[AMRadio] Surplus in Mexico...

David Hollander n7rk at cox.net
Mon May 2 00:07:40 EDT 2005

Hi Ed - from my car travels in Mexico, I have never seen one. While 
driving around in Mazatlan a couple of years ago, I saw a sign that said 
"Radio Partes" amongst a bunch of car stereo shops. I went in and the 
proprietor was XE2AIA. Talked to him for about 30 minutes about ham 
radio. He was no longer active on the radio and he told me his shop was 
not long for this world as people no longer repaired anything. That is 
closest I have come to a radio/surplus store. When I mentioned 
boatanchors, he told me he still had a Hallicrafters S-40B and a 
homebrew linear amplifier made from surplus 813's and stuff.

I have driven to Mazatlan which is 950 miles from Phoenix and have not 
seen anything and have driven to Cabo San Lucas twice at the tip of Baja 
and never saw anything in La Paz which is the only big city in Southern 
Baja.  My suggestion - forget about boatanchors and enjoy the sun, sand 
surf, great food and nice people. You might want to operate from where 
your going if you want to spend $90 for a 3-6 month permit. I have 
obtained my temporary license for Mexico 7 times in the past 8 years and 
have had fun operating from the resort hotels in Mazatlan and Cabos San 
Lucas and operating mobile when I drove down the Baja.

Buena Suerte (good luck) y 73,

Dave N7RK
Dave  N7RK          Boatanchors Home Page: http://members.cox.net/n7rk
Phoenix, Arizona         *DXCC Honor Roll*    *WAZ#22 - 75 Meter SSB*


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