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To: "David Jordan" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] STEPPER OF ITALY
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:00:22 -0400
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The reason I asked is that the motor housings looked very much like 
SteppIRs, and the whole concept of the tape with holes and stepper motor 
control struck me as unique enough that I'd thought SteppIR would have 
patented it.  On the other hand, that didn't stop the Finns from pirating 
Force 12 designs.

I'm just surprised, that's all - if I were doing business on that scale I 
think I'd want to be pretty sure I wasn't going to get sued, particularly 
in an EU country.

73, Pete N4ZR

At 08:48 AM 7/29/2008, David Jordan wrote:
>Yikes, is this an antenna or legal reflector ;-)
>Don't have the answer to your question Pete but if I decide to purchase the
>company I'll let you know...from the pics I'd say the Italian version is a
>significant improvement mechanically with regard to element support which is
>what has me intrigued...
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
>Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:40 AM
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] STEPPER OF ITALY
>At 11:46 PM 7/28/2008, Gia Gvaladze wrote:
> >Dave, know nothing about the antenna but here is the link
> >
> >73
> >   Gia 4L4WW
> >WA3GIN <> wrote:
> >   Going to Italy soon and would like to visit that company that was
> > building the EURO version of the IR Stepper. Doesn anyone have the web
> > URL for that company?:
>Yikes, is this a licensed copy of the SteppIR technology, or a rip-off?
>73, Pete N4ZR
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