What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by andrew30 » 22 Oct 2018, 08:55

I don't get the idea of buying more than one radio? What's the deal?
Free desk space is hard to come by, and tons of other gadgets are also perfectly suitable for collecting dust.
One FT-817ND checks all boxes for me, for HAM bands, CB, PMR, license-free, KDR, ...
It's not cheap radio, but it effectively renders other, albeit vintage equipment obsolete, and really tidies up the place.
One radio to rule them all :D

Sorry for OT, my £0.02

PS: Not saying one shouldn't have backups in case the leading horse cannot attend the race, but managing storage space is difficult as it is, plus the extra weight when going DX hunting.
One HT dualband+817ND is my goto configuration. 1.7kg total with batteries.

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by The Collector » 22 Oct 2018, 12:50

lambrettadave wrote:
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Yey, finally got myself a stealth-fronted Stalker ST-9DX. Been after one for ages but they always went for a lot of money. Got it for £57 and it completes my little 27/81-stamped illegal radio area.

If anyone's got a Stalker mic', especially one with the red wheel on the side they'd let go then let me know.
Annoyingly, I bought one a few years back to vinyl-wrap in oak-effect, just for something to do and then I resold it. It looked pretty good too.
Was your rig in it's box Dave?

I did post this on Flickr sometime ago, don't know if it is of interest.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88011785@ ... 976105678/

Sadly not mate. A box would be nice if anyone's got one though. I'm already looking for a mic' too. I recall a bracket for one for sale on here too recently, but that was sold.

There's been a glut of Stalkers on ebay at the moment and the Cobra sales have dropped off.
The Stalkers aren't attracting high prices - £57/£47/£63 for the last 3 stealth-fronted ones. It's perhaps because it's getting close to Christmas???

I'm fast running out of radios I need, so I may need to start another collecting hobby. Maybe page 3 girl or Pirelli calendars ;)

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by The Collector » 22 Oct 2018, 12:57

andrew30 wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 08:55
I don't get the idea of buying more than one radio? What's the deal?
Free desk space is hard to come by, and tons of other gadgets are also perfectly suitable for collecting dust.
One FT-817ND checks all boxes for me, for HAM bands, CB, PMR, license-free, KDR, ...
It's not cheap radio, but it effectively renders other, albeit vintage equipment obsolete, and really tidies up the place.
One radio to rule them all :D

Sorry for OT, my £0.02

PS: Not saying one shouldn't have backups in case the leading horse cannot attend the race, but managing storage space is difficult as it is, plus the extra weight when going DX hunting.
One HT dualband+817ND is my goto configuration. 1.7kg total with batteries.
I don't use radios, although I have got a Petrusses Excalibur wired up if I wanted to, so that makes me even sadder ;) (there's nobody on around here anyway).

There's also plenty of room in my loft-shack for at least 30 more radios on the one side, so there's no worry about lack of space. There's also more shelf-space at leg-level too as the 6ft x 8ft "room" is almost completely filled with shelving from floor to ceiling and also has a worktop
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by lambrettadave » 25 Oct 2018, 20:28

andrew30 wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 08:55
I don't get the idea of buying more than one radio? What's the deal?
Free desk space is hard to come by, and tons of other gadgets are also perfectly suitable for collecting dust.
One FT-817ND checks all boxes for me, for HAM bands, CB, PMR, license-free, KDR, ...
It's not cheap radio, but it effectively renders other, albeit vintage equipment obsolete, and really tidies up the place.
One radio to rule them all :D

Sorry for OT, my £0.02

PS: Not saying one shouldn't have backups in case the leading horse cannot attend the race, but managing storage space is difficult as it is, plus the extra weight when going DX hunting.
One HT dualband+817ND is my goto configuration. 1.7kg total with batteries.
I am sure that you are aware that the subject of hoarding or collecting cb radio's has been covered many times.
No matter what people say or think I doubt it will change anything in the way of how people spend their money..
Everyone has an idea of what is the right amount of things to own.
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by lambrettadave » 25 Oct 2018, 20:29

The Collector wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 12:57
andrew30 wrote:
22 Oct 2018, 08:55
I don't get the idea of buying more than one radio? What's the deal?
Free desk space is hard to come by, and tons of other gadgets are also perfectly suitable for collecting dust.
One FT-817ND checks all boxes for me, for HAM bands, CB, PMR, license-free, KDR, ...
It's not cheap radio, but it effectively renders other, albeit vintage equipment obsolete, and really tidies up the place.
One radio to rule them all :D

Sorry for OT, my £0.02

PS: Not saying one shouldn't have backups in case the leading horse cannot attend the race, but managing storage space is difficult as it is, plus the extra weight when going DX hunting.
One HT dualband+817ND is my goto configuration. 1.7kg total with batteries.
I don't use radios, although I have got a Petrusses Excalibur wired up if I wanted to, so that makes me even sadder ;) (there's nobody on around here anyway).

There's also plenty of room in my loft-shack for at least 30 more radios on the one side, so there's no worry about lack of space. There's also more shelf-space at leg-level too as the 6ft x 8ft "room" is almost completely filled with shelving from floor to ceiling and also has a worktop
Nice tidy pile up Dave
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by andrew30 » 26 Oct 2018, 11:05

lambrettadave wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 20:28
I am sure that you are aware that the subject of hoarding or collecting cb radio's has been covered many times.
No matter what people say or think I doubt it will change anything in the way of how people spend their money..
Everyone has an idea of what is the right amount of things to own.
Sure, but I can vouch for being "in there" and soon realizing it. So the notion was to highlight how difficult is to get rid of it once a person moves on with their hobbies.

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by The Collector » 26 Oct 2018, 12:40

Don't you worry about that side of things. I'm never selling them and when I snuff it, my missus will have the things either straight on ebay, or in a skip before my body's even cold ;)

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by lambrettadave » 26 Oct 2018, 13:20

I thought you were going to use them as head stone.
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by lambrettadave » 26 Oct 2018, 13:25

andrew30 wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 11:05
lambrettadave wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 20:28
I am sure that you are aware that the subject of hoarding or collecting cb radio's has been covered many times.
No matter what people say or think I doubt it will change anything in the way of how people spend their money..
Everyone has an idea of what is the right amount of things to own.
Sure, but I can vouch for being "in there" and soon realizing it. So the notion was to highlight how difficult is to get rid of it once a person moves on with their hobbies.
I quite agree with what you are saying as I sell video games and have ended up with a lot of the same title.
I would think that the prices that rigs are going for now it would be possible to either break even or make a profit on them as my pile up has been on and off from 1997
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Post by MrWeetabix » 26 Oct 2018, 15:28

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Everyone has an idea of what is the right amount of things to own.
The correct equation for 'the right amount' is as-below...

RA = Current Amount +1 :ugeek: 8)
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by lambrettadave » 26 Oct 2018, 20:56

MrWeetabix wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 15:28
lambrettadave wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 20:28

Everyone has an idea of what is the right amount of things to own.
The correct equation for 'the right amount' is as-below...

RA = Current Amount +1 :ugeek: 8)
And some people are limited by their current account
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by The Collector » 27 Oct 2018, 13:03

-£647 at the mo, so no more big CB purchases for me or my overdraft limit will soon be breached :)

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by superstar » 01 Nov 2018, 19:31

Stalker st9fdx £70 delivered :)
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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by The Collector » 01 Nov 2018, 19:50

Nice.
That one was my "Plan B" auction if I didn't win the one I'd bid on a few days before.

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2018)

Post by superstar » 01 Nov 2018, 19:57

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Nice.
That one was my "Plan B" auction if I didn't win the one I'd bid on a few days before.
it has a couple of issues Dave, S meter stuck and internal speaker not working but easy fixes, ok for £70 delivered i suppose :edit, oh and no modulation on AM, had one like this before regulator or something?
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