> The problems still exist. How many parts in American Made items are
> made in China. Even the Department of Defense is having problems with
> poor quality or counterfeit parts in many complex defense systems.
> When the IBM PC came out and the box was labeled "Made in America"
> all the internal parts were made in Mexico, Taiwan, Philippines, etc.
My wife used to work for an electronic parts distributor, whose motto was "BUY
AMERICAN!" They put a HUGE banner on the side of their building to this
Then somebody noticed that the TI and Fairchild etc. parts were made in
Singapore, Taiwan, etc. The banner came down and a HUGE US flag went up
instead. (I liked that.)
The professor of our American history class bought a new car. A class member
he was in the market for a new one, too, but he didn't want a foreign car. He
to "Buy American". Toyota Camry was being made in Kentucky, while some
Chevy's were made in Canada, and Fords were from Mexico, with brakes from
Brazil, etc. etc.
Conclusion. It doesn't much matter... you can't 'buy American' or Brazilian,
English, or ....
And most of those cars had antennas: there's the link to this reflector's
George T Daughters, K6GT
CU in the California QSO Party (CQP)
October 6-7, 2012
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