AES® stands for Amateur Electronic Supply, a retail business that specializes in amateur radio. AES sells ham radios, shortwave radios, antennas, test equipment, and just about everything that has to do with ham radio. They do most of their business through catalog sales but maintain four retail stores.
AES was founded in 1957 by Terry J. Sterman when he was only 18. He earned his amatuer radio license at the age eight and was a multi-engine rated pilot. He got interested in radio working in his father's radio shop in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and eventually opened his own store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He sold the business in 1998 to Amateur Electronic Supply LLC, headed by Phil Majerus.
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