Amateur Electronic Supply sells radios, antennas and equipment that help hams connect with other hams throughout the world. It opened in Milwaukee in the late s, attracted amateur radio enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest and eventually spawned stores in Cleveland, Orlando, Fla. Now AES is closing its doors after almost six decades in business, and the stunned ham radio community is reeling. Utah County ham radio club draws statewide attention. In less than six months, the club has amassed more than members who hail from Lehi to Payson, and it has already passed one of the oldest and largest clubs in the state in membership numbers. This is a club that someone should study.
Amateur Electronic Supply signs off
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AES closed its Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and Orlando outlets on July 28, following a surprise announcement 4 weeks earlier that it was going out of business after 59 years as a ham radio equipment supplier. A couple of weeks later, HRO announced plans to make over the Milwaukee outlet and reopen it as its latest "super store" -- now HRO's largest. Several former AES Milwaukee employees are now working for HRO, which undertook a rapid remodeling project to make the store over in its own brand. The Milwaukee store is square feet of Amateur Radio equipment, antennas, books, and accessories. It opened a new outlet in Plano, Texas, in early and relocated and expanded its Portland, Oregon, store, which opened in late July. HRO has planned the weekends of September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 for the grand opening of its Portland store, and October 1, 8, 15, and 22 for the grand opening of the new Milwaukee outlet. To build the largest and most complete Amateur Radio community site on the Internet.
Amateur radio in the news: AES signs off, club signs up 340 members in a year
It turns out that Amateur Electronic Supply AES suddenly announced that they would be ceasing all business operations at the end of this month. After nearly 60 years of operations, the owners of AES have decided to pull the plug. There will be no going out of business sale, only a transfer of goods.
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