Vibroplex Sending 73 From Its Mobile Alabama QTH

Knoxville, TN – Scott Robbins, W4PA, of Knoxville, TN. representing Cemorse LLC has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of The Vibroplex Company, Inc. from present owner Mitch Mitchell, W4OA. The agreement will become effective as of December 21, 2009.

Scott Robbins, Product Manager at Ten-Ten since 1997 will be parting company with his employer to take over full time management and ownership of Vibroplex.

Vibroplex will be moved from its current home in Mobile Alabama to a new QTH in Knoxville TN. The transition is planned for the last two weeks of 2009. The new location is supposed to be open for business on or about january 5th 2010.  The new QTH is 2906 Tazewell Pike, Suite A2B, Knxville TN 37918.  The toll free number is 800-840-8873.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue the more than 100 years of tradition that the Vibroplex name represents,” Robbins stated. “I’ve known Mitch for quite a few years and it was an important consideration for both of us that Vibroplex continue operation building quality products for amateur radio long into the future. Mitch’s experience owning the company will be valuable as we proceed with a seamless ownership transition over the next few weeks.”

Vibroplex Bug

Fred Lloyd of QRZ posted this:  “Vibroplex is the oldest operating business in the amateur radio industry and has been in continuous service to the hobby since founder Horace Martin invented the “bug” semi-automatic morse code key in 1904. Mr. Mitchell purchased Vibroplex in 1994, and has operated it from Mobile, AL for the past 15 years.”

For more information visit the Vibroplex Website.



NAQCC Holiday Greetings

The NAQCC wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May this be your most joyous holiday season ever, whether you celebrate Christmas or some other holiday at this time of year.

We are looking forward to your continuing participation in our club activities in the new year of 2009 and many years to come.

Without its members, the NAQCC would not be the great club that it is, and we appreciate very much having you as one of our valued members.

Thank you very much for your support of CW & QRP through the NAQCC.

To view a Christmas card go to http://www.123greetings.com/view/NF11219061003130

To view a Chanukah card go to http://www.123greetings.com/view/MS21219062046170

John K3WWP – NAQCC Vice President

on behalf of:

Tom WY3H – NAQCC President

and all other club officers and members.

NAQCC Newsletter #058

From NAQCC VP John, K3WWP:

Issue #058 of our newsletter in its new format is now posted on the NAQCC web site.

In that newsletter you’ll find info about our NAQCC sprint which takes place this Wednesday evening, November 21 – or in UTC that’s Thursday, November 22 0130-0330Z. Note the switch in UTC time. We hope you have your homebrew key ready for the special award. Don’t forget to use the autologger to submit your results.

In addition to more info about the sprint, you’ll also find the following in this edition:

2. The final results of our October Challenge.
3. General Club News – SKCC moves sprint dates to avoid conflict!!
4. Cartoon of the month – New feature by W9CBT!
5. Member News – What our members have been up to recently.

And that’s not all, so click on over to http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel/newsletter_current.html right now and check it out.