RE: Shipment Notification from The UPS Store #4828

Bill,

Well, this is the first time the ham community has burned me. I doubt it
will be the last. That tuner sat on a shelf in my home for years waiting for
me to get my ticket. What a nice way to welcome a new ham who’s on a very
limited budget. I gather that the state of the pre-selector makes the box
cost-prohibitive to rebuild.

My situation is such that an auto-tuner is the only way I’ll get to HF, and
the fact that I’m mainly interested in 40 and 80 meters means that said
tuner must be beefy enough to stand 500w. Depressing. Even Echo-link is out
of the question for me. The only reason I can talk at all is because of
software that I wrote. There’s an unfortunate paradox in that a computer
can’t keep the audio output of one program separated from everything else.
In other words, if I connect to Echo-link, my way to speak would also flood
the other end with echoes of its own audio. (There’s a pun in there
somewhere, but I’m not going to work for it.)

As for the corpse, that’s up to you. If you can salvage parts from it, fine.
Otherwise, use it for target practice or whatever. If you come across a
working AT-500 that seems homeless, yell. Meanwhile, I get to worry about
what that faux-tuner may have done to the PA stage of my 706 Mk IIG.

Scott

—–Original Message—–
From: Bill and Marcy Grassa [mailto:grassa@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 6:53 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Cc: ‘Murray Neece’; ‘Larry Burke’
Subject: RE: Shipment Notification from The UPS Store #4828

Ok , here is the deal…

Someone bypassed all the stepper motors because the antenna selector motor
is shot. They wired all the inputs to port "4" shown in picture 1. 1, 2 and
3 are dead inputs , no wonder it does not work. Also the pre selector is
shot. This unit NEVER worked when you got it , it could not have. The inputs
all tied together are no longer at 50 ohms either. It is scrap. Send it back
ot chuck it?

—–Original Message—–
From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 4:32 PM
To: ‘Bill and Marcy Grassa’
Cc: Murray Neece; Larry Burke
Subject: FW: Shipment Notification from The UPS Store #4828

The tuner should be there Friday.

—–Original Message—–
From: iShip_Services@iship.com [mailto:iShip_Services@iship.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:47 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Shipment Notification from The UPS Store #4828

A carrier shipping label has been generated for the shipment to Bill Grassas
N4TS and is at The UPS Store #4828 awaiting carrier pickup.

It will be picked up from The UPS Store #4828 by UPS on Tuesday, August 7,
2007.

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SHIPMENT INFORMATION
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SENDER
Scott Royall

(Sender’s street address omitted intentionally from this email)
US, TX 77082

RECIPIENT
Bill Grassas N4TS

(Recipient’s street address omitted intentionally from this email)
SAINT CLOUD, FL 34772-8347 US

SHIPPED THROUGH
The UPS Store #4828
(281) 531-5500

MESSAGE FROM SENDER

CARRIER & SERVICE
UPS Ground

TRACKING & REFERENCE
Carrier Trk: 1Z7AE3240303178333
Shipment ID: MMMCJ69K1XV12
Order / Item #: —
Reference #: 08072007 wnu

SHIP DATE
Tuesday, August 7, 2007

EXPECTED DELIVERY DATE
Friday, August 10, 2007 End of Day

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http://iship.com/track/trk.asp?t=MMMCJ69K1XV12

NOTE: Tracking information may not be available until several hours after
the carrier picks up the packages. Carriers normally pick up in the late
afternoon.

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If you have questions regarding this shipment, contact the facility listed
in the SHIPPED THROUGH section above.

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