[AMRadio] Re: Value of Homebrew RIgs


John Wright n1fcu at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 14 09:50:02 EDT 2006


That rich old fart expires as we all do and his wife
sells all his "old crap" for next to nothing and the
meek inherite the rigs....

:)

 ~John~ n1fcu

--- david knepper <collinsradio at adelphia.net> wrote:

> "Rich old fart buys five old Corvettes and has them
> stored in his garage for 
> his grandchildren."
> 
> You can not regulate someone's spending habits or
> his vices.
> 
> Dave, W3ST
> Publisher of the Collins Journal
> Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theo Bellamy"
> <theo.bellamy at spirittelecom.com>
> To: <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>; "Discussion of AM Radio" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 9:33 AM
> Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Re: Value of Homebrew RIgs
> 
> 
> > Your forgot:
> >
> > 4) Rich old fart buys 6 KW1'a and puts them in his
> basement along with his 
> > 8
> > Johnson 500s and his 12 Glob King 500s. They never
> get heard on the air
> > again, and now there are 25 guys out in the world
> who might have been able
> > to enjoy using one of them but can't because some
> greedy old fool has
> > hoarded them away.
> >
> > Theo K4MO
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> > [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf
> Of Brian Carling
> > Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 5:26 PM
> > To: Discussion of AM Radio
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Value of Homebrew RIgs
> >
> >
> > Todd - tell us which is the BEST of these three:
> >
> > 1) Rig gets put in garage or attic to rust or rot.
> >
> > 2) Rig gets put into crusher or land fill never to
> be seen again
> > (modern military approach)
> >
> > 3) Rig gets put on display like a piece of art
> work in a
> > ham's private "Museum" - but never transmits or
> receives.
> > Yet COULD be made to do so at some later point.
> >
> > 1) and 2) make 3) sound like a VERY  acceptable
> alternative
> > to me... think about that.
> >
> > From:           "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> >
> >> On 7/12/06, david knepper
> <collinsradio at adelphia.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Don't ever begrudge or be envious of those who
> will spend whatever for 
> >> > a
> >> > nice piece of  Collins.  Many elderly or
> seniors have the purchasing
> > power
> >> > now that they are retired to buy whatever they
> wish.  I wish them well
> > in
> >> > their purchases remember, it is their money and
>  not yours.  Let them
> > enjoy
> >> > the hobby anyway they wish.
> >>
> >> I'm a big fan of free enterprise, capitalism, and
> freedom in general.
> >> Anyone spending their money can do with it
> whatever they wish. My
> >> remarks deal mainly with those who choose to turn
> a nice old receiver
> >> or transmitter into a 'piece of (non-functioning)
> art' instead of
> >> using it as a radio. It really has nothing to do
> with age, more
> >> mentality. You really can't do much with a Monet
> other than hang it on
> >> the wall or use it as a beer tray. But IMHO those
> who get nice old
> >> cars, radios, or whatever else simply for the
> bragging rights and not
> >> to use and enjoy are better suited to stamps,
> pantings, or other
> >> inanimate objects that don't require any
> interaction beyond staring at
> >> them. Besides, it's much more impressive to say
> "I paid 4 million for
> >> this painting" than to say "I paid 4 thousand for
> this old radio". Who
> >> beyond other radio collectors would be impressed?
> >>
> >> In the end, you can use an SX-88 or KW-1 for a
> 30.06 target if you
> >> want to, no argument there. I'm far more
> impressed when someone has a
> >> nice rig and know how to use it than by how much
> they paid for it.
> >> Even moreso if they can fix it, or built it.
> >>
> >> It's strictly my opinion mind you, but I believe
> more BA folks
> >> appreciate a piece of gear for what it is and can
> do, not its
> >> potential value as an "investment". Collins gear
> is some of the best
> >> gear ever made, yet look at how many real 'hands
> on' radio folks think
> >> less of it because of the ridiculous 'mine's
> bigger than yours'
> >> collector mentality of a self-absorbed few?
> >>
> >> Age isn't the issue as far as I'm concerned. It's
> attitude. God Bless
> >> anyone who makes it to retirement and actually
> has money to spend on
> >> whatever they enjoy. There are some in gov't
> looking for more ways to
> >> take it from you to redistribute to others, so
> spend it while you can!
> >>
> >> Todd, KA1KAQ
> >> Publisher of Nothing Beyond Personal Opinion
> >> Overtaxed and Afflicted with Old Radio Disease
> >> No Website, No PayPal.   (o:
> >>
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