[AMRadio] need advise

Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Sun Mar 2 21:59:40 EST 2008

Its hard to say what any rig is worth, as there are ebay prices, ham to ham 
friend to friend prices, etc.

I have seen ebay prices go crazy on some stuff.
Ebay always gets top price it seems.

I paid $20.00 for a viking II, and used it for parts, about 20 years ago.
I think you can get a DX100 for about $200.00 and it has a vfo built in.

The B+W 5100 was a good low cost rig in the past, a well made rig...

The Collins 32V series rigs are very nice, I  sold one a few years ago for
$250.00, in like new shape, someone I talked with on the air got it for that
price, on ebay I could have got $1000.00....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AB5MM" <ab5mm at 9plus.net>
To: "AMRadio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 8:24 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] need advise

> Hello,
> After being out of AM for years, I've decided to get back into it.  I've 
> listened to the AM hot spots on various bands and find it to be a “well 
> behaved crowd” with a bunch of knowledgeable, good ops.  Brings back 
> memories of the “good old days.”  I bet that most us wished we had kept 
> our old globe 500’s, knight t-150’s, dx-100’s, etc.  Remember when we 
> couldn't give the stuff away?
> I really need some advise.  After the initial  “sticker shock” wore off, I 
> may have found a Viking II with 122 vfo.  It seems to be a factory wired 
> model; the appearance is about a 4 out of 10; no ‘apparent’ modifications; 
> will load to approximately 80 watts cw on lower bands, much less on 20, 
> nothing on 15 or 10; couldn't test modulation (no mic & no receiver) and 
> the bottom rubber feet are missing.  What is a reasonable price range for 
> something like this?
> Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom,
> Steve
> ab5mm
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