[rescue] ham gear
James at jdfogg.com
Fri Nov 11 10:41:58 CST 2005
> Any suggestions on good places to look for radio equipment?
> I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for since I don't know
> a whole lot yet. (I may never know a whole lot.) All I have
> in mind now is that I probably want something portable at some point.
Ebay works, in the North East there is the HossTraders Net. Radio swap
meets are a big event, the mother of all meets is in Ohio. There's no
shortage of equipment, but good clean used gear is a little harder to
find. Oddly, I find that for a small extra investment, you can buy new
gear instead of used/unknown/maybe-lightning-struck gear.
If you aren't familiar with tube circuits, I'd recommend you stay with
solid-state radios. Due to their age, and inherent need for tinkering,
tube rigs need specialized attention.
Of course, until you get into the shortwave bands, tube equipment is
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