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Re: [TowerTalk] Was "43ft Vertical Feeding Question and Balun Type"

To: jimlux <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Was "43ft Vertical Feeding Question and Balun Type"
From: Richards <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 22:04:49 -0500
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  CG unit is built in China....   and the Chinese are notorious for
running rough shod over patents...   I have a huge fountain pen
collection - many with Chinese knockoffs - so I have both.

The 200 watt unit is what MFJ is selling as their 200 watt ATU
same thing.   Says so on the CG web site.

CG says all service will come from the US vendor.

=============  James - K8JHR  ======================

jimlux wrote:

> Looks like a knock-off of the SGC unit.  The electrical design of the 
> SGC is no secret (the schematics are on the web).. CG could either 
> reverse engineer SGCs microcontroller (kind of shady, but technically 
> legal) or hire someone to duplicate the functions (after a fashion). The 
> SGC patents have probably expired by now.
> So, it could be a pretty good unit, or it could be dreck. SGC has an 
> "interesting" reputation for customer support, but at least they are 
> domestic and speak English. Some Chinese mfrs are great, others are 
> terrible at support.
> Jim

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