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Ham Radio Supply
updated: Feb 26, 2013, 10:03 AM

I'm new to the area and need to replace my obsolete and malfunctioning dual band handheld, preferably with something APRS compatible - is there a ham radio supply store anywhere in town?

 COMMENT 378840 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 11:11 AM

Hmmm.... aaaah..... Radio Shack?

 

 COMMENT 378842 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 11:16 AM

No. The nearest is Ham Radio Outlet in Burbank. Talk to Eric or Tom. 73 de af6vm.

 

 COMMENT 378843 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 11:17 AM

Ahhh... Nope on Radio Shack. Contact the local Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club, they know where all the good stuff can be found. Also, welcome to the area! There are a lot of Amateur Radio folks around here.

 

 COMMENT 378862 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 12:08 PM

OP here, thanks for the leads on HRO and SBARC. Trying to decide between VX8-DR or TH-D7 in case you have any suggestions!

 

 COMMENT 378882 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 01:03 PM

Vx-8 also gives you 220 capability. We have two great 220 repeaters here.

 

 COMMENT 378886 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 01:10 PM

Capps in Ventura, If it is still there.

 

 COMMENT 378968 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 04:42 PM

SB is the bane of pretty much anyone with a propensity for masculine hobbies (who isn't otherwise rich), so good luck finding anything local!

 

 COMMENT 378997 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-26 05:37 PM

ebay.

 

 JOHN WILEY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:25 AM

You also might have fun perusing Marvac. Marvac is a great local store frequented by electronics buffs.

 

 COMMENT 379117 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 06:31 AM

Thanks John - I was a frequent shopper at Marvac in Costa Mesa, I had no idea they had a store here in SB!

 

 COMMENT 379139 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 07:39 AM

Afraid the days of REAL electronics stores in SB are long gone.

Do a lot of Internet searching and asking others about gear and when you know what you want order from the Internet or phone for the best prices. Ham Radio Outlet in Sunnyvale seems on the ball and selling a lot of gear that they ship to people.

 

 COMMENT 379174 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 08:37 AM

Marvac doesn't sell ham gear. HRO Burbank is a LOT closer than Sunnyvale, and will have anything you want here the next day. Radio Shack is and has been worthless for years. Stop in to Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings located at the Red Cross office at Alamar and State. Very active club and people would love to help out. Talk to Dave (K6HWN) and he'll show you around. They have a large club radio station there.

 

 COMMENT 379351 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:14 PM

I know of some Midland ready rescue handhelds that may or may not be for sale. Friend of my mom. I can check if he's ready to sell them. ?

 

 COMMENT 379364 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 12:32 PM

Those midland cb radios are obsolete junk.

 

 COMMENT 379401 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:07 PM

351, Thanks, the Midland VHF radios are solid, but for me (OP) I'm looking for on-board GPS and APRS interface capability. Admittedly a lot more expensive but that is where I'm headed....

 

 COMMENT 379408 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 01:15 PM

Well, thank you for such a kind remark. I am not trying to buffalo anyone. I don't know that much about them other than they are not in use. You and your kind are one of the reasons that I rarely comment on Edhat anymore.

 

 COMMENT 379465 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:21 PM

@408: Then why did you now? "You and your kind" is kind of a stereotypic p.o.s. remark, don't you think? Now if it was 1972, maybe those CB radios might be of some use, but today, they are junk. Now STFU and go away.

 

 COMMENT 379473 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 02:30 PM

Op please 1027 somewhere else. over and out!

 

 COMMENT 379570 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-27 04:54 PM

This site should be called craighat.... or edslist.

 

 

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