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604Re: [stationpro] SP-II Black Front Panels Available

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  • Lionking45
    Aug 10, 2014

      The SP2 has allowed me to do so many things efficiently that I consider it an essential part of my setup.  Thanks for a great product.

      Ariel NY4G

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      On Aug 10, 2014, at 9:59 AM, "'Jim Garland' 4cx250b@... [stationpro]" <stationpro@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


      Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for your kind words. This has been a fun project for me, and I'm glad you've enjoyed using your StationPro.  I've devoted my homebrewing efforts the past year or so designing and building a high power 80m/160m linear amplifier for myself, using three Russian GU74B tetrodes. I wrote an article for QST for the amp's QSK circuit, which can be retrofitted into almost any amplifier, and that will be published sometime in the next few months (QST isn't saying when, yet). The circuit uses vacuum relays and works very well. At the very least I'll make the small (3"x5") PCB available for buiilders, and Harbach will probably make up complete kits. That's all I've got planned at the moment.


      Jim W8ZR


      From: stationpro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:stationpro@yahoogroups.com]
      Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:27 AM
      To: <stationpro@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [stationpro] SP-II Black Front Panels Available


      Still smiling everyday when I switch my SP-2. In 50 years of Ham radio no station accessory has given me more joy - thank you...again. My black "limited edition" panel looks great. I am sure the new black powder coated panels will look equally as good. All that is missing on mine is your signature and a "limited edition" number. :>)

      So have you got any new products up your sleeve?




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      Please excuse any miispillings


      On Aug 9, 2014, at 11:46 PM, "'Jim Garland' 4cx250b@... [stationpro]" <stationpro@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


      Hi Everybody,

      I've received many requests for SP-2 black front panels, which some owners prefer to the original supplied gray panels. I've now received one hundred newly manufactured SP-2 front panels with a black textured powder-coated finish and white lettering. These have been custom manufactured for me by Ten-Tec (who made the original panels), and are exactly the same as the originals except for the color. The price is $25 per panel, plus $5 domestic shipping by USPS Priority Mail.  The panels can be ordered from the Harbach Electronics website, which is now set up to receive orders. You can check out a photo of the new panels on the StationPro website at http://www.w8zr.net/stationpro/index.htm Soon, I'll post detailed instructions for swapping out the panels for the original panel.  These panels can also be ordered with SP-2 kits for an additional $20, with no extra shipping charge.  I'm quite pleased with how these turned out. They're very sharp looking.


      As you may recall, my SP-2 kits were sold out this past April. I have now restocked the PCBs and these are again for sale as usual (for $220, with the original gray panels, or $240 with the new black panels. Sorry for the price increase on kits with the black panels, but their costs were higher because of the smaller quantity ordered.)  (Note: These new panels are NOT the same as the limited- production anodized black panels with engraved two-tone lettering I sold a year ago. Those panels sold out in a few days, at three times the cost of these new panels.)


      Jim W8ZR


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