Austin Amateur Radio Supply is now Closed.

Austin Amateur Radio Supply officially closed the doors at 5310 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas on February 28, 2015. We extend our deepest gratitude to you, our loyal customers, for your tremendous support during the End of Era sale and especially for your patronage throughout our 33 years in business.

AARS opened its doors in 1983, under the ownership of Johnny Paul, WA5BGO. Johnny was a successful entrepreneur in Austin for 40 years. His first venture was with two partners in Business Machine Services, providing cash register repair services. The business expanded into selling office supplies and furniture and Johnny eventually became the sole owner. The business was renamed BMS Office Supply and expanded to three locations in the Austin area. In 1983, Johnny expanded once again adding Austin Amateur Radio Supply to his repertoire of business ventures. Johnny was well known and greatly respected for being a hard-working, honest and ethical businessman. He gained many customers and loyal friends along the way.

The family wishes to thank all of you for your kind words and condolences at his passing on December 10, 2013 and throughout the past year. The sharing of special memories gave us much comfort. We will miss each and every one of you!

The Business and domain are still for sale. Interested parties may contact us at
With the closing of AARS, we encourage you to support our HAM PRO partners. Each one is well deserving of your business and we trust that they will provide excellent customer service. For  a list of the Ham Pro partners go to

With great appreciation,
The family of Johnny Paul

Grace Paul,WD5HZA
Mark Paul, WB5TGM
Lori Paul, future ham
Barb Slough, KE5OLY, Employee

73's !

Photo by Johnny Paul