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N9AOP
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« on: January 27, 2016, 07:42:51 PM »

On page 116 of the Feb. issue of Q-Street there is an ad for a high power antenna tuner.  It says to snail-mail $3.00 for information.  I have not seen an ad like that in at least 10 years.  I think he is trying to take me back to my youth where you sent $.025 for a catalog from Allied Radio.

Art
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N8YX
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 05:54:19 AM »

It says to me he

A) Has a failing business model in the making;

due to

B) Has never heard of the Internet as an ad medium.
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G3RZP
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 11:26:59 AM »

Could also be that he has heard of Phineas T. Barnum and is using his maxim....
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ONAIR
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 04:01:24 PM »

Wasn't there a guy who made millions selling pet rocks???
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KK5DR
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 05:14:52 PM »

That rag caithers to old kurmuggenly hams, and ignorant newbies.
The OTs love to read about the "Good old days".
Now is better, now is where we should be.
The newbies, love the latest Chinese made HT, but know nothing about ham radio, even after all that memorization and testing...
What business model? They have one?
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K8AXW
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 06:33:42 PM »

AOP: 

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On page 116 of the Feb. issue of Q-Street there is an ad for a high power antenna tuner.  It says to snail-mail $3.00 for information.  I have not seen an ad like that in at least 10 years.  I think he is trying to take me back to my youth where you sent $.025 for a catalog from Allied Radio.

Art

Art, I think your post could have ended at:  "I think he is trying to take me"
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N9AOP
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 08:53:40 AM »

Right.

I probably should have sent the 3 bucks just to see what came back.
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N8YX
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 09:01:22 AM »

I probably should have sent the 3 bucks just to see what came back.
A ticket to see the Egress, more than likely.
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KE6EE
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 09:28:13 AM »

There are a number of handmade ham products which reflect a different mindset from the mass-market, instant click-to-buy, deliver-in-2 days present-day perspective. Indeed ham radio itself is in many ways outdated with regard to RF/digital communication techniques. I think there still is a place for the appreciation of traditional technology and devotion to craftsmanship.

Such products include tuners and keys and no doubt other items. They can be beautifully-built, highly functional and might best be described as works of art. If you order such an item it may well take several months to a year to have it built specially for you. The builder may only make 10 or fewer products per year, slowly with great attention to detail.

In the fast lane with the adrenaline flowing, the scenery is mostly invisible.

PS For those who might want to know a little more about why someone might take the trouble to investigate this tuner carefully before buying, you can find a webpage at n4xm.myiglou.com. The comments there from users suggest that the high-power capabilities of the tuner, as well as its easy-to-use design, are unique.

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WB2WIK
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 03:38:38 PM »

Make $1000 a day!  Send $1 to:

And what you receive back is a note:  "If 1000 people a day send you $1 each..."
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