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Amateur Radio Shops in Spokane or CDA Odaho?

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by thercman, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. thercman

    thercman Member

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    Well I am trying to google search a shop that sells equipment and all I can find are specifically for businesses. Does anyone know of a place locally or should I just order from the Internet?


     

  2. Robb

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    Ham Radio Outlet
     
  3. thercman

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    That's 375 miles away! It's a 6hr 30min drive! :eek:
     
  4. thercman

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    Uhh, Spokane WA and CdA Idaho..... Was texting the original post from my phone.. Shrug*
     
  5. Robb

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    Guess you are going to have to order online ATT.
    Do it often enough, never had a real problem yet.
    Your mileage may vary . . .
     
  6. thercman

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    I figured with a population of almost 500k there would be at least one place that sold them. Maybe someone locally will know. I'll try the local club web pages. There are like 15 of them. lol
     
  7. Dave_W6DPS

    Dave_W6DPS Fount of Occasionally Useful Knowledge

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    Unfortunately it is still a niche hobby. In SOCAL where we have a couple bazillion people and probably 20,000 hams, we only have about three actual ham radio stores.

    I have had goodluck with Hamradio Outlet, both in person and online.

    Ham Radio Outlet - World's Largest Supplier of Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Equipment. Sales, Supplies, and Service.

    I have also had almost as good an experience with Amateur Electronic Supply. (Service after the sale isn't quite up to HRO--or maybe it is different when you are there in person than when you are on the phone...)

    Welcome to AESHAM.COM

    I notice Amazon is selling ham radio gear, and almost everything else. But if you have any questions or may need help after the sale, I think it is better to go with a place that only hires hams....

    Dave_W6DPS
     
  8. Dave_W6DPS

    Dave_W6DPS Fount of Occasionally Useful Knowledge

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    That is always a good way to go when you are starting out. Plenty of old hands to tell you their experience in the area, not to mention show you the toys they use. It usually isn't hard to findthe local expert(s) on what ever you are trying to do. Also things you may not have thought about doing. There is a lot of stuff in this hobby.

    Dave_W6DPS
     

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