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I am thinking about getting into Ham radio (Mainly just thinking as I am so busy most of the time). But there is a guy on CL around me selling off his dad's old stuff (Estate sale kinda thing). I asked him what he had and he sent me the following list. Is there anything in there that would be good for someone who is thinking about getting into ham (Price worth would be helpful), or is it junk. I really don't know much about hamThanks for the help.
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Ameritron 811 Amplifier, excellent condx.
Icom 718 Transceiver, Excellent condx
Yaesu 857D Transceiver, ditto
MFJ 962 Manual Tuner, ditto
LDG AT100 Pro Autotuner, ditto
:LDG FT Meter, ditto
MFJ 906 6 Meter Tuner
Icom V8000 2 Meter FM Transceiver, Excellent condx.
Heathkit SB610 Scope, Very good condx
MFJ Mity Lite Switching Power Supply
Mirage 2 Meter All Mode Amp 100 Watts, Model B10G, Ex.
Condx
ASTRO RS35A Powr Supply, ditto
TenTec Model 526 6n2 Meter Transceiver in Ex. Condx with
matching 537 Power Supply with Manual
Yaesu Model VX-6 handheld Tri-Band Transceiver in Ex Condx
with Model MH-67 Speaker-Mike
Daiwa Model CN 801 1.8-200 Mhz SWR/PEP Meter Ex Condx
Autek Research VHF Analyst Model RF-5 in Ex Condx
Autek Research RF Analyst Model RF-1 in Ex Condx
Radio Shack LCD RF Frequency Counter in very good Condx
Kenwood DM-81 Dip Meter in Ex Condx with all coils.
Kenwood Model HS-5 8 Ohm Headphones in very good Condx
Bird Model 43 Wattmeter with 1 400-1000 100 Watt element
Daiwa Model SS-301X Switching Power Supply, 30 Amps
6 Meter 6 element beam, very good condx, with manual,
hanging in garage.
10 Meter 3 element beam, very good condx with papers,
hanging in garage.
D104 Astatic microphone with tear drop Vintage stand with
Collins plug in my room in basement.
D104 Astatic microphone with grip to talk, Stand in my
room in basement
 

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I asked the guy for a listing of prices. I'll post it if/when I get it and if you want something PM me and I'll give you his E-mail.

I wouldn't expect any major deals, since he the tools he has posted are kinda high, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

I want to note that I have never met, and thus don't have any idea if he is a worthless scammer, or Jesus himself (Well pretty sure he isn't Jesus).
 

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The Yaesu 857D Transceiver might be a good mobile unit. Find out how much - I might be interested if it's a decent price.

Most HAM equipment does not depreciate very much, unless it's a turd. Check out www.eham.com, www.hamradio.com and www.gigaparts. The last 2 are for current pricing and the first offers hardware reviews to help determine if it's good or well known.
 

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The Yaesu 857D Transceiver might be a good mobile unit. Find out how much - I might be interested if it's a decent price.

Most HAM equipment does not depreciate very much, unless it's a turd. Check out www.eham.com, www.hamradio.com and www.gigaparts. The last 2 are for current pricing and the first offers hardware reviews to help determine if it's good or well known.
Guy said it sold for $400.
 

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This was the info that was posted on Craigslist. Not sure if they are good deals or not, but thought I would add them. I have no money now, but maybe someone out there does.



These were my fathers'. Sold as is but much of it from a working station. Pics upon request. 919-771-4545


LDG AT100 Pro Autotuner, ditto $150

LDG FT Meter, ditto $40

MFJ 906 6 Meter Tuner $60

Collins 32 V1 Beautiful Condition $Make Offer

Gonset G28 like new $250

NC 300 $150

Mirage 2 Meter All Mode Amp 100 Watts, Model B10G, Ex. $175
Condx

ASTRO RS35A Powr Supply, ditto $90

TenTec Model 526 6n2 Meter Transceiver in Ex. Condx with $400
matching 537 Power Supply with Manual

Radio Shack LCD RF Frequency Counter in very good Condx $50

Kenwood DM-81 Dip Meter in Ex Condx with all coils. $100

Kenwood Model HS-5 8 Ohm Headphones in very good Condx $25

Daiwa Model SS-301X Switching Power Supply, 30 Amps $100

Waters Little Dipper w/ set of coils in box $125

Silverton 7031A $20

Twoer, Sixer and Tener by Heathkit (2 of 3 in fabulous condition) $Make Offer

LDG Z-100 Auto Tuner NOS $100

6 Meter 6 element beam, very good condx, with manual, $100

10 Meter 3 element beam, very good condx with papers, $100

D104 Astatic microphone with tear drop Vintage stand with $50
Collins plug in my room in basement.

D104 Astatic microphone with grip to talk $50

ICOM External Speaker $30

Radio Shack Frequency Counter Cat # 22-306 $50

Heil Microphone Model HM5 $50

Antenna Matching Preamplifier James Millen Mnfg. $25
 

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We already said the D104s are good, that Mirage amp is probably the 310G, not a 10G, which is a decent amplifier. I've thought about getting one because my 2m base antenna was about as good as it gets (the 13B2...coulda gone 26B2 but not much more gain).

That switching power supply is also a handy thing to have. Those things are UBER light.
 

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Yeah, I have no money, and from what I can tell HAM radio take a little bit of money to get decent units. So I am going to stick with the CB for right now. But thought I would post the prices since others had expressed interest.
 

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Yeah, I have no money, and from what I can tell HAM radio take a little bit of money to get decent units. So I am going to stick with the CB for right now. But thought I would post the prices since others had expressed interest.
Ham radio is more expensive because it's worth it. After you use a FM ham radio you'll be totally pissed off at how crappy your CB is.
 

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There is one decent use for a CB on long road trips - the truckers are usually pretty good about shouting out where the State Troopers are hiding. Saved my butt a few times from a face-to-face meeting with 'em.
 
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