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Repeater Manufacturers
Repeater Builder the company     Makers of quality custom built Motorola and GE  Mobile and Station conversions.
Advanced Repeater Systems (ARS) Repeaters and Controllers   Repeaters, controllers, D-Star, EchoLink, etc.
Hamtronics®   REP-200, and other accessories for building repeaters.
Maggiore Electronics Labs   Maggiore Repeater Equipment. Site appears to be gone in Sept 2012.
Ritron Inc.   RRX series plus other repeaters.

New and Used Land Mobile Radio Equipment Suppliers  Motorola®, GE®, Etc.
Air Comm   In Phoenix for over 20 years.
Barnett Electronics, Inc. Sells used equipment from a huge warehouse in Arkansas.
Brinkley Electronics   Also has a nice commercial radio cross reference page.
BroComm Corporation is a new and used equipment vendor in Ontario, Canada. They frequently have 136-150MHz and 406-420MHz equipment.
Carrier Communications is a major 2-way outfit in Northern and Southern California and has a Used / Surplus Equipment web page that is updated frequently.
Dacom   Rep for Daniels and Vega. Closed at the end of 2012.
Mechem Electronics   Quality New and Used Commercial and Amateur Radio Equipment
Hamblin Communications   Great source for GE Mastr II Mobile radios and parts.
MDM Radio, Chicago Ill.
New London Technology   GE equipment
Spantek Radio Ltd.
TelePath Corporation is a new and used equipment vendor in San Jose California (south of San Francisco).

Repeater Controllers

Go to: SCOM 
Repeater Controllers
A good source for reliable repeater products with excellent engineering in the audio sections.

Go to: NHRC Repeater 
Controllers
High-Value, Low-Cost Repeater Controller Solutions plus custom models for GE Mastr II, Custom MVP and other repeater related accessories.
Go to: Arcom 
Repeater Controllers
Repeater/Link/Remote-Base Controllers and Accessories from Ken Arck AH6LE
HamGadgets Many items including the popular/inexpensive ID-O-Matic III and IV - from Dale Botkin - N0XAS.  New
ICS Repeater Controllers Basic and Linker models available for a very affordable price from Brian Martens - KA9PMM.
Sierra Radio Amateur Radio Control Systems, HamStack, and more.
Advanced Repeater Systems (ARS) Repeaters and Controllers   Repeaters, controllers, D-Star, EchoLink, etc.
Autocode Morse Code Identifiers   Small low-cost commercial and amateur CW IDers.
CAT Controllers   Has several models available.
Connect Systems Inc.   Controllers and Telephone interconnects.
EchoStation   A PC based repeater controller by Jonathan Taylor K1RFD
FF Systems   By Joe Haas KE0FF   Consider this line for replacing your old ACC RC-85/96.
Janel Communications   CW-ID 1 Repeater/Beacon controller from Perth, Western Australia.
Link Communications   Has several models available.
Micro Computer Concepts   Has two models available.
Pacific Research Solutions   Models with built in squelch control, and Cactus compatible.
Pion & Simon Electronics   Has a new Mastr II Station Controller that plugs right in!
Zetron Inc   Consoles, Recorders, Dispatch, Alerting, Paging, Monitoring equipment (commercial repeater oriented).
AllStar Link   VoIP (RoIP) controllers built from PC computers and USB radio interfaces.

USB Radio Interfaces
DMK Engineering  URIx radio interface.
Repeater Builder RIM  Maker of the RB-USB-RIM radio interface.

Repeater Controller Groups
Click here for information on several repeater related email lists/groups.

Land Mobile Suppliers
TESSCO
Hutton

Filters and Duplexers
Celwave, Phelps Dodge, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)   Quality Station and Mobile Duplexers.
Digital Communications Inc.   RF Filters for intermod and remote bases, etc.
EMR Corporation   EMR Corporation
Microwave Filter Company   Filters and components from 5 Hz to 50 GHz
MtronPTI   Formed by the merger of Mitron and Piezo Technology. Makers of crystal filters, Combline/Cavity Filters, and more.
Sinclair Labs / Sinclair Technologies Inc.   Sinclair Antenna Products
Telewave, Inc.   Telewave - Offers a 30% discount to hams and clubs with a valid amateur license.
TX RX Systems   TX RX Systems.
Wacom Products   Wacom is no longer in business, they have been acquired by TX RX Systems.

Crystals, Channel Elements and ICOMs
International Crystal Manufacturing   Oklahoma City, OK. 800-725-1426   Probably one of the best of all of the crystal companies.
Bomar   New Jersey   800-526-3935 Crystal manufacturer for radios, channel elements, and ICOM's

Repeater Receiver Preamplifiers
Angle Linear High Quality Preamps   Very high quality preamps, RX splitters, multicouplers, bandpass filters, preselectors, etc. The owner (N6CA) is a VHF and UHF weak signal enthusiast and a top-notch RF designer and it shows.
Advanced Receiver Research Preamps   Preamps, attenuators, coaxial adapters.
Down East Microwave   Products for 50 MHz through 11 GHz. Transverters, block converters, preamps, all kinds of parts and assemblies.
Hamtronics Preamplifiers
GLB Preselector Preamps
Ramsey Electronics Kits
Radioware (Ramsey) High Performance 2 Meter Kit     Look under "Misc. Products", Radio Kits.
Telewave, Inc.   Telewave - Offers a 30% discount to hams and clubs with a valid amateur license.

Repeater Power Amplifiers
Hamtronics RF Power Amplifiers
Mirage Amplifiers
Henry Amplifiers   Complete line of high power Solid State and Tube power amplifiers.

Radio Direction Finding   (RDF) (Doppler)
Doppler Systems®

Service Monitors
IFR Systems   Manufacturer of high quality Service Monitors.

Antennas, Feedline, Connectors and related products
Amphenol   Connectors.
Andrew Corporation   The makers of Heliax, Radiax, and some other top quality products.
Antenna Products Corporation   Makers of top quality Log Periodics and other specialized antennas.
Antenna Specialists was bought by Andrew Company in July 2003.
Antenex   Antenex and Centurion Wireless Technologies - based out of Glendale Heights Illinois. Designer and manufacturer of mobile, portable, and fixed station antennas for a variety of comercial 2-way and amateur radio applications. They have models or mobile antennas that combine land mobile or amateur VHF with GPS. They also have mobile wi-fi antennas.
Antennax   This company is an aftermarket supplier of mobile entertainment system antennas. They have no amateur or land mobile antennas. They are listed here only to resolve the confusion between them and Antenex (above) and antennex (below).
Antennex   (short for "antenna experimenter") This is a monthly web-based antenna experimenters magazine based out of Texas. They are listed here only to resolve the confusion.
Celwave / RFS World   Repeater antennas and associated products
Comet Antennas   Fragile, but otherwise high quality antennas for monoband and multiband base station use.   You don't want to use one as a repeater antenna.   Also known as NCG-Comet.
Decibel Products   DB Products (now part of Andrew Corporation) makes high quality duplex antennas
Hustler-Newtronics   G Series and Spirit Series high quality antennas for monoband and multiband applications.
Hy-Gain   HF and VHF antennas.
Larsen Antennas   Top quality mobile and base antennas from a USA company. Properly called Radiall/Larsen. Now part of Pulse Corp. Nice on-line catalog.
Kathrein-Scala Company   Not too well known in amateur circles but this Oregon-based company (originally Scala - later bought by Kathrein) makes some of the ruggedest antennas out there.   They also make power dividers (look on the Accessories page).   And don't let the "UHF Mobile" in the catalog index confuse you, they DO make UHF base station antennas - and NICE ones.
M2 Antenna Systems Inc.   Good antennas, especially the beams
Maxrad   Quality station, and complete line of mobile antennas.
Antennas Store   All types of Military Antennas, Amateur Radio Antennas, Mobile Radio Antennas, GPS Antennas, Satellite Antennas, WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMax, Antennas, Cell Phones, TV, HDTV Antennas
PolyPhaser   Lightning Protection Products
Sinclair Labs / Sinclair Technologies Inc.   Sinclair Antenna Products
Telewave, Inc.   Quality station and microwave antennas.
SurplusServer   A source for surplus Antennas, Hardline, Connectors, RF Adapters, Coax, Etc.
The RF Connection   A good source for Hardline, Connectors, RF Adapters, Coax, Etc.
The Wire Man   A good source for feedline and parts of all types. Owned by a ham (N8UG)   800-727-WIRE for orders
RF Stuff   Another ham owned business in Arizona that sells RF adapters, connectors and some antennas and accessories for feedline and parts of all types. 303-912-9155 for orders

Repeater Audio Processing Systems
Repeater-Builder AP-50   Audio processing and brick wall filtering for building a quality audio repeater.  
K2RF Communications Products   Audio processing and equalization products for repeaters.

Repeater Voting Systems
LDG Electronics RVS-8
LDG info and articles can be found on our LDG-specific page.
Doug Hall Electronics Voters.
Build a 2 Channel Voter!   Online article here at repeater-builder.

Test Equipment
Agilent Technologies   The former HP test equipment division
Bird Electronic Corporation   Wattmeters
Coaxial Dynamics   Wattmeters
IFR Systems, Inc.   Communications Service Monitors
Optoelectronics   Frequency Counters
Tektronix   Test equipment including spectrum analyzers
Telewave, Inc.   Telewave - Offers a 30% discount to hams and clubs with a valid amateur license.
Wavetek   Communications Service Monitors

Tone Signaling Equipment
Communications Specialists   This is the CSI that's in Orange California, and makes a line of PL, DPL and paging encoder products including the TS-64 and similar tone boards. They also support the Selectone product line.
Connect Systems Inc.   This is the CSI that's in Ventura California and makes repeater tone panels, commercial autopatches, and LTR Trunking Controllers.
CES Wireless Technologies
Midian Electronics, Inc.
Norcomm
Pipo Communications   One of the first manufacturers of add-on DTMF pads

Carrier Squelch Boards
SQ-1000   CAT Communications makes the SQ-1000 carrier squelch module.
NHRC-Squelch   NHRC makes the NHRC-Squelch carrier squelch module.

Parts and Components Suppliers
RF Parts Company   A quality RF parts supplier.
Gigaparts New and used amateur equipment and computers.
BG Micro New and surplus electronic components.
TTI Inc. From their web site... "TTI is the world's leading distributor of passive components, connectors, interconnect systems and electromechanical components".
Jameco New and surplus electronic components. They frequently have older parts that nobody else has. Get their catalog! (top right of the opening screen)
Digi-Key Corporation   Has a free catalog and a very good online ordering web server. Get their catalog!
Mouser Electronics   Has a free catalog and a very good online ordering web server. This company is a good source of passive components such as chip resistors, inductors, and hard to find tantalum surface mount capacitors.  They also offer reasonable quantities of components, i.e. you don't have to purchase a reel of 5,000 resistors to get 20 parts. Get their catalog!
Galco Industrial Electronics   Shop by phone or online - no minimum order. Phone 800-575-5562
Allied Electronics   Yes, this is the same Allied that used the Callbook back in the 1960s and 1970s as a mailing list and sent catalogs to every ham. They supply components for industrial and commercial users, but they have a large selection of parts that are actually in stock and available in reasonable quantities. Although they will be priced a little higher than Digikey or Mouser, they frequently have items that the others don't have. Get their catalog!
All Electronics Corp.   Located in Van Nuys (Los Angeles area) this is a very nice surplus outlet. Their web site is worth exploring for good deals on fans, voltmeters, ammeters, power supplies, etc. Phone 888-826-5432
Alltronics Corp.   Located in Morgan Hill (San Franciso Bay area) this is a very nice surplus outlet. Their web site is worth exploring for good deals on power supplies, etc. Phone 408-778-3868

DC Power Supplies
Astron Corporation   Linear and Switching Supplies. There is a web page here at repeater-builder that has a library of their schematics.
Duracomm, Inc.   An alternative to Astron if you want a much better quality supply. They also have multistage automatic chargers for backup battery systems. If you have something like a Micor station that has a power supply with a built-in changeover fuction to a on-site backup battery you should plan on disabling the Micor charger and replacing it with a Duracomm.

Tools and Equipment (hand tools, power tools, soldering tools, etc.)
Solder Tools   Vendor for all types of soldering equipment.
Plato Corp.   These folks make a wide variety of soldering/desoldering tools, including replacement tips for Ungar, Weller and Pace - and the variety and selection of tips is much wider than the original manufacturers. They sell through distributors, and Mouser is one of them.
PACE Soldering / Desoldering Tools   PACE is the "Rolls Royce" of production hand soldering/desoldering systems. If you do any PC board repair and can find a used one at a good price (they are expensive) you will soon find one of these invaluable. They sell through distributors and there is a "Reps and Distributors" menu item on their web site.
PROM / EPROM / EEPROM Programmer   Occasionally you need to be able to read, program, or copy PROMs/EPROMs/EEPROMs. Or to copy from one to another. I've had one of these units since the early 1980s and I can't say enough good things about this company. The hardware just plain works! The company updates the software on a regular basis. Their programmer unit comes in both parallel port and USB versions and has adapters for oddball chips like 32 byte x 8bit prom chips, PICs, AVRs, PLCCs, TSOPs, SOICs and they even offer gang programmers. If the current device looks familiar it is, Transtronics bought the old Intronics "Pocket programmer" product line after Intronics folded. Definitely recommended.
EPROM emulator   This gadget sure beats the program / test / erase / (repeat forever) cycle that is so common in firmware development. You plug this into the printer port of your computer and it can change the "PROM" contents on the fly. Definitely recommended.
Craftsman™   The in-house Sears brand with a lifetime warranty on hand (i.e. non-power) tools. Note that Sears also sells "Companion" and other brands tools that do not have that warranty. I buy the Craftsman brand - like my dad used to say "When you buy quality it only hurts once."
Harbor Freight   A source of imported (moderate quality) tools. Good for "disposable" tools like hacksaw blades, Dremel saws, "simple" tools like a bench vise, linemans pliers, or rarely used tools (like an adjustable wrench with 4 inch wide jaws), etc. They have a store locator on their web site with locations in all 50 states.
Xcelite™ tools by Cooper Hand Tools   The "Type 99" kit is very handy in your traveling toolbox. My field toolbox has three Type 99 handles and a collection of blades and extensions in a canvas roll-up...
Stanley Tools / Jensen Tools   Jensen Tools was bought by Stanley. Jensen is a suplier of field service tool kits and frequently is the only source of some interesting devices. They have a print catalog that they send out on request - worth getting.
Specialized Products Company   Another suplier of field service tool kits and field installer tool kits. They have fiber optic cable and telecom tools. They have a print catalog that they send out on request - worth getting.
Techni-Tool   Another specialty tool supplier, also with a print catalog that they send out on request - worth getting.
Grainger Corp.   Industrial supplier, some stores will only sell to businesses. They have a store locator on their web site. This is the only place I've found differential thermostats or humidistats. They have a print catalog that they send out on request (but with the cost of postage it takes some convincing) - worth getting.
McMaster-Carr Corp.   Another industrial supplier, this one with a better web site, and they ship from stocking warehouses. They have a free catalog that's several inches thick that they send out on request (but with the cost of postage it takes some convincing) - worth getting. They have will call counters in only a few places including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Princeton (New Jersey).
All Electronics Corp.   Located in Van Nuys (Los Angeles area) this is a very nice surplus outlet. Their web site is worth exploring for good deals on fans, voltmeters, ammeters, power supplies, etc. Phone 888-826-5432
Alltronics Corp.   Located in Morgan Hill (San Franciso Bay area) this is a very nice surplus outlet. Their web site is worth exploring for good deals on power supplies, etc. Phone 408-778-3868

High Quality Wattmeters
Bird Electronics   Makes the standard wattmeter of the communications industry - the Bird Model 43. There are some Bird manuals and photos on the Test Equipment page at this web site.
Radiodan   is a supplier of Bird meters and accessories. Give him some cash and he will give you a Bird™.
Coaxial Dynamics   A Bird clone. I've had both a CD and a Bird, and there are times I prefer the bigger meter on the CD.
ChuckMartin.com / Martin RF Supply   Domestic and International RF Products, New and Used RF Wattmeters, RF Dummy Loads, Wattmeter Elements (slugs). Give him some cash and he will give you a Bird™.
Telewave, Inc.   Telewave - Offers a 30% discount to hams and clubs with a valid amateur license.

Amateur Radios
Amateur Electronics Supply   Over 50 years serving the radio amateur, with stores in Milwaukee Wisconsin (home office), Cleveland Ohio, Orlando Florida, and Las Vegas Nevada. Go to their web site for the email address and toll-free number for each store.
Ham Radio Outlet   Twelve stores in Anaheim, Burbank, Oakland (near San Francisco), San Diego, and Sunnyvale California, Atlanta Georgia, Denver Colorado, Newcastle Deleware, Phoenix Arizona, Portland Oregon, Salem New Hampshire, and Woodbridge Virginia. Go to their web site for the email address and toll-free number for each store.


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