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7300 Used Radio Killing Prices

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by KM4MLF, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. KA0HCP

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    Check how many complaints there are here on the Zed. Where are they?
     
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are many.

    They can not post because their computer took a Win 10 Update. :p

    Why would they cry on QRZ ? That won't fix the radio.
     
  3. K5EMG

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    My Alinco DX-SR8T was sent to factory for a JTAG repair after a failed firmware update. I'm IT Manager, so I'm used to flash bios and firmware's files, but sh*t happens, I would like companies start thinking on make the firmware flashing idiot's proof with some kind of easy recovery without the need to send the unit to factory, most computers today they have or dual bios or a way to reflash in a recovery mode. By the way I have a IC-7300 too...
     
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  4. VA3VF

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    I dislike Apple like the plague but I have to admit their stuff, at least the iPOD, is idiot proof. I don't know how many times I messed around with the firmware/OS on it. It has always recovered.

    On the other hand some other products, even brand name, if you sneeze during a firmware update you risk bricking the thing.
     
  5. KV4JW

    KV4JW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Old radios just work. You turn the power on, and there it is to greet you. No fumbling through menus, or touch screens that cripple operation when they go bad. Sure, that spectrum scope and full color LED display is cool.. But good luck replacing that yourself.

    More than anything, I'm not a radio watcher when I'm on the air. I like to park on a frequency and talk, and not spend time fooling with menus and stuff.

    I had to replace an external speaker jack on my Icom ID4100 awhile back. It took a HOUR to get to the jack. Some of you could have fully rebuilt a Drake TR-4 in that time.
     
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  6. N0IOP

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    You must be on a different Zed than the one I'm on.
     
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  7. N0IOP

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    Nostalgia aside, I think it is hard to make a claim that the old radios were, overall, more reliable than the new radios.

    What era do you choose?
    * Tube era radios now have parts availability problems (tubes, chokes, transformers), and it's work and expertise to recap them.
    * The early transistor era radios have parts availability problems of their own since transistors come and go. Burn up a critical part and you're redesigning the rig around new silicon
    * Early logic era radios often have custom ICs which are no longer available, and we're now at the point where some of the early *standard* logic ICs aren't out there any more
    Etc.

    Re the OP I too am amazed at the selling prices for used gear at hamfests, fleabay, and here on the Zed. Makes buying new gear pretty reassuring to see 10 year old rigs selling for 80% of their price when new.
     
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  8. W5UAA

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    I put my IC-7300 on a hamfest table a couple years ago with a $600 price tag on it. Someone came walking by and said, "Will you take $500?" I said yes and he walked away with it. Yes, depend how bad the seller want to get rid of it.

    (He probably immediately put it on his table and put a price tag of $900 on it.)
     
  9. WD0BCT

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    Or help sell it!! :D
     
  10. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    But the really big item is the G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu grip.
     
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