The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Sep 30, 2018.

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  1. M1MRB

    M1MRB Ham Member QRZ Page

    ICQ Podcast Episode 277

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter.


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  2. KD2GIY

    KD2GIY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought my Bird with 3 slugs in it for 8 bucks at a flea market. All I can say is the Bird is the word after that deal !
  3. K5HUM

    K5HUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You STOLE IT.......naturally you advised it was way way under priced and you wanted to be fair
    like all good Hams should be! hihihihihi
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  4. K8UV

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    The biggest fear hams have is that when they die, their wife will sell their gear for what he told her he paid for it.
    de Rich K8UV
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  5. K6PPT

    K6PPT Ham Member QRZ Page

    What a fantastic find, and what great luck you had that day. I have one just like it, and used one in commercial two way radio. Those are the way to go for accuracy. K6PPT Paul Tretiakoff in Tucson, AZ
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  6. W9GDH

    W9GDH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would have given $100 t0 $150 for the Bird plus 3 plugins. Maybe more to be far. DO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOMEONE .
  7. WR1O

    WR1O Ham Member QRZ Page

    How is this taking advantage, a lot of these guy get this stuff for free. Last flea I went to a guy had a like new Bird in a beautiful case full of slugs in the cover, I asked how much, he said 40 bucks, I said will you take 30? He said sure, we were both happy. The guy next to me fainted.
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  8. A25SL

    A25SL Ham Member QRZ Page

    GOOD equipment ! build with style - reliable and durable !
    Like anything else in life - there will come a time you don't need any of this stuff no more, neither the money. Best HAM way - - to pass on good old equipment and knowledge to new fellow HAMS , and remind yourself, I did well - I donated towards another HAM career, this is my philosophy on things /rather than selling -73

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