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Title: New unofficial Mizuho website, mailing list
Post by: KU4QD on May 08, 2003, 11:15:23 PM
 Hi, everyone,

The unofficial English language Mizuho website is back up at a new location: http://www.mizuhoradio.com Some of the manuals and schematics haven't been uploaded yet, but everything else is there, including more new pictures and specs for various Mizuho gear.

For those of you who don't know Mizuho, they are a family run business started by a former Trio (Kenwood) engineer over 30 years ago. In all that time they have made strictly QRP rigs and shack accessories. They are best known for their HF and VHF SSB/CW monoband handhelds, which were made from 1981 until 2002.  What does this have to do with boat anchors?  Mizuho started out making QRP AM/CW rigs for 6 and 10 meters with 6AB6s in the finals.  When they moved to solid state in the early '70s the olive green rigs were very reminiscent of Heathkit gear.  See http://www.mizuhoradio.com/early.html for a sampling.  We definitely have some vintage Mizuho collectors on list.

The Mizuho reflector (mailing list) is now on Yahoo! Groups. The old reflector on qth.net is effectively dead. If you have any Mizuho gear or are just interested or curious, please do join us. The Yahoo! URL is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mizuhoradio/ If you don't want to register with Yahoo! you can still join the group. Follow the directions at http://www.mizuhoradio.com on how to send an e-mail to be added to the reflector.

72/73,
Caity
KU4QD