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Author Topic: R&L ELECTRONICS  (Read 23103 times)
VE3FMC
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« on: December 04, 2012, 03:58:37 AM »

Last week I purchased an antenna from R&L Electronics who are located in Ohio. My purchase was made online and I used PayPal to make the payment.

The antenna was shipped to my brother who lives in IN (he will bring it to me this week)

My order was processed and shipped in less than 24 hours. The UPS quoted shipping price did not change.

The reason I bought from R&L was the price of the antenna was one of the lowest I could find in United States. I saved $205 by buying it there instead of buying it here in Canada.

All in all I was pleased with my purchase from R&L Electronics.
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K3YN
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 02:49:10 PM »

I also purchased a piece of equipment from R&L Electronics.  I had a problem with the gear, which was not the fault of R&L Electronics.  But, they really worked to remedy the situation and to make a fully satisfied customer.  Not only do you get the best price in town from R&L Electronics, but OUTSTANDING customer service.  I highly recommend them.
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AF8JC
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 03:14:19 AM »

R&L is local to me (about 50 minutes drive) and I go there regularly. Nothing but positive experiences even though I once bought an antenna with missing clamps (R&L had the manufacturer ship me a new hardware kit). They also support most of the area hamfests, and I buy from them there also. Deep roots in ham radio and very supportive of our hobby in every way. I think they attend some events knowing they will not make any money and just hope to break-even. A true family owned/operated business, they have my full support.
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W3WN
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 05:37:19 AM »

I've dealt with R&L for many years now, both for myself and on behalf of my radio club.

Never had a major issue.

Once had a minor issue when buying an antenna (on behalf of the club) that was being sent to the club member who maintains our 10 meter beacon in the USVI.  Let me stress that this is both a minor issue, and an unusual situation.  (The minor issue?  My name, not the members name, was going to used to send it, to the correct address).  A quick email and it was resolved within minutes.  You can't ask for or expect more than that!

Highly recommend them, and I will continue to patronize them as well.
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K9MHZ
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 08:07:07 PM »

Love R&L.  Hate the neighborhood, though.....
http://www.homesecurityshield.org/news/most-dangerous-cities-in-ohio/
http://www.usa.com/hamilton-oh-crime-and-crime-rate.htm
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N2SLO
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2015, 05:57:40 PM »

I recently purchased rotor cable from RL- JT 150 feet with the Yaesu connectors pre-made for my new G450A.
They were the only store that had cable in stock, and had the order at my door within three days.

Shipping reasonable- would have received free from HRO but they didn't have any length above 100 feet in stock.
painless experience, and quick shipping. thanks R&L.
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WD8T
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 11:04:47 AM »

I have to add my kudos for R&L.  They beat everyone price-wise on the things I have purchased from them and I have the item(s) usually next day.  Thumbs up R&L!!
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KF7CG
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 08:23:01 AM »

I have used R and L for many years. Great company great variety of products. I noticed and started buying inexpensive power supplies, and antennas from their neighbor, Jetstream, in Hamilton, OH. Good products, good prices. I wonder if there is a relationship?

KF7CG
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W2NAP
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 11:16:22 PM »

used R&L many times, never had an issue
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 08:02:39 AM »

Ordered an item from R and L late last Friday (today is Tuesday). They had the lowest price I could find. The item was shipped immediately and arrived yesterday. Couldn't be better.
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KC9GLD
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2016, 12:46:33 PM »

Over the last 10 years, I have on many occasions purchased from R&L and have never had a bad issue.
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 10:04:48 AM »

Since my original post I bought another antenna for R&L. Had it shipped to Port Huron MI to my parcel drop depot.

Again another smooth transaction.

A friend of mine also ordered some equipment from R&L and had it shipped to Ontario. Far cheaper even with the difference in the dollar (which at that time was not nearly as costly as it is now) than he would have paid for the equipment if he bought it in Canada.

Glad to see others have had positive buying experiences from R&L. It is nice to deal with the small independent dealers, I think they value their customers more than big box dealers do.
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W8BYH
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 03:30:52 AM »

Two weeks ago I went looking for the best price on a Yaesu FT-891. I had never heard of R&L before but a friend told me to check their website. I was pleasantly surprised to see they offered the lowest price I've seen on the FT-891, and not just by a few bucks. Their price was a full $30 cheaper than anyone else's, and with free shipping (and no tax).

I placed the order fully expecting at that price that it would be shipped by mule cart or some other slow & cheap system. To my surprise the radio arrived 3 days later, well packed and in good condition. I think it helps that both of us are essentially right on I-75, just at different ends of the country.

Over the weekend I decided to go looking for a good price on the FC-50 matching tuner for the FT-891 and again was surprised to find that R&L has it for a full $40 cheaper than the competition. So yes, I ordered one.

R&L's pricing on Yaesu products (not all, but many) seems to be particularly good. I don't know if they have a special relationship with Yaesu or I just happened to have an interest in the two items they decided would be loss leaders for spring 2017. Regardless, their pricing is great and shipping is fast.

W8BYH
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 11:35:03 PM »

I have also purchased an antenna a few months ago. Lowest price, and shipped very quickly. I would purchase from R&L again also! Excellent service! 73
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K9PLG
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 01:57:37 AM »

Easily one of the BEST retailers of radio / electronics in the midwest !! Their prices are very competitive, service is top notch, and I've never seen so much stuff crammed into a building of that size... every square inch of space is used !  Love to attend their annual customer appreciation day every December... lots of door prizes and good presentations, always draws a big crowd and I'm sure is a boost to the local eateries nearby... 
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