[AMRadio] D-104 modifications

Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Fri Aug 27 22:44:05 EDT 2010

These folks are only building the hand held version of the D104 and you are
correct Jim for Truckers and CBers... That part of Astatic was a losing
business. They are still manufacturing PRO and Commercial mics... We used to
use there gooseneck and hand held mics up until last year when Shure changed
their pricing ... Most fast food restaurants and other restaurants that use
paging have them...Astatic like most all companies are now built off
shore...I have the history of Astatic and just sent it over to W5JO... If he
can or someone can put this some place for all to read... It is a pdf doc
and very interesting...

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 9:29 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] D-104 modifications

I just found the owner of Astatic following my last message.  In 2006 a 
company called Barjan bought Astatic from Omnitronics.  Get this:

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.--May 25, 2006--Barjan LLC ("Barjan" or "the Company"), 
the leading distributor of consumer products to travel centers, truck 
stops, car washes and convenience stores today announced that it has 
completed the acquisition of the Astatic Mobile Communications business 
from Omnitronics, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 
Barjan LLC is a portfolio company of Monomoy Capital Partners.


So it seems as if Astatic has fallen into these people's hands.


No more D 104s, now just hand mics with the Astatic name on them for the 
trucker crowd.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM, D. Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

IIRC, it was more to do with their supplier,

~ Todd/KAQ

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