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Re: Drake 2880 Downconverter Purchase - Update



I would agree with Woody.  ICM carries lifetime guarantee and has the most
extensive database
for all equipment (they constantly surprise me for crystal information)

GB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Woody" <kj4so@bellsouth.net>
To: "Mark D. Fossum" <n0nsv@AMSAT.Org>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Drake 2880 Downconverter Purchase - Update


> Hi Mark:
>
> When it come to crystals, you get what you pay for.  JAN crystals are
trash.
> They are no where near the quality of International Crystals.  In more
than
> 32 years of repairing electronics equipment, I have never had to replace a
> crystal from International.  I have replaced many crystals from JAN, and
> other companies.  It is not uncommon to hear of people having to get
> crystals remade by JAN because they would not tune to the correct
frequency.
> International Crystal has the correct spec. on-file for the Drake 2880
> crystals.
>
> When you order crystals, be aware that the info about crystal ordering
data
> that was published in QST is incorrect, and will result in the LO being
off
> frequency.  The crystal data that is on the websites for modifying the
Drake
> 2880 is correct.
>
> 73,
>
> Woody
> KJ4SO
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark D. Fossum" <n0nsv@AMSAT.Org>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 21:15 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Drake 2880 Downconverter Purchase - Update
>
>
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I'm broke and my money is on it's way to Japan! My bank sent a wire to
> > an International Bank and the IB tells my bank the transaction should
> > happen any time in the next day or two. (what's the point of a wire
> > then?)I'm still waiting for a rate confirmation from the import
> > specialist at customs. They told me to expect a rate between .014% and
> > .040%.
> >
> > Many of you have mentioned crystals. I can buy them just as cheap in
> > here in the states from my research. The only trouble is delivery time.
> > JAN Crystal can have them made and delivered in 5 weeks for about half
> > the price of anyone else. They're $13 each if we want them in a hurry
> > and less than half if we can wait. If you can't wait, contact
> > http://www.jancrystals.com and order direct. (there's a $20 minimum)
> >
> > I have a website to take downconverter orders. Buyers will be able to
> > pay with a Credit Card through Paypal. It's ready with the exception of
> > the price. Once I get the cost of duty nailed down, I'll post a link on
> > the BB for orders and I'll send an email to those of you that have sent
> > private emails.
> >
> > Thanks to all of you for the kind words. This is turning out to be a
> > learning experience for me! I haven't done anything crazy for a while so
> > going through all of this is kinda fun.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Mark Fossum - N0NSV
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