I have just learned that Omnitronics shut down the Conneaut, Ohio facilities. This ends, as far as I know, the production of American home grown Astatic mics. I called and I can't get Hohner Blues Blaster parts from them anymore.
Astatic was an important part of the development of communications for about 50 years and then just went down hill. There seemed to be a reluctance to compete. I counted the company dead when they stopped making the JT-30, but the company's slide into obscurity started long ago.
There is still a web page and they list some products, but the discontinued product list is far longer than their active list.
Astatic is now just a devalued brand name someone uses to market cheap foreign made microphones.
Keith, why can't you be contacted by simple email (or just won't respond)??
Barjan LLC, a distributor of consumer products to travel centers, truck stops, car washes and convenience stores, has acquired Astatic Mobile Communications from Omnitronics LLC.Astatic is a manufacturer of aftermarket CB microphones and other CB radio equipment. No financial terms were disclosed. Barjan is a portfolio company of Monomoy Capital Partners.