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Re: Drake 2880 Downconverter Purchase - Update



Hi Mark:

The URL for International Crystal (ICM) is:
http://www.icmfg.com/

The phone number is 800-725-1426.

73,

Woody
KJ4SO

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark D. Fossum" <n0nsv@amsat.org>
To: "Gregory Beat" <gregory.beat@mediaone.net>
Cc: "Woody" <kj4so@bellsouth.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Drake 2880 Downconverter Purchase - Update


> Could someone send me the number for ICM? I'll give them a shot at this
> too.
>
> Mark
>
> Gregory Beat wrote:
> >
> > 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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