|[AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Surplus in Mexico...|
w5jo at brightok.net
Sun May 1 19:32:30 EDT 2005
You might look up call signs of hams located in the towns you are planning
to visit. With the telephone lookup pages available today you could call
them in advance to arrange meeting them for lunch or their preference.
Typically they like to visit with people of similar interests. They will be
helpful and kind throughout the visit.
I never went South any further than San Miguel de Allende but would suspect
if you find much, Mexico City would be possible. Most of my time was in
Monterrey, Chihuahua but mostly in the smaller communities. I only remember
seeing two or three towers with beams and they were near San Carlos.
In those days, it would have been near impossible to load a 390 in anything
to get it home. Tariffs on electronic gear was quite prohibitive as were
the costs of buying an automobile. They had a 100% tax on cars at that time
but with enough Mordida you could do all right. Now with NAFTA in place it
is not so bad. I had a friend who scowered Mexico for airplane parts that
had real troubles when he tried to bring back some Pratt & Whitney engines,
designed in America, but built in Canada, to the US. But that was all years
ago, things have changed. Maybe you should check the customs provisions to
see what is allowable.
Great country and we thought of retiring there, but don't speak the language
well enough to make the "deal".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Swynar" <gswynar at durham.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Surplus in Mexico...
> Hi Jim,
> Many thanks! Maybe I'll ask a few of the locals when I'm down there,
> I recall reading in ER a LONG time ago about somebody who found a surplus
> place somewhere in Mexica---had a bunch of old military gear & R390A's,
> I can't recall the prices...
> Can you imagine trying to load one of them babies onboard a plane bound
> home as a piece of carry-on luggage...?!
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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