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Author Topic: Universal Radio is Top Shelf  (Read 1702 times)
KA4DPO
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« on: November 12, 2017, 07:16:05 AM »

I have done business with Universal Radio many times in the past and have always received the finest service.  Friendly knowledgeable staff and prompt shipping make for a great buying experience.  You cant go wrong with Universal Radio.
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N0YXB
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 02:39:28 PM »

I have to agree, and they've got a great website.
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K3EY
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 02:39:35 AM »

I have been dealing with them for over 35 years never one issue.

Lot of good information to be had there as well.

Glad they are there!
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K0YQ
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:33:27 PM »

Always been nice to deal with and hope their move to new QTH went well.
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KD7RDZI2
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 02:19:28 PM »

I am using a Drake R8 right now and yes I bought it as a used rig from... Universal Radio, it was 1996 when I started the hobby !
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K9IUQ
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 05:00:13 PM »

Being a cheap ham I have never dealt with Universal Radio. They may be "Top Shelf",but they are also always "Top Price".  Great Service? Friendly? Fast Shipping? Hey hams, DXE, HRO and others have all that too.

Competitive prices is where Universal Radio loses..

Stan K9IUQ
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KD8IIC
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:30:59 AM »

  Pretty tight is the Ham market...   This is the last of the Mom and Pop ham shops.
  Yes, there are other places to shop. The personal service and interest the take in their customers
  is a big plus. Secondly, very few large stores, if any, offer used gear or take trades.
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K9IUQ
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 09:41:32 AM »

This is the last of the Mom and Pop ham shops.
  

Hams are to blame for the loss of local ham shops. I remember when I lived in the Chicago area. We had a nice local ham store in one of the suburbs. This local ham store had demo radios setup to antennas in their store and hams could play with the radios.

Hams would would drink the free coffee and demo the radios and go home and then order the radio from AES in Milwaukee. Why? To not pay IL sales tax.  That nice local ham store went belly up......

Stan K9IUQ
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KD8ZM
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »

Universal Radio is good, but their website is strictly 1995 and in bad need of a major make over. I still order things from them despite that.
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