A few memories there with your mention of OCC as they came into being at about the same time I became a ham in OKC. Nearly everybody involved with the store were members of the ham club I had joined. I was certainly sorry to see them go as a local source. They were bought out by Texas Towers, IIRC.
Originally Posted by N0NB
Your information on the history of the Derby RS store was also interesting. I've done business with them at the Claremore hamfest and found them to be excellent for customer service. I plan to drop by the actual store one of these days when I go to Kansas to visit my relatives in Wichita or my farm in Ellsworth.