SB-1000 on eBay

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK7BMS, Nov 26, 2021.

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  1. K0MB

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    As the possessor of an unassembled SB-401, I would say you would pay at least as much to acquire all the requisite parts to build one today. Probably more if you include custom fabrication of the metal parts. I had intended to build this one, but as you often read on ZED, too many projects and too little health!
  2. W7IMM

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    It's up to $2025 with about a day to go.

    The REAL crazy price will (of course) be in the last 30 seconds of the auction.(and there's 65+ "popcorn-poppers" watching too!!)

    With an AL-80B selling for around $2000, maybe it's not all that crazy ......But you're right. Building it would definitely reduce it's "value"

    But who really buys amateur radio stuff for investment? It usually just gets junked out or sold by the kids when the "amateur" buys the big farm!
  3. WB2WIK

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    But the AL-80B is a far better amplifier with features lacking in the SB-1000, and if purchased new, comes with a 1-year warranty.

    I guess the Heath warranty would be "If it doesn't work, send it anywhere you want because we're not here anymore. Have a nice day."
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  4. K1OIK

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    I built one. a GR-2000 that lasted 25 years, it was part of a Bell and Howell course. The manuals were so detailed I could fix whatever broke. Then I got another one that I had them side by side. Sold the guts for $500, shipping was $200. And it was free, courtesy of the G.I. bill.
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  5. K3EY

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    Last I looked the AL80B comes with a two-year warranty not one year
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  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    A local friend of mine has one - let's see if he will chime in @WG7X .... I recall he had a houseful of Heathkit appliances at one time

  7. KA4DPO

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    The AL-80B is a better choice anyway. Besides having brand new power supply components, there are a number of circuit improvements over the original AL-80 / Heath SB-1000.
  8. WG7X

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    Not me, my old man / father figure. We had everything Heathkit: TV Stereo record player combo, Shortwave receiver, all kinds of stuff. But I was only about 10 or 11 years old at the time... So no memories from that era. 1964 - 1967 or so. That was a looong time ago!
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  9. WA9SVD

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    Isn't that what happens to a lot of "collections" of all kinds? :confused:One person's treasured collection may just be a :eek:pile of junk to his/her heirs.:rolleyes:
  10. W0FS

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    I built one, a console, back in the 1970's. Lasted for years and was fun building, which took many hours. The most ambitious kit building I ever took on.
    Clay W0FS

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