[SATLUG] Re: Altex website

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 15:49:29 CST 2008


On Jan 31, 2008 3:05 PM, Tom Weeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 31 January 2008 10:38:51 scs at worldlinkisp.com wrote:
> > I've dealt with Altex since they were on Sunset, and
> > find them a blessing, especially the N.W store for
> > those impromptu occasions when I need, or want,
> > something right away to complete a project.  The
> > current 46 mile round trip is a breeze compared to
> > 281N or the early 1980s when I used to drive to
> > Richardson and Plano for computer parts.
> >
> > Yes their prices are higher, but so is their floor
> > space and cost of doing business, and extensive
> > inventory. ACS is cheaper, but their floor space and
> > personnel is lower and selection limited.
> >
> > The one I really miss is Atex for electronic
> > components and hardware, built many a test fixture
> > and ATE interface with their parts, and saved customers
> > a lot of money not having to buy a gross of fasteners
> > and standoffs, when only a dozen were needed for the job.
>
> Here here.. I really loved the Altex (aka "A_Tex") over off Gulfdale..
> Especially that little guru German engineer Rheinert.  He was always there
> for me when I had a circuit design question or needed someone to bounce an
> uber technical question off of.  They are sadly missed.  For the full
> historical story of AlTex on Gulfdale and what became of them, see this XCSSA
> post from 2006 by our local electronics historical guru Matt Grooms:
>         http://xcssa.org/pipermail/xcssa/2006-July/003771.html
>
> Now I'm not talking about PC parts here, but if you need electronic
> components, soldering gear, test gear, etc... the only place in town that
> comes remotely close to the old Gulfdale Altex is InterTex Electronics,
> spawned off from the old ATex crew 8-9 years ago:
>         http://www.intertexelectronics.com/
>         http://tinyurl.com/38c7pk
>         (at I10 and Hilderbrand)
>
> Hope that helps..
>
> Tweeks

Intertex Electronics has been added to the SATLUG Wiki... Thanks for the info
http://www.satlug.org/wiki/index.php/Linux_Hardware_Page#San_Antonio_Stores


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