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Author Topic: "Silver Label" Kenwood 940s??  (Read 4916 times)
N2MG
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 05:50:00 AM »

I note the text says the Serial is 00050387, and the photo shows 0050287.  *shrug*

Actually...

His text says its 00500387 (500 thousand) but the sticker is in the 50 thousand range
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the Kenwood radio is serial number 00500387 is on a silver label.

Either way, what's with the 10 (or 20) MILLION range claims?
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 07:13:57 AM »



Either way, what's with the 10 (or 20) MILLION range claims?
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Count the digits, 7. 0050039 That is in the 0-9 million range, actually the 5th month into the 0 range. It translates to roughly Sept 1998. Next April they rolled into the 10-19 million range. A year later would be 10500039. 10 million range.
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WY4J
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2013, 05:31:43 PM »

Most sellers now days will not even respond to an honest offer unless your response is, "I'll buy it at whatever price you want me to pay, pleaseeeeeee!"

The only reason why used ham equipment is getting so expensive is because idiots go for crap  such as this. They also tend to stumble over each other when someone offers them a $20 savings over the price of something new.

It used to be that hams were referred to as cheap. Now we can say that we are cheap and stupid.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2013, 08:51:51 PM »

I have a gold label S-38 if you are interested. I was used very little in Harry S. Truman's travel trailer.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 06:31:26 AM »


It used to be that hams were referred to as cheap. Now we can say that we are cheap and stupid.

Some of us have noticed that to be the case with a certain number of hams over a long period of time, not just "now"...

73
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AD6KA
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 12:47:41 PM »

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Count the digits, 7. 0050039 That is in the 0-9 million range, actually the 5th month into the 0 range. It translates to roughly Sept 1998. Next April they rolled into the 10-19 million range. A year later would be 10500039. 10 million range

The TS-940 was introduced in the mid 80's and for
sure wasn't manufactured through 1998.
Ken,  AD6KA
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 01:31:55 PM »

I got a better one. This fool paid $331.99 for a J-38 key on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-LIONEL-J-38-MORSE-CODE-TELEGRAPH-KEY-f-HAM-RADIO-TRANSMITTER-U-S-ARMY-/140918214150?pt=US_Code_Keyers_Keys&hash=item20cf614e06&nma=true&si=IrwkI6NqzgxoTqcP9zlTQSF8nPw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2013, 05:10:07 AM »

I contacted this fool and made him a $400 offer for his very rare and unique piece of amateur radio history. I also sent him the following message. "You been duped my friend. No such animal as a TS-940 silver label. Nor where they produced in 1998 or built in CA. Hate to be the bearer of bad new, as these are selling all day for half what you are asking. Ha ha ha, your ebay post is the source of much humor in the ham community." Of course my offer was rejected and he never responded to thank me for the information provided.

PS - I just looked at his ebay sales. Wow, this dude is good! $1,200 for a TS-940, $1,0000 for an TS-830, $600 for an SM-220, $400 for a 230 VFO, $400 for an FT-102 for parts only. I'm going to let him sell my stuff from now on. He is also not cheap on the shipping cost.
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2013, 12:45:30 PM »

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The only reason why used ham equipment is getting so
expensive is because idiots go for crap  such as this.

This sure seems to be true.

About 10+ years ago or so I sold a newly minted ham a
TS-430 w/cord & mic for $325, which was less than I originally wanted.
 It had some gnarly external scratches
from being used as a mobile, but worked extremely well.
I brought the guy into my shack and let him play
with the rig for 45 minutes, making 10m QSO's. He seemed
very happy with the deal and though he had my phone
number for questions, he never contacted me again.

I guess I could have gotten more for the rig on EBay but I liked
the idea of helping a cash challenged new guy get on HF.
Sorta like the Old Timer who sold ME my first rig gave me a break.

I guess those days are gone, huh?
73, Ken  AD6KA
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2013, 01:20:18 PM »

Nope, some of us still do that.

I sold *my* TS-430, a bunch of coax, and an a 40M OCF dipole, to a new ham I used to work with. It didn't have many scratches, also worked perfectly, and even had the narrow SSB filter and FM board in it.

I think I sold it to him for about $300 in 2002~2003.
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2013, 04:40:08 PM »

PS - I just looked at his ebay sales. Wow, this dude is good! $1,200 for a TS-940, $1,0000 for an TS-830, $600 for an SM-220, $400 for a 230 VFO, $400 for an FT-102 for parts only. I'm going to let him sell my stuff from now on. He is also not cheap on the shipping cost.

It is not unusual fora 830 in fine shape to bring 600 and more and VFO230's are very rare and always bring top dollar. The a digital 20hz step VFOs (not analog like VFO240) and rock solid. Shame they never put that VFO in the 830.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2013, 09:42:23 PM »

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$600 for an SM-220
Now THAT'S insane, even with the Pan Adaptor.
And I once passed up one for $200, w/o pan adaptor.
(I have kicked myself for that many, many times.....)
Not that I really NEED one, but they DO look spiffy
next to the 940......
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