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Why Alaska starts with Alas.....

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KL7AJ, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I needed a 6 volt Zener diode. I didn't have a 6 volt Zener diode. I had piles of other volt Zener diodes. Of course Radio Shack or any other store in Fairbanks didn't have a 6 volt Zener diode. So I decided to order one from a certain national parts store. It cost 6.5 cents. Yes, that's a decimal point. They want $7.99 to send it to Fairbanks. Shipping cost over 100 times the cost of the item. So, just so I didn't feel like such a heel, I ordered 100 of them, since that brought the price down to 6.0 cents per item. The shipping was still more than the 100 items, but not by a factor of 100. So now I have 99 spare 6 volt Zeners with which to start my own Radio Shack.

    That is all
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  2. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you want to unload a few of those, just let me know.
  3. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    No problem. It will just cost $15.98 to ship one to you. :)
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  4. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I see what you did there...

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  5. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm sure somebody on here would have been more than happy to shove a stamp on an envelope.....
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  6. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Eric, next time just post "help need 6v zener". Anpy of us CONUS will send one pronto, for $forever stamp.
  7. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    And to think I bought your book... :p
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  8. K2CAJ

    K2CAJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tape one each to your QSL cards.

    Better yet, print an extra box on your QSL cards that say "random component," tape a diode or whatever else to them, and see if this catches on as a trend. Then make a bunch of contacts and collect all the teeny parts that are too cheap to ship.
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  9. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    You shudda just hooked two 12v diodes in parallel----

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  10. KK5JY

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    Much like jet fuel, diesel fuel, pilots, drivers, ...

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