The only one that stood out, miles above the rest has been DX Engineering.
## Ever since 911, box's from the usa take a lot longer to arrive in
## Except for DX eng. I ordered a ton of stuff, like a case load of those
super mast clamps,
etc, on line at 2 AM on a thursday.. and they were all shipped before I
even gotta out of bed !
They arrived the following wed, pristine condx ! Same deal with the other
4 x caseloads of parts
from DX eng, over the last 18 x months... including dozens of SS saddle
clamps, dacron rope, etc.
Their kit for installing PL-259's really fast is superb, the best. It
makes installing PL-259's a breeze.
## The coax cable cutter they sell, made by channel lock, is deluxe. It's
cuts RG-213 better than
any heavy duty side cutter's ever did. A 8 yr old girl can use em with 2
x finger's. I also used em to lop
off 2 ga stranded cu grnd wire that was in the way of the new tower base.
## I'm going to try an experiment with a new boom... and will use some of
their 6061-T8 alloy [.120' wall]
to fabricate it. I can only get .125" wall here locally, and only in
T-6. The T-8 alloy they sell, is a full 10 ksi
stronger, and it telescopes! 1.5-1.75-2-2.25-2.5-2.75-3.0 No more
turning down the ends in a lathe, or
swedging. The telescopic fit has another huge advantage, for shipping
purposes. One size will slide
completely inside the next size, full length. You can then pack more
tubing into one box.
## another good vendor is Steve Davis...from Davis RF. This fellow goes
the extra mile, to handle odd
ball requests for one off material.
later... Jim VE7RF
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