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The Dumbedt Mistake I've Ever Made

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by K1KTF, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. K1KTF

    K1KTF Ham Member QRZ Page

    In 2004 I thankfully got back into Amateur Radio and decided to sell my first rig a Drake 2-C receiver and Drake 2NT transmitter since I wanted to upgrade to an HF station.

    The Drakes were posted on QRZ and sold a short time after.

    In hindsight, this was thee dumbest mistake I ever made and regret it ever since, being I was sentimentally missing the Drakes and particularly how I could have handed my childhood rig down to my kids.

    The lesson here is "think first" before you plan to make a few extra dollars. Positive memories are more important than money.

    Thanks for listening (I feel somewhat better).

    73 ~ Steve (K1KTF)
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  2. LU9FMS

    LU9FMS Ham Member QRZ Page

    What a valuable lesson! In the future, I'll try to bear in mind what you're saying here. Thank you so much for your testimony.
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  3. W7UUU

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

    Why not just source replacements? The only thing different will be the serial numbers :)

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  4. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    I agree, I have seen a lot of Drake stuff cheap at the Hamfests the last 2 years.
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  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't beat yourself up about it.

    Make your next dumb mistake even better, And you will forget about this one. :)
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  6. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    This actually made sense . I need more coffee.
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  7. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I should have never sold my R-4B with the noise blanker.
    I was Stupid....
    And Did.
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  8. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have owned a lot of equipment over the nearly 50 years I have been a ham. Rarely was it new and certainly not "classic" like the Collins S line or the Drake twins. I gave it all away for free (after I upgraded) to hams I had mentored and am I happy to have helped others along the way. To me, this is what ham radio is all about.
    Tom WA4ILH
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  9. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's a great thing to do. Bravo to you, sir.
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  10. WD4IGX

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I had a very nice Drake C line, R4-C and T-4Xc, back in the early 90s. I still kick myself for selling those, especially when I see the prices really nice ones bring (or at least, the prices people ASK) these days. Samples that look like they've been through a war are not as much, of course, but nor I do want those.
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