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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 multiple sales locations throughout the United States which include a formidable presence on the Internet, making it the largest Ham Radio dealership in the world.

HRO is continually expanding and one day there may be a location near you!

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 at 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 many areas of the hobby.

Welcome to Ham Radio Outlet.

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Become a part of our growing team. Ham Radio outlet has job opportunities across our nationwide organization. We offer competitive pay and great benefits. Learn more here.