Found in the Attic!

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  1. N8CPA

    N8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Our attic is not considered useable. It is just a place for air to circulate over insulation. The only person to be up there was our home inspector before we bought the place last summer. But, today, our future roofer stuck his head through the hatch to check out the underside of the sheeting. I was surprised when called down, "Is any of this up here yours?"

    My wife asked, "What's up there?"

    "A nice metal box fan and a bushel basket full of...electronics."

    I said, "Hello!"

    "Do you want it?"

    "We didn't put it up there, but yes, we want to see it."

    He handed the basket down to my wife. There were a few ancient Nintendo hand controls, 2 sets of headphones with 1/8" plugs, and a BC-210 scanner--no powercord, no antenna, just the scanner.

    I haven't hooked it up to a power source yet, but I am a ham and I can innovate. I'll play around with it tomorrow and program some repeaters, if it works, a nice addition to my VHF shelf.

    Yea, Bearcat!
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  2. AF6LJ

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    :) wow what a find.
    I haven't seen a BC-210 in a long time :)
  3. KD8FYI

    KD8FYI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kinda like found money!

  4. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    It probably crawled up there and starved to death.

    Them Bearcats need a lot to eat.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  5. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    The previous owners probably forgot it was there, or thought it was not worth the effort to move. (If only I had saved that original "Pong" game. The price for it now on ePay gives me apoplexy!)
  6. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member QRZ Page


    I have to take a look in both of my attics. I think I do have a "pong" game up there!

    Glen, K9STH
  7. NL7W

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    When I first glanced at this, I thought he said BC 610... not BC 210.

    Had me going for a sec!
  8. KA4DPO

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    So did I...;);)
  9. K7JBQ

    K7JBQ Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page


    If he handed that one down in a basket, he's Superman!


  10. N8CPA

    N8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wish! I don't know if I have a table sturdy enough, though.
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