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Subject: [3830] All Asian CW F6IRF SOAB HP
From: webform@b4h.net
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Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 02:50:44 -0700
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                    All Asian DX Contest, CW

Call: F6IRF
Operator(s): WIMO
Station: F6IRF

Class: SOAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 6

 Band  QSOs  Mults
  160:    0     0
   80:    0     0
   40:   10     7
   20:  140    69
   15:  100    51
   10:    0     0
Total:  250   127  Total Score = 31,242



rig: IC735 + homebrew 4cx250 PA - 400W
Ant: OB6-3m tribander at 12m(2el/bd) - dipole at 18m
N1MM logger

This was supposed to be the first opportunity to try my brand new IC756proII
received Friday from WIMO Germany...
Finally spent most of the saturday trying to get it work, and finally repacked
it : No VFO (frequency could only be changed through the mic "up/dwn" buttons or
through the CI-V...)
No need to say that this ruined my weekend !

By the way : Anybody knows what was this broadband transmission centered on
14017 - Sunday fm16 to 17z (BW 80Khz at-30dB) 

73's Patrick 

To European contesters
A few things you should know if you plan to buy from Wimo:

quote We do not test each individual radio which we ship. This is done by the
manufacturer. Such a test is simply not possible, considered the amount of 
radios which we ship each day and the manifold functions each radio has.

quote  If you plan to come to Friedrichshafen it will only be possible to give
the radio to our service department. An exchange or repair on the spot will
definitely not be possible! unquote

quote Considering the situation I can only recommend the normal service 
procedure: Send the insured packet by post to us, postage to be paid by  you. We
will repair or exchange the radio at our decision. unquote

quote The situation according to German law is as follows: The customer has the
right to a fully functional device. If the device fails within the first 6
months, the customer has a right to a fully functional device. If this is
achieved by repair or exchange is _the_ _decision_ _of_the_ _vendor_. The vendor
has the right to make three attempts on repair, only if this fails the customer
has a right to exchange to a fully functional unit (not necessarily new!) or
return with a full refund.unquote

quote The price difference between USA und EU is easily explained by US prices
do not include tax. US prices do not include import fees payable  at the customs
Still the US price is lower than EU, but that's marketing. Take it or leave it,
that's the way our global commercial system works in separate markets. unquote

Note:  WIMO-price EUR2850 <> HRO price $2199   
For this price difference (1000EUR) you may think that the transceiver is
clearly identified "EU" (maybe useful for customs when travelling) - it is not !
Externally there is nothing which indicates that this a EU-version; and the
serial number is not even engraved.  There is not either an electronic
serial-number or anything which indicates that this is an EU version. So there
is nothing which links the machine to the invoice... And obviously no additional
service for the price difference...

If I have only one recommendation : Boycott WIMO and ICOM-EU and order from

By the way after the X'ieme master reset, the transceiver finally came to life
this morning. However this is not the end; I will not travel with a transceiver
which I cannot trust and I'll keep fighting til I get the transceiver exchanged
or reimbursed...

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