Hi Microcenter! We no longer have an Amateur Radio store in Columbus. Microcenter is the perfect store to sell Amateur Radio equipment, as most Amateur Radio Operators visit Microcenter all the time! This would be a big undertaking, but well worth your time. The Columbus Amateur Radio Community would certainly buy local and make it profitable.
Matt - WY8E
Hello @Mharris7000 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Thanks for sharing thoughts of our stores stocking more radio equipment. We can share with leadership, but what types of radio equipment do think we could profit from (ex., transceivers, amplifiers, grounding accessories, etc.) ?
All of the above! However, you want to start carrying portable and mobile radios, such as the Anytone 878UV, Yaesu FT5D/FT70D, and Icom 5100. You should also carry a few popular HF radios such as the Icom IC-7300 and Yaesu FTDX-10. Of course, mobile antennas, 50ohm coax, and grounding accessories are just as important. I'd be happy to meet with leadership to go over some things.
The closest Amateur radio store to Columbus is R and L electronics in Cincinnati. There is also a nationwide chain called Ham Radio Outlet with locations all over the country, but none in Ohio. HRO is very similar to Microcenter with it's spread out across the US, multi-store approach.
Hope this helps!
Thank you for your suggestion! I'll pass this over to the proper teams!
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