What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 08 Jun 2018, 11:49

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Big Racal RA17L receiver, this is it filling the back of my wife's 4x4, it's massive! Seems to work ok. This is not a keeper though, it came with a joblot from a silent key.

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Nice old Racal,i spotted it last night on HRD & thought about buying it off you but would have to meet halfway as i am in South Cumbria.

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by sickboy » 08 Jun 2018, 12:42

Crusader wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 11:49
sickboy wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 10:14
Big Racal RA17L receiver, this is it filling the back of my wife's 4x4, it's massive! Seems to work ok. This is not a keeper though, it came with a joblot from a silent key.

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Nice old Racal,i spotted it last night on HRD & thought about buying it off you but would have to meet halfway as i am in South Cumbria.
There's a good chance I'll be in Edinburgh on Sunday if that's any help? Bring a low loader and a forklift though lol
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 08 Jun 2018, 15:01

Still not halfway,somewhere between Gretna Green & Lanark would be though,yep had x2 of those Racal RA17's before now,about the same weight as an AR88 which i have x2 of here at present :D

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 10 Jun 2018, 15:28

Well my luck was in yesterday,won this Racal RA117E for £22 ,it was from a silent key sale & i knew the chap that owned it & was in full working order when last used,just got an 80 mile journey to my old home town to go collect it from this week :)

https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auct ... ea011bfd0f
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 10 Jun 2018, 15:35

From the same silent key sale I also won x2 AR88D's for £124 & this huge pile of gear for £120,lots of goodies in there including x2 FT-290R's, x2 Variacs,scanners,what looks to be a spares FT-102 & x3 WW2 items & some cb's in there too,think the tv's will be going to the local tip.

https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auct ... f2010fc4ef

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by sickboy » 10 Jun 2018, 18:12

That's a good haul mate, well done
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 10 Jun 2018, 20:25

Cheers pal,all going to a good home,i recently moved to South Cumbria & getting all set up again,hopefully have my new shack built to put all this gear in,got loads of BIG radios already so i need to make sure i have plenty of space,can't get enough of the old stuff but quality is what i want & need especially military gear as i have an attraction to it (my Mrs calls it an addiction) but my excuse & main reason being is because i am a veteran,i think she understands (Not!) ;)

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 14 Jun 2018, 14:01

I also went up to Bonnie Scotland & met Sickboy (Steve) & bought the Racal RA17L off him which works superbly.

The unit above the main receiver is a RA63 SSB Adaptor which improves SSB https://www.recelectronics.co.uk/ssb.htm

Thanks for a pleasant deal Steve & it has gone to a good home :D
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