Old Computer Collecting vs Electronics Building

Stan Barr stanb at dial.pipex.com
Fri Feb 3 03:07:11 CST 2006


Hi,

Roy J. Tellason said:
> On Thursday 02 February 2006 05:33 pm, Tom Uban wrote:


> > I think that electronic kits are similar in that for most, while they may
> > have the ability to build their own gear, the desire is at least partially
> > driven by the cost of ownership of whatever gizmo the kit turns into. As
> > most any gizmo is now readily available at some ridiculously cheap cost, at
> > least as compared to an equivalent kit, the kits are not in demand.
> 
> Yes.  There's little or no fascination with building a radio when you can buy 
> a radio that's cheaper than the kit...

Sometimes what you want is simply not available ready built, or the kit one
is better/cheaper than ready-made.  See:
http://www.elecraft.com/  or  http://www.ten-tec.com/
for some American kits.  The radio kit market is doing quite well atm.
-- 
Cheers,
Stan Barr  stanb at dial.pipex.com

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