I have this Thirst for WW2 radios, and the most common is the ARC-5 command transmitters and receivers. I have several of the varieties in various stages of disrepair and condition, but always am looking for more. My goal is to get a good RX & TX pair for 80M and 40M, and actually have them work. There are several conversion books out there, the best being the CQ Command set from 1957. But what brings me to tears is the prices these radios went for back in the 50s and 60s. $5-$7 would buy you a New in the Box completely virgin transmitter or receiver. There must have been Thousands and Thousands of these and Hams bought them up like mad. Of course, Conventional Ham RX & TXs would vastly outperfrom these, so they were just something to toy with though some used them as their primary station or Novice rigs until they got something better.So just WHERE have all these radios gone? When one shows up on Ebay, as there are a couple on now, they wind up going for $70 - over $100 each!!!! I bet there are still alot out there, stashed in Hams attics they bought just on a whim and never opened or used. Usually they turn up in SIlent Key sales, as almost Every ham from the 50s and 60s had several of these, just to play with. Does anyone have some of these they'd like to part with? I am also looking for the Modulator to the transmitter so I can put one on AM. I restored an ARC-5 Transmitter on Memorial day, but it was for the wrong frequency range to actually use. It worked on the 5-7 mc range. Lets hear your ARC-5 stories. I know some of the very Low frequency ones were used as Q-5ers or as a 2nd IF for better selectivity for older ham receivers. The transmitters generally were good TVI generators, mostly due to the matching of the 5 ohm output they were designed for into standard 50 ohm antennas. They had alot of Key Clicks too that were curable with mods and a good power supply. One of the local hams has an ARC-5 TX & RX actually operational and on the air for AM nets he demos at Antique Radio shows. I want one too. 73!