A friend and I have been talking this year about making a trip to Fair Radio Sales. It just feels like one of those things that has to be done. We each live in reasonable proximity where a few hours in the car would do the trick. But after all that has transpired here lately, I put this notion on the back burner figuring we would arrange a trip next year.

Then comes news that Fair Radio Sales is going out of business:

After being in the surplus electronic military surplus business over 50 years I have decided it’s time to retire and close the business. Fair Radio Sales has over 30,000 sq ft of electronic parts and equipment that must go. Over the next several months plan your visit to Fair Radio to stock up on electronic 
parts, equipment, manuals, vacuum tubes and one of a kind items at lower than hamfest prices. Buy an item, a pallet, or a truckload. Come and make a deal. Cash and carry.

Sad news, but it’s happening all around us. The old-school shops and vendors are drying up at a alarming pace. I’m going to do my best to get over there yet this year, before it’s too late.