This is something I have pondered for years. For a time amateur radio was an exclusive American enterprise, companies such as Collins, Drake, Hallicrafters, Hammarlund, Heath, National, and the list goes on. Now, they're all gone. Now it's pretty much a Japanese enterprise: Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, and the rest. There remain a few meager vestiges of it here, Elecraft comes to mind, but even the last major American manufacturer, Ten-Tec, is dust. I was always fond of Ten-Tec's Omni VI, owned several of them, always performed great. Now they're gone, to the dustbin of history. Why is that? Why is there no major manufacturer of ham radio gear left in America? Any thoughts?