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New Book, SMARTS Ham Radio Price Guide:

Dave Goodman (KG6JTB) on December 10, 2002
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2003 SMARTS Book, Secondary Market Amateur Radio Technical Pricing Survey:

What's it really worth? The second hand market for amateur equipment is it's own industry. Many transceivers that have been long out of production command prices that are close to original list prices. Same can be said for many of the accessories. For the first time, a pricing guide has been published that can assist hobby enthusiasts in making purchasing decisions on-line or at the swapmeets.

The SMARTS Book, Secondary Market Amateur Radio Technical Pricing Survey, by Dave Goodman, KG6JTB offers used market pricing on over 2,500 nomenclatures of the most popular equipment in the past 70+ years of ham radio. The pricing tables are divided into 7 categories from Bad to Mint, specifically using the C.C.A. grading standards.

"I chose the Collins Collectors Associations (C.C.A.) grading standards because the descriptions are unambiguous, objective, and can be easily applied to grade nearly any piece of ham radio equipment regardless of manufacturer", said author and publisher Dave Goodman, KG6JTB. "The SMARTS Book pricing has been derived from confirmed sales data and a statistical sample model to create pricing tables that reflect current market values for each item."

Another aspect of the book is that it stands as an unbiased authority for insurance purposes and in the event of death. The author goes on the mention, "Vintage ham gear is collectable, but does you insurance company know that? How about your spouse?" The SMARTS book provides space for you to document and inventory what is in your shack.

With a cover price of only $12.00, The 2003 edition SMARTS Book will prove to be an invaluable addition to your radio literature. More information and on-line ordering can be found at

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