Amazing Boatanchor receiver windfall today - all 5 for free

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by W7UUU, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Funny thing is I'm very sure he knows their value. He purchased them one at a time from various sellers over the years. He did basic restoration stuff, and hired a guy to do all the more advanced stuff. He actually offered them to that same guy but was told he's out of the boatanchor business.

    He just was tired of them, doesn't need money, and simply wanted them gone.

  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Great find! Or "they" found "you."
  3. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe your new "superstation" simply overloaded them?
    Great find! Please try them out and keep us updated.
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  4. W6ELH

    W6ELH Ham Member QRZ Page

    How nice for you Dave! And nice that they didn't wind up in the garbage.

    I always found the 183D to be particularly attractive. Have been keeping an eye open for one, but with a couple SX-28s just added to the pile, I'm officially "receiver poor."

    Happy for you, OM! :) Jim... W6ELH
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Haha! For now, my only "for sure" plan is to pair the SX-100 with a Globe Scout 680 which is a recreation of my "advanced Novice station" (prior to the SX-100 I had used an S-85) Might have it up and running in time for the Classic Exchange. The NC-190 or the 183D would pair up nicely with my Johnson Adventurer, both stations in "the novice corner".

    Probably sell off the others - but not for a while so I have time to play with all of them :)

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  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Oh, I know! Ain't that the truth?! I had that very tought driving home - where can I put them for now?

    This evening I'm going to cover them in plastic sheeting to keep dust out. But they're very safe and sound on the bench for now. It's all I can do to get any work done in the office and not out and fire them all up!!!

  7. SM0AOM

    SM0AOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations to your find.

    This will however become more and more common now when the amateur radio and SWL populations are ageing.

    A year ago, a friend of mine visited an SWL who was in the process of selling his house,and came back
    with the following:

    Pre-war HRO
    Racal RA-17L
    Collins 51S-1
    Hallicrafters SX-101A
    Skanti R-5001S

    All for free.

    It has become harder and more time-consuming to sell "boatanchors" here, and it is quite likely that
    our prized possessions finally will end up in the dump as there are fewer and fewer "takers"
    as we are the last to appreciate such gear.

    I have witnessed several occasions the last few years when amateurs have taken their BA:s to flea-markets with high expectations
    for selling prices only to have to give them away to avoid hauling them home again.

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  8. KD9JSY

    KD9JSY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Letting others know your passion always goes beyond those whom you told, kind of a I know someone who knows someone who knows someone kind of deal, saving those is a blessing! Right now that were I'm at, trying to save any and all BA
    Thanks for sharing
  9. KE4OH

    KE4OH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice haul Dave!

    Looks like your dial glass is cracked on the SX-62a. I have a trashed SX-62 (don't know offhand if it's the "a" or not), but the dial glass is good. If you need the glass, it's yours for the shipping. Or if you need any other parts, I have them.

    73 de Steve KE4OH
  10. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The SX-28 is a great receiver! I had one a long time ago, and it was very old then, but it great condx as it came from the original owner who took very good care of it. Big and heavy, shouldn't have sold it.

    The NC-183D isn't so attractive to me, but it is a wonderful "sounding" receiver with enough audio power to drive several speakers if you wanted to pipe it around the house!

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