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To: Jim Thomson <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] DX eng
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:09:19 -0400
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I have been told that DX Engineering is a ham radio offshoot of Summit 
Racing Equipment, a huge Internet retailer of street and strip 
aftermarket car stuff.  As such, they obviously understand how to handle 
Internet sales.  Summit has a beat-a-price guarantee -- I wish DX 
Engineering did, too, but most of what they sell is proprietary and 
pretty pricey, IMO.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 7/25/2010 8:18 PM, Jim Thomson wrote:
> 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
> Canada.
> ## 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.
> Effortless.
> ##  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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