HRO New Castle is ok, It was originally Delaware Amateur Supply. Paul and Robby owned and ran it. They were knowledgeable as well as helpful. The HRO Crowd never has been that friendly. I think that if they were to offer to check or test an antenna install one a new antenna I would have heart failure. The original owners offered advice and help freely all the time. I miss that level of service. Granted, I've purchased radios and antennas from them it's a corporate store all the same.
All the same I'm glad your happy with your purchases there. Delaware, the no sales tax helps also.
HRO has been there for 19 years. What decade are you talking about?