Australasia's largest authorised amateur radio dealer.
We have over 26 authorised dealerships!
We stock, sell and service more
amateur radio equipment than anyone else in Australasia!!
AUTHORISED ICOM AUSTRALIA DEALER
FIVE (5) YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL NEW ICOM, YAESU AND
ALINCO AMATEUR RADIO TRANSCEIVERS WE SELL!
YAESU AUTHORISED FACTORY-DIRECT IMPORTER
YAESU AUTHORISED SALES & SERVICE DEALER
YAESU AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE
NEW YAESU INSTANT CASH-BACK PROMOTION
APPLIES TO OUR NEW FT-2DR TRANSCEIVERS!!
YES, FREE FREIGHT AUSTRALIA-WIDE FOR ALL
OUR NEW AMATEUR RADIO TRANSCEIVERS!
COMPETITORS WON'T OFFER FREE FREIGHT!
Please order by phone; 02 9688 4301/9636 9060/9896 8972,
by fax; 02 96881995, by email; email@example.com
or by mail; P.O. Box 240, Pendle Hill, NSW, 2145.
Factory direct importing from dozens and dozens of factories
If you intend programming your radio you may need an "application"
if your computer's operating system is later than Windows XP.
We provide and pioneered longer warranties in Australia!
Trading hours are 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
We mail order worldwide. Page updated 24-05-17.
Prices are subject to change without notice or
obligation due to exchange rate variations.
All parts orders require full prepayment.
Special orders require full prepayment.
Prices confirmed for products in stock.
|All these are amateur radio transceivers - NOT UHF CB transceivers!|
DIRECT RF SAMPLING HF/6m
all-mode 100W transceiver
Free freight Australia-wide!
ALINCO DX-SR8T HF all-mode 100W remoteable base/mobile transceiver
Free freight Australia-wide!
Now with 50W RF o/p on 10m!
NEW TYT TH-7800
Free freight Australia-wide!
QUADBAND 10m/6m/2m/70cm 50W/35W mobile transceiver
has wideband + dual in-band receive and DTMF handmic!
Plenty in stock!
Free freight Australia-wide, too!
Lee with statue of a fire-fighting
dog in Tokyo
A radio shop in Akihabara, Tokyo
Lee with Yaesu cap at Brooklyn Bridge,
New York City, USA.
Example of a Collins KWM-1 HF SSB transceiver in excellent condition.
It belongs to a long-term customer.
He requested it be shown here,
but he doesn't want to sell it.
Glass igloos at Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland. One of the best holiday destinations in the world!
Finnish amateur radio stations are amongst the biggest and best in
the world, too.
Lee in Tokyo communicating with a
very responsive robot regarding his new Icom Australia amateur radio dealership appointment! This was Lee's 26th visit to Japan.
Permitted equipment for amateur radio use
We have received numerous enquiries lately re permitted equipment for amateur radio use. The W.I.A. has information on this subject at www.wia.org.au/licenses/licensing/amateurequipment/
WARRANTY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW ICOM, YAESU AND ALINCO AMATEUR RADIO TRANSCEIVERS NOW COME WITH A NEW 5-YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY!!!
YES, ALL NEW ICOM, YAESU, ALINCO and KENWOOD accessories sold by us (Andrews Communications Systems) are warranted against faults in parts or workmanship for a period of one year from the original purchase date.
This warranty is limited to repairing or replacing only the faulty part/s and
will be void if the equipment has been modified, misused, altered, substituted, damaged or operated outside the specified operating parameters, conditions and duty cycle - and it specifically excludes consequential damage, etc.
Customer-caused or environment-caused or installation-caused damage is
not covered by any warranty, of course. Beware of any non-servicing dealers
who cannot repair any high-tech amateur transceivers, even though they may falsely claim they are authorised to do so.
Please do NOT write <fragile> on anything you send to us as doing so greatly increases the risk of damage. Please try to "double-box" all items sent to us.
Beware of "backyard" dealers (i.e. dealers with no store-front) who may not offer any warranty, as they claim "private sale". Many of those dealers will not guarantee in writing that any product they sell is genuinely new.
NOTE: Warranty repairs are completed by us at no cost to our customers - of course! Simply include a copy of your receipt and a note describing the fault condition and your contact details, such as your name, address, phone number and email address (if available) when sending the product to us. We retain two of Australia's best amateur radio technicians. We have excellent service information, including service information which is dealer-restricted. Our numerous worldwide suppliers support us to the absolute maximum.
Proudly supporting amateur radio to the maximum on a commercial a basis by providing the lowest prices, stocking the widest range of products and introducing the longest warranties - since the 13th of December, 1976.
Please choose products carefully as we do not refund if you incorrectly choose. We do not sell products on a trial, test, evaluation or approval basis. Approved product returns will incur a restocking fee of 20% plus all other relevant costs. We import specially ordered products only after full payment is received. Please ensure you order the correct and appropriate product/s in order to avoid additional costs and delays in supplying you the correct and appropriate product. When ordering software please ensure you order the software that is applicable to your radio or telescope. When ordering plugs please tell us to which coaxial cable type/model/size you intend fitting them.
We require 100% payment "up-front" for accessories and parts which we must specially import for you - once we confirm we can supply those products.
A sales receipt copy must accompany each warranty claim
Include your name, address, email and phone number
Service centre website; www.rfrepairs.com.au
Service email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Service technician; 02 4305 2301
CHARGEABLE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
We offer the following policies regarding chargeable repair servicing;
1. We only repair products that were originally purchased new from us less than than 10 years ago. We do not repair anything older than 10 years.
2. A repair form is not required. Simply tell us your name, address, phone number and state the fault with the product prior to sending us the product.
3. We normally do not charge a fee for those repairs not completed.
4. Our service warranty is for a period of three months from the date of completion of repairs and applies only to those part/s of products we repair.
5. We do not repair any radios which are more than 15 years old!
6. Our labour charge is A$160.00 per hour inc. GST and it is charged in 1/2 hour increments. Our minimum charge is A$80.00 inc. GST, i.e. 1/2 an hour.
8. We do not provide quotes. We work to pre-agreed limits or estimates.
No-one complains about our service charges - or our servicing expertise, hi!
9. We normally do not charge an inspection fee, but there are exceptions.
10. We reserve the right to limit the quantity and type of products accepted.
11. Our repair success rate is around 99%. It is not 100% because some parts can be impossible to obtain or the product is uneconomical to repair.
12. We repair to original factory specifications, or better! Sadly, some competitors don't realise that many products can be easily upgraded by us.
13. We no longer repair any AM CB, SSB/AM CB or UHF CB radios!
14. Our technicians will only repair products on a chargeable basis or on a warranty basis which have been sold by us. If not sold by us, we won't repair.
15. Chargeable repairs which are sent to our excellent technicians for repair will attract a minimum A$60 charge when found to be faultless during testing.
16. In most instances, around 90% of chargeable repairs are successfully completed for less than A$150 - including parts, labour and GST. Repairs which require RF output/driver, PLL (etc.) devices increase the repair cost.
17. We will not accept repairs for which a customer imposes an unrealistically low cost limit. E.g. a limit of $50 to repair an all-mode all-band transceiver.
18. We reserve the right to refuse, or accept, any chargeable repairs.
19. Warranty repairs are limited to rectifying manufacturers' faults in parts or workmanship. Warranty cover is NOT insurance cover! Acts of God are not warranty covered. We don't offer any warranty replacement guarantee.
LEE'S BASIC RADIO NOTES
4-pin 20A DC lead 6-pin 20A DC lead 3-pin AC IEC lead
Please ensure your DC-operated transceiver is connected properly and in the
correct polarity to an appropriate DC output power supply (i.e. of correct
voltage, of sufficient current capacity, of good-regulation and is adequately and properly filtered), otherwise your transceiver may be
damaged or not switch on! Customer-caused damage due to customers connecting an
inappropriate power supply to any product is not covered by any warranty.
Rectifying such customer-caused damage will be on a fully chargeable basis!
Your AC-operated transceiver will be severely damaged if you try powering it from a DC power source. Conversely, your DC-operated transceiver will be severely damaged if you try powering it from an AC source!
If your AC-only transceiver has a very low current DC output socket fitted for powering that transceiver's optional accessories, then do NOT try powering your AC-only transceiver by connecting an external DC power supply to this low DC current output socket!! Doing so will cause severe damage, which is not covered by any warranty, of course! Linear amplifiers do NOT have a DC or AC power output socket fitted for powering a transceiver, of course!
When adding an accessory in-line with your transceiver's coaxial cable, such as an swr/rf meter or linear amplifier, please ensure you use a short length of coaxial cable lead (with plugs fitted) to connect that accessory in-line. The optimum length of a relatively short coaxial cable for use within amateur, commercial, marine and CB radio bands is fully accepted as being 90cm (3 ft.) long. This fact has been proven worldwide countless thousands of times.
Please note that most automatic antenna tuners (ATUs) which are built into
commercially manufactured amateur radio transceivers have a somewhat limited
impedance tuning range of about 16 ohms to 150 ohms, i.e. up to 3:1 swr. As
the antenna's capacitive reactance or inductive reactive increases then the
ATU's tuning range reduces.
This means even if the antenna's swr is under 3:1 the ATU may have
difficulty, or refuse, to reduce the apparent swr.
Yes, your transceiver's built-in ATU may refuse to tune at all, even if your antenna's swr is under 3:1. This is because your antenna may have a highly reactive component, such as excessive inductive or capacitive reactance. To reduce your antenna's excessive reactance add capacitance (to reduce its inductive reactance) or add inductance (to reduce its capacitive reactance)!
It may easier to install an external 4:1 balun but that's not "best practice"!
We recommend installing a 4:1 balun between your transceiver and antenna if you plan to erect a wire type antenna, as such antennas often have a high impedance feed point. Even if your transceiver has an internally fitted ATU or you have an external ATU, using a 4:1 balun will allow a smooth intermediary impedance transformation, therefore making it easier for your ATU to tune.
Most modern external ATUs have CPU/relay selected fixed capacitors and inductors. Some ATUs have impedance tuning ranges from 6~900 ohms!
If you have, e.g. a 2m long inductively loaded vertical antenna tuned for,
say 10m, but you want to operate it on 80m then your transceiver's inbuilt
ATU will probably NOT be able to reduce the apparent swr to less than
Please do not transmit when you discover your coaxial cable is full of water or your antenna's balun is open circuit or your antenna's beta match is not connected - resulting in an swr > 6:1 and very poor receiving performance!!!
An antenna tuner reduces apparent swr. It cannot rectify antenna problems.
We recommend you carefully read the specifications printed in your new transceiver's handbook before you assume your transceiver is not performing. The RF output of many HF SSB transceivers is not exactly 100W per band on SSB/CW. Also, the RF carrier output should be much lower than 100W in AM mode. Peak RF power output on AM is 4 times the RF carrier power output. So, set the RF carrier output level to 25% of peak RF output, to allow undistorted 100% modulation when transmitting in AM mode.
Please be careful to not drive 50W of RF power into amplifiers which accept a
maximum RF input power level of only, say 5W. Please do not cut and
re-terminate coax patch leads into shorter lengths than we supply
(especially as per your order), as doing so may cause serious matching,
tuning and instability problems with your transceiver and amplifier. Please
note that desensitization will likely occur if you have two antennas spaced
horizontally within 1~2m of each other and you transmit into one antenna
(e.g. on UHF) whilst receiving on the other antenna (e.g. on VHF) at the
Please do some technical research before making conclusions/assumptions.
Did you know that we received thirty-two (32) Yaesu radios for repair under Yaesu factory warranty after we automatically became a fully authorised Yaesu factory-direct sales AND service dealer? Our fully qualified, highly skilled and super knowledgeable radio technicians successfully repaired 90% of them within 3 weeks, with the remainder repaired after we received parts.
We require full payment "up-front" for any/all parts orders as we are
finding increasing numbers of customers are ordering parts from us and other
suppliers simultaneously, then cancelling their orders with us if other
suppliers can supply faster or cheaper. Any/all parts orders we receive are
Most 50~100W RF power transistors sell for A$50~A$100 ea. in Australia.
Please note that radio manufacturers around the world must order their parts from parts manufacturers 3 months or more in advance. For some specialised parts, we must wait 3 months for those radio manufacturers to supply us.
Please do not keep telling us you can buy whatever cheaper from eBay and other auction websites, as we have known this since the internet started up.
We often check our major competitors' websites for products and prices!
Remember, customer-caused or environment-caused damage is not covered by any
warranty! If you have questions in this regard then please ask us.
This includes (but not limited to) reverse polarity and overvoltage
This is similar to someone filling up their petrol car with diesel then claiming warranty cover when the engine becomes damaged due to their actions!
Please confirm change of address with us well in advance of such a change.
Please note that we have most extensive radio knowledge and experience,
so we can easily assist you. Please don't assume we have little
INSURANCE AND SHIPPING NOTES
Insurance cover for goods in transit is available from us for only $2 per $100 value of goods. Please advise us if you require this option when ordering.
Please consider insurance because we are not responsible for loss of
parcels or damage sustained by parcels - the carrier is responsible! We
do pack well!
Please do NOT write <fragile> on anything you send to us as doing so greatly increases the risk of damage. Please try to "double-box" all items sent to us.
Please note that you must pay for the cost of sending your radio
and/or accessories back to you. It is the purchaser's responsibility and
at the purchaser's expense under warranty and non-warranty repair conditions to pay
for freight/postage both to-and-from the repairer. Btw, we are receiving an increasing number of
radios and accessories being sent to us under warranty claim which
prove to be faultless.
Please ensure the product you purchase will actually fit into, or onto, your vehicle. Some long and/or bulky products cannot be carried by some cars. Again, this is only a suggestion, not a directive. We do not sell products on a trial, evaluation, test or approval basis. We are not responsible for your change of mind, such as if you purchased a product that you now don't want.
We pioneered express delivery service over 40 years ago! It is not unusual for customers to receive products within 12~18 hours of placing an order...
We provide what is most probably the fastest and best mail order service
for amateur radio, CB radio, telescope and binocular products in
Our generous "Free freight Australia wide" offers apply only to destinations within continental Australia and the island of Tasmania. Others excluded.
Beware of any dealers who cannot, or
will not, guarantee in writing that the so-called "new" amateur radio
transceivers they sell are, in fact, genuinely new!! Also, some offer only a
very short term warranty - or NO warranty!!
Some dealers have NO service department and almost zero stock...
These are the main reasons why some dealers' amateur radio transceiver prices can be lower than storefront dealers' prices! Some dealers obtain so-called new transceivers from friends - who may have used them for months!!
Some dealers' so-called new transceivers are more expensive than our guaranteed brand new transceivers. This is particularly amusing to us when we hold that manufacturer's exclusive/sole importing/servicing dealership...
Unlike some dealers, we have virtually all of our website-listed guaranteed brand new amateur radio transceivers actually in stock almost all of the time. We continually show stock status on our website. It is most evident on some dealers' websites that they must keep very few transceivers in stock, as very few transceivers are shown as being "In Stock". One amateur radio dealer currently has only ONE (yes, one) amateur radio transceiver in stock, in total.
***ATTENTION NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS***
WE ARE THE ONLY YAESU FACTORY-AUTHORISED AMATEUR RADIO AND AIRBAND RADIO SALES AND SERVICE DEALER FOR NEW ZEALAND!!
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BUY MOST
AMATEUR RADIO PRODUCTS FROM ANDREWS COMMUNICATIONS!
AS WE ARE NOW AUTHORISED ICOM AUSTRALIA DEALERS WE ARE
ALLOWED TO SELL ICOM PRODUCTS ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA.
We have regularly attended New Zealand amateur radio field days and have often air-freighted stock in for those field days. We greatly appreciate the response we receive from our valued New Zealand customers, every time!
We sold at the 2009 Wellington Radio Expo in Upper Hutt, which was held
on Saturday, 28th March, 2009 and we thank all those who purchased from us!
We have airmailed, air-freighted and sea-freighted thousands of amateur radios, receivers, accessories, etc., to New Zealand over the past 34 years!
Please tell us by which transport method you want your shipment sent to you. Do not assume we will send it by any particular method. We mostly airmail shipments to NZ. We can sent shipments by virtually any transport method you nominate. We are happy to send you freight quotes - just ask us.
Why wait weeks or months for delivery and pay high prices in New Zealand for your new transceiver, then be forced to settle for only a one year warranty? Please keep in mind that NZ GST is normally payable on shipments of NZ$400 and up in declared value.
We do NOT undervalue any goods/shipments. Please don't ask us to do so!
Orders over A$200 in value receive priority processing.
Please remember to add A$25 for our bank's handling fee when sending funds to our bank (Westpac), such as by T/T, by bank draft, etc.
Our minimum charge for airmailing products to New Zealand is A$26.
Airmailed parcels average one week delivery time to New Zealand. Please
note that due to ourselves being appointed authorised Icom Australia
dealers we are allowed to sell Icom products only within Australia.
We accept payments only in Australian dollars - including by credit card, etc.
Please ensure you have sufficient funds or credit when ordering by credit card as we no longer phone overseas to advise customers of failed transactions.
Also, please double-check your credit card details, etc., before ordering!
Please read them to us correctly and don't tell us your EFTPOS card details.
Please ensure your fax machine is operating when requesting us to fax you.
You are responsible for freight both ways when sending us warranty repairs.
Please ensure you quote your correct name, etc., when placing orders.
Please check with your local freight and customs agent to determine all the costs involved in importing the product/s you may want into New Zealand before placing an order with us, in order to save us both time and trouble...
Your credit card provider will apply the cost of your purchase from us to your credit card account
in NZD at the prevailing exchange rate on the
day they debit your account. We do not know the exact NZD amount they
We do not have any order forms. Please contact us direct to order products.
New Zealand customers MUST pay freight costs both ways (i.e. from NZ to AUS and from AUS to NZ) for ALL repairs and MUST also pay for ALL incidental costs, such as those possibly from New Zealand or Australian Customs, etc.
Please do some research re which products you may be interested in
purchasing, as that often saves a lot of time and effort for both of us.
This advice also applies to Australian customers, too! We accept only
Australian currency. We do not accept NZD currency or any other currencies,
Please try not to change your mind re the product, payment or delivery, etc.
Doing so may cause problems, e.g. delaying the shipment, higher costs, etc.
Australia Post offers three services beyond airmailing; signature upon delivery, tracking and "extra cover" (insurance). These services are; Express Courier International Merchandise, Express Courier International Documents and simply Express Post International. These services cost more than the basic airmailing cost. See www.auspost.com.au for more detailed information.
SYDNEY 23CM REPEATER NEWS
A new and well-located high power 23cm repeater was recently installed on the Optus/Citadel Tower, 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, NSW. Its output frequency is 1273.2MHz and its input frequency is 1293.2MHz. Power output is 30W! Its 4.5dB gain antenna comprises four "in-line" vertically stacked dipoles. Compton, VK2HRX, Stuart, VK2ZX and WICEN made this happen!!
Compliments (unsolicited) recently received...
We receive many compliments annually and publish them from time to time.
Lee, VK2ANS, says Australians should be proud to know that we have Ninja, shark fighting, Rubik's cube, drone racing, etc., world champions.
Beth, VK2AO, said she is very happy with our service, super-wide range of products, super-competitiveness, service back-up and advice. 02/12/11.
Gary, VK2ZKT, said by email on 26-03-12;
"I just wanted to say what fantastic, friendly and swift service I received from your staff for the purchase of the coaxial switch and swr meter. The goods arrived overnight to my address in country NSW. Well done. The swr meter is fantastic and the coaxial switch from Avair is well built. Andrews has excelled yet again".
Graeme said by email on 06-08-13;
"Hi Lee, a big thank you to you mate, amp going well, nicely placed 20 - 30 watts out for the radio and a nice clean 400 watts out...and a huge hug from the Missus too, hi - so that's for you, too! All the very best now, Graeme".
Alan said by email on 29-05-14;
Hi Lee, I wish to thank you for the very fast service in relation to my order which I placed only yesterday. It arrived here in good order early this morning. It's been some time since we met. It was about 1977, when your store was located in Maroubra. During the years, I have always relied on you to provide me with my communications equipment, including Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom and Alinco, which I am happy to say have all served me well. Wishing you and your business all the best for the future. Regards, Alan.
Mike in New Zealand said by email on 02-12-14...
My DR-635T radio turned up here today safe and sound and I'm rapt!
I've un-packed it and everything is where it should be.
The radio is actually a wee bit smaller than I'd imagined it to be, but that's just me.
Hey, thank you very much for a really painless purchase from you guys. Like I said earlier in the piece, I'm always quite hesitant about buying stuff from overseas places, but this has been a breeze.
Dennis said by email on 04-02-15...
Hello Cameron and Lee, Just wanting to say "thank you" for your time and your "as always" excellent service while emailing you guys with regards to my purchase of the Uniden BCD-536PT scanner. Having dealt with you guys since the early 1980s, I always remember going into Lee's tiny shop at Maroubra, which was filled from floor to roof with dozens and dozens of CB radios, linear amplifiers, antennas, power supplies, etc., in order to purchase the latest CB radio first thing on a Saturday morning. I'm very happy knowing the excellent service I received back then is still the same excellent service that is given to customers today!! Thanks for your help, Dennis.
Gary said by email on 07-03-17...
Hi, Lee. Just a quick note to thank you and the team at the shop for the fast sales and delivery of my recent purchases. I ordered a bhi NES10-2 Noise Reduction speaker late in the afternoon and the speaker was at the front door the very next day. A few days prior I ordered some ladder line and that also arrived overnight from your shop to me located in country NSW.
It just goes to show that it is all about STOCK and you absolutely live up to that claim as the biggest in the business. Very happy customer. Thank you. Regards. Gary, Bellingen.
We receive many compliments annually and publish some of them from time to time..
MOST IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION
NEW QUAD-BAND (10m/6m/2m/70cm), TWIN-BAND AND
HIGH POWER MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO TRANSCEIVERS!!!
Outstanding cross-mod. and inter-mod. performance! Inc. DTMF mic.
Andrews Communications was indeed instrumental in creating increased benefits for Australian and New Zealand amateurs in many areas!
We are the reason why radio amateurs enjoy low prices on radios
We introduced ALL of the longer warranty periods on ALL the major brands
of amateur radios - and we hold more stock than any amateur radio
ALL our competitors were forced to extend warranty periods due to us.
We are the reason why Australian and New Zealand radio amateurs enjoy LONGER warranty periods on all major brands of amateur radio transceivers and accessories. Did you know that most amateur radio importers are too scared to increase prices - because they know we'll then sell even more, hi!!
We were instrumental in persuading numerous Chinese radio manufacturers
to produce amateur radio transceivers - for the benefit of amateurs
worldwide! In fact, some are now directing all of their research and
development efforts into the field of amateur radio. Most will promote
their own brand worldwide!!
Andrews Communications is Australia's ONLY fully factory-authorised sales AND service importer/dealer for numerous world-class manufacturers, such as Yaesu, Alinco, AOR, Alpha, bhi, etc. We are a fully authorised sales AND servicing importer/dealer for many amateur radio product manufacturers! Yes, you can shop with absolute confidence at Andrews Communications!
Andrews Communications is Australia's ONLY fully factory authorised sales AND servicing importer/dealer for various telescope manufacturers, too!
We continue to firmly believe we provide the best amateur radio repair
service in Australia (since 1976)! Our >99% success rate in repairing
around 1,000 radios and related products annually is well known in
Lee has also super-successfully (>99% success) repaired thousands of radios, linear amplifiers, power supplies, etc., over the past 50+ years, too!
ICOM owners are absolutely delighted with our ICOM authorised dealership appointment. ICOM Australia approached us due to our excellent sales & service history. We have already received many congratulations re our ICOM appointment! All our customers are extremely happy with our appointment.
We have super successfully serviced ICOM products for over 40 years!! So, why buy from an amateur radio dealer who has no such servicing record??
We are a fully authorised Yaesu service centre, along with RF Repairs and JNB Electronics. Yes, you are welcome to send your warranty and non-warranty Yaesu repairs to any of these three fully authorised Yaesu service centres. We are happy to repair radios under warranty...for free, of course!
Yaesu owners are absolutely delighted with our Yaesu warranty service.
We have already received many congratulations re our Yaesu appointment!!!
In fact, ALL of our customers are absolutely delighted with our appointment.
With over 40 years of servicing Yaesu products, our service is the best!!
Don't YOU be misled into believing our amateur radio competitors are "your friend in the business". None of them has extended any warranties on any brand of new amateur radio transceivers. None of them has given free freight Australia-wide on new amateur radio transceivers. None of them has passed on most "dealer discount specials" on any major brand of amateur radio transceivers. Andrews Communications must be "your friend in the business", as we have extended warranties on all the major brands of amateur radio transceivers, given free freight Australia-wide on all major brands of new amateur radio transceivers, as well as passing on "dealer discount specials". Yes, even after trying for many years to force so-called competitors to fully compete they stubbornly refuse to do so!! Are they your friend in business? How could anyone believe they are a friend in business??
Lee has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1967. He has successfully repaired thousands of radios (99% success rate), built scores of antennas and made dozens of high power linear amplifiers (to 4kW o/p), etc.