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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 19:12
by slamjam
Bought a spares or repairs President Richard - Not sure why, probably because it was cheap. Will see what it's like when it arrives.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 21:52
by mrpsychopath
The one in france i looked at that, i am sure it can be sorted. Looked ok

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 00:42
by astradyne
I finally managed to find a good condition original bracket for my boxed MM2. Fair price too considering what I've seen them sell for.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 05:39
by mrpsychopath
astradyne wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 00:42
I finally managed to find a good condition original bracket for my boxed MM2. Fair price too considering what I've seen them sell for.
Was bidding too. Lucky you

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 21:28
by The Collector
I thought it might've been but thought it looked a bit too tall on the sides. Could've just been an optical illusion (or failing eysight ;) ).

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 18 Nov 2017, 13:46
by astradyne
The Collector wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 21:28
I thought it might've been but thought it looked a bit too tall on the sides. Could've just been an optical illusion (or failing eysight ;) ).
The MM2 brackets are quite tall on the sides compared to say a 148/360 bracket. It's marked as dispatched so it should be here soon. I'll post a better picture when it arrives.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 18 Nov 2017, 15:21
by astradyne
Just this minute won this beauty for a fair bit lower than my maximum bid.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 18 Nov 2017, 17:05
by superstar
A Melos de1 and a Harvard base, oh and a base mic

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 14:28
by astradyne
The bracket for my MM2 arrived today. Perfect fit.

It's a bugger when you have a nice boxed radio and someone's nabbed the bracket but left everything else.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 14:51
by porky.69
astradyne wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 14:28
The bracket for my MM2 arrived today. Perfect fit.

It's a bugger when you have a nice boxed radio and someone's nabbed the bracket but left everything else.
now thats a very nice bit of kit :thumbup:

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 15:16
by mrpsychopath
very nice, I am envious I need at least 4 of them.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 15:40
by kilimax
astradyne wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 14:28
The bracket for my MM2 arrived today. Perfect fit.

It's a bugger when you have a nice boxed radio and someone's nabbed the bracket but left everything else.
Very nice. I could be doing with locating a couple. We need to find the elusive bracket graveyard.

Just where do all these brackets go anyway? :think:

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 16:09
by astradyne
kilimax wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 15:40
astradyne wrote:
20 Nov 2017, 14:28
The bracket for my MM2 arrived today. Perfect fit.

It's a bugger when you have a nice boxed radio and someone's nabbed the bracket but left everything else.
Very nice. I could be doing with locating a couple. We need to find the elusive bracket graveyard.

Just where do all these brackets go anyway? :think:
I guess on the older radio's (MM2/148/360/Lincoln etc) they could have been genuinely lost. But saying that I believe there are some very unscrupulous people out there who intentionally keep the brackets when selling the radio. They then sell the bracket afterwards as they know they can and do fetch silly money.

I think I was lucky to win the MM2 bracket for £6. One sold on eBay not long back for £21 on bids. Definitely worth forking out the money though as it's added more than £6 to the value of the radio.

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 25 Nov 2017, 22:26
by The Collector
A while ago, I bought a handheld with a damaged aerial. Having tried (and failed due to bad/dodgy descriptions) a couple of times to get a cheap one to nick the good aerial out of, I managed to buy a Harvard 40ch Wt2 for £10.50 including postage. It turned up with the aerial tip araldited on so it doesn't fully retract and the casings fully superglued together so I can't get inside it to get at the aerial without wrecking it. I was hoping to simply swap aerials and resell the wt2 with a rubber duck on saying the telescopic one was broken.

So much for that idea.
I think I'll give up.

Also, my rare blue squares-fronted "perfectly working and tested" £25 Commtel Homebase I also bought recently has got no RX audio, but I got a £20 refund to get it fixed.

I think they ought to change the auction site's name to crapbay ;)

Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Posted: 27 Nov 2017, 12:51
by MrWeetabix
astradyne wrote:
18 Nov 2017, 15:21
Just this minute won this beauty for a fair bit lower than my maximum bid.
Looks like a Kenwood 570...... I love it! Nice catch! :thumbup: