[AMRadio] Wanted: Receiver - New England

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Sat Feb 16 12:37:12 EST 2008

I can't tell you where to look, but watch for a HQ 140X or XA.  That 
will fit your requirements and is easy to use.


> I'm going to be looking for a receiver at the beginning of the month
> (hate getting paid once/month) and wondering if anyone has anything
> they'd be selling or have any leads on.
> I don't have a big list of requirements and can't afford a "museum
> quality" R-390A or Super Pro but want to get on the air now that I
> have a decent plate modulated TX and not sure if my simple regen I am
> building will be up to snuff.  I should probably save/wait for
> NEAR-fest but I'd really like to get on the air.
> I'll have $350 to $400 to spend:
> * Primary use - HAM band AM reception primarily on 75 and 40 initially
> - 160 down the road
> * Needs to work, something that needs a little TLC is fine but would
> like it to work as soon as I bring it home.
> * Something located north of New York City so I can come pick it up.
> I don't like driving south of NYC.
> * Nice audio, doesn't have to be the greatest quality but just
> enjoyable listening and something I can feed into a nice speaker
> system.
> * Something that would fit inside a 19" rack cabinet would be a big
> plus but not a requirement.  Desk space is getting sparse but I have
> about 3' of unused space inside my rack where a RX could fit nicely.
> Any ideas?  Thanks guys.
> -- 
> JT Croteau, N1ESE - Manchester, NH (FN42gx)

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