What is the status of the Hilberling PT-8000 Transceiver? Seems a resounding, umm…. maybe…..
Hilberling and TELEFUNKEN had announced a joint venture to bring the PT-8000 fully to market. Word in from a radio friend and corresponpondent at the Friedrichshafen Radio Show is:
while visiting Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen today, I went to the Hilberling booth. The cooperation with Telefunken Racoms is definitely off – the sales engineer was visibly displeased with my question :-)
I asked about the status of the transceiver. The reply was “you can order today, first units will ship in 4 months”. Manufacturing will be done by Hilberling, the sales engineer said that it was planned to involve Telefunken Racoms only in marketing otherwise (I had heard otherwise).
73 from sunny [Germany]
So again the radio is “almost ready” and the marketing partnership to bring it to market is in flux.
Here is the latest Hilberling cut sheet on the radio:
More when we learn it!