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

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

Post by MrWeetabix » 06 Feb 2018, 09:17

Post your gloats, moans, groans and (more importantly) pictures of your newest radio acquisitions here please.

Got a bargain? Tell us! Bought a lemon, but relishing the new project? Share it! :thumbup: :ugeek:
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 06 Feb 2018, 16:08

Yet another acquired for the collection today...a rare version of the AR88D the RAF designated R1556A hence the different coloured front panel.

Working well & in decent condition,it has been modernised & has been totally rewired & had all the bathtub capacitors replaced & it has the original AR88 Signal meter fitted.

This radio nearly ended up in a skip! the chap i bought it from said it had been his Uncles who past away 2 years ago,he saved it along with another radio i acquired today,the SK's family lobbed everything in the skip {bnghd} & his nephew rescued this as it was one of the last radios left in the house,obviously too heavy for them to lift into the skip so a blessing in disguise.

Not bad for £60 eh ;)
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by MrWeetabix » 06 Feb 2018, 16:27

That's an absolute BEAST!
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 06 Feb 2018, 22:43

Cheers Craig,yep she's a big un for sure,i have x3 AR88D's here now as well as x6 R1155's ,x1 T1154L transmitter, x1 BC-348R, x1 HRO , x1 Hallicrafters S36A & quite a few other radios,got them stashed around the house from "er indoors" ;) until i get my shelving sorted in the radio room.

I had to do a little online detective work to ascertain it was a R1556A and to be honest there is'nt very much info out there then today while i was cleaning it i noticed this on the side of the chassis & this confirmed it,so i was correct :)
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