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

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

Postby andymuza » 20 Nov 2015, 18:32

Well finally got some replacement knobs for my TS-870.

Bought the radio 14 months ago through a friend who was selling it as part of a silent key sale. The radio is great apart from two knobs had been changed, the RIT/XIT and the M.CH/VFO.CH knobs. No one knew why these two had been changed and the ones that had been put on were from a Yaesu radio. They looked ok but it always annoyed me that they weren't the original ones.

I looked everywhere with no successes and looked almost every day on eBay etc but no luck.

Any way 14 moths later I got hold of a full set for the reasonable price of 14 quid. Also got the added bonus of a replacement front panel, All in they cost £30 including postage.

Well happy that my 870 will be original again.,
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby cb4ever104 » 21 Nov 2015, 09:47

Good stuff Andy . My 870 is still in it's box in the basement . I bought it new around 2000 . I think I've used it for about 24 hours in that time :) I usually power it up a couple of times a year just to keep it ticking over .

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

Postby andymuza » 21 Nov 2015, 15:21

Don't know how you can not use it Sammy, you must have some self control.

Use mine every day. It's the third one I've owned. I have tried many other radio's but not many match it or beat it and those that do are way beyond what I would pay.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby kilimax » 21 Nov 2015, 16:11

cb4ever104 wrote:Good stuff Andy . My 870 is still in it's box in the basement . I bought it new around 2000 . I think I've used it for about 24 hours in that time :) I usually power it up a couple of times a year just to keep it ticking over .

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No no no. That's just wrong Sammy!
Get it on the bench and use it. :)

I couldn't do that. I would have to set it up on my bench and at least admire it! :lol:
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby andymuza » 21 Nov 2015, 18:39

kilimax wrote:
cb4ever104 wrote:Good stuff Andy . My 870 is still in it's box in the basement . I bought it new around 2000 . I think I've used it for about 24 hours in that time :) I usually power it up a couple of times a year just to keep it ticking over .

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No no no. That's just wrong Sammy!
Get it on the bench and use it. :)

I couldn't do that. I would have to set it up on my bench and at least admire it! :lol:


My thoughts exactly.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby ChrisDX » 23 Nov 2015, 11:13

A MyHerpes guy just delivered a new V-2000 antenna.
Saturday i got a bit of Clansman wire for the longwire, copper ground rods and clamps.
Just waiting on some galvanised wire rope, eyes and grips for some support, then can sort mast number 2 (again).
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby astradyne » 03 Dec 2015, 23:29

Now the proud owner of a Yaesu FT-847. Lovely radio with the bonus of having the 4M mod. Still studying the owners manual, quite a lot to take in...
Never, ever, ever....bloody anything ever!

Far too many radio's to list here. But I do own a legal one...

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

Postby JibberJabber » 04 Dec 2015, 13:38

Yaesu FT-817... Should arrive next monday /tuesday... I think these little radios are amazing.. Although i do have to wear glasses to see the display.. ;)

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

Postby andymuza » 04 Dec 2015, 14:12

Took delivery of my TS-870 front yesterday and it's in great condition with no text faded on the front unlike the current one.
Only problem with it is it has a strong cigarette odor but for what I paid it's a small sacrifice.
Now what should I use to get rid of the smell?
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby VintageTin » 04 Dec 2015, 14:20

andymuza wrote:
Now what should I use to get rid of the smell?


A long time!
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby Admiral » 04 Dec 2015, 14:22

Take up smoking and the smell will go away.
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby ChrisDX » 10 Dec 2015, 12:39

Christmas present to me from me.

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

Postby Mattylad » 10 Dec 2015, 17:04

HAve you got one on the trike? lol

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

Postby ChrisDX » 10 Dec 2015, 19:31

i got the teeny QYT for that and camping, still to fit it on the trike though :D
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Re: What Ham Radio stuff did you buy today!!!!!!

Postby slamjam » 26 Dec 2015, 20:25

Santa bought me a new Yaesu GS-065 Thrust bearing for an ongoing antenna project
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