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Re: Ted Rosenberg..Radio Shack

Original poster: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Brett, all,

Yes, that's pretty much the case here on the other end of the state, too (Memphis, TN area) and probably the case
for the entire Radio Shack chain nowadays. I can remem-
ber as a teenager when you could buy magnet wire from
Radio Shack in several different guages as 1/2 lb. and 1 lb.
spools. (I'm 42 now so that's been a few years ago) It seems that RS is more of a commercialized retail electronic toy store than an electronics parts supplier these days.

I, too, miss Ted's frequent posts to the list about his "Haunted
house" coil and his pioneering work on a good triggered
gap for a SG Tesla coil. Wishing Ted  the best in his retire-


----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 12:27 PM Subject: Re: Ted Rosenberg..Radio Shack

Original poster: Brett Miller <brmtesla2@xxxxxxxxx>
In my area (Chattanooga, TN) Radio Shack is more of a
glorified cellphone store.  They seem to push cell
plans on people more than any other product, it's
pretty annoying.  It was sad to see the project kits
mostly disappear and go downhill since my childhood.
Too bad about Ted dropping out of coiling.  I haven't
been doing a lot myself over the last year and a half
because I have gotten pretty obsessed with ham radio
(particularly CW).  I have continued to follow all the
interesting threads on the TCML and I will be back.
But that reminds me, radio shack dropped about 10
notches down in many people's eyes when it dropped all
support for ham radio.

>  From what he says, it looks like Radio Shack will
> continue its devolution
> into a "7-11 class Electronics Convenience Store".