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Universal Radio Closing: Retirement

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  1. KA0HCP

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    This note from the Universal Radio Website...
    https://www.universal-radio.com/RetireNotice.html

    QUOTE:
    Dear Friends Of Universal Radio,

    Time waits for no one, and that includes Barbara and myself.
    We have decided to retire and our current location in Worthington
    will close on November 30, 2020. Even though the store is closing
    we will fulfill all existing customer orders and have a large amount
    of inventory to close-out. The Universal Radio website will be maintained
    for the foreseeable future to sell this remaining stock, publications and
    some select products. Unfortunately the lack of a store front showroom
    will preclude us from carrying some manufacturers’ products.

    I am very fortunate to have been in the radio business for over 50 years,
    13 at Radio Shack and 37 at Universal Radio. We have met many wonderful
    people along the journey who have supported me personally as well as
    Universal Radio. It has been a privilege to have a continuous career in
    the fascinating field of radio since 1969.

    Please accept our sincere “Thank You” for your support of Universal Radio
    for these many years, and for the months to come.

    Our new address for correspondence and mail order is below.
    This is not a store front.

    Universal Radio Inc.
    752 N. State St. Unit 222
    Westerville, OH 43082


    Phone: 614 866-4267

    Thank you.

    73,

    Fred Osterman N8EKU
    Barbara Osterman KC8VWI
     
    K3RW, KF0CPK, W3TOS and 16 others like this.
  2. W2POL

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    Good luck to you. Not having a storefront is probably a good thing right now. Safe safe and enjoy

    Paul W2POL
     
    SA6CKE, K5RRC, W7LDG and 1 other person like this.
  3. WD8TA

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    Wow...praemia virtutis honores. A lot of my radio history and (hard earned cash) have been spent at Universal in one way or another. May fortune smile on you.
     
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  4. PE1JAS

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    Dear Barbara and Fred
    Enjoy your time now!
    I knew offcoarse your "Universal Radio" and i have your book, Shortwave receivers on my bookshelf. Never connected your name to it!
    Best 73
    Anton PE1JAS Netherlands
     
  5. K7CTR

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    Take care! I purchased my first scanner and radio from you over 25 years ago! I hope that you both have a wonderful retirement!
     
  6. KW1NG

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    Thank you for the years of value and information. I hope you will continue to maintain your website, with all it's radio history. Very interesting. Best of everything for you in the future..
     
    WB9AZA, KC0KEK, KA8SYV and 1 other person like this.
  7. K0MAN

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    You say It’s time to say Goodbye to us, but I think goodbyes are so sad and sound so Final. Since you are still going to be around in another capacity, just say Hello to your new adventure of Retirement! You have earned it. ENJOY! Your customer/friends will still be around. 73's and C U on the Bands.
     
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  8. NZ8X

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    Best wishes, Fred, Barbara. Enjoy retirement. It has been a great pleasure and opportunity to know you and conduct business with Universal over so many years. I fondly remember our first introduction when you folks began your endeavors with Universal. Perhaps our paths will cross again.

    Bernie, NZ8X (ex: WA3EKH)
     
  9. VE7AT

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    Thank you for being there for us.. enjoy your retirement..
     
  10. W7RKU

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    Enjoy and BE WELL
     

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