03-09-2010, 04:43 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Talked with Tom Charles - the owner of Gizmotchy/Maco antenna company today.
He had some interesting news to give me.
He has just bought another antenna company recently, and would not discuss the name of that now-defunct company. Well; he told me what company it was - but I cannot say what company it was by his request. Needless to say, he has four semi trucks with all of the gear from that company being shipped to Illinois facility and going to be set up for production in the next few months. But within the next year or so, they will be offering a new line of mobile antennas for Hams and CB
He employs American workers throughout the company.
No foreign parts or sub-assemblies are mfd and imported to make their products.
He also told me that they will soon be making FM
antennas for commercial broadcasting stations. Seems that he is plowing much of his profits back into the business. He told me that he will send me a couple of the new mobile antennas after they have worked out the bugs in the prototype units as soon as they are available. So there well may ne a few more reviews in the coming year for their new product lines - more exclusives from mfr's to the WWRF!
BASE: Kenwood TS-2000, GAP Titan DX, Diamond X50A, Sirio SY27-4, and IMAX 2000.
MOBILE: Galaxy DX99V w/RF Limited CR-577 mic, Sirio Z-180. Yaesu FT-8800R & Diamond NR-770.