Value Added?

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 9:21 AM
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  • Brian, if you need an 'O-Scope,' you can have mine. It has been on the shelf now for ten years, and if you can use it, you can have it. The test cables are missing, from some time ago, the thief didn't know what was in the box, but had 'O-scope' on it, and I guess he though the whole thing was in there. ha. Gimme a call if you can use it: 692-3377. Hope your having fun with the CW, and the Hamming. I always thought of it as a 'Bus-man's holiday,' and shied away from the action, especially the cost.

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 8:19 PM
  • PS, I have a sound generator you can have also.

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 8:19 PM
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    Sold! I'll call later and thanks in advance Arley.

    I know what you mean about a "Bus-man's holiday". I'm that way with phones anymore.

    I will say that ham radio is like any other hobby... it can be as expensive or cheap as you wish. Some ops build all their own equipment while others must have the top-o-the-line equipment. Many new hams are using inexpensive equipment that fits in a backpack and hike to the tops of mountains for some really distant contacts.

    Computers are becoming a major aspect of amateur radio as well. Low power transcievers interfaced to a computer makes a fine digital station that can communicate all over the world.

    Just a plug for what one of the greatest hobbies out there.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 11:06 AM
  • And, Sold, to you, (as gavel falls).

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 3:00 PM
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    Either your phone line is broken, or you have dial-up. Look me up in the Cambridge section and give me a call Arley.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 9:03 PM
  • I have a feeling that the cost advantages with shipping jobs to China will be ending by the end of the decade.

    According to my business strategies teacher last year, the cost advantaged had narrowed to about 5%.

    Between shipping costs, lead times, regulatory payments, risk of intellectual property theft, I'd guess the labor costs don't have to go up much before the advantage is gone.

    -- Posted by npwinder on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 12:39 AM
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