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 15 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 with our newest location in Milwaukee, WI which opened on August 27, 2016.
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 in 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 any area of the hobby.
Welcome to Ham Radio Outlet.