electronicsales425 on ebay - Avoid - Read their feedback!!!

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kg4wtl
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electronicsales425 on ebay - Avoid - Read their feedback!!!

Post by kg4wtl » Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:36 pm

These people (electronicsales425) sell antennas on ebay, I bought a 440 yagi, it took 3 weeks+ to get after an excuse it was lost in the mail (This is their MO, read all their feedback, even the Pos. say this) the antenna was bodged together, looked like someone threw the solder onto the driven element from across the room! SWR was so high it was useless and looked horrible (nothing like the nice one on their auction).

That and if you buy an antenna from them and you arn't happy and post neg. feedback, they will return it and cop a story of it was lost in the mail, you are new to ebay or Ham Radio and don't know what your talking about. - READ THE FEEDBACK, all of it before you bid!

Be warned!

kg4wtl
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Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:28 pm
Location: Chattanooga, TN

These antennas

Post by kg4wtl » Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:41 pm

Thought I'd add this, I'm not making this up as I go along, Many local Chattanooga hams were shown this poor excuse for an antenna.

Here is an exerpt from an email from them (keep in mind I did not tell them who I was, just that I bought a shoddy antenna from them)

IF YOU CANNOT ADJUST YOUR SWR'S YOU WOULD NEED TO HAVE A HAM SHOW YOU HOW. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE NEW TO THE RADIO WORLD, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU GET SOME STUDY MATERIAL AND TAKE SOME "BASIC' CLASSES, THIS WILL HELP TO AN EXTENT BUT YOU DO NEED SOME KNOWLEDGE TO START OUT WITH.

This is their Stock excuse, thing is, I've been a ham for 17 years!!! I build most of my own antennas and think I'm reasonably qualified to adjust SWR!

And on top of that, the antenna has soft copper elements and the Driven Element leads are soldered on (if you can call it that), unless you took at it with a grinder or a pair of large wire cutters and a torch, I have NO CLUE how you'd adjust it!

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