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Author Topic: Juma Kits has found a kitting company  (Read 7110 times)
KH2BR
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« on: January 16, 2014, 07:26:20 AM »

Looks like Juma is restarting. Some great kits will be in the offering.

http://www.jumaradio.com/shop/index.php

The availability of kits has not been updated yet because they are not ready.
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NU4B
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 11:40:18 AM »

Excellent news!
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K8AXW
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 09:46:49 PM »

Juma Kits are beautiful......but the prices!!!!!  Heathkit, Heathkit, wherefore art thou Heathkit?  LOL.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 06:18:43 AM »

The problem is that a Heathkit using modern designs and todays labor costs would cost about the same today as Juma or Elecraft.  Sad
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K8AXW
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 07:37:37 AM »

4PB:  Yea, I know.  It's just that I have fond memories of relatively inexpensive kits and then see the sticker price of the Jumo Kits, I almost choked! 

I will say again, they are beautiful, especially the component/PCB layouts.  Some very good engineering went into these designs.
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NU4B
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 08:59:47 AM »

Are they really that expensive? Compare to other rigs.

Basic K2 (which I built and is the rig I use the most) $759 (and that doesn't include 160 or general coverage, SSB)

TenTec Argo VI - $1000 (doesn't include 12 meters or gen cov rx) (not a kit)

An HW-9 (which I built in 1984) would be about $550 (wouldn't include the WARC option which was extra) today. (compare features)

If you were still able to get a Sierra w/everything it would be $500.

A OHR 500 w/basic keyer - last price $400 (5 bands/single VFO)

With the exchange the TRX2 is $677. Is that really unreasonable? People may choose a different rig for different reasons (options or specs or other), but I don't think that its too expensive would be one of them.

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AE5X
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 09:08:10 AM »

Do't expect anything from Juma until you see actual sales occurring. These announcements are old hat.

John AE5X
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NU4B
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 09:25:27 AM »

I know they sold out of the TRX2 during last year. And they did put together 4 amp kits which they still have 2 left. That, of course, was through the old kitting company. Obviously if the product is not available, it would be eliminated from any current considerations.
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KH2BR
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 11:19:56 AM »

I just got this email from Juma.

Hello Robert,

 Thank you for your interest in JUMA kits. I am working hard to get the most popular JUMA kits available as soon as possible. I estimate that JUMA TRX2A will be available in the spring.
 It takes time to make kits. I started with empty hands, so It takes time to make kits.
 Please Be patient.


 

73 Yrjo OH3YP

OHKits, Finland
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OK1RP
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 02:02:21 PM »

Hi all,

currently almost empty shop again Wink which sound cool like Juma is still worthy and popular worldwide.
Please be patience. Yrjö from OHKits is working hard on another batches.
Check the Juma forum and visit the shop for updates please.

Good luck and see you soon on the air with Jumas.

73 - Petr, ok1rp
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