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I Should Have Never Sold My _____!

Dave Edwards (KD2E) on September 20, 2012
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"...But I won't make the same mistake with my ____!

I'm sure almost everyone knows of a rig, or piece of equipment that was put on the chopping block, and later...seller's remorse kicked in.

What did you have that you wish you never got rid of? What do you have now that will never slip through your fingers? Perhaps someone has that rig that you'll never find again, and you'll get re-united...It just might be interesting to read what some treasure, and what should never have been let go!

You can't say you should have never let go of your 756Pro, or TS870...that's silly...you can easily get another!

I let my mint condition Yaesu FT-102 station go, my Kenwood R820 receiver, and my Icom 275,475,575H setups...I should have kept 'em.

The hottest rig in my shack is my new Icom...but I'll never let my little Drake 2C/2NT go...MY FAV!!!

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I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KU7I on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Loaded Drake R-7A receiver.

Lane
Ku7i
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WX7G on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I let my Drake 2-NT go but I still have the 2-C.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KB9TMP on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten Tec 6N2 (526) I was way too new to ham radio to even understand what a jewel it really was. I would love to find another one but......

What won't I part with? Maybe my FT-817ND not because it's the greatest radio in the world, but because it can do so much, kinda like the Swiss Army knife of radios.

73 KB9TMP
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _K2/100____!  
by W8VFM on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I built it and had it professionally aligned. It was the best radio transceiver I have owned, for the price range. Yes, I am replacing it with another K2.

73, W8VFM
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WD9FUM on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-830
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _K2/100____!  
by KG4RUL on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-1500M, 2M transceiver. The best little mobile rig I ever owned. At the time, the money from it went towards a shiny, new Yaesu FT-100D, which I do still have.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KT4WO on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Alda 103A

 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KK0K on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-830S.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by VE6TL on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kleinschmidt RTTY Teleprinter. It was army green, had gears for 60 and 75 WPM, and was quiet. I've Googled it and can't even find a picture or any info on it - as if they never existed.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K8QV on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I wish I had kept it all, but finances didn't permit that luxury. I would like to have the first novice transmitter I built from scratch in the ninth grade - even made the chassis myself. There were several Heathkits along the way that would be nice to have today. Hammarlund, Lafayette and Galaxy - miss them all. However, in my humble opinion, nothing since has been as rewarding to use as my old and long gone Drake equipment. Damn, I wish Drake was still cranking them out.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by NQ3X on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten-Tec Century 21. I loved that radio. Had the whole shebang, from the rig to the ATU, xtal calibrator and keyer, all matching. Sold it in a fit of "I wanna work phone, too" and have been kicking myself ever since.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by NQ3X on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten-Tec Century 21. I loved that radio. Had the whole shebang, from the rig to the ATU, xtal calibrator and keyer, all matching. Sold it in a fit of "I wanna work phone, too" and have been kicking myself ever since.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KK0G on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
...children :-)
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My TS-850SAT  
by KE7FD on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
What a nice radio that was. "It" was actually a pair of '850's that passed through my hands to sell for someone else, but I got to use them for a short time to demo on the air. If I had the money to have bought one (or both!) I'd have kept them. There's something to be said about real radios with knobs and buttons instead of deep buried menus on new compact rigs like the 857D I have now. If you have a 850, keep it. It was and still is one of the best rigs ever made.

Glen - KE7FD
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA8MEA on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I should have never sold my....

....1965 Ford Mustang!
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA8MEA on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Seriously, I could make a list a mile long on this one....

My DX-60A
My Hammarlund HQ-180
My Hammarlund HQ-129X
My Allied Knight-Kit Star Roamer
My Ameco AC-1 (two of them....)
My Sangean 803A
My Yaesu FT-847
My RS HTX-100
My Heathkit DX-40

plus many other rigs and accessories....

73, Bill - WA8MEA



 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KG6AF on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
...Drake TR-4.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KB2FCV on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Collins Gold Dust Twins - recently sold, but that will be buying baby stuff. I'll miss em' but who knows down the road...
Tentec 540 with remove vfo, digital readout, keyer, power supply - My first rig I owned. Sold it to buy a TS-440S.

Most of the other radios I've sold I was ready to sell. I'm ok with them being gone. What I have now I'm keepin'.

Certain cars - I miss my 1988 Caprice, my 1989 Chevy 2500 pickup and my 1970 Ford pickup.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W5ER on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Radios have come and gone, but for as long as I live I'll regret selling my Metalic Yellow 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, 425 horse dual 4 barrel AFB carbs, full cam, close ratio Muncie 4 speed trany,grinding 456 rear gears turning Frirestone WideOval RedLine tires, solid black interior.

The things we do in our foolish youth

73 Ed W5ER

 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N0AH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Loaded TS940- but I don't miss what it would have cost to keep going-

What I don't miss was my Icom 756 Pro-it was junk- The Pro III was great but the TS-590 on CW rules-
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N4KC on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Swan 700CX. Had the external VFO so the drifting was mostly tamed. But a collector offered me about what I paid for it new, so...

Don N4KC
www.n4kc.com
www.donkeith.com
(Author of the new book RIDING THE SHORTWAVES:
EXPLORING THE MAGIC OF AMATEUR RADIO RADIO)


 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K7QL on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
KENWOOD TS-790A...

Oh! wait a minute! What's that Kenwood box buried in the far corner of the closet!... Can it be!... Oh YES!!! I was too lazy to sell it!!! I'm such a lucky (but lazy) man!!!

Bill - K7QL :-)
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA3RSL on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My 1962 Corvette....Oh radio stuff...My Yaesu FT902DM

73

Frank

WA3RSL
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N2UM on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
There's been a lot of things...My 1970 W-31 Oldsmobile,my model 13 Smith & Wesson pistol and for radios, I'd say the FT-1500 VHF, the DX 20 transmitter and my Hammerlund 170 receiver. I could probably list 50 more but who cares?
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WI0T on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-530SP...with the extra filters and external VFO.

73,
Rod.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WX4O on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Pro III, Argonaut(s), Vibroplex single lever key, IC-7000, Vic-20 with RTTY cartridge, DX-60, Drake 2B, .... most everything I've owned!
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K0PD on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ah so many but in Radios my TT Orion 1 and my first TS 180. Cars my 1941 mercury pick up and my 1994 suburu outbacker.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KE5DFK on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Icom 730, sweet simple radio run to operate.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W7ARX on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I have to add two on here...

IC-775DSP
FT-920 (one of the nicest radios you can use)
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K7NSW on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I join NQ3X: my Ten-Tec Century 21. It was my first solid state xcvr and first rig of any kind with stable frequency, good selectivity, QSK and portability. My first great Field Day was with that rig: me, the rig, a Hy-Gain 14AVS vertical, and a car battery. I now have T-T's Omni 7 and will take it with me in my casket when I die. MADE IN AMERICA USA-USA-USA!!! THANKS TEN-TEC.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N8COO on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake 2NT Tx/Ten-Tec Model 200 VFO/Drake 2B/2BQ/2AC Rx. That Ten-Tec VFO worked like a champ with the 2NT, wonder if anyone else ever paired them together?
73 de Mark N8COO
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by AA4PB on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Home brew, 100W 6M AM transmitter using 5894 and pair of 6L6s in the modulator.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K2WH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Seems that when you get to the ripe ol age of ~ 60, you start to collect the ones you regret letting go in your youth or early ham career.

As such:

Hallicrafters SX-17 (Recollected 1 of em)
Kenwood TS-820s (Recollected 4 of em)
KDK FM-2016 (Recollected 10 of em)
Swan 350 (Recollected 1 of em)
Swan 700cx (Recollected 2 of em)
ICOM 27a (Recollected 1 of em)
ICOM 37a (Recollected 3 of em)
ICOM 202 (Looking for em)
ICOM 215 (Recollected 2 of em)
ICOM 502 (Recollected 1 of em)
ICOM 402 (Still Looking)

I think thats if for now. More maybe later.

K2WH
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K2WH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
To continue.........

500w 2 meter amp (Working on a new one)
500w 220 amp (Not looking to build one again)
500w 432 amp (not looking to build one again)

I think thats it for now.

K2WH
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K2WH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
One more.........

Swan 250 (Not looking for another)

K2WH
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K2WH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry, one more I forgot about.........

ICOM 47a (Looking for em)

K2WH
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K3ZS on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Harvey-Wells T-90 and power supply - 1967 Impala SS fastback
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K3ZS on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Harvey-Wells T-90 and power supply - 1967 Impala SS fastback
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K3ZS on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Harvey-Wells T-90 and power supply - 1967 Impala SS fastback
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W9NZ on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake 1A. Great receiver
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA4BRL on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I've already bought replacements for those rigs I foolishly sold along the way. I also went ahead and bought many of those rigs I drooled over way back when I was too poor to indulge myself -- those that were proven over time to have been really good rigs, anyway. I'm not a hoarder, but a selective collector, grateful for all the nice rigs I now have to play with on the air.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA0ZZG on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first out-of-school job was Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids. I got offered a KWM-2 when they found that I had a ham ticket. It was no regular radio. It was a true basket case. My job was to restore it. My questions were answered but no help. Took me six monthes but I also learned how HF radios really work. I think that was their plan. Graduation happened when my radio passed final inspection at the factory. No diploma, just a KWM-2 on my desk.
Then a 30L-1 showed up. Barely working.
I should have kept both.
Dave...
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W8JI on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1966 Mustang K code GT coupe
1969 Rambler S/C
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk with Paxton
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K9COX on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Soul
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N6CAZ on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Would have to say Heathkit DX-100...

I've bought many rigs when times were good, and sold many when times were tougher. I really don't know where I'd be if I still had to lug that beast around, but it was fun and technically my first ham rig (even when I first used it on 11m). A pound a watt...

Even worse, they went for about $50 at hamfests back then...and now they're in the $hundreds!

Since then I've tried many rigs, but now I only have a couple I won't part with, but only for sentimental reasons.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KA2FHN on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1) My Icom IC-25A First radio after upgrading to tech in the 80s...
2) My Realistic DX160 reciever. The beginning of my radio hobby.

WHY??????
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by NZ5L on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Drake R-4B. Great receiver (also my 2-B, and 1A)
HW-9 xcvr with all the B&W. Had Heath align it. Should have kept it. OHR-400. 2d best QRP ever.
My "Halli" twins HT-44 and SX-117 - 'cuz I wanted a new ricebox. Also my SX-100, grand old gen.coverage. Not turning over stuff anymore, but too late to get the great ones back. Have started a modest vintage collection, a working HW-16 (w. xtal control), Lafayette HA-500 (no AGC on SSB, but usable) and an old S-38 for SW BC. Hope to get more as time and wallet permit. Boatanchors forever!
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W4HT on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake TR-4C,Drake 2NT/2C,Ten Tec Century 21,Ten Tec Triton IV. You could actually work on those rigs! I did find a great Ten Tec Omni-C station and it is front and center in the shack now. I also have a Jupiter and an Argonaut V but love the mellow sound on the "C"!
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K1TWH on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Should have kept my Drake SPR-4 ! Tom WB1FPA
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N7KFD on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I've owned cars and motorcycles that I wished I'd never sold, but no radios.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by XW1B on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My '66 Pontiac GTO

And my Drake C-Line with all the Sherwood mods.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KU4UV on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-130SE
Icom IC-730
Sangean shortwave

amoung a few other pieces of radio gear I should have hung on to.

73,
KU4UV
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by G3UXB on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Lowe HF-225 Europa with Kiwa mods, one of the best shortwave receivers out there, easy to use great performance, he does not live far from here maybe one day I can buy it back!
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WD5GWY on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Hmmmm, several radios over the years.
First a Hallicrafters SX-96. Got that in high school from a local TV shop I worked part time in. Had to clean a storeroom out and repair the radio plus pay the owner $25! Traded it for something, but, don't remember now.
A few years later, I got a Hallicrafters SX-100. Traded it off too.
Now, (age 61, so nostalgia does play into this)
I have another, pristine SX-100 restored by a pro in California. Looks absolutely fantastic.
Always lusted after the Kenwood TS-820 when they came out, but, never could afford one. (got the TS-520 instead) And when the 830s came out, wanted that too. But, family matters precluded that one! Now, I have two TS-830s 's !!! Also, have an Atlas 210X (had one mobile in an 18 wheeler years ago) and the console too.
Now, I want a Collins station. ( S Line) And a 75A-4 receiver too. Have a lot of other more modern radios, but, the old ones mentioned (and a few not mentioned like a couple of Drakes, Galaxy's , Heathkits etc. that I once had) are not so much on my radar now.
Oh, I do want to find a Yaesu FT-1000MP MKV!
That is another one I lust for.
(this disease just might break me!! :-) )
james
WD5GWY
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N8FNR on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I had the opposite experience in that I sold three rigs that I was glad to be rid of. Sold a FT-100D, a fully loaded TS-850SAT with the interface and a SDR-1000 to buy a Flex-5000.
The FT-100D had to go back to Yaesu two times to replace the finals. Really was glad to sell that one. The 850 was a nice rig but was getting very long in the tooth and any failures were going to be expensive. Sold it to a guy in the Czech Republic and he was very happy. The SDR-1000 was like a gateway drug and once I got hooked on the panadapter I needed more of that. So I pooled all of the money and bought a Flex-5000 with an internal tuner.

Never looked back at selling them and and glad that I did.

Zack
N8FNR
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K9CTB on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Oh my gosh, guys. For me, this is an easy one.

I should have never let my Racal RA-6830 go! It was by far the best receiver I have ever owned, and they are so rare that I'll probably never have the chance to own another one. Makes me kinda sad. ;-)

73,
K9CTB
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K9CTB on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Not a blog-hog, but someone with great intentions just sent me a note that there is one on e-bay available as I write this. No, thanks. They're almost always sold by electronics-flippers who buy gov't surplus by the ton as scrap metal and cherry pick to find something that looks like it would pay for the whole lot if sold on the bay. The rest is gravy. I'll pass, thank you.

First, you make mistakes.
Next, you get educated,
Then, you become wise.

73,
K9CTB
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by VE3FMC on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Let me see, where do I start?

Ok a mint Drake 2B with the Q Multiplier.

A Hallicrafters HT-44/SX-117 combo that was in absolute mint condition and sounded like a million dollars on the air on SSB.

Kenwood TS-530S, TS-520S, TS-830S

Drake TR-4C with matching supply and external VFO.

Two Yaesu FT-7900's (well they were not a big loss considering I never use repeaters and I get on 2 meter simplex a couple of times a month)

Oh ya, the first AL-80A that I bought. Then I bought a rebuilt SB-200. Ended up selling that and the guy I sold it to was afraid to use it so he sold it. that amp looked like new and had all the Harbach mods :(

Now I just keep things, if I want something different to play with I just go buy it and keep what I have here now.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA8FOZ on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1980 Mazda RX7
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WB0NRV on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
National NC-300 receiver.
I worked hard as a teenager to get this big receiver and made many contacts with it and a chirpy T-50 kit I built. Made several mods including silicon diodes/etc in rectifier tube socket to the 2 meter converter.
Plus kept my hands warm on winter nights...
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WB4HUC on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten Tec OMNI D Series B.

Mike
WB4HUC
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KC8VWM on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Health and happiness is what really matters. The physical things that comes and goes along the way doesn't matter.



 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W6UV on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Watkins-Johnson HF-1000 receiver and my Turner +3 mic (because I thought it looked too "CB").
 
I Should Have Never Sold My Yaesu FT-900.  
by WB4M on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Probably my FT-900. I still think it was the best mobile XCVR with the full-sized rig feel. I owned an Icom 703 but still like the 900 better.

Unrelated to ham gear, I'd love to have my 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite back..
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KA4NMA on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Icom 245 with SSB, my first 2m radio and it introduced me to 2m ssb.

My TenTec 509 Argonout

Tempo black face my first hf rig. I was in high school and dad found it at a local flea market for $25. He knew what it was and acted dumb and got a great price. Lighting had hit it and needed repairs. It was a fun on to be on HF. And it did not have the cb mod

Randy ka4nma
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by AD6KA on September 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My National NC-183D receiver.
My first SW receiver and what got me
interested in ham radio.

Close second is my TS-430.
Yeah, an older analog rig lacking
bells and whistles, but boy a
nice receiver and built like a brick.
It would have made a great backup rig
for my "Bug Out Box".
Ken AD6KA
 
I Should Have Never Sold My Standard C5608D!  
by XV4TUJ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
There are many rigs I regrets but some have been sold to buy better one, so not looking back.
However I sold my Standard C5608D twinbander so I had the money to buy an IC-290d. I wanted to do some VHF SSB but finally never did so...
The C5608D was a great FM rig, features rich and easy to use compared to the competition. Sold it to a friend who used it in its camping car and told me many time how good was the rig...

73,
Yan - XV4Y.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My 1968 Porsche 911L  
by DJ0RD on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
The short wheelbase model with 135 HP and Weber Carbs, white, with Bosch wheels.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K9VJR on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Collins "S" Line! What a mistake!
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N1LWK on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
This is a good artical because for many years I have been kicking my butt for selling my HW-101 some 20+ years ago. If I kept the HW-101, it would have been a dedicated "Classic Tube" rig for the ARRL SKN and SKCC activities. Like a previous before, I keep the radios I buy and switch back and forth what I want to use.

73...Ken, N1LWK
 
I Should Have Never Sold My Ten-Tec Corsair II!  
by W8MJE on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
What a dream that rig was! Quiet receiver, excellent selectivity, smooth tuning, and transmitted audio that everyone complimented. I foolishly sold it to buy a "modern" synthesized rig- a Kenwood TS-140 that was the *worst* radio I ever owned.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WK4U on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I wish I still had my Heathkit HR-1680 receiver. Saw one on ebay recently that wasn't even started. Thought it would be fun to relive those memories again, but someone else thought it would be a bit more fun than me!

Also missed my Drake R8A I bought myself as a college graduation gift. Finally found another one about four months ago in exact same shape for a great price, so I'm very happy there.

Now what if we thought about radios we are GLAD we SOLD - he he. That list might be even longer...

Tim
 
No Regrets Here  
by K3AN on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Been a ham over 50 years, and active about 35 of those years. I've had probably 10 or so different transceivers or transmitter/receiver pairs. I have never regretted selling an older rig for something newer. Some of those newer rigs turned out to be turkeys, but they were quickly exchanged for something better.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K8CXM on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My old Drake line: R4A, T4X and MS4. Great gear. I still have a Drake R8A, and I have been tempted to part with it, but NEVER,
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KE4KE on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yes, my Argonaut 509 SN#2666, but it's ok as I have my Dad's Argonaut 515.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K1HC on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake TR-4CW with RIT. Hard to believe now that they made transceivers without an RIT function but that was a big new feature that caused me to upgrade to the new model.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by VE3TMT on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS870 or my last TS850S - 60 mil serial number looked like it just came out of the box.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by ZS2BL on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first Barlow Wadley receiver. Proudly South African manufacture.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W4MAL on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My R-392 receiver. It was built like a tank and it was my first serious SWL radio. I still have my DX-160 and EICO 718 but the r-392 had the frequency readout I desired . I was on my own at a young age and had to sell it for a security deposit on apartment.
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by W4PC on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
soul for Rock and Roll ;)
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KC9NRN on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I never should have sold my 1969 396 SS Chevelle or my '85 LX 5.0 Mustang, my 1985 Mustang GT, my 2006 560hp Mustang GT or my Icom 746Pro...

I regret selling all of them...
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N6AJR on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!












my first born male....:)











 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KG0MN on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
The black faced Tempo One that was the first HF rig I purchased when I got my General license. It was a decent radio for the money and I made a huge number of contacts with it,
 
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by K3WJL on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-520 + VFO 520, Icom IC-745, Yaesu FT-747, Knight T-60, Heathkit GR-91, Hallicrafter SR-20, and others!
 
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by WA0TTN on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Knightkit StarRoamer, my first SWL receiver and built it myself. I actually didn't sell it, but trashed it out for parts over the years. I regretted destroying it so much that about a year ago a bought one on eBay, did a full alignment with the test gear I now have, and realized what a hunk of junk it was in the first place! So no more regrets now.
 
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by KB2DHG on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
WOW, I can't say anything about regrets of past equipment. I still have my first rig an EICO 723 and Halicrafters receiver, then my Drake B-Liness, Yaesu FT-101EE complete station and amp, Icoms, Kenwoods and right up to my New Yaesu FT-950 over 25 years of great equipment ALL still in operating order!
 
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by KB6QXM on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My 1966 GTO, my 1969 Big Block Mustang Mach 1, my FT-101b complete station, my antenna specialist super scanner antenna, a small military low frequency receiver. My 6-71 supercharger and many special ladies that I should have never allowed to leave my life.
 
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by W8AAZ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
FT-101EE(?) I think, sold in 1984. Worked great and had all the extras plus aftermarket filters. Now I have another one but it seems all of the used ones have one problem or another, like this one. But I bought a loaded TT OMNI VII and it is probably gonna be my last HF rig, or at least for alot longer than the others.
 
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by W4KVW on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
ORIGINAL ICOM 746.I traded it for a Yaesu FT-857D & an Atas-120A.BOTH of which were pure GARBAGE.It was my LAST Yaesu ever.I should have known better but I lived & learned the hard way!Cost me a bunch of money in the long run but I have since corrected my MISTAKE!

Clayton
W4KVW
 
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by W8AAZ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
And in practical terms, get your old old radios back and run them side by side with the current offerings, and I think our memories will be in for a cold splash of reality icewater in the face, but hey, it is fun to have them, even if you start to recall why you sold it off.
 
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by AE5QB on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
As the old saying goes, "Never fall in love with something that can't love you back." It is just hardware! I don't miss anything. While their might be some nostalgic value in some that stuff, it is just hardware and can easily be replaced. Move on...life is good. I wouldn't mind having one of them K3X rigs but alas, what I have now is working just fine. Can't justify it.
 
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by K3USC on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Icom IC-781...but I was able to buy it back again several years later and still have it.
Mint Johnson Ranger 2- it's long gone now.
Globe King 500B- goner
National NC-303- ditto
So many radios, so little time !
 
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by WY4J on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
71 Plymouth Cuda
67 Firebird covertible
69 Buick GS
69 Camaro SS convertible
69 GTO
76 MGB Convertible
and also my Yaesu FT-101 with all the goodies.
 
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by N1DVJ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
An original Radio Shack DX-300 receiver. Loved the thing. Still kick myself for selling it.

All the DX-300s had a problem with sensitivity. If you aligned them on battery power, they could oscillate on AC. If you aligned them on AC, the lost sensitivity on battery power. I broke the power line to the IF strip and put in a 6v regulator (I THINK I used a 78L06, but it was back in 1979 or 80, so I don't remember) then realigned. Did all the other mods that engineering could give me, and the radio was SWEET.

I regretted selling it almost before I was home, and getting a good price for it at the Saturday morning sidewalk sale in Dallas back about 1983 or so.

I have a WinRadio G305e now. It's fantastic, and goes to 1800MHz, but it's still not the same as turning that dial...

 
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by KB4MRX on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Complete Kenwood TS830S Station
 
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by WB8UHZ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Me too a loaded Drake R7A..
 
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by KA5DWI on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Gonset G-28
Heathkit DX-40
EICO 720 and VFO

All to make the "eX" XYL happy :(
 
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by AI2IA on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I have absolutely no regrets. Oh, I had built my first crystal receiver. I had a big old Lafayette shortwave vacuum tube receiver, an RCA VTVM, some nice sweep signal generators, and a homemade CW transmitter. The thought of them is a fond memory, but you know what?

I can recover them or ones close to them from items for sale on the internet, if I suddenly had an intense craving for them. If I had them now, they would become dust collectors. A photo of them or similar photos off the internet are a better way for me to remember them.
 
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by N0NZG on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I wish I had NEVER sold the COLLINS 75A-2 receiver that I got from my now late grandfather. When the kids came along the radio had to go to pay bills etc, so that my said story. If I ever found a 75A-2 or 75A-4 I would own it long enough to pass it down to my grand kids.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My First IC-730  
by N4FBW on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
It had the narrow CW filter in it and was my first factory built rig after I had my HW-101. I sold the '730 and finally bought another many years later, but the '730 I have now just isn't the same.
 
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by N4FBW on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
It had the narrow CW filter in it and was my first factory built rig after I had my HW-101. I sold the '730 and finally bought another many years later, but the '730 I have now just isn't the same.
 
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by N4FBW on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first IC-730 which was the first factory built rig I owned after my HW-101. I bought another '730 years later but it just wasn't the same.
 
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by W2UIS on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I owned a JC Penney SSB CB in 1977 that I loved. I had many hours of fun making contacts on Channel 16. This was my training ground using SSB and earning my ham ticket.
 
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by KB7XU on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-920 complete with FM unit, TXCO, and all documentation complete with service manual. That rig was still in the factory bag and had NEVER even been powered up!

Damn!

Shannon, if you ever think of getting rid of my baby, please email me. :D

 
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by K4EHB on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
FT-411E HT -- what a great ht!

FT-840 with CW Filter -- I sold it to buy an FT-950. The 840 is a great, solid radio. Not really sure that the 950 is that much better. I only work cw.
 
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by AE6YB on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Signal Corps BC-342-N Receiver.

Will never lose my Allied SX 190

These are radios from my youth.
 
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by K3ANG on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Black face Tempo One.
I really loved it. It came with 4 slots for 10 meters with one slot filled for 10-meter SSB installed at the factory. I had the other 10 meter crystals installed. I fell in love with 10 on that rig. Got it in 1977.
 
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by N8CMQ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Hallicrafters SX-101B...
Best CW receiver I have ever used, with the 500 Hz filter and IF notch I could block all but the one signal I was listening to.
My Johnson Viking II was a nice transmitter till the modulation transformer died.
 
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by KO0KY on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I've let so many rigs go through the years, but the biggest bungle was trading a TS-130S for an all mode 2M Icom rig. It was a dog.

I had a Conar set of novice twins, 400 & 500 that I picked up at a hamfest for $50. I sold it for the same, but have regretted it ever since.

Been kicking myself lately for selling an Icom R71. I really didn't need it, and the 706 is just as good of a general coverage receiver, but now I miss it.

I suppose we all miss all the rigs we've owned, but the reality is we can't keep them all.

73,

ko0ky
 
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by VK3DWZ on September 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Never sold anything that I regreted--generally hold on to things until they are totally knackered. However, I once gave away a World War 2 era Model 15 teletypewriter. Wish I hadn't as shortly afterwards I found I could have sold it and made some serious money. Oh well, we all live and learn.

And yes, my Collins R-390A is NOT for sale at any price!
 
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by KB5ZSM on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Highschool Sweetheart!!! She grew-up to be one heck of a great lady.

Hardware can be replaced
 
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by W4DXL on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-840. It worked well and I had a lot of fun with it. I even worked AM stations with it. They couldn't believe a little rice box could sound so good yet I didn't do anything special to it. At $485 new it was a steal.
 
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by K4KK on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I often wonder what happened to my high school sweetheart. It's been a LOOOOOOONG time!

I also regret selling my first "store bought" radio. It was a set of Kenwood T599D/R599D twins. Up until then everything was homebrew. That was factory built and brand new! I wish I had the set on my shelf today.
 
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by VO1MX on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-50
XR650L
 
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by N4OI on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
National NC-60 Special... SW receiver my Dad bought for me at age 10... Introduced me to the hobby and I spent many hours watching those tubes glow as I listened to bizarre 60's Communist propaganda and, more importantly, was also introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ via HCJB, Quito, Equador. Although I continued to grow as a Christian, I regretfully sold the receiver before heading off to college. I recently found another NC-60 for the whopping sum of $39 on E-Bay. Just watching the tubes glow again is... priceless!

73 ES GOD BLESS U ES URS DE KEN N4OI :>)
 
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by K9MHZ on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
>>>>by N6CAZ on September 20, 2012
Would have to say Heathkit DX-100...<<<<


Oh man....ditto. What was I thinking?
 
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by KD8GTP on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first radio, bought off Ebay, a Kenwood TS820 with a D104 mic and the matching external speaker.I wanted an all band radio so I sold it and bought the FT897. I kick myself for that. Then I sold a radio shack HTX 10m radio, kick myself for that, then sold an Icom 2200h 2m, and a yaesu dual band mobile, kick myself for those as well. So my new policy is, even if i think I will never use the radio again, it goes back in it's box and in the closet. Because I know if I sell it I'll by kicking myself later on down the road.

Bart
 
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by AD4U on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I should not have sold my Heathkit SB-102, SB-200, SB-640 VFO and other SB accessories. As a new HAM my Dad bought this station new in kit form for me as a Christmas present in 1970 because I upgraded from novice to advanced. My Dad knew he was facing major surgery in a few weeks.

While my Dad was in Houston in 1971 for the surgery I sold the entire Heathkit SB station he bought me for Christmas so I could buy Drake twins so I could get on 160 meters.

My Dad died during surgery.

I looked but never found my original Heathkit SB station. A while back I found and purchased an identical MINT Heathkit station just like my original one some 40 years prior.

It is set up and used often, but it is not the same.

Dick AD4U

 
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by W0CBF on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake 2B receiver
 
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by KA8SYX on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My MFJ 9420 SSB transceiver (what a fun little radio!) or my Yaesu FT-290R Mark II/FT-790R Mark II pair. I cut my satellite teeth on those two radios and they were easy to operate. I sold them to finance the purchase of a used Icom IC-821H that I had hoped would get me to the next level of satellite operating. It's now down in the basement, unused, collecting dust and cat hair. Should never have parted with any of these guys...
73,
Ray KA8SYX
 
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by M6GOM on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Kenwood TS480 which was the first radio I ever owned.

And then the one I got to replace it after going through two others and not being happy....

And then the one I got to replace that when I realised just how much I used to love using it.

The next TS480 I'll buy new and then I'll be loathe to take the financial hit from selling it.
 
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by W3TLN on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Allied Radio Ocean Hopper regenerative receiver I built in 1958.

Actually, I did not sell it. It just disappeared in my teenaged years.
 
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by K3SI on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Hallicrafters SX-100 general coverage receiver
 
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by K2JX on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!

A WW-2 Aircraft receiver, the AVR-20. I bought it on NYC's Cortlandt Street in 1957 when I was 12. Built a power supply for it from junked TV parts. The "chassis" was an Eckoware aluminum cake pan bought at the A&P. Kinda worked great, only received the 40-80m, bands. It had that familiar "smell" of fungicide protected (MFP) metal when it warmed up. It was brand new in the box, I paid $5 for it if memory serves. I'd love another but the one I found recently was way over priced in my opinion. Maybe some day ! Oh, Ham rigs, really none, had 'em all. Maybe the TT Paragon II, otherwise I've bought and sold without remorse.

73/K2JX
 
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by KC8Y on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I had an ICOM IC-726 xcvr: had 500hz CW filter & original SSB filters...Traded it in on ICOM IC-7410 xcvr...
The IC-736 worked supper great on bands 160-6 meter in all modes (SSB, CW, digital...)

Sure wish I still had it!!!! What was I thinking ????
 
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by KC8Y on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I had an ICOM IC-726 xcvr: had 500hz CW filter & original SSB filters...Traded it in on ICOM IC-7410 xcvr...
The IC-736 worked supper great on bands 160-6 meter in all modes (SSB, CW, digital...)

Sure wish I still had it!!!! What was I thinking ????
 
My loaded IC-910H  
by NT9E on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Sold it to finance some new transverters for 144/222/432.
Also... I once sold my MFJ-422X(Keyer/Paddle combo) Bought a new one a week later...hi
 
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by WO4V on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
You sold your high school sweetheart???!!! How much did you get for her and why didn't I think of that?
 
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by KD5SFK on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1967 Mustang. I've never sold any of my radios!
 
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by K9ORD on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-130S. My first HF rig ever in the early 90s, and had the stock Kenwood desk mic. For SSB, it put out a rich and powerful sound.
 
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by W4HIJ on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Flex 1500! Actually I sold it to upgrade to a Flex 3000 and then something came up with my family and I had to kick in my radio funds. Now I have nada....Absolutely nothing to get on the air with and I'm miserable!
 
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by KC2WI on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-530S

Got it from a friend nearly mint with the matching speaker in trade for computer service work.

Used it for a couple of years at my parents' house. It developed a problem somewhere in the microphone audio circuit. After not getting around to fixing it for a while I decided to sell it because I was cleaning out stuff and I needed a general coverage transmit rig for MARS anyway. Person I sold it to was very happy to get it. Probably took all of a couple hours and $5 worth of parts to fix.
 
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by W6SDW on September 22, 2012 Mail this to a friend!


Radio Gear:
* Hallicrafters HT-44 / SX-117 (Traded for new Yaesu FT-101EE)
* Collins HF-380 (sold one to W6IRD to pay for repair of the another)
* Drake "C" line (complete, fully loaded with L4B)
* TMC 1KW Amp (a rack cabinet monster, but did 1KW all day long)
* TH6-DXX (What a great antenna for it day... still top performer to me)
Cars:
'66 Hemi Charger/4 spd (sold for a Toyota Landcruiser) -and- my beautiful '68 MGB-GT that got traded for a 914-6 Porsche (BIG mistake!)

Enjoyed them while I had 'em (Live and Learn)
 
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by K1XV on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I feel your pain. Did the same thing here, and I only got $10 for it.
 
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by K1XV on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I have a high serial number 775dsp, fully loaded, that has gotten very little use since I bought my IC-7700. But I just cannot bear to get rid of it.
 
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by NW0LF on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I do kind of wish I kept my ICOM 720 just for nostalgia purposes. That was my first HF rig, used for field day as I lived in an apartment and could not put up antennas. A power supply de-regulated and dumped 28V into the radio. Not only did the radio survive but we hooked up another power supply and kept using it. What I won't get rid of is my Kenwood TS-940SAT and my ITT MacKay MSR 8000 with power supply, coupler and remote head plus all cables. In fact, I am using it right now as I did something stoopit and damaged the Kenwood. Come to think of it, I won't get rid of my original ICOM 706 (2 meter in the house) and my ICOM 207H in the mobile-12 years mobile and still going strong.

73 and good DX
Wolfie, NW0LF
 
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by K3YD on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
It might sound silly . . . but my HW-8. I had modified the receiver and transmitter, added a built-in SWR bridge, and modified the power supply to supress hum and feed back. Improving that radio was the best preparation I could have had for my Extra exam. I can't recall what I replaced it with, but wish I had it still.
 
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by AB4D on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Mint Yaesu FT-101F, I got that one from an estate sale for $125.00, like new but without the box. Someone made me an offer that at the time seemed like a lot $500.00. Now, I'd rather have the radio.

71 Chevelle SS 454, got this one from a divorcee for $550.00 in 1985, it was all there, except the carburetor and air cleaner. The owner and his wife had split, and he left the car behind in his condo parking lot. I figured it was junk when I saw the ad in the local paper, but my wife kept hounding me to call. Finally I relented.

The car had 92,000 miles, it was painted Burnt Orange metallic with a white roof. The paint was a little rough. It had some surface rust on the roof where the paint had cracked, and a crease in the rear quarter panel where the original owner had backed into the neighbor's mailbox. However, everything else was in remarkable condition. It even had the original Firestone Wide Oval spare tire and AM/FM radio. Over the next several years. I gave it a restoration, body work and paint.

Eventually, the car went to a guy in Delaware. I always wondered what happened to that car.

73
 
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by WA4MQW on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-130S with 500hz cw filter and DFC-230 - My first mobile rig.

My pristine R-390A with SSB adapter

Harvey Wells TBS-50D with VFO and ps : first xmtr with a VFO

My early coin collection started in the 50's.

My first sailboat..less is more!

Bob
WA4MQW
 
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by KK4GSQ on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kind of went backwards compared to the other stories, but I sold my motorcycle -- 2006 Honda VFR800 -- to purchase an Elecraft K3/100 and a few other accessories. I won't be riding for the next few years and didn't want to just let it sit. And when I do start riding again, it'll probably be on a different model -- something more upright.

But whenever I see one riding down the road, I get a little misty...
 
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by KC8WUC on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1973 Norton Commando 850, my Barrett rifle, my Elecraft KX-1, my surplus AN/SRT-14 (which until recently I used to transmit Morse code on the Great Lakes), and my 2005 Harley Street Bob. Oh the things you do for love...

73,

Michael KC8WUC/WDE9344
 
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by K0YHV on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS950. Had both the SD and the SDX models in the past. Wish I would have kept either one. Wow did they have a great receiver. Also, no one was just going to pick up that rig and run off with it HI HI.

 
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by W4PF on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Icom 736 HF rig. I should sell my Alpha 8410 amp; too much money tied up in it.
 
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by N7WR on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
FT1000D, Alpha 76 3 holer and big Nye Viking tuner
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by WA6MOW on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Everything is replaceable. The next one will be better than the first, I promise!!
 
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by G3LBS on September 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake L4 modified with 8877 tube. Don't shoot me for modifying the Drake the original chassis was in very poor shape!
 
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by KU7I on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Original Ten Tec Argonaut 515 I bought brand new from AES in Wickliffe, Ohio back around '82 or '83 when I was in high school. Paired it up with an amplified D-104 and an 80 meter inv vee with apex about 40 ft up fed with B & W open wire feed. Used an MJJ tuner of some sort. Had a Redi-Kilowatt memory keyer with a black Bencher BY-1. Worked all over the darn place. Eventually replaced the ant with a Butternut HF6V that just was a flamethrower. This was a great time to be on the HF bands. There were still lots of WW2 vets on the air back then and the bands were very much alive with activity. I vividly remember how busy 75 meter phone was at night and in the early am before going to school.
 
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by AG2AA on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
sell? who sells?
 
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by KA4KOE on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Datron Transworld PRC1099.

 
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by KC8KBK on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-930. Needed the money for a down payment on a car.
 
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by K3LUE on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My '63 Jag XKE for down payment money on my first house. Should have lived in it and today, sold it for a WHOLE house. Oh, and my NC-60 and Globe Chief Deluxe.
 
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by W8MSD on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Many radios over the years...but nothing beat the front firing speaker on the Rockwell-Collins HF-380. I often wonder who has owns it now?
 
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by W2WP on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My complete MINT Collins S-Line.
 
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by WB1AAL on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I recently bought a pristine Kenwood TS-430S with the matching PS-430 power supply and the original (not a photocopy or PDF) manual.

The person who sold me this marvelous radio put his arm around my shoulders and said, "Someday you may want to upgrade to another, more modern, more powerful radio. When this happens you may want to sell this TS-430S. Do yourself a favor...don't!!!"

Sage advise that I intend to follow

73,

Jeff, WB1AAL
 
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by K4FX on September 24, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I wish I had never sold my mint pair of AM-6155 amps modded for 144 and 432 Mhz, with dow key type N external relays and 500w on 144 and 450w on 432 I should have never let 'em go......it would cost a small fortune to have that kind of power on both bands these days.

Those amps are still out there, but not in that kind of condition and for the prices I paid in the 1980s.

Bill K4FX
 
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by KG4FET on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Swan 400. What a great old radio, rock solid and great rx/tx audio.
Second my complete TenTec Triton IV 544 station I do miss the receiver in that set up 160-10. Replaced it with a TS50/AT50 for the mobile though
 
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by WD4ELG on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Johnson Viking II Transmitter and Mosley CM-1 receiver. First rig.

Luckily, I still have my second rig from 1979, TS520S.

I am a nostalgia nut for old gear, but only when it was something I used in the past.
 
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by WD4ELG on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
W5ER, that is heartbreaking about selling that amazing car.
 
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by N0FPE on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood T-599d R-599d with 6 and 2 converters...sigh
 
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by WO4V on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
OK, for your entertainment, here is my list:

My first rig, a pristine, still in the plastic FT 101EX.
My SG2000. Terrible TX audio, but it's other features won my heart.

My Ruger 458 Winchester w/circassian walnut stock. Victim of hard times.
My CZ 375 H&H I bought new. Another victim of hard times.
A nice Colt 45 ACP in nickel (officer's model). Traded in a fit of insanity. Also one of the first Redhawks ever made <<<groan>>> Same sad story.
A Kimber .22 Fireball (RARE!)1st gen rifle made in Oregon when the company was new. I am sobbing as I type...(I still have a new box of casings I bought for it).

My Karmann-Ghia...
My small collection of junker trucks and vans that got sold for scrap when I moved to a new house. (XYL thought they would not look good here in the backyard). Man, I really needed some of those Mopar parts for my latest pickup project!

Radio stuff comes and goes, I am so Attention Deficit Disorder nowadays that I usually sell it at a Hamfest for less than I gave for it. Yeah, I know, one went on Ebay for yada yada...Take a hint, guys...a hamfest is NOT Ebay and Ebay is not reality when it comes to the worth of old radio stuff...
 
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by K0YHV on September 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
N0FPE, I agree. I had a set of the original 599 twins from Kenwood, with the 6m and 2m converters in the R599 receiver. Great receiver, and they just looked so nice with the brushed aluminum front panels. Need to get another set sometime when I get more space and money

John AF5CC
 
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by G3RZP on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
DX40 + VF1, UK built Panda Explorer, HQ170A.
 
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by W1SMC on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-950SDX AND ICOM IC-275H ......
 
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by W4VR on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I should have never sold my Yaesu FT-1000D.
 
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by KX4TT on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Collins 75S-3A...................#$^&*@!!!

Lee N4MVL
 
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by W0GXA on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Heathkit SB401 and SB303 transmitter/receiver....
 
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by KC4IWI on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
See if the pictures here are accurate.

http://taipeisignalarmy.blogspot.com/2010/08/taipei-terminal-station.html


73
KC4IWI
Steve
 
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by W7MSL on September 26, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
National radios: an NCX-3 and an NC-173. The '173 wasn't that great of a receiver but it was a gift from a family member as my first receiver after getting my Novice license. In some ways it was better than the double conversion HQ-110 that I still have - but which is inoperable at the moment.

The NCX-3 I actually gave to a friend. He is an SK now and I am hoping his offspring got it!

When I remember the NCX-3, I remember it was inconvenient to use on CW, because of the method of generating the transmit signal, which was to unbalance the carrier. That put your signal about 1 kHz away from the station you were working. They would answer your CQ at zero beat in the receiver. Always wondered how many answers I didn't hear because of that until I recognized the problem!

On SSB, though, which was what it was designed for, I always received great audio reports. So, all in all I had a lot of operating fun with it.

FWIW, Current gear at W7MSL:
TS-430S
SX-42
FT-101EE
just-purchased refurbed KWM-1.
A couple of HTs
2 or 3 HTs in various states of disrepair or storage

73, Mike
 
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by N5XM on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-530SP
TS-830S Gold
Triton IV digital
Omni D, series C
Omni V
Century 21 and 22
751-A
TR-4
 
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by N4CT on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
COLLINS S LINE. WORTH A LOT OF LOOT THESE DAYS.

IC-765 ONLY SOLD BECAUSE PARTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. A GREAT RIT.
 
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by N4CT on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
COLLINS S LINE. WORTH A LOT OF LOOT THESE DAYS.

IC-765 ONLY SOLD BECAUSE PARTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. A GREAT RIT.
 
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by KE4ZHN on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My mint NC300 Receiver. What a tank. They sure dont build em like that anymore. That thing was bigger than an SB220 amplifier and just as heavy. I even had the huge matching speaker for it. There was something about those old tube receivers listening to an AM signal...the full rich sound. It cant be matched by todays rigs with built in crappy 3 inch speakers.
 
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by G0EVA on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
FT102; FT757; FT290; loaded - FRG7700; KW202; TH205

However- There would have been no where to sleep, except on a bed of rigs!
 
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by W3WN on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Atlas RX-110 with the TX-110 transmit exciter.

Great little 10 Watt out QRP combo(*), worked a lot of DX with it. But, it had been sitting idle since I'd gotten a TS-430S... and my wife was pressuring me to "sell some stuff".

Person I sold it to was supposed to pay me in installments, after making a down-payment. I had to track him down for the next 2, and I never did get the 3rd one.

...by the way, I no longer have that wife...
...you might say I traded her in for another model...

(*)yes, I know, these days most people consider 5 Watts the max for QRP
 
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by HC2S on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My TS-830S complete line :-(
 
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by W6MQI on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake C-line
 
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by N7WY on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1965 Collins 75S-3B. It was one of the earliest ones. It came out of the Collins model shop, basically a 75S-3 that was handcrafted into becoming a 3B. It worked exceptionally well due to the coddling it received. I stupidly feared the end of tubes and sold it in the late 1970s. Having looked at Sherwood's website, I know now that it was one of the best weak signal receivers ever made.
 
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by KC6KIM on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TM-255A..... DOH!

Roger (kf6knc), please sell it back to me!!! WWWAAAHHHHH!! :( Boo-HOO

Anthony
 
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by KD8Z on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I should have kept at least the last ten acres of the family farm for an antenna farm. I did achieve a few acres here but it is nowhere as good as were the open fields I once had.
 
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by KC6KIM on September 27, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
But I will never sell my FT-817!
 
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by W9BIK on September 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
R390A...

Bought it cheap because it was in a heighly deterioated condition, physically and electrically. Completely overhauled it - everything - and in that process I installed the latest mods at the time. Took it down to parade rest, replaced everything that needed replacing, cleaned everything, restored the faceplate and lettering, reassembled it, and completely realigned it. I worked in a calibration lab at the time and spent my lunch hours and after-work time for many months to get it into pristine working order. It exceeded specs when I was done. A year later I traded it -- and I've been kicking myself ever since. Oh well, had fun restoring it.
 
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by WA8OLD on September 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Model 19 Teletype machine (Complete)
 
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by N4NZM on September 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood TS-520S...sold it when I got an Icom 718. Love the Icom but miss tuning up the Kenwood, and the clean reception and audio reports it gave. That rig was in mint condition. I must have been smoking crack, when I sold it on Ebay.
 
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by K8RA on September 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Ameco AC-1 ... Built it and it was absolutely mint. Google AC-1 and go to Collectors Page to see it.
I put it in Ebay with a reserve of $50. It sold for over $400!
 
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by N0IU on September 29, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Icom 756Pro! I sold it to buy a Ten Tec Jupiter. Everyone lusts after Ten Tec gear, right? After using it for over 2 years, I am still not quite sure what all the fuss is about. Well, my Jupiter was destroyed by a lightning strike and I just ordered a new IC-7410 to replace it.
 
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by W7MSL on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Shouldn't have sold my Vibroplex bug - so I didn't! Had a check in hand and suffered severe seller's remorse over the sentimental value (another gift from my late brother who got me interested in what has become a lifelong hobby and vocation) and returned the check to the prospective buyer.
 
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by KA0SOG on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Collins and hallicrafters
 
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by KA0SOG on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Collins and hallicrafters
 
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by KA8SYX on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Sony ICF-2010, modified with the Kiwa Electronics narrow and wide upgrade filters.
 
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by K7NG on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My working AN/PRC-74a.

Traded it for an Icom receiver. At the time I thought I would get more use out of the receiver... A lot of gear has come and gone since then but how many times have I wished I still had the pack radio can't be counted.
 
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by K7NG on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My working AN/PRC-74a.

Traded it for an Icom receiver. At the time I thought I would get more use out of the receiver... A lot of gear has come and gone since then but how many times have I wished I still had the pack radio can't be counted.
 
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by WA0TTN on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
As a follow-up to my previous post, maybe we should also start a thread about "I'm So Glad I Bought My ____!". In my case, and after reading some of the posts, I'm so glad I bought my:

- Collins S-Line, six years ago. Beautiful radios, easy to work on, and wonderful sound. Wanted the set since I was a kid and am not at all disappointed.

- Kenwood TS-440S/AT. Bought it brand new and the second best radio, next to the S-Line which doesn't do WARC.
 
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by W5PUG on September 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
ICOM 730. Great tx audio, hot rcvr.
 
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by KF9NU on October 2, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Yaesu FRG-7
 
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by KA1BIN on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My 1963 1/2 "World's Fair" Cream White, Convertible Top, Ford Mustang. Sold it for $50.00 in 1973. It had a blown transmission.
 
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by KA1BIN on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My 1963 1/2 "World's Fair" Cream White, Convertible Top, Ford Mustang. Sold it for $50.00 in 1973. It had a blown transmission.
 
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by KA1BIN on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My 1963 1/2 "World's Fair" Cream White, Convertible Top, Ford Mustang. Sold it for $50.00 in 1973. It had a blown transmission.
 
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by KA1BIN on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry about the multiple posts, not sure how I messed up.
 
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by AA2DK on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
- Drake "B" Line
- Drake "C" Line
- Yaesu FT-847

I know, I know, kill me now!!
 
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by W3TTT on October 3, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
GREAT TOPIC!
Yes, I have regrets that I sold my first rigs, HW-16 and HW-12. I bought them completed and used, and they worked excellently.
I started collecting, fixing, and just having fun.
LATELY....
I just got rid of 90% of my collection. Bought a IC-718 which works BETTER than anything I ever had before. Tonight I had a friend ham in the shack, he is just getting back in to the hobby. He tuned around 20 and heard a Canary Islands station. Although I don't usually do DX, we had a thrill contacting the DX station.
Soooooo....
I love having only the ONE radio on my bench.
One transceiver, one tuner, one lap top computer. Two antennas. Lots of fun. Friends too, even.
Love to all,
Joe - W 3 T T T

 
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by N4WSH on October 4, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-2000. I have 1000MP that I will NEVER sell. Oh wait, I just bought another FT2000 so I'm good again.
 
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by W1LVL on October 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1. 1956 Beech Bonanza G-35

2. Hammerlund SP-600

3. Collins 51J4
 
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by N2RLL on October 5, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake R8A, and truthfully, from the dreaded CB era (did he say that?!!) my Tram Titan II.
 
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by KE8EC on October 6, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yeasu 101ZD. What a solid rig! Looking at it, there was no doubt what it was. And built like a tank.
 
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by WB2IVU on October 6, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Cosmophone 35
 
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by W4LGH on October 6, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Yaesu FT-817 and Miracle Whip antenna! Probably the MOST fun radio I ever owned, and that Miracle Whip antenna really worked well for what it was! But for really getting serious operating QRP portable, I had a 50' wire and the MFJ 16010 random wire tuner... Just throw the wire up in a tree, load it up, and start talking.. Worked over 37 countries doing that, and running about 3.5watts, which is about all it would do on the internal 9.7v battery.

I WILL get another one, one day soon when I can afford it! Still got the 16010 tuner and that same 50' wire!
 
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by K5LDL on October 7, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Believe it or not... An Icom 707 with the FM board. As simple as a rig can be to operate. Then too, my Icom 718. Another easy to use rig but did not do FM.

73,

Luis K5LDL
 
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by K1GB on October 7, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Ameco AC-1 Novice 10 watt CW XMTR. There are few of them still around and they are going for a pretty penny on line!

73, Gordy K1GB
 
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by K3OFX on October 7, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1967 Pontiac GTO, could have made a quick mobile rig carrier.
 
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by W2CDO on October 8, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake 2B + 2BQ
*sigh*
 
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by W9RIG on October 8, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten Tec Orion
 
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by K4JC on October 8, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-1000MP. Great rig that was sold while I was "in between jobs." Now I have an FT-920 which is sort of like the 1000MP's little brother, and I will NOT (do you hear me...NOT) get rid of it! It has just enough bells and whistles for me and I will NOT get rid of it! (I hope I wasn't unclear.)

Over the years I've had the opportunity to own or use some of the "classics" I was so gung-ho over when I first became a ham. I then wondered why I was so nostalgic over such clunkers? Ah, the power of rose colored glasses.

Two non-radio-related items I do wish I had back:

1961 Ford Starliner 390, but this time WITHOUT the rotted out frame.

1972 Barracuda with the slap-stik automatic. I only paid $75 for this car. Sold in a fit of youthful stupidity...

"Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most."
 
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by WB2ERJ on October 9, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
After seeing all the posts about guys regretting the sale of their Drake gear, I think I will re-consider selling my Drake A-line. I don't regret getting rid of my old Heath HW-100, it stank. I did have some gear go missing; an old bug, Lafayette HA-650, and Gonset communicator. Maybe my parents donated it after I graduated college. Would be nice to have the old bug.
 
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by K7ZP on October 9, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I never should have cold my Dunstall Norton Combat Commando or my 1970 Porsche 914 6 cylinder..... it was all Porsche except for the body that was made by Ghia.

Life goes on.

Frank, K7ZP
 
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by K6SPY on October 10, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I don't sell my radios.... except the 3 Radio Shack HTX-242's I bought for next to nothing on closeout. Don't miss them.
 
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by SM6XUN on October 10, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first IC-7200, but luckily i found another so now im happy again :)
 
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by K4IQT on October 11, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Mint condition FT-101ZD and companion FL-2100B. What was I thinking???
 
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by KA3NXN on October 11, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Alpha 76 AMP. Lost my job and the family got into a nasty habit of eating everyday and living indoors. obama owes me an amp.
 
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by K9KUZ on October 11, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1960 Corvette and COLLINS KWM-2A.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K8RA on October 12, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ameco AC-1 ... Found it unbuilt in a kit at a local hamfest
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K3ZL on October 12, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
69 Camaro...oh, and my Hammarlund HQ-180X
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by N8QXE on October 12, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My first HF rig,Kenwood 599D's, A matched set transmitter and receiver.
 
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by K7BAB on October 13, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Fisher 500C tube stereo receiver, Millen GDO, 1" National 'scope, Navy key, my father's 1952 Heathkit VTVM (got another a a flea market).
 
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by WB1DBY on October 14, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Elecraft K2 qrp. I sold it last year to help fund my Kenwood TS-590 purchase, but ended up using the money for my mortgage payment that month. Sold my other rigs to buy the 590. Now when I go portable, the 590 comes with me and it should be home on my shack table instead as it's not really a portable rig. But is an exceptional radio.
 
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by KB2QQM on October 14, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Yaesu FT-1000 with all the nice filters...

bummer...
 
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by N3JTN on October 15, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Yaesu FT-897D
 
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by KB2HSH on October 15, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I don't know if anyone touched upon the matter of "should have sold" vs. "had to sell". That being said, I recently had to liquidate almost everything in the shack. Financial obligations. So, mine should read "I wish I didn't have to sell my *gear*!" hihi

No big deal...it's all just stuff.

However, if I had to pin it down to just one rig through the years, I'd say it would be the first HW-8 I had. That radio worked very well, and was perfect. Live and learn.

John KB2HSH
 
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by KD3LQ on October 15, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I sure wish I still had my old Hallicrafters SX-25. What a boat anchor.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My Heathkit HW-16_____!  
by KL7HIM on October 15, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
A Heathkit HW16 was my first ham radio. There's just something about the simplicity of a crystal controlled transmitter and an analog receiver. It was pure fun.
 
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by K2TF on October 16, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My TS530S.
 
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by W9WZJ on October 16, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I Should Have Never Sold My:

Wilson ST77B 70' crank up pole
50' of Rohn 45G
FT-100D
FT-290R
1969 Nova SS 375/396 *sigh* Miss this most.
 
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by N4ZEN on October 17, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
70 Plymouth Cuda with a 440 in it. Would be worth a mint right now.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KD6NL on October 17, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Kenwood 830S.
 
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by KE2IZ on October 17, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TS-440S and IC-725
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KD5XN on October 17, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TenTec Argonaut 509.

R-390a(s)

Drake R-8.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by KD5XN on October 17, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TenTec Argonaut 509.

R-390a(s)

Drake R-8.
 
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by K8IO on October 18, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake TR7 complete station that was custom built by a Drake employee from hand selected boards that all tested top of the heap in assembly. Man what a radio!

My Kenwood 820 my wife bought me for Christmas. Nothing special about the radio. But Man was she ticked off! :-)
 
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by K1LLR on October 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
35 pontiac
 
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by K1LLR on October 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
35 pontiac
 
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by K5HSV on October 20, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Well, after going through some life changes and moving into an apartment, I was so tempted into minimizing my gear. For one thing, I have three amps. I know.. I know... What do I need with three amps. (AL-811, Centurion 422B, and Alpha 8410) That was my same thought.

Now I'm building a brand spanking home all wired up for a ham shack with plenty of 220, 110 and conduent for coax, ect... All this being said, I tried to get rid of the AL-811 but the taker back out at the last minute. I didn't realize it but taking it on vacation in my RV would prove to be just what I needed to break the 100 watt barrier on those "If you have power, use it nights". Whew... That's the one that almost got away! Though not happy about the loss of the sale, needed to off set the cost of my TS-590S that was already ordered, I'm so glad it worked out that way now. Lesson learned, replacement value is most always a kick in the pants.

From now on... call me a radio shack pack rat!

73s,
K5HSV
 
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by NN6EE on October 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Just before getting MARRIED for the (1st TIME) in 1970 I was rather poor as a struggling graduate of college having no real job I'd sold all our ham gear including a Swan-350 xcvr and a Drake 2-C rcvr CHEAP!

I'd realized our ERROR in judgement when we wanted to get back on the air shortly after that marriage!

It took about 1 yr. before resuming our HOBBY & that was a real BUMMER! :-(((
 
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by KB2HSH on October 21, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
TO KA1BIN:

Was that the Mustang with the 6 or the 260??

John
 
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by WD1V on October 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Big Horn 20 meter 2 el Delta Loop.
 
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by WB9YCJ on October 23, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
R-9000 Icom (as new in box) $2300 (about a year ago).
Weep, Weep. Wont make the same mistake with my IC-781 or IC-7700 (I'd off a TS-590S and add money for a IC-7700). Dont regret selling:
FT-102 Malcomized (kudos to the Cardiologist Mal)
TS-830S
Drake TR-7
FT-707
FT-990
FT-1000D
Drake C-Line (Sherwood)
Heathkit
IC-736
TS-570SG
FT-650
TS-60S
any transceiver not QSY friendly.
Today would consider:
IC-775DSP
IC-R9500
TR-7A

 
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by K2WW on October 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Had a moving sale...should say nearly gave away
90 ft 45g
KLM Kt34xa
T2x
Dx has never been the same.

Nostalgia only
Argonaut 509-
 
I Should Have Never Sold My Drake Twins !  
by KJ4WS on October 25, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Drake R4C and T4C .... I loved my Drake Twins. When I became disabled, that didn't stop the bills from coming in. Now years later the Ten Tec gear does Great but, I sure do miss those beloved Twins. Wish I still had that 1967 Plymouth Barracuda also, 340 Six Pack and four speed. With lots of goodies under the hood. All the Mustang and Camero guys ever got to see were her Tail Lights. The only two things it wouldn't pass was a Gas Station and a Party.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by ZS1SA on October 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
My Viking Ranger and National NC240D receiver. To me they looked and acted like real radios.
 
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by WD0M on October 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
1955 Porsche Speedster Carerra 1500RSK. It now resides in the Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche bought it for $1M to put in the museum - I sold it for $25K. The last owner made out like a bandit. I could have bought a lot of radio (and other) gear for that price...
 
RE: I Should Have Never Sold My Alda 103!  
by WB2IVU on October 28, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
first mobile was a Alda 103. Fairly bullet proof, and worked in my Ranger just fine.
 
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by W6UDO on October 29, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Ten-Tec PM-1 (PM-2??). Great little CW QRP rig...had it in my barracks room when I was in the USAF stationed in Omaha, NE 1969-71. Had a ball with it.
 
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by KB2HSH on October 29, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
W6UDO:

Yeah...that was a sweet radio. I had one. "Restored" it in 1999. Made the cover of QRP Quarterly in April 2000.

Just "gutted" it and tossed it last week.

It was cutting edge, for sure.

John
 
I Should Have Never Sold My TS-870S _____!  
by K1DPM on October 30, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I had a beautiful pristine 60 mil series TS-870 with the SO-2 TCXO installed. Let it go several years ago and have regretted it since. If I could find a replacement, I would pay top $$$ for it. If you happen to have an exceptional example of this radio with a 60 mil serial number AND the TCXO, please contact me at k1dpm@yahoo.com and I will buy it from you today. Thanks!
 
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by ZS6RJ on October 31, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
Little Icom IC-2KL linear. It was bullet-proof, despite the original cooling fan sounding like a gas turbine powering up every time you had a QSO longer than about 30 seconds.
 
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by VE7ABC on October 31, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I've had a lot of HF rigs over the past years. Some good, some not so good. Receiver performance is the main feature for a rig with me. I wish I had never sold, (and in no particular order:)

FT990 (2 of them)
IC751A(2 of them)
IC765 (Once I found someone who could repair them right)
OMNI V
CORSAIR II with External VFO & Power supply
FT890AT
IC740
TS830S

The other rigs I've had include TS940, TS850, FT101B. IC745, FT767, IC735, and a couple of others.

The rig that is still in my shack and WON'T be sold is my FT1000MP MKV Field. Best radio I've ever owned.
 
I should have never passed up _______  
by N1DVJ on November 1, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I know, this is the never should have sold thread, but how about those things we saw but we passed on, then kick our butts over not grabbing.

In my case, I saw a Kenwood TS-120SV. I know, they were SUPPOSED to be "S" or "V", but this one had both on front. It was a QRP version of the TS-120. Later I tried to find the QRP version of the TS-140, and while I found some literature on it, was told it was only ever sold in Japan.

Oh well. Now I have a K2, and am QUITE happy with it.
 
I'm sure glad I got rid of...  
by NR9R on November 1, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
In general I'm thrilled to be able to sell underutilized gear. Thanks to the active trading community there are few things I couldn't buy again.
 
I Should Have Never Sold My _____!  
by K0HAY on November 2, 2012 Mail this to a friend!
I'm a relative newbie so I just got my TS-590S this summer and NO WAY will I be selling it. I know, that's what we all say. However I do regret selling my 1964 Gibson ES-330 and Fender Twin Reverb! The name may be different but the pain's the same.
 
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