[AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Surplus in Mexico...

Ed Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Sun May 1 20:54:17 EDT 2005

Hi Jim,

Many thanks for your thoughts on this matter...

I had an old friend retire & move to Acapulco back some 26 years ago...he
may well be an SK by now.

It IS a lovely place, indeed, but as you say, the language & culture
differences would certainly require some radical changes to what one gets
used to. Believe it r not, I'd miss the changing seasons we get here in
Canada---maybe not all that SNOW, per se, but the changes certainly...!

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: [Boatanchors] Surplus in Mexico...

> Ed:
> 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
> helpful and kind throughout the visit.
> I never went South any further than San Miguel de Allende but would
> 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
> 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
> 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
> but with enough Mordida you could do all right.  Now with NAFTA in place
> 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
> designed in America, but built in Canada, to the US.  But that was all
> ago, things have changed.  Maybe you should check the customs provisions
> see what is allowable.
> Great country and we thought of retiring there, but don't speak the
> well enough to make the "deal".
> 73  Jim
> W5JO
> ----- 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,
> > too...
> >
> > I recall reading in ER a LONG time ago about somebody who found a
> > place somewhere in Mexica---had a bunch of old military gear & R390A's,
> > but
> > I can't recall the prices...
> >
> > Can you imagine trying to load one of them babies onboard a plane bound
> > for
> > home as a piece of carry-on luggage...?!
> >
> > ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> >
> >
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