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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Ronak Shah, Jul 28, 2004.

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  1. Ronak Shah

    Ronak Shah Guest

    I am kinda new here... was wondering where to get the components from.
    I am located in ottawa Canada.. any suggestions.. any cheap and reliable
    PLease reply here :)
  2. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Mouser, Digikey, Jameco are good.

  3. There should still be an Active Electronics in Ottawa, look in the phone
    book. Check the Yellow Pages, I'm not sure what the category would be,
    to see what still exists. I'm in Montreal, not Ottawa, so I don't know
    what the local situation is there. You might try posting in ott.general
    to see if anyone who reads it can point you to local electronic stores.

    Here in Montreal, most of the old-style stores that catered to hobbyists
    (amongst others) have died off, though there are still a few in existence.
    But there are plenty of distributors, and I assume the case would
    be the same in Ottawa. How friendly they are to hobbyists will vary.

    There are a some fleamarkets in Ottawa put on by some of the amateur
    radio clubs. These can often be useful to the electronic hobbyist,
    because they can be a source of some parts, old junk that can offer
    up parts, test equipment, books and magazines. Check the list at
    the Radio Amateurs of Canada website at I think
    there's one coming up at the end of August or early September.

    For that matter, contacting some of those Ottawa clubs and asking
    about local electronic outlets might also provide you with some names
    of good local places for the hobbyist.

  4. Active Electronics on Merivale road, North end towards Carling
    ADD Electronics (surplus store) on Armstrong, off of Parkdale
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