Having good use out of the hamsticks that I bought from Craig’s k1cra.com ham radio store in the past, I ordered both a 6 and 17 meter hamstick for Parks on the Air and some of my other crazy operating and antenna experiments from Craig’s store again yesterday.
Since 2003, K1cra.com has been selling ham radio gear for reasonable prices up in Maine. Check out Craig’s about page for store info.
As always, I compare prices with Amazon. Amazon sells MFJ hamsticks while k1cra.com sells Workman brand. Guess its safe to assume both are manufactured in china. A sad reality these days!
Amazon hamsticks were around $12 more than the Workman hamsticks at Craig’s store and, unlike Amazon, no sales tax is charged. So I saved roughly $16 since there were shipping costs. IMHO that is a good saving on 2 items.
In summary, before hunting around for ham radio gear, you may save quite a bit as I did by shopping at k1cra.com.
What is better than supporting a fellow ham and saving $$$ at the same time.