Two things today.
First, a rarity. At lunchtime today, I decided to step out from work and head over McDonalds. I haven't been to McDonalds in a long time! I went through the drive through and ordered the No. 2 Combo. Two cheeseburgers, fries and and a sweet tea. The total came to $5.03. I handed the kid a tenner and three pennies. He tried handing me back $4.97. When I mentioned that I gave him a ten and three pennies and all he had to give me was a five dollar bill back, I got the deer in the headlights look.
Second, something you might have read on John AE5X's blog. Heathkit is re-entering the kit business - yay! The same story was over on e-Ham. Against my better judgement, I decided to read some of the comments. I wish I hadn't.
Really ..... what do folks expect? Heath is going to re-enter the kit business after, what, 20 some odd years and what do our loveable, wisdom filled Ham brethren expect? A HW-505 or perhaps the equivalent to an Elecraft K5 as a first offering?
Baby steps, people! Obviously, they are going to follow a business plan to see what the market will bear. If it's good to them, I am sure Amateur Radio equipment (probably only accessories, guys) will follow in due time.
Talk about wanting blood from a stone!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!