
had time to answer any questions I had and seemed like a real nice guy. Nice
enough that my buddy also ordered an antenna which found it's way to
Colorado about the time that he was promised.
I would have liked to have seen some inventory at Dayton. Sure would have
been nice to walk out with my C3SS under my arm, but I understand the costs
of shipping inventory, possible damage to products and other factors
combined with the show costs make that prohibitive.
Dave de W9COP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Dougherty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Trying to contact Force 12
> At 12:45 AM 9/5/2007, you wrote:
>>Not returning phone calls or emails will kill any business - not good.
>>I hope those of you with pending orders get your antennas.
> I sincerely hope they get turned around soon. Their products are too
> good to disappear from the amateur market.
>>One year later this May, I was at the Begalli booth in
>>Dayton. Force 12 was next door with one table and very little traffic.
> Well, that's where I ordered that Delta 240, and I wasn't alone. No,
> his booth wasn't swamped like SteppIR's. However, SteppIR is
> something very unique and out of the ordinary. Conventional yagis
> aren't sexy at trade shows, and due to their size, a seller can't
> really display a full line of merchandise properly without a lot of
> money to spend on booth space.
> I think what it really boils down to is Tom needs a seriously good
> businessman to run the organization so that he can concentrate on new
> and improved antenna designs. They need a good public face on that
> company, better customer relations and *definitely* a better Web site!
>>In the next hall was SteppIR with two booths virtually covered up
>>the entire weekend.
>> From time to time in business you have to reinvent yourself either
>> with products, service and/or how you market. It may be time for Force
> I'd say if he doesn't sell outright he should hire some good
> marketing help, sack those responsible for customer service, trade a
> tower full of antennas for a modern professionally-designed Website
> and start getting product out the door in good time.
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