It was great to find this new shop in the foothills just east of Sacramento.
The owner Dave has a great selection of equipment along with the rare stuff that all Amateur Radio operators really want to find. Nothing wrong with the "other guys" who cater to the ham radio community but, mail order is what it is. It's great to walk into a real shop with an owner who really know's all the aspects of electronic communication and a professional background. To find an independent shop like this and walk in to find exactly what you were looking for is outstanding. I've been a ham for nearly 30 years and I've seen ham stores come and go in the Sacramento Valley and I'm always sad to see them go away. Guys! Let's try to keep this shop around. For those of you on the west coast and in the northern valley take a look at what this shop offers.
Please don't think I'm trashing the other outfits who provide equipment and parts for our wonderful hobby but, seriously if you have a chance to visit the Radio Supply Company do it! You won't be disappointed and you may very well be surprised to see equipment the other shops don't offer.
Dave was kind enough to check the audio and deviation on my mobile FM rig with his service monitor while I shopped! You just can't find service like this in any of the other places. I picked up some coax and high quality connectors that I would have had to order from Andrews or Motorola and the Radio Supply had them INSTOCK! I was very impressed. I also found a new 2 meter vertical instock at pricing that was very competitive with the big guys and better yet...I took it home that very moment! I didn't have to wait for shippment to my home!
Though I live near Chico California it was really worth the drive to walk into a place that reminded me of the times when we had shops like this all over the place. Today it's a rare find to have something like this in the neighborhood.
I can't express my excitment more! Guys and gals, please take a look at this new professional Amateur Radio Supply facility! It caters to the new comer in radio and you old time hard-core fellows. Dave has some very cool stuff....need an 8877 platform for EME....check out the rare monsters at Radio Supply.
I'm not affiliated with Radio Supply Company, I'm a hard-core guy who is very hard to please and this place ROCKS!