Having just passed my Technician exam, I figured I better start looking for my first radio. I figured that I will head down to my local Radio Shack. I walk in today and told the guy I was looking for a 2-meter radio. He gives me kinda an odd look and said they don't carry ham radios anymore. He explained that most stores stopped carrying them about 5 years ago. After looking things up, he said, there were none available online either. So half joking, I suggested that perhaps it time to take the Radio out of the store name. I was then told they were. Radio Shack is in the process of rebranding themselves to "The Shack." While expenses at time, I do shop at Radio Shack for various electronic doodads I have in various Edc/BoB kits. I might have to rethink some things here.