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Ham Radio Outlet - A Brief History

In 1971, a California Highway Patrol officer and veteran of the Navy signal corps, who happened to be a ham, came into possession of a little radio emporium on a wooden train platform in Burlingame, CA. Bob Ferrero (Bob), who was then K6AHV and later became W6RJ, was a dedicated California Highway Patrolman. He loved ham radio and was determined to make a go of starting a business selling amateur radio products.

Today, HRO is a family owned business with 12 stores located throughout the United States as well as a formidable presence on the Internet, making it the Largest Ham Radio dealership in the world.

With Worldwide distribution, HRO is geared to fill the needs of hams everywhere, whether online on the World Wide Web, over the telephone, or in person in one of our stores. Customer service is one of our primary goals. We employ active hams with varied backgrounds and expertise to be able to assist in any area of the hobby.

Welcome to Ham Radio Outlet.