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Author Topic: How do we define a boat anchor?  (Read 5763 times)
WS4B
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2011, 07:29:40 PM »

This is THE boat anchor

http://www.collinsradio.org/html/kw-1.html

Ahhhh to have this one in the shack. Last I heard, they go for around $30K restored.
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WB0CJB
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 04:46:08 PM »

My TS-520S and Drake TR4C/ MS4/AC4 (and soon Heath HW100) may be considered "boat anchors" by most hams these days but at least I can work on them and can actually SEE the parts. Today's rigs end up as an expensive box of parts if the display and/or computer controlled display go out where my rigs are still usable thanks to their mechanical dial.

Paul WB0CJB
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WB4SNU
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 05:16:51 PM »

I wish I had taken advantage of hamfest when the boatanchors were just about given away so the owner didn't have to take it back home and unload them.
There was, and maybe still is, some bargains out there but they are getting scarce.
Look at tube testers now on the E site. They are almost like owning a piece of gold.

Richard
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Digital and CW spoken here.
N4NYY
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2012, 05:44:32 PM »

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I wish I had taken advantage of hamfest when the boatanchors were just about given away so the owner didn't have to take it back home and unload them.
There was, and maybe still is, some bargains out there but they are getting scarce.
Look at tube testers now on the E site. They are almost like owning a piece of gold.

Richard,

I helped run the GCARC hamfest in south Jersey, and Valiants and other similar typers disappeared if they were in any kind of decent condition. I know exactly what you mean.
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G3RZP
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 02:41:25 AM »

$30k for a KW1 is slightly more than their original cost when turned into today's money.
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WA4CM
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:57 PM »

When it will keep your outside clap board hamshack warm.
In the middle of January.
In Fargo North Dakota.
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