[aprssig] Re: Radio Shack (NOT)
wa7ixk at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 21 23:20:57 CST 2006
Paul Zawada wrote:
> On 1/21/06, ki6nj at comcast.net <ki6nj at comcast.net> wrote:
>>As I recall the present day Radio Shack got its name from a small radio
>>store in Boston, MA. The present day Radio Shack is the merger of the
>>Allied Radio Co., Chicago and the Boston Radio Shack. Perhaps someone else
>>has more info on the topic. When I was a kid in the early thirties, I
>>bought my radio supplies from Allied Radio.
> At the time Allied Radio was bought by Radio Shack, they were doing a
> pretty decent industrial business (a la Newark Electronics). Not too
> long after the acquisition, they spun the industrial business off as
> Allied Electronics, which is still in business today. Check out their
> web site http://www.alliedelec.com ; You might recognize their logo.
Allied sold a lot of kits like Heath kit did.
I put together a few. the last one was a oscilloscope.
many kits were quit advanced. I never messed with Heathkit until I won a
SB-220 amplifier. Allid was more test equipment. Intructions and quality
were the same.
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