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SharkRF Openspot - Discontinued?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K9XN, Jun 7, 2018.

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  1. K9XN

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    Is the SharkRF Openspot now discontinued? I have noticed that many online retailers are no longer selling the device (Gigaparts, MTC, Amazon, etc.) I know around Easter time there were many blow-out sales selling them cheap. I see on the SharkRF website they are still available for 150 Euros though. Just curious if anyone knows more about the status of this device.
  2. W4NNF

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    Hope was on my "to buy" list. :(
  3. NN4RH

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    SharkRF probably knows. Why not ask them, and report back here what they tell you?
  4. W4NNF

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    I haven't tried to contact them (yet)....but their web page, I recall, used to have dealer listings. Now, you're able to buy directly from them, but no dealers in the U.S. listed.
  5. K1FBI

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    No middle man!
  6. K9XN

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    I just received a message from them that they are coming out with a new model. No details or anything but it is to replace the current model.
  7. W4NNF

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    I would guess it's a Wi-Fi model... like the Nano...
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  8. WA9SVD

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    OR, the FCC decided they violated rules and regulations, so were pulled from the U.S. market. I'd suggest a type/model that has FCC approval.
  9. WB2LBV

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    They output 20mw max so I don't think that's a factor.
    Most likely this has to do with the next model coming out, although it is strange how suddenly the current version became unavailable. Glad I have mine.
  10. W4NNF

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    OR their alien overlords confiscated all the stock. Or bigfoot and mothman destroyed their production lines. Well, those are possibilities too! ;)
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