What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

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Post by kilimax » 24 Oct 2015, 15:22

Didn't know it had a dodgy VFO tbh.
Certainly no issues observed with mine.
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Post by Marlin45 » 24 Oct 2015, 23:30

Just agreed to buy a FT7800. Pick up next week.

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Post by ChrisDX » 26 Oct 2015, 14:40

A Trio 9R-59DS Receiver.. needs a little work (mostly cleaning) but works well :thumbup:
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Post by andymuza » 26 Oct 2015, 15:45

Lovely sounding sets. My first receiver was one of those. Wish I still had it.
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Post by ChrisDX » 26 Oct 2015, 16:35

I've been after one for a while..
this one was pretty cheap and got a free fluffy furball inside, knew my ex's soft make up brush would come in handy one day.
it's just the job for cleaning around the delicate bits inside :D
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Post by cb4ever104 » 07 Nov 2015, 09:55

I don't usually post in this section :) , but I just bought this .
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Sold as working , but we'll wait and see when it arrives . Soon to be in the For Sale section no doubt :)

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Post by Admiral » 07 Nov 2015, 10:37

707, nice, but the fairy lights were never for me.
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Post by cb4ever104 » 07 Nov 2015, 10:52

Admiral wrote:707, nice, but the fairy lights were never for me.
Hi Admiral . I've no idea m8 . This is the first ham radio that I've bought since I bought my TS-870 new back in 98/99 :)
I do remember these though , and the 757 . They seem to get a pretty decent review . Saying that I won't be keeping it for long anyway .

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Post by Admiral » 07 Nov 2015, 11:00

Sammy, the 707 has a fantastic reputation for sensitivity, reliability and all round goodness, they are still very popular, so if it works well, with all the homebase kit, don't let it go cheap, if all functional, I would want £350 for that set up.
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Post by cb4ever104 » 07 Nov 2015, 11:20

Admiral wrote:Sammy, the 707 has a fantastic reputation for sensitivity, reliability and all round goodness, they are still very popular, so if it works well, with all the homebase kit, don't let it go cheap, if all functional, I would want £350 for that set up.
Thanks for the info m8 . It's much appreciated . I'll let you know how I get on once it arrives next week .

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Post by kilimax » 07 Nov 2015, 16:44

I used a 707 back in 85-87 as my main radio. Great on 40m & 80m.
As Admiral says, they are very reliable and work extremely well. Only issue I ever read about was the VFO assembly can become a bit bouncy and makes tuning a little difficult but easily fixed.

Hope you have fun Sammy. :D
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Post by andymuza » 07 Nov 2015, 16:51

Cracking radio the 707. Not many people who were hams back in the 80's haven't had one. I had a great time with mine.
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Post by Crusader » 11 Nov 2015, 20:40

Well as you all know i had 50 metres of HDF200 low loss coax for sale on here at a very reasonable price,had a couple of timewaster's on here saying they would "deffo" have it then letting me down,well today it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as a friend of mine swapped me the coax for a very clean S.E.M Tran Z match antenna tuner,so result! :D
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Post by Buick Mackane » 11 Nov 2015, 21:04

Crusader wrote:Well as you all know i had 50 metres of HDF200 low loss coax for sale on here at a very reasonable price,had a couple of timewaster's on here saying they would "deffo" have it then letting me down,well today it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as a friend of mine swapped me the coax for a very clean S.E.M Tran Z match antenna tuner,so result! :D
Nice and they get glowing reviews. Only downside is they're only rated to 100 watts,
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Post by Crusader » 11 Nov 2015, 21:21

PLL02A wrote:
Crusader wrote:Well as you all know i had 50 metres of HDF200 low loss coax for sale on here at a very reasonable price,had a couple of timewaster's on here saying they would "deffo" have it then letting me down,well today it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as a friend of mine swapped me the coax for a very clean S.E.M Tran Z match antenna tuner,so result! :D
Nice and they get glowing reviews. Only downside is they're only rated to 100 watts,
Yep more than enough power handling for what i need,nice sensitive & quality smooth feel to them too when tuning with the vernier dials :)

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