Left Border Content - RF Cafe
Windfreak Technologies
Windfreak Technologies
 

About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright: 1996 - 2024
Webmaster:
    Kirt Blattenberger,

    BSEE - KB3UON

RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.

My Hobby Website:

AirplanesAndRockets.com

Header Region - RF Cafe
Electronics World articles Popular Electronics articles QST articles Radio & TV News articles Radio-Craft articles Radio-Electronics articles Short Wave Craft articles Wireless World articles Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations RF Engineering Quizzes Notable Quotes App Notes Calculators Education Engineering magazine articles Engineering software Engineering smorgasbord RF Cafe Archives RF Cascade Workbook 2018 RF Symbols for Visio - Word Advertising RF Cafe Homepage Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!
Sub-Header - RF Cafe Innovative Power Products Combiners / Dividers

Be wary and not to disclose the name of your customer ... - RF Cafe Forums

The original RF Cafe Forums were shut down in late 2012 due to maintenance issues - primarily having to spend time purging garbage posts from the board. At some point I might start the RF Cafe Forums again if the phpBB software gets better at filtering spam. Note: The RF Cafe Forums were reconstituted in April 2021!

Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.

-- Amateur Radio
-- Anecdotes, Gripes & Humor
-- Antennas
-- CAE, CAD, & Software
-- Circuits & Components
-- Employment & Interviews
-- Miscellany
-- Swap Shop
-- Systems
-- Test & Measurement
-- Webmaster

UKnowWhat
 Post subject: Be wary and not to disclose the name of your customer ...
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:05 pm 
 
Lieutenant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:50 pm
Posts: 4
to sale rep & manufacturer's sale manager especially if you're dealing with RFMD Sale group in Torrance, Southern Cal & their distributor Innovation Sales (the Sirenza line). We do product qualification for Space & Mil industries. In one particular job recently, we help to set up spec for burned in, life & electrical test for a potential customer to provide them about 2000 parts annually. I ask for a sample board for a RFMD's particular product to correlate our test fixture to their. The Sale Mgr & their rep came to our office to "help" us out. They asked very detail about my requirements and my customer. The idea that they might steal from us did cross my mind then but I thought the quantity of parts is very small to their size so I don't think they wouldn't stoop this low. After delivering the sample board, they disappear and fail to follow up. It's very odd I thought because I never met a rep not to follow up. Later I found out, my customer have gone to them. Very unethical. I'm tagging their business cards on my wall to remind me their names & my lesson.


 
   
 
kpainter
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:56 pm 
 
General
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:47 am
Posts: 84
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Ouch! In the sixty's the mantra was "Don't trust anyone over 30". I would bet that these sales guys were all over 30. :roll: (I am waaayyy over 30, btw)

Seriously, I think that customer information should always be treated as confidential. This is especially true if you don't have any sort of contract binding them to you.






Posted  11/12/2012
Footer - RF Cafe KR Electronics (RF Filters) - RF Cafe
Right Border Content - RF Cafe
PCB Directory (Assembly)
Berkeley Nucleonics Academy - RF Cafe
 

Please Support RF Cafe by purchasing my  ridiculously low−priced products, all of which I created.

These Are Available for Free