Is This A Sign Of The Times?

AES closing down

U.S. amateur radio retailer, Amateur Electronic Supply (AES), has announced that it is ceasing operations as of the end of July, 2016.
The company has four locations around the country.

In a short statement, the company said:
It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you that Amateur Electronic
Supply (AES) will cease operations at the end of this month.

Tom Pachner, W9TJP
Amateur Electronic Supply LLC
National Sales Manager