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Offline AC9DN

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2014, 13:33:04 UTC »
A Kenwood TS-670 10 watt rig sat on the dealer's shelf for over a year in the early 1980s until I
bought it. It had 40, 15, 10 and 6 meters and I added the FM board and general coverage
board. It was a bad time of my life, raising my three children alone and working. A great babysitter
was found so that made it easier for me as she taught my kids a lot of things that I didn't know
they needed to know. The '670 would be left tuned to six or ten FM and squelched down as I did
my chores and laundry, but if the band opened I could make a quick contact or two and return
to my work. That radio saved my sanity during those years. Later I used the radio to make my
first non North American DX, from Kansas City to Prague on 7 watts SSB. I sold it in order to afford
a radio with 20 meters on it, but I have missed that radio ever since.
Roy AC9DN

Offline PD5L

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2014, 12:27:08 UTC »
I regret celling my Icom Ic 751a what a great receiver it had.

Offline PG4I

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2014, 12:11:12 UTC »
My latest buy..
 2 HW8 transceivers for 80 euros. Here is one of them. I am a happy man again... 8)

Joop - PG4I/QRP

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2014, 20:02:59 UTC »
My latest buy..
 2 HW8 transceivers for 80 euros. Here is one of them. I am a happy man again... 8)




The HW8 brings back memories and is the rig I cut my QRP teeth on !  I've had 2 of them in the past, and the first one was a basket case.  It had been hit by a nearby lightening strike and the tuning cap had fallen apart.  I managed to get the cap put back together after a lot of tedious work and then had to repair burnt traces on the board and replaced about all the little switching diodes and a few of the transistors, but finally got it working again.  Worked hundreds of stations with it until I traded it off and bought an SW40 kit from Small Wonder Labs.  Enjoy the HW8, good little rigs !

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2014, 20:15:48 UTC »
My latest buy..
 2 HW8 transceivers for 80 euros. Here is one of them. I am a happy man again... 8)


TWO!! for 80 euro - You've got a real bargain there!
Dave

Offline PG4I

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 17:21:04 UTC »
Thanks Dave!

It came with 3 power suplies, a linear amplifier and a antenna tuner. I feel very lucky!
Joop - PG4I/QRP

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2014, 19:25:52 UTC »
Thanks Dave!

It came with 3 power suplies, a linear amplifier and a antenna tuner. I feel very lucky!

So Santa Claus doesn't need to bring you any more presents then!  ;D ;D
Dave

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2014, 13:04:19 UTC »
Hi Joop ... where you got it from ???  Have looked many times for Heatkit Radios at eBay but prices explode at the last time of the auctions .... Congrats to the grat deal ....

 ;D ;D

Offline PG4I

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2014, 20:19:39 UTC »
Hi Juergen, thanks,

got it from the Dutch ebay like-site called markplaats (dutch for market place): http://www.marktplaats.nl/
Joop - PG4I/QRP

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2014, 18:56:41 UTC »
Hi Joop ... where you got it from ???  Have looked many times for Heatkit Radios at eBay but prices explode at the last time of the auctions .... Congrats to the grat deal ....

 ;D ;D


Juergen- There is a HW8 + PSU just now put on Ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BARGAIN-Heathkit-HW-8-QRP-CW-Transceiver-HWA-7-1-power-supply-/151499428864?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transceivers&hash=item234611d400
Dave

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2014, 07:38:50 UTC »
What about this item on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191413705993?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

$762 for an unbuilt HW8 kit!!!!! Talking about crazyness....  :))
Joop - PG4I/QRP

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2015, 21:06:53 UTC »
Ten Tec Century 21 - that was a very nice CW rig.  But it was sitting in the closet not getting used, so I donated to a ham that was down on his luck and couldn't afford a rig.  Just boxed it up and shipped it to him, and I got great enjoyment out of it when he received the package and was not expecting it.  Got a call from him with him telling me he was speechless and didn't know what to say.  So that one is still bringing me some joy even though its no longer in my possession !

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Re: Rigs that got away
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2015, 19:41:53 UTC »
Hurrah! Recently purchased Argonauts 509 and 515. So two that I regretted selling long ago are back. Not cheap but worth it. With a K1 and HW-8, I'm finished buying.

Will sell my FT-817ND back in the states as my elderly eyes just can't handle the small display any longer.
Low-tech amateur radio in a high-tech amateur radio world. 72/73 de Dick