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Chinese Vs. Japanese Transceivers

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I was thinking that the competition from the Chinese radio manufactures might be a good thing for the Japanese companies like Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu. For example, might we see future Japanese rigs that are Part 90 certified?
 
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I was thinking that the competition from the Chinese radio manufactures might be a good thing for the Japanese companies like Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu. For example, might we see future Japanese rigs that are Part 90 certified?
I wouldn't expect Icom, Kenwood, or Yaesu to market their ham radio line to part-90 customers or getting that certification for them. Mostly this is because they all already have their own lines of Part-90 radios they market and still to that market. Unless there's a large push by major purchasers of the Icom, Kenwood, and Vertex (Yaesu's commercial brand) customers to migrate to those cheap, disposable Chinese radios, they won't risk their commercial lines by getting their ham line certified for use in the commercial market.
 
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