Believe it or not, the TYT MD-9600 is close to becoming a reality. If you haven’t been following this closely, the MD-9600 is a dual band (UHF/VHF) mobile radio from TYT that supports tier II DMR (as well as analog). Reasonably priced DMR mobiles have been scarce, which is why this radio got a lot of buzz when it was first announced (over a year ago). Since the original announcement, TYT has surprised us by making it dual-band, meaning this is now a radio that is fully capable of replacing most everyday mobiles!
TYT is telling us that our initial order will ship from their warehouse on Tuesday (8/8). We’re having it shipped express, so we expect to have them in our warehouse within a week of their shipping from China. We plan to work overtime to get all pre-orders shipped on the day they arrive!This radio is $359.00 and we expect demand to be high for a while after release. If you’re interested in getting one soon, we suggest that you pre-order ASAP.
It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the official Grand Re-Opening dates for our newly upgraded Oakland Store at 2210 Livingston St. in Oakland, California.
On April 29, 2017 we will have Ms Diane Morrison in our facility for ICOM America. We will also have Elk Antennas and SDRPlay in our facility for this event.
On May 6, 2017 we will have Mr. Phil Parton from Kenwood USA on hand. We will also have Elk Antenna and other manufacturers on hand on this date.
On June 17, 2017 we will have a representative from Yaesu on hand. We will also have Alinco, Bioenno Power, Comet-NCG and Uniden on hand.
We will have hourly prize drawings and refreshments on hand for each of the dates above.
Come join us at our newly renovated store and meet our some of our manufacturer’s representatives, check out our massive in-stock inventory and have a chance at an hourly prize and or a grand prize toward the end of the day. Entry is FREE!
If you happen to stop by around lunch time, lunch will be on us as we will have sandwiches and water on hand from Subway.
This is going to be a special event and we are proud to bring it to the Bay Area. Don’t miss out stop by and see what we have done to HRO .
Huntsville, Alabama, January 6, 2017 — After Amateur Electronic Supply went out of business in July, GigaParts began hiring the AES staff in Las Vegas and working on moving the operation to a new location less than 5 minutes from the famous Las Vegas Strip and just 3 miles from the former AES building. Although the retail showroom won’t be ready for visitors for another few months, starting today, the Las Vegas store becomes the primary distribution center for GigaParts shipments to the western half of the US. That means fast, affordable shipping to the huge population of hams in California and other western states, without sales tax!
Huntsville, Alabama, November 22, 2016 — GigaParts announced today the release of five new models of amateur radios manufactured by Hytera. Highly regarded in land mobile radio for their quality, durability and innovation, Hytera dominates the DMR and Tetra markets in the US and the rest of the world. Hytera is the largest radio manufacturer to enter the amateur radio market in North America.
Impulse Electronics Introduces New TERA DMR Commercial Radio
Online Battery, Power Source Retailer Adds TERA TR-7400 Digital DMR UHF 1024 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio to Their Store Lineup
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Escondido, CA — (SBWIRE) — 10/04/2016 — Impulse Electronics is proud to add the new TERA TR-7400 Digital DMR UHF 1024 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio to their already stellar lineup of radio products, powerpole connectors/supplies/sources, fuses, wires, tools, and other electronic equipment. The TERA DMR commercial radio is designed for everyday rugged use and covers commercial and the amateur radio bands. It is available in UHF or VHF and includes multiple accessories. The waterproof radio is ideal for fire, search & rescue, EMS, police, sheriff, forestry, security patrols, business communications, schools, universities, and other organizations that have FCC licensed frequencies.
Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) opened its latest Amateur Radio retail outlet at the site of the former Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) headquarters store at 5710 West Good Hope Road in Milwaukee on August 27. AES closed its Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Orlando outlets on July 28, following a surprise announcement 4 weeks earlier that it was going out of business after 59 years as a ham radio equipment supplier. A couple of weeks later, HRO announced plans to make over the Milwaukee outlet and reopen it as its “superstore” — now HRO’s largest. Several former AES Milwaukee employees now are working for HRO, which undertook a rapid remodeling project to make the store over in its own brand. Dan Vanevenhoven, N9LVS, visited the HRO Milwaukee location on opening day, camera in hand, and he posted video of his brief tour on YouTube.
It came as a shock to most that one of the largest, well-known, amateur radio suppliers in the nation was closing. Initial reports stated AES would be closing the end of July with no firm date. Recently this announcement has been scrolling across the AES website confirming the final day will be July 27, 2016:
Ham Radio Outlet – Press Release for Immediate Release July 12, 2016
RE: HRO-Milwaukee, Amateur Electronic Supply’s closing on 7/28/2016
On July 1, 2016 Amateur Electronic Supply (AES) made the decision to close down their entire organization and terminate all retail operations at their Las Vegas, Cleveland, Orlando and Milwaukee locations.
Upon hearing the news, and with the concurrence of AES senior management, Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) sent senior management to each location to interview the staff with hopes of acquiring some of the Amateur Radio retail employee talent in each of the current AES locations.