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RE: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

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  • Gary H. Harmon, Jr.
    Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive. There seems to be lots of NOS bugs
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 4 8:00 AM
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      Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

       

      73,   

       

      Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

      6003 Archwood

      San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

      210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c

       

      "Retirement means every day is a Saturday except Sunday."

      "ATARI was always better than Commodore"

      "Too many projects, not enough time."

       

      From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k4oso@...
      Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:50 AM
      To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

       

       

      Earl, You draw your own conclusions there.  My guess is things that show are the last to be changed.  If the new owner is "cheaping down" to save money, my guess is that other things will suffer also....like quality control/assurance, which is a fairly costly function in manufacturing.

      73 OM, and keep truckin'!!!

      Milt k4oso

       

       

      In a message dated 9/4/2010 10:21:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, earl.kd5xb@... writes:

      I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

      Vy 7 3
      Earl
      KD5XB

       

    • k4oso@aol.com
      Gary, I think you may be missing the point, which is, Vibroplex s competition is Vibroplex. I have 8 high-quality Vibroplex keys from days gone by and they
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 4 8:13 AM
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        Gary,
        I think you may be missing the point, which is, Vibroplex's competition is Vibroplex.  I have 8 high-quality Vibroplex keys from days gone by and they all have nice embossed brass nameplates.  I will not settle for a flat silk screened nameplate.  Besides, the cheesy nameplate is the canary in the coal mine as far as the quality of new Vibroplex keys is concerned. 
        My 2 cents,
        Milt k4oso
        In a message dated 9/4/2010 11:00:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, gharmon@... writes:

        Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

        73,   

        Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

         
      • Michael MacLeod
        Well consider this: Say I was looking to buy a paddle I can get a Bencher BY-1 at 110 bucks at Mtech. But be paying Scott 150 bucks for a Brass Racer. I think
        Message 3 of 5 , Sep 4 8:21 AM
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          Well consider this:

          Say I was looking to buy a paddle I can get a Bencher BY-1 at 110 bucks at Mtech.
          But be paying Scott 150 bucks for a Brass Racer.

          I think he is going to need to change more than the name plate if he wishes to become competitive.

          Michael - MM1EWA/KD0LEJ

          --- On Sat, 4/9/10, Gary H. Harmon, Jr. <gharmon@...> wrote:

          From: Gary H. Harmon, Jr. <gharmon@...>
          Subject: RE: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Saturday, 4 September, 2010, 15:00

           

          Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

           

          73,   

           

          Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

          6003 Archwood

          San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

          210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c

           

          "Retirement means every day is a Saturday except Sunday."

          "ATARI was always better than Commodore"

          "Too many projects, not enough time."

           

          From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k4oso@...
          Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:50 AM
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

           

           

          Earl, You draw your own conclusions there.  My guess is things that show are the last to be changed.  If the new owner is "cheaping down" to save money, my guess is that other things will suffer also....like quality control/assurance, which is a fairly costly function in manufacturing.

          73 OM, and keep truckin'!!!

          Milt k4oso

           

           

          In a message dated 9/4/2010 10:21:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, earl.kd5xb@... writes:

          I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

          Vy 7 3
          Earl
          KD5XB

           


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