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International Crystal Going out of business

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W5KVV
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International Crystal Going out of business

Postby W5KVV » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:24 pm

https://www.icmfg.com/

Guys, I'm looking for alternative options for Micor & MSR2000 channel elements. I have a BUILDING full of mint condition Micor base repeaters, MSR's & MASTR II's, waiting for conversion to the amateur bands. ICM was my go-to outfit for channel elements.

Has anyone used Bomar ?
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Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Postby RFguy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:20 am

Wow, end on an era.

I too will be looking for a new supplier of pager crystals. Mainly Keynote.

I did find reference to QuartSLab in a previous thread. From Google this appears to be their website. http://www.quartslab.com/

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Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Postby FireCpt809 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:54 am

Rumor has it Bomar is out of the LMR side of the business. I personally have never used them but here is an alternative http://www.jancrystals.com/

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Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Postby W5KVV » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:56 pm

Thanks for the links guys. I was about to lose my mind. I'm going to make contact with these alternatives asap.

Very sad about ICM. I have no clue what happened up there. I just spoke to them last month about getting some CE's done for the MSR2k's we're working on and it was business as usual. I guess I should have sent them in when I had the chance.
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Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Postby fineshot1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:12 am

FireCpt809 wrote:Rumor has it Bomar is out of the LMR side of the business. I personally have never used them but here is an alternative http://www.jancrystals.com/


Yes - this is true regarding Bomar. Very disturbing to me. I came out of the crystal era
and had accounts with both Bomar and ICM.
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Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Postby W5KVV » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Bring you guys up to speed. I've been searching for someone to make some crystals for various projects the club has going right now. Bomar is out, JAN is out, I'm waiting for a reply from QuartsLab in England. LapTech in Ontario can make new crystals, but the minimum order quantity is 15 crystals per frequency. I'm holding out on QuartsLab as their website says they can make them to the /\/\ specs.
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