Saturday, January 9, 2021

Online stores in the European Union for amateur radio gear & electronics equipment

 

It's a well known fact that most countries do most of their trade with their nearest neighbours and that was certainly the case with Ireland as it imports a huge amount of goods from the UK. For those in Ireland interested in buying radio equipment or electronics gear, the retailers in the UK have traditionally been the largest source by far.

On the 1st of January 2021, all of that changed as the UK became a third country outside of the European Union. The bad news is that any goods imported from the UK into Ireland & the EU are likely to be more expensive and may be subject to customs duties, taxes and import fees.

The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives in the European Union where all of the expense and hassle can be avoided.

(Update 10th Jan 2021: As Brexit has become a reality, it's clear that it may be best to avoid buying  from the UK to avoid all the hassle and expense. Updated links for EU sources below)

Links...

Amazon Germany (English Version)... https://www.amazon.de/?language=en_GB

RS Components (Europe)... https://www.rs-components.com/index.html


Amateur Radio Equipment

EU Countries with the EURO

Long Communications (Ireland)... https://longcom.ie/

Wescom Ireland (Ireland)... https://wescom.ie/


Poly-Com (France - Dept 06)... https://www.poly-com.com/fr/

Radio-Sav (France - Dept 33)... https://radio-sav.fr/

SAV-Radio 33 (France - Dept 33)... http://www.sav-radio33.eu/

SUD Communication (France - Dept 34)... http://www.sudcom.info/

CB+ (France - Dept 59)... https://www.cbplus.com/

Connectyland.Fr (France - Dept 60)... https://www.connectyland.fr/gb/

RF-Market (France - Dept 63)... https://rf-market.fr/

Zenith Antennes (France - Dept 66)... https://www.zenithantennes.fr/

Batima Electronic (France - Dept 67)... https://batima-electronic.com/

Stereance (France - Dept 69)... https://www.stereance.com/

Passion Radio (France - Dept 75)... https://www.passion-radio.com/

Radio Media System (France - Dept 76)... https://radio-media-system.com/

GoTechnique (France - Dept 92)... https://www.gotechnique.com/


WiMo (Germany)... https://www.wimo.com/en/radios

Funktechnik Bielefeld (Germany)... https://www.funktechnik-bielefeld.de/

Funktechnik Dathe (Germany)... https://funktechnik-dathe.de/

Funktechnik Dresden (Germany)... http://www.funktechnik-dresden.de/

Funktechnik Seipelt (Germany)... http://www.funktechnik-seipelt.de/

Difona Communication (Germany)... https://difona.de/en

QRP-Shop (Germany)... https://www.qrp-shop.biz/en_GB

Wellenjagd (Germany)... https://www.wellenjagd.com/

Bonito (Germany)... https://www.bonito.net/hamradio/en/

Funk24 (Germany)... https://shop.funk24.net/

Funkshop (Germany)... https://www.funkshop.com/amateurfunk.html

Sarikaya-Funk (Germany)... http://www.sarikaya-funk.de/

Tino's Funk (Radio) Shop (Germany)... https://www.tinos-funkshop.de/

FGH Electronics (Germany)... https://www.fgh-funkgeraete.de/

Haro-Electronic (Germany)... https://haro-electronic.de/

Dieter Knauer Funkelektronik (Germany)... https://www.knauer-funk.de/


Hamshop (Netherlands)... https://www.hamshop.nl/

Dolstra (Netherlands)... https://www.dolstra.nl/

Classic International (Netherlands)... https://www.classicinternational.eu/

Communication World (Netherlands)... https://www.communicationworld.nl/

Venhorst (Netherlands)... https://www.venhorst.nl/index.php?route=common/home

GB Antennes (Netherlands)... https://www.gbantennes.com/en/

Truckerswereld (Netherlands)... www.Truckerswereld.nl

BCI Communications (Netherlands)... https://www.bcihaarlem.nl/

Stockcorner (Netherlands)... http://www.stockcorner.nl/index.php/en/

HF Kits (Netherlands)... https://www.hfkits.com/

Dutch RF Shop (Netherlands)... https://dutchrfshop.nl/en/

K-PO (Netherlands)... https://www.k-po.com/index.php

Flex-Radio (Netherlands)... https://www.flex-radio.nl/

SDRPlay (Netherlands)... https://sdrplay.nl/

Flexcoax (Netherlands)... https://flexcoax.com/

Jacobs Breda Electronics (Netherlands)... https://www.jbe.nl/


XBS Telecom (Belgium)... https://www.xbstelecom.eu/shop/en/

Maes Electronics (Belgium)... https://www.maes-electr.be/

HF Electronics (Belgium)... https://www.hfelectronics.be/


Orbito (Luxembourg)... http://www.orbito.com/


DX Patrol (Portugal)... https://www.dxpatrol.pt/

Germano Lopes & CIA, LDA (Portugal)... https://germanolopes.com/


QRP Ham Radio Kits (Spain)... https://www.qrphamradiokits.com/

Astro Radio (Spain)... https://www.astroradio.com/

Radiotrans (Spain)... https://www.radiotrans.com/index.php/en/productos/radio/59/62

AGV Radio (Spain)... http://agvradio.com/

EAXBeam (Spain)... http://eaxbeam.com/shop/index.php

GCN Radioaficion (Spain)... http://www.gcnradioaficion.com/

Ham Radio Shop (Italy)... https://www.hamradioshop.it/

FlexRadio (Italy)... https://flexradio.it/


Funkelectronik (Austria)... https://www.funkelektronik.at/de/


EU Countries not using the EURO

DND Telecom Center (Hungary)... https://www.dnd.hu/home

Anico (Hungary)... https://www.anico.hu/


Konektor (Poland)... https://www.konektor5000.pl/

ErComEr (Poland)... https://www.ercomer.pl/

InRadio (Poland)... https://www.inradio.pl/

Avanti Radiokomunikacja (Poland)... https://www.avantiradio.pl/

Radio-Sklep Radom (Poland)... https://www.radio-sklep.pl/

Ten-Tech (Poland)... https://ten-tech.pl/

Tel-Tad (Poland)... https://www.teltad.pl/


RemoteQTH (Czech Republic)... https://remoteqth.com/

HCS Komunikacni Systemy (Czech Rep)... http://www.hcsradio.cz/

RScom (Czech Rep)... https://shop.rscom.cz/12-cb-radiostanice

hamshop.cz (Czech Rep)... https://www.hamshop.cz/


Anico (Slovakia)... http://www.anico.sk/


Limmared Radio & Data (Sweden)... https://butik.limmared.nu/en/

Antennera (Sweden)... https://www.antennerna.se/

DXSupply (Sweden)... https://dxsupply.com/


Midtkom (Denmark)... https://www.midtkom.dk/shop/frontpage.html

Integra-A (Bulgaria)... https://integra-a.com/


Electronics Equipment

EU Countries with the EURO

Conrad (Germany)... https://www.conrad.com/

AZ-Delivery (Germany)... https://www.az-delivery.de/en

Reichelt Electronik (Germany)... https://www.reichelt.de/

Kiwi Electronics (Netherlands)... https://www.kiwi-electronics.nl/index.php?route=common/home

BACO Army Goods (Netherlands)... https://www.baco-army-goods.nl/

Electrodump Surplus Electronics (Netherlands)... http://www.elektrodump.nl/en/

Van Dijken Electronica (Netherlands)... https://www.vandijkenelektronica.eu/en/

ON7FU Ferrite Applications (Belgium)... http://www.on7fuferriteapplications.com/


EU Countries not using the EURO

TME Electronic Components (Poland)... https://www.tme.eu/

Loh Electronics (Sweden)... https://www.lohelectronics.se/


If anyone else knows of any other reputable retailers in the European Union then let me know and I'll add them.

Updated: 10th Mar 2021

9 comments:

Des Walsh said...

If anyone is considering using a beam at 40 MHz remember the Dublin skyline in the days of channel 1 from Divis with the huge 4 element Yagis trying to get the weak signals from the 10kW transmitter . For any serious experimenting at 40 MHz some means of rotating the beam is a must , but with the introduction of satellite tv and TV access via broadband , the smaller cheap rotators have disappeared off the market , at least in Europe.
But they still are available from the United States , costing approximately Eu 150 for one that will handle a small VHF beam . An internet search for 'RCA VH226F antenna rotator' will give a choice of sellers willing to send one to Ireland . On top of postage you will have to pay VAT, Customs Duty and 10 or 15 Euro ( admin. charge ) .
I do not see a specification for maximum antenna area ( in square metres ) in the manual but they usually are used with VHF/UHF yagis in the USA . The RCA unit is specified as a 110/230 volt unit but I purchased a stepdown transformer to be sure.
EI5CD

Simon said...

www.DND.hu

www.konektor5000.pl

www.Truckerswereld.nl

www.funktechnik-bielefeld.de

www.anico.hu

Jan, PA0JED said...



HF-kits

https://www.hfkits.com/the-webshop-diy-radio-amateurs/?xdomain_data=ecxxFqLxssDkxIwmCq3%2BXnPwGm%2Bo3HjUllutFOMJN3Vz50wJ830TbaxdcgOCAlWY

reichelt.de

https://www.reichelt.de/de/de/ADW/0/0/index.html?ACTION=0&START=0&OFFSET=16&SID=963679a273827b38476a89fa24be93ac9b56c6fb51d645fc51e23&LANGUAGE=EN

Jan, PA0JED said...


Dutch RF shop:

https://dutchrfshop.nl/en/

Unknown said...

QRP-Shop HAM Radio International German site, Elecraft and QRP equipment.

https://www.qrp-shop.biz/en_GB

Jan_OK2ZAW said...

Hello :)
https://remoteqth.com/

And parts:
https://www.tme.eu/

Vy 73 Jan OK2ZAW

Wescom said...

John

Mabe you would includ me in your list please Michael Wescom Ireland Ltd, www.wescom.ie for ICOM ACOM TENNADYNE RIG EXPERT & MORE

Thanks Michael

Raised On Radio said...

www.bonito.net

Raised On Radio said...

Maybe this dealer might be interesting
www.wellenjagd.com for TECSUN,Degen and antennas. It's located in Baden Baden in the Blackforest.