Technical Chairperson

GRE, my favorite scanner manufacturer, has been forced to temporarily stop manufacturing scanners for the foreseeable future. Citing circumstances beyond it's control in the closing of a factory located in China.

Rest assured, GRE will continue to market and support it's products, and provide database updates. Alinco products are unaffected.

Press Release:


GRE Official Announcement 10/23/2012

October 23, 2012 

To our valued Dealers and Customers, 

Due to circumstances beyond its control, General Research of Electronics of Japan (GRE) 
is temporarily not able to manufacture the GRECOM and Radio Shack branded radio scanners. 

The Chinese Government’s plan to redevelop the area where the GRE factory had been in 
operation for over ten years finally forced its closure. Anticipating this eventuality, 
GRE was in the process of building a new factory but unfortunately the cost of raw materials, 
labor and increased taxes created a heavy financial investment burden that could not be 
effectively recovered. 

GRE America continues to market, support and service the GRECOM branded scanners and is 
contractually committed to keep the Library Database updated and current.  GRE America 
will continue to market, service and support Alinco’s radio products without any interruption. 

We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate turn of events. GRE is proceeding to establish 
a contract with a new factory and believes it will be able to restart the manufacturing in 
the near future. 

For continued sales, service and support, please contact the GRE America office. 

Raj Gounder 
Director of sales 
GRE America, Inc.

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