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Author Topic: Please help the widow of a Ham legend...  (Read 1825 times)
CP1BH
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« on: May 14, 2009, 08:25:42 AM »

My father, Rolando de Avila, passed away yesterday.  Dad was a legend in the Ham industry.  He owned and operated EISCO in Wheaton, MD: a Ham radio sales and services company.  He was a dealer and engineer to the amateur industry as well as to the US government and various countries. He moved to Glens Falls, New York in the 1980's where he continued his business to some extent: attending hamfests and, over the last few years, selling equipment on eBay.

My mother is now left with an abundance of testing equipment, parts, catalogs and other ham equipment.  We would like to unload all of it to one person, so I was thinking of listing it on eBay. I will itemize the stuff as much as I can, with pictures.  

What I'm looking for now is information regarding websites and newsletters where I can post the ad for the auction. I want as many hams to know about it as possible. Also, the names of dealers who might be interested in buying the whole lot.

Thanks in advance.

Michael de Avila
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TANAKASAN
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 02:04:20 PM »

Michael, I am sorry to hear about the death of your Father although I never knew him. Although Ebay appears to be the answer to everything these days I do have a better suggestion for the disposal of your late Father's equipment.

Please ask around and try to find the address of a local amateur radio club. I am quite sure that the club members will be willing to help sort the junk from the useful items and they might even assist with the removal of any antennas. Items such as transceivers could then be disposed of through the club rather than use Ebay.

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Tanakasan
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CP1BH
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 07:46:08 AM »

Thanks for the advice. One thing my dad has that I think is of major value is a library of ham manuals.  He literally has 2 tall 4 drawer file cabinets full of them.  If anyone is interested in these, let me know.
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CP1BH
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 02:28:23 PM »

I've listed and taken pictures of his test equipment.  He also has lots of antennas and parts and like I said, 8 drawers of manuals.

Micronta Auto Range Digital Multimeter
Simpson 270 Multimeter
Systron Donner High Gain Broadband Mixer
B&K 801 Capacitor Analyst
Triplet 630 Multimeter
B&W Dummy Load Wattmeter Model 333
B&K Precision 520B Transistor Tester
Simpson 262 Ohms Tester
RCA WV-98C Senior VoltOhmyst
B&K Model 162 Transistor/F.E.T Tester
OPTO Electronics 8010-S Frequency Counter
Heath Company Model HP-1144 (Power supply??)
Tektronix 455 Oscill0scope
Sanyo VM 4209 Video Monitor
Measurements Corp. 80-R (Megacycles, % Modulation, Output) ??
HP Model 4108 Vacuum Tube Voltmeter
Waters Dummy Load Wattmeter Model 334
Benmar Navigator 555A Directional Finder
RCA WV-98C Senior VoltOhmyst (second)
Sigma Com SeaVoice w/ Shure Microphone
Heath Company VF-1 Frequency Meter
Swan 117-C Power Supply
DGM Electronics MVD-1000 Morse Video Display
Hickok Model 752A Tube Tester
Robot Model 400 (??)
Micronta 3 Range Power/Modulation/SWR Tester
Swan 420 Frequency Control Unit
B&K Capacitance Meter (NIB)
Weller 8200 Soldering Kit (NIB)
Trio VT-121 AC Voltmeter (NIB)
Trio DL-705 Digital Multimeter
B&K Model 850 Color Analyst
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CP1BH
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 05:33:25 PM »

All of my dad's equipment and manuals have been sold.  Thanks everyone for your inquiries.

Mike
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