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
> ## 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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