CQ Newsroom reports that production of Yaesu Amateur Radio equipment at Vertex Standard’s factory in Fukushima, Japan, has been temporarily halted due to earthquake damage
In an open letter to the amateur radio community, Vertex Standard CEO and President Jun Hasegawa expressed his gratitude for the many “kind words and thoughts about us during this difficult time.” He reports that all Vertex Standard employees and their families are OK, although the company has not been able to reach its many dealers and subcontractors located near the coast. “We just hope that they are alive,” he writes.
It is understood the factory is just 60km from the quake-stricken nuclear reactors.
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