(2)Sound Card Data windowを開く。
(5)Sound Card Data windowを閉じる。
(6)再度Sound Card Data windowを開く。
或いは、"I can't find the file MMTTY.."のエラーメッセージがでるでしょうか？
その後のテストで、Sound Card Data windowの周波数表示を"Display frequency from radio"にしておけば現象がでないことを確認しました。英語版Windowsではどうなるか分かりませんが、、、
- 2010/01/30(土) 08:42:58|
Eric、WA6HHQがElecraft MailingList投稿したものです。このスレッドのタイトルは、Disgruntled Japanese(不満な日本人)ですが、最初の投稿者はK7ZZですが、彼はJAとのQSOで聞いた話として投稿したようです。
Looks like there is a lot of confusion surrounding K3 pricing in Japan. :-)
We've worked with EDC in Japan for 10 years. They are a very small
company, owned by JA8CCL, that is honorable and that gives support above
and beyond what is normally required to their customers. That includes
fixing improperly customer built K1s, KX1s, K2s and K3s under their
'warranty' at no charge. They are a high value added distributor who
does not forget the customer once the sale is made.
I agree that the prices can look high when just comparing the raw EDC JA
price to our web price. What many do not realize is that EDC bears a lot
of import and transport expense that would normally be borne by the
customer if they buy a product direct.
The K3 prices listed by EDC also include the following ALL of the
following import and support costs that do not appear on our price list
1. The local JA consumption tax. (VAT) In the US this is added to the
invoice at time of sale. In JA, EDC shows it already included on their
K3 price list.
2. Import duty entering JA.
(The above two items are computed based on the total cost of the product
on the shipper invoice, including all shipping and handling costs. )
- EDC can't fly 'under the radar' as many individuals try to do. Like
us, they are carefully watched by the import officials and have to be
squeaky clean - paying all taxes, duties etc.
3. Import shipping to JA from CA. (not cheap!)
4. Cost of handling all the customs paperwork, fee payment etc.
Especially when importing larger value and size shipments, Japan can be
one of the more time consuming bureaucracies to deal with.
5. Cost of the variation in the Yen - Dollar exchange rate.
This is significant. The exchange rate has varied between 110 and 90 yen
to the dollar over the past 18 months, 22%, and even more so over the
past 2-1/2 years. I know of specific periods over the past ten years
where EDC has actually lost money importing our products due to shifts
in the exchange rate.
6. Cost of funds to carry inventory. EDC orders many of our products
well ahead of time and stocks them at their cost, tying up funds that
could be used elsewhere.
7. Cost to pay for their offices, test equipment and employees.
EDC also carries all of the cost of advertising in the JA local market.
Ads in JA CQ are way more expensive than QST.
They also translate all of our manuals into Japanese. Not an easy
On top of these costs they also need to make a small profit. It isn't
much, based on what I've observed. (He makes most of his revenue from
designing custom medical equipment and custom hard disk drive
manufacturing test equipment.)
To be honest, JA8CCL does this out of his love for the hobby, and out of
a personal friendship with me going back 20 years. Once he sells a
product to a customer, he supports them for life. Period. He has a large
following of loyal customers, many who have emailed us directly to
compliment EDC on their support.
That said, we're also always working with them to try to get the JA EDC
price lower. Its a challenge, but we'll keep working on it. There is not
a lot of margin to play with in the ham radio market.
While others have pointed out that its difficult, if not impossible, to
buy most JA manufactured top end radios directly from Japan, please
let's not let this thread degenerate into a pro-con of one manufacturer
or government against another.
Rather than tie up the reflector with an extended conversation on this,
please feel free to email me directly with any comments and suggestions
you might have.
73, Eric WA6HHQ
- 2010/01/05(火) 11:13:33|