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Author Topic: What's Up With Idiom?  (Read 1080 times)
KQ6I
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 09:05:29 AM »

Good question. I placed an order on June 18th and still nothing. Countless phone calls, voice mail, FAX's and one letter produces nothing. One contact via home phone with Locher III (W7GH E Locher III Rob  PO Box 680 ML 97532 474- rob@roblocher.com/rob@idiompress.com) July 19th using 1-541-474-6758 was fruitless. Locher III took over the operations. Got some excuses concerning a brother-in-law moving and I shouldn't have to wait. blah, blah, blah And he would process my order the following monday. Still waiting! What BS! (intersting post on TowerTalk and Rob http://lists.contesting.com/_towertalk/2008-07/msg00078.html)
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K0OD
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2008, 12:22:49 PM »

Another good desperation contact I used last fall is
Scott Neader KA9FOX <ka9fox@qth.com>

Idiom's site says "Web Design and Hosting by QTH.com" which is owned by Scott. He can (or could) reach Idiom and was very prompt and helpful.

Note that Idiom's site still parades W9KNI as owner. http://www.idiompress.com/about.html .

Online W9KNI says: "Idiom Press was established in 1982 in Deerfield, Illinois and is wholly owned by myself, Bob Locher, W9KNI."  But if you phone he will tell you he isn't involved anymore. Seems Dad needs to have his name removed from Idiom's site.

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"Got some excuses concerning a brother-in-law moving and I shouldn't have to wait. blah, blah, blah"

Hilarious!  
 
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2008, 01:02:01 PM »

That's obviously a sideline non-business not taken seriously.

I'd get something else.
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KQ6I
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2008, 03:36:51 PM »

Finally showed up on this day of Aug 11th, however having dropped dead from surprise, now I’m wondering if I will have the time to use.
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W8ZNX
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2008, 01:46:23 AM »

hated my K-3
it was a  pain to use
it quit in a month or so
send it back to Idiom
they charged me to fix it

year later it died agn

100 some bucks wasted
could have spend the money
for something more usefull

like new PA tubes for the TR-4CW
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2008, 07:22:32 PM »

>RE: What's Up With Idiom?       Reply
by W8ZNX on August 14, 2008    Mail this to a friend!
hated my K-3
it was a pain to use
it quit in a month or so
send it back to Idiom
they charged me to fix it

year later it died agn

100 some bucks wasted
could have spend the money
for something more usefull

like new PA tubes for the TR-4CW<

::I couldn't agree more.  I tried the K-3 and hated it.  Not the slightest bit intuitive, and all buttons weren't even labeled (how much would that have cost?  - ten cents?).  

I've homebrewed memory keyers since then that were much better, easier to program and use, and nobody ever had to ask me how to program or use them.

As I posted earlier, I thought the LogiKey was a cruel joke when I got it, and sold it quickly.

WB2WIK/6
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