Answer seems simple, all the people are asleep or gone on holidays? The only glimmer of light in a dark tunnel is that CRT from France maybe has something coming along according to a dealer in France. Thank heavens for this as there is nothing new, nothing different, nothing sexy, nothing at all at the moment. 7 months into the year.
There are no new Anytone SSB Radios, no new Presidents, No new Intek, no new Alinco, no new CRE. Nothing at all. Budget AM/FM radios come along like buses, wait for 1 and 3 come along but as the sun shines brightly in Europe and holiday mood hits seems all are flip flops and shorts and not export mode and jumpers.
On the positive better wait for something good than have 4 radios that are medium or not good at all.