What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by kilimax » 23 May 2017, 19:32

MrWeetabix wrote:£36.99 for 4x radios, desk chargers, ear pieces and accessories.

The Software/programming cable cost me £2.09 delivered, which I think has just arrived, though I need to open the mail to see...

So all-in, about £40 the lot! :-D
I got a pair of BF-888s about a year ago. Think I paid around £20 for them delivered from a UK seller. I programmed them with the standard 446 channels and then a few 70cm repeater & simplex channels.

They work! :)
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Crusader » 03 Jun 2017, 18:27

A nice clean MK3 101ZD in full working order,has the FM board fitted, swapped it for the President Madison & matching speaker that i got in a deal the other week that stood me at nowt,i even had £40 given to me as well just to top it off :D
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Samalex » 09 Jun 2017, 23:12

picked up a ft100d with a Alinco EMS 14 Desk Mic and a watson W-620 swr power meter going to have a play on Sats see what can hear. Not into desk mics so need to source another :)

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by teddyt » 20 Jun 2017, 09:18

Nothing too exciting, just a CAT cable for my Yaesu FT980
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Crusader » 27 Jun 2017, 14:41

WW2 BC-348-L HF receiver from 1942,would of been used on US bombers such as the B-29 Superfortress which dropped the first atomic bomb on Horishima.

It has obviously been modified over the years & has had a psu fitted so that it now runs off 240v,but is in perfect working order & sounds great listening to SSB :) .

It even has the rare anti vibration stand that are very seldom seen,last one of these stands fetched £200 on ebay.

The radio stands me at nowt as i acquired it with a job lot of vintage gear from a silent key G3,anyway it now has pride of place in my radio room :D
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by teddyt » 28 Jun 2017, 08:16

A very nice DX-394 has arrived
many thanks Rich
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by nay27uk » 06 Jul 2017, 21:37

Not today, but last week I purchased a 10' pole and new wall mount to be replaced yet again in a few weeks with a 20' pole as I need my Watson W-30 just above the peek of the roof and I am in a first floor flat that has 3 floors. the 10' pole I have now is mounted at my wall height on a Gable end type of thing but it is still not even above gutter level but is curently around 40' from the ground level to tip of antenna. The ground to roof peak is around 58' I curently have my mount about 30' above ground and with the 10' pole thats a total of 40' I still need at least another 18' to get the antenna above roof peak. So all in all from my wall mount my pole needs to be at least 28' in length but I am buying another 20' pole to go on top of my 10' pole so I will have a total pole height of 30' so alltogether when finished from floor to tip of antenna should be around 60' +. Had I had some larger ladders I would have screwed my mount to the eves of the Gable end type thing and had a 20' pole on top of that.
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by nordhavn » 07 Jul 2017, 11:08

Today I bought an used ft-897

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Admiral » 07 Jul 2017, 11:15

nordhavn wrote:Today I bought an used ft-897
Nice, I was going to get one of these as my 'shack in a box' as the /P feature appealed at the time, but along came an Icom 706Mk2G for a steal and that was that.
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by nordhavn » 07 Jul 2017, 15:11

Admiral wrote:
nordhavn wrote:Today I bought an used ft-897
Nice, I was going to get one of these as my 'shack in a box' as the /P feature appealed at the time, but along came an Icom 706Mk2G for a steal and that was that.
It came with the fc-30 which I haven't tried yet ......from what I'm told it won't tune a long wire :evil:

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Admiral » 07 Jul 2017, 15:47

I think the long wire will tune so long as it's in the general ballpark for impedance, somewhere between 20Ω and 120Ω should be fine, so maybe stick a BALUN on the wire?
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by nordhavn » 08 Jul 2017, 14:20

Admiral wrote:I think the long wire will tune so long as it's in the general ballpark for impedance, somewhere between 20Ω and 120Ω should be fine, so maybe stick a BALUN on the wire?
OK , thanks .
Would it help if the balun had ground point ?

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Checkpointcharlie » 08 Jul 2017, 18:08

Stick a 9-1 unun up with a earth that should be ok as that tuner is for balanced antennas and is not that good to be honest the ldg 897 was better............
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by kilimax » 01 Aug 2017, 17:42

A couple of digital handies. Yaesu FT1-XDE Fusion (C4FM) and a Retevis RT-82 DMR handie. Both are dual band so 136-174 & 400-470Mhz or thereabouts.

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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Crusader » 03 Aug 2017, 23:09

FT-767GX,superb clean condition & full working order,has narrow cw filter fitted,atu & 2 meter module,acquired for just £100 :)

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