[rescue] ham gear
ssandau at gwi.net
Sat Nov 12 15:22:04 CST 2005
Thanks for the responses...
> 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.
Yes, I see. There's an Icom 2100 )like Bill's) on eBay for $125 BIN.
Icom sells the newer model, the 2200, for $159 new right now. So I may
just look for something new. Suggestions for good places to look for
new? Also, is a handheld a worthwhile investment?
> 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.
I've spent a lot of time with tubes, but only in receivers of various
types. Don't know if that makes a difference. I wasn't even sure tubes
were still available for a reasonable price. Anyway, I'm probably
looking for something I can just use and not tinker with. I have too
much to tinker with already.
(I was playing with tube amps and recievers when I was in high school,
right before I got my CB license. Yes, it was back when you actually
needed one: KBRC1254 I think it is...)
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