LNR Precision Kickstarter Project

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  1. N4CCB

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    Someone on the QRP Reflector posted a link to this new Kickstarter Project. I'm sharing it here in the hopes that others might see it.

    LNR Precision (makers of Par EndFedz antennas, QRP transceivers, etc.) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for purchasing "...fabrication equipment to produce HIGH volume products in USA to lower unit costs and decrease shipping times to customers."

    As a big fan of LNR Precision products, I think this is a worthy endeavor.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1808436450/ham-amateur-radio-qrp-transceiver-manufacturing-an

    Cliff (N4CCB)
     
  2. N5DUX

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    LNR, I love you. I really do. I thoroughly enjoy what I've got from you, but this is not how Kickstarter works.

    Kickstarter Rule #1: Projects must create something to share with others.
    Customizing products in order to raise funds for the rest of the business doesn't really fit into that rule, IMHO.

    Put a PayPal donate button on your website, let people chip in an extra $5-10 here or there. Sell these special radios, shirts and swag on the website. Pens, "Rite in the Rain" field logbooks, shirts, caps, wire winders, SOTA supplies - these are all things you can sell on the website and keep in a box in the corner of the garage and ship out as needed - easy to take and sell at hamfests too.

    edit: Oh, and ham doesn't need caps. :)
     
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  3. K7FLE

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  4. KN3O

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    Isn't this what loans are for?
     
  5. K7FLE

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    You have to pay back a loan.
     
  6. KL7KN

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    (shrug)
    It's a well protected way for folks that want to chip in a few bucks with a chance that the end-product will:
    Cost less.
    Become more available.

    Hope they pull in enuf to make a difference, but I wouldn't hold your breath....
     
  7. KD4VJP

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    #USAGoneWild2016
     
  8. WB2WIK

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    If people will send me donations I'll send them a personalized Thank You note sealed by my dog licking the flap on the envelope.:)
     
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  9. W7ASA

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    Maybe - what kind of dog?


    ;)


    73 de Ray ..._ ._
     
  10. KD4RDS

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    Has anyone confirmed this actually "is" LNR trying to do this as opposed to someone trying to run a quick scam using LNR"s name, etc.??

    Suspicions like this used to be pretty ludicrous, but not anymore. Stranger things have happened.

    If it is them, I'd have to suggest a loan like every other business would have to do.
     

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