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

Post by kilimax » 13 Mar 2018, 12:54

A new higher power ATU.

I opted for the Might Fine Junk model 962D

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

Post by Crusader » 19 Mar 2018, 21:16

A FT-707 that i bought off ebay arrived today that i paid £62 for,was told it had no transmit but it does transmit & recieve on all bands apart from 12 meters which i think is a Low pass filter unit relay issue which i will look into at a later date.

It is doing about 100w+ on the other bands & is bang on frequency,best is it has the optional 600Hz CW filter fitted & the seller threw me these extra bits in for free :)
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 19 Mar 2018, 22:29

Be Jesus!! just seen what those Totsu CX-600N Coaxial Relays cost :o

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 5573.m1684

Winner - Winner - Chicken Dinner!! :D

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

Post by kilimax » 20 Mar 2018, 10:12

Crusader wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 22:29
Be Jesus!! just seen what those Totsu CX-600N Coaxial Relays cost :o

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... 5573.m1684

Winner - Winner - Chicken Dinner!! :D
Nice find Sean. I have a pair of these relays left over from when I had a setup for satellite working. Used them to switch masthead preamp and a sequencer. Top quality relays.

Also like the FT707. Built like tanks. Overload easily but good old workhorse!
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by GaryWilson » 06 Apr 2018, 18:49

I'm not sure this qualifies as "Ham stuff" but added an Inrico TM-7 to the shack this week. I love it it's great fun with loads of activity on IRN and Echolink!
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Checkpointcharlie » 06 Apr 2018, 22:01

GaryWilson wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 18:49
I'm not sure this qualifies as "Ham stuff" but added an Inrico TM-7 to the shack this week. I love it it's great fun with loads of activity on IRN and Echolink!
Yep it's data not ham gear.
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Dazza » 01 May 2018, 10:07

Bought an Icom OPC-1444 Head Seperation Cable for my Icom Ic-7000.
Looked all over and managed to get a brand new one on E-bay.
Ordered Yesterday and arrived today.
Well chuffed.
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Modulator Antenna & High Sierra 1800 Pro for Mobile,
Moonraker Avanti 4.
Pofung GT1, Baofeng UV-5B.
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by ch25 » 01 May 2018, 10:32

Not exactly today, but last week. ICOM RC-28 plus RS-BA1 for remote operation when travelling. Image Image
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by Crusader » 03 Jun 2018, 21:04

I acquired this today,a Yaesu FL-2100B,a very good friend of mine bought it for me for £22 from a sale & fetched it around to my QTH,turns out it is fully working & i had to forcibly shove £50 in his hand for it even though i told him what it was worth.

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

Post by ch25 » 08 Jun 2018, 09:16

Ailunce HD1 Dual Band DMR arrived yesterday. Going digital :)
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Re: What Ham Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by sickboy » 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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