[Boatanchors] Added Photos and a Price: FW: Seen on Craigslist

Walter - K5EST walter.k5est at gmail.com
Sun Aug 4 18:27:40 EDT 2013

No offense intended, but at the price of gas in a truck from Missouri, they
would have to pay me $1,500 to haul it away.

I have only 1 tube transmitter left and down sizing pushed me to the FT-817
which has more fun per knob for me and its portable for trips and vacations!

73....Walter . K5EST

...The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for...
On Aug 4, 2013 4:05 PM, "Wilson" <infomet at embarqmail.com> wrote:

> WILDLY too much!
> Rack stuff is generally given away or sold for nominal amounts.
> I was just GIVEN an exciter with 811 final, 600W PS, and modulator with
> two 838s ($50+ each on Ebay), speech amp and half bushel of spare tubes.
> The exciter (xtal controlled, of course) is running fine and the rest is
> in line for trial soon.
> The Craigslist  rack has a couple of ARC-5s and a triode final, a few
> hundred watts max, and an 813(?) final.
> There's a PS with 866s and another with 816s.
> There's a modulator, maybe with 811s, and a speech amp.
> The modulation transformer is the most valuable part, but of course the
> whole thing could easily be put on the air, CW or SSB.
> The ARC-5s might or might not be usable as VFOs.
> The 240 looks very nice, so maybe $200-250 for it?
> All together, $400 would be a generous offer, IMHO.
> Just in case you haven't noticed, we old BA farts are rapidly dying off
> and there is almost NO recruitment of younger BA farts.
> In a few years the market will be down to a very few collectors and
> families will be paying to have this sort of junk, sorry, etritus, hauled
> away.
> I only know a couple of people under 60, and very few over, who have the
> slightest interest in keeping obsolete stuff working, let alone paying big
> bucks for it!
> They certainly have no interest in sitting around listening to some
> malcontent use up 6-8 KHz, oops, KC, running AM!
> BTW, I have some nice big transformers, chokes, and tubes for sale, HOHO.
> Wilson
> -----Original Message----- From: William Morton
> Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 11:36 AM
> To: boatanchor
> Subject: [Boatanchors] Added Photos and a Price: FW: Seen on Craigslist
> Hello All,
> The seller added some pictures and a price:  $1500.  The radio looks to be
> a National 240D.
> http://rmn.craigslist.org/ele/**3957697984.html<http://rmn.craigslist.org/ele/3957697984.html>
> Again, I have no personal interest in the sale and do not know the seller
> other than email communication asking for the additional details.  I will
> admit to being tempted - but $1500 is too much for me at this point.
> Best Regards,
> William
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