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    Default M/A-COM/Harris P7100 - which Japanese company manufactured the radio?

    I have recently acquired a VHF M/A-COM P7100. I've been researching the changing ownership - GE/Ericsson/Tyco/MA-COM/Harris...maybe more.

    My radio was manufactured in Japan but I was wondering which company actually manufactured the radio? My guess is Kyodo Communications and Electronics. Kyodo manufactured radios for Ericsson and sold under a number of brand names in Europe including Key, Grundig and Sawtron. Icom bought the P25 operations of Kyodo in 2012.

    So does anybody know for certain which Japanese company manufactured the Harris P7100?


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    I've just looked through a Harris brochure. As well as the P7100/7200 series etc, I also noticed that Harris was selling Simoco radios under their own Harris brand. Simoco used to be the old Pye/Philips LMR manufacturer based in Cambridge,England. The company still exists but all UK production was closed down and now the radios are made in Taiwan, I think. The Tetra digital side of Simoco was spun off and became Sepura which has recently been acquired by Hytera of China. Sepura manufactures encrypted LMR radios for the police and military....all of which are now controlled by China

    I noticed that Tait still manufactures all their radio equipment in New Zealand.

    You would think that the government would insist on all police/military radios being manufactured in the USA?

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    For the 7100 series, Japan Radio Company (JRC) won the manufacturing contract.

    The almost identical 7200 series was manufactured in Cork, Ireland.



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    Quote Originally Posted by g8tzl2004 View Post

    You would think that the government would insist on all police/military radios being manufactured in the USA?
    True, but Relm/BK radios are not sexy and super expensive.
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    OK on the P7100 radios being manufactured by JRC. I think JRC manufactured an excellent line of HF receivers and pro HF marine equipment. I think JRC also manufactured digital Tetra radios for Cleartone based in Wales,UK which was supplied to the police.

    OK on the P7200 being manufactured in Cork. I wonder if they are still making radio equipment in Ireland?

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    On the 7100 and other models, JRC builds the sub-assemblies. The radios are actually assembled domestically.

    Cork built the Vehicular Chargers, the 7200's, some of the Jaguar mobiles and portables, and all of the Mastr4 base-stations/repeater which are TETRA, and not sold in North America.
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    Newer,Harris labeled,P7200 radios say made in the USA.