Visiting 409shop in Hong Kong

A stop-over on my way from Sydney to Oslo gave me the opportunity today to visit Apliu street in Hong Kong. This is where all the electronics products are found. As I had purchased a Baofeng UV-5R from them before it was fun to stop by the 409shop as well. Their address is on their web site, and the word “showroom” really made me expect something larger than what I found. It turns out to be just one small store among hundreds of others in this street.

I bought a handheld frequency counter, Yaege FC-1, and a better antenna, Nagoya NA-666,  for the UV-5R and got a good deal – I like to think that it is because I presented myself as a previous internet customer.

On the other side of the street there was another store with communications equipment as well, Yee Fu Technology Shop, where I bought a 13.8V/20 A switch mode power supply, HK Products Electronics SPS-200MA.

It even had a noise-offset control which I have come to appreciate in my other power supply, the Alinco DM-330MV. It is particularly nice to have on 160 m. How they avoid Alinco’s pending patent on this feature is something I don’t know. There seems to be several other supplies on the market with this feature also, such as the Watson Power-Mite-NF (NF for Noise offset Function), so maybe Alinco’s patent application hasn’t been granted?

Sverre Holm, LA3ZA, is a regular contributor to and writes from Norway. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “Visiting 409shop in Hong Kong”

  • kevin VE7KHI:

    I have a daughter passing through Hong Kong (Im in very expensive CAnada).

    I’m looking for a QRP multi-band HF, light weight, small hiking QRP rig with a Tuner. Maybe a couple light BNC to cable adapters. Also a price on either a portable light Iambic or straight key.

    Prefer SSB Voice and CW.

    Looking for a bit of dialogue about what you have and recommend, with of having my daughter come by to do a pickup. Either Friday or saturday December 7/8

    She’s also passing through Bangkok prior to departure to Hong Kong, so if you have a store there that’s also a possibliity.

    I’d like to hear from you ASAP with a recommendation. I’m now in Mexico with intermittent wifi.



    I know this is a long shot but I wonder if you have a separation cable for the Icom 7000 or do you know anyone that would have this in stock as it is discontinued

  • BRIAN SALLIS m1ckm:

    I am looking for an Icom ut123 for d-star to go into my Icom E2820 radio

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