Be very careful about stuff you buy from this outfit.
You made a BAD DECISION, and shopped at small store (CB? what else are they selling illegal?).
You have a legitimate amatuer radio dealer, HRO Atlanta in your backyard ... and your shopping there??
They are happy -- they got your $$$, just like the other illegal product sellers (drugs, non-tax cigarettes, Viagra, guns).
RM Italy has not applied for FCC approval (spectal purity, IMD, etc.) of HF amplifiers, so they are not legal for sale in US.
They are telling me it must be sent back to Italy for repair.
RM Italy has NO dealer or distribution network in US (non-existant US support) .... but they keep showing up (maybe with the Olive Oil).
Good luck with that repair and high $$ for shipping it to Italy.
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