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Author Topic: How many radios does it take for a person to have too many?  (Read 31784 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2013, 09:05:12 AM »

There is NO SUCH THING as too many radios! That is a silly question.Are you sure you are really a ham operator or a ham operators spouse who has hacked their account?  Wink   Smiley   Cheesy   Grin  }:>)  {:>)  Huh

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K1CJS
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« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2013, 05:34:57 AM »

Come now Clayton, there certainly can be 'too many' radios.  How about when the ham has to buy the house next door to house their collection!
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F8WBD
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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2013, 07:27:48 AM »

More than one is too many. But keep enough ready cash around in the event that the one you have smokes. Then use the money to buy a new one. It will be the latest belled and whistled model (if that means a lot to you). What is the point of having ten, ten-year-old rigs crushing your operating desk?

The above does not apply to cheap QRP rigs, hi.
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« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 11:52:28 AM »

New here at eHam, and new to ham radio in general.
I started "acquiring" equipment 2 years before I took the test and got licensed.
Gear was mostly used, and found at bargain prices.
I seem to have always had a knack for finding deals on most anything, and station equipment
hasn't been an exception. What you see is what I "kept" out of bulk buys. Selling what I didn't want or need has kept my actual $ investment very very low.

Somebody mentioned an average of "6" radios?....LOL!

Here's my list...

4 each Yaesu VX-170 ht's (dude had a case of these selling them for $50 each)
1 each Yaesu FT-250r ht
Kenwood TM-G707a dualband mobile
Icom IC-2200h 2m mobile
Icom V8000 2m mobile
Yaesu 817nd
Icom 706mkIIg
Icom IC-275 2m base
Icom IC-475 440 base
Icom IC-737 hf base (added just this week)
Icom IC-718

Other station items...

3 each Icom SM-8 desk mics
Astron RM50m power supply
Astron RS35m power supply
Yaesu 1023 power supply
Vectronics 300DLP tuner/dummy load
Multi-RX audio control box (6 radios to 2 speakers)
817z tuner
IT-100 tuner
Rode PSA1 mic boom w/....
Audio Technica 2020 USB mic for Echolink

DC power from the 50 amp PS runs to a RigRunner 8012 distribution panel, and from the 35 amp PS to a RigRunner 4004-USB panel.

I'm almost finished with the shack room remodel.
Picked up a nice used counter top for $50 and built my own shelf units and painted them to match. Also built a roll out cart to house my computer tower and the massive/heavy RM50m power supply.
My coax and ground wires run in via the 2 sections of grey PVC conduit in the corner, kinda keeps things neat and tidy.

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W4HTH
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« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2013, 06:25:50 AM »

Think of stamp collections, coin collections, money in the bank. you never have enough same with radios!
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