[TenTec] Equipment for DXPedtions

Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP Rick at DJ0IP.de
Fri Feb 28 04:52:03 EST 2014

Indeed Elecraft has been a real blessing for DX-peditioners.
We owe Eric and Wayne a lot of gratitude for their efforts.
In fact even the K2 was a big boost in opportunity for DX-peditioners.  That
really revolutionized the equipment scenario.  For the first time
contest-grade rigs were available in a tiny package!

At the same time we should not forget Mike and John from StepIR who do their
more than their fair share in sponsoring DX-peditions as well.  

And then there's that tiny German antenna company... but I won't mention it
here.  ;-)

73 - Rick, DJ0IP
(Nr. Frankfurt am Main)

-----Original Message-----
From: TenTec [mailto:tentec-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brown
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2014 8:45 AM
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Subject: [TenTec] Equipment for DXPedtions

On 2/27/2014 11:23 PM, Rick - DJ0IP / NJ0IP wrote:
> Elecraft will loan
> equipment to the group and afterwards offer the used radios for a very 
> attractive price.  Generally the radios are all purchased by members 
> of the DX-pedition.

Elecraft is also a pretty small company -- Eric, WA6HHQ and Wayne, N6KR are
the owners, and because they are neighbors, I know that while Eric can
squeeze a nickel hard enough to turn it into liquid, he's also a very smart

BTW -- ACOM has done this for a bunch of DX trips, and I know guys who were
on those trips who bought those amps.

Sending out your gear with good operators to places with extreme conditions
has another major benefit -- you find out where the problems are. That's
another reason why Wayne and Eric ready their email reflector every day, and
it has made their products a lot better.

73, Jim K9YC
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