Actually I read on a post that in Australia they have a radio called the DX9 which is really the JR9503 with a Spektrum label. I sent a PM to the poster to see if that is correct.
The original DX6 was a JR radio with Spektrum RF in it.
Many of the terms we assciate with Spektrum are actually owned by Horizon Hobby
So I am guessing Horizon owns Spektrum
We know Horizon is the exclusive distributor of JR in North America
It will be interesting to see if they are going to merge the JR and Spektrum labels. I know there is a close relationship between JR and Spektrum but I don't know the exact corporate/finanical relationship between JR and Spektrum and Horizon.
And the beat goes on!