[AMRadio] Can You Believe It? Johnson 500


ronnie.hull ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Sat Sep 15 19:20:41 EDT 2007


Eddy, in 1978 I bought one out of the trunk of a car at a sidewalk ham sale 
for $65

I used it for 5 years and sold it for $250

what a fool LOL

Ronnie

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 17:54:26 -0400, EP Swynar wrote
> Hi Guys,
> 
> I can recall seeing one for sale in the want ads of the very first 
> issue of ELECTRIC RADIO magazine here, going back some 17-plus years 
> ago...
> 
> "Asking price" was around $300.00 - $350.00...!
> 
> What hath time wrought...?! Hi Hi
> 
> ~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
> 
> **************************
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "ronnie.hull" <ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Can You Believe It? Johnson 500
> 
> > I'm surprised it didn't go for more. Given the rarity and the fact that
> they
> > were going for that much 5 years ago.
> >
> > If I had the money I would pay that for a Johnson 500      thats the real
> > truth of the matter. Some of us can afford to pay big bucks and some of us
> > can't. Those that can will pay whatever it takes. Nothing ever changes!
> >
> > W5SUM - Ronnie
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