Amateur Radio Parity Act

Ramsey Kits Calls it Quits

Such a sad happening…

The ARRL reports after more than 40 years as a purveyor of inexpensive electronics kits for hobbyists, the Ramsey Hobby Kits group has thrown in the towel, effective on January 1.

Ramsey is no more

“We end our heritage with a smile, not a frown, and say thank you, to all our customers and fellow hobbyists,” Ramsey’s announcement said.

The Victor, New York, company sold a wide array of hobby kits over the years, starting with its LED Blinky kit in the 1970s and eventually including simple ham radio transmitters and receivers, aircraft band receivers and other devices. Ramsey kits were frequently available at hamfests.

The Ramsey RF Test Equipment Group is unaffected by this change.

I see that some kits are still available from Amazon.

Read the ARRL story at

Ramsey announcement (link no longer active)