[AMRadio] VHF Items for sale and wanted

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 12:00:17 EDT 2014

Wanted: Icom BP-90 "Empty" Battery Case

I am looking for an Icom BP-90 battery case.
This takes six AA cells, and is used on a variety
of Icom HTs, including the IC- 2SAT, 3SAT, 24AT,
W2/A, 2SRA, 4SRA, R1, and others.

Do you have one in good usable condition?

VHF related Items For Sale:

Yaesu VX-5 tri band HT, 2 meter mobile rig, "Strip
line" constant Z coax switches, several Microphones,
Wattmeters, Communications Speakers, Chargers and
power supplies, VX-7 "Nifty Manual", Scanners,
Antenna connectors and adapters, and much more

Yaesu VX-5 R tri-band HT:

The VX-5 will cover the 6m, 2m, and 440 MHz ham bands,
with receive almost from DC to light. Actually receive
starts at the AM broadcast band, and goes to about 1000
MHz, so that means it includes all of the public service
bands outside of the ham bands, weather, FM commercial,
commercial TV, SW bands, and much more.

It provides 5 watts out on 6M and 2M and 4.5 watts on 440 MHz,
at three power levels.

Features include 16 digit 9 memory DTMF autodialer, CTCSS/DCS,
220 memories, aluminum die-cast case and 8 character alphanumeric
display. It is a compact 2.3 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches.

To say that this is better quality and has more features than the
Chinese HTs would be an understatement!

This particular unit works 100%, and is in very nice condition.
It includes charger, a good Lithium Ion battery, rubber duck with
the 6 meter extension, and paper work for $145.

Realistic HTX-212 Two Meter FM Transceiver:

The HTX-212 is a 45 watt (10 watt low power) 2 meter FM
rig with most any function you could think of on it.
It also has a very good "tight" front end on the receiver.
There are 31 memory channels, individually programmed
offsets, subaudible tone on both transmit and receive,
DTMF paging, dual VFOs, and receive coverage from 136
to 174 MHz, among many other features.

This particular rig functions perfectly, and looks very nice.

Power cord, DTMF Touch tone mic with up/down switches,
mobile bracket, and paper work are all included for $80.

Two position "Strip Line" Coax Switches:

These switches utilize professionally engineered all
metal cavity construction for maximum efficiency and
high isolation. Isolation is typically better than
50 dB at 300 MHz with insertion loss less than 0.2 dB.
All are two position and use SO-239 connectors, are
50 ohm impedance, are typically rated for 2.5 KW PEP,
and good to 600 MHz.

All work fine and look extremely nice.

Diawa CS-201 - $22

Opek CX-201 - $22

MFJ 1702 B
With Center position that grounds both antennas. $18

MFJ 1702 C
As 1702 B, but with added lightning protection. $25

DTMF Touch Tone Microphones:

Yaesu MH-15 DTMF Touch Tone Mic:
The MH-15 c6 is a hand microphone that features a 16 digit
DTMF Touch Tone Pad on the back, along with a lock/unlock
switch. The top has up/down buttons. Of course the PTT
is on the side. This one presently has the round 6 pin
connector, which can be changed of course.
It works fine and looks close to new. $40

CES 810 L DTMF Mic
One can manually dial a number, or automatically store it in
the mic, and "speed dial". It has a 12 digit touch tone pad
on the front. With 8 pin modular plug (like computer LAN).
It looks to be unused. $38

Johnson 250-0761-010 / CES 655 L DTMF Mic
It has a 12 digit pad on the front, and is a rugged mic.
Presently with 4 pin connector. It looks to be unused. $38

VHF Wattmeters:

Drake WV-4 Watt Meter
This wattmeter covers from 20-200 MHZ, up to 1000 watts
input continuous. Full scale readings of 100 W and 1000 W.
It has the type N input and output connectors, although
adapters are available, if you want.
This one works fine and looks like new.  No scratches.
With paper work for $80.

Adapters from Type N connector to PL-259.  $8 each

Heath Wattmeter/SWR Bridge:

Heath HM-2102 VHF Wattmeter/SWR Bridge:
The HM-2102 is similar to the HM-102, but covers
50 to 160 MHz., with 250 and 25 watt scales. It can
also be used to check SWR, and has a remote sensor
that can either be left inside the meter, or separated
from the actual meter. SO-239 connectors in and out.
This particular meter works great, looks great, and
includes paper work for $45.

Communications Speakers:

Realistic 21-549 A
This one is about 4 inches square but only about 2 inches
deep. It is rated for 5 watts, has an 8 ohm impedance, and
is listed as a 300 to 3000 Hz frequency response, making it
ideal for communications. 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) mono plug. It
is black in color, looks great, and sounds great. $18

Vanco SPB-5
Appears to be the same at above, but with a Vanco label.
Also includes gimbal mount. $15

Vanco SPB-6
Similar to SPB-5 above, but is considered a noise
cancelling speaker. 10 Watt rating. Still in original
box, new. $18

Icom BC-72 A Desk Charger:

The Icom BC-72 A is a desk charger that will "fast charge"
the BP-81 thru BP-85 battery packs used in the Icom "S"
series of HTs. It does this in about an hour.

This charger operates from 13 V DC with the supplied wall
wart, but it can also be used with a CP-12 DC cable from
a cigarette lighter, or other source of 13 V DC.

This particular unit works fine and is still in its
original box. Of course paper work is included for $25.

12 Amp Regulated Power Supply:

This is a very nice 13.8 Volt DC power supply, rated
at 12 amps ICAS. It says "U/VHF Power Supply" on it,
but I can not find a manufacturer name.
It appears to be very rugged.

It has over voltage protection, which is adjustable,
as well as adjustable output voltage, which is very
well regulated at 13.8 Volts.

It has a lighted voltmeter on the front, and output
connections on both the front and rear.

This is obviously more than enough current for most
2 meter and 440 MHz rigs.

It works fine and looks fine. $50

10 amp, 13 V DC, Power Supply:

The Stabylex Electronics Corp., model 10 SR
power supply has automatic short circuit protection,
and a very large heat sink.

A 10 amp rating is ideal for most 2 meter and
dual band rigs.

This one works fine and looks great also. $35

Low Pass TVI Filter:

A low pass TVI filter is added to the transmitter to reduce
harmonic interference. All have SO-239 connectors, and are
50 ohm filters.

Drake TV-5200-LP Low pass TVI filter
This is the filter that may also be used on the low end of six
meters, as well as HF. It is good for 1000 Watts "average" below
30MHz, and about 200 W up to 52 MHz. It is the newer version
of the TV-1000. $30

VX-7 Nifty Mini Manual
A pocket reference to all of those commands that no one
remembers! For the VX-7.  Spiral bound.  $18


Regency Touch K100 Scanner:

The Regency Touch K100 is a programmable scanner that
covers the low VHF, Hi VHF, and UHF frequencies. Of
course this means it covers weather frequencies. It
has battery back up of the programmed frequencies and
also will do searches.

Frequencies covered include
30 - 50 MHz
144-148 MHz
148-174 MHz
440-450 MHz
450-470 MHz
470-512 MHz

More info can be found at

This one works fine and looks fine.

With telescoping antenna, power cord, and paper work for

Uniden Bearcat BC-50 XL Scanner:

The BC-50 is a handheld programmable scanner that
covers the low VHF, high VHF and UHF bands. It can
run off of five AA cells, or external 7.5 volts DC.
It has a BNC antenna connector.

Frequency coverage:
66 - 88 MHz
136-174 MHz
406-512 MHz

More info at

This one works fine with an external speaker, but not
with the internal speaker. This could just be dirty
connections, as the SK who had it stored it in his
garage. It could stand some cleaning, but it does work.

With paper work for $10.
If you desire a rubber duck antenna with it, add $10.

Realistic PRO-56 Scanner:

The PRO-56 covers from 144 to 174 MHz and also 430 to 512 MHz.
It is a small scanner with 8 channels, and is powered by a 9
volt battery, or battery eliminator.

This one works fine and looks fine as well.

It includes a telescoping antenna for $15.

Coaxial Cable with "N" Connectors:

This cable has a male "N" connector on each end.
It is about 60 feet long.

The coax is labeled 50-2 V. It is slightly larger
in diameter than RG-8 X, but not quite as large
as RG-8.

This piece is in good condition, with heat shrink
around the connector for strain relief. $35

Coax connectors and adapters:

Prices are per connector.
Several of each are available.
Most are unused.

SPECIAL: Buy 5 and take 10% off.
Buy 10 or more and take 20% off.

I have quite a few different variety of "N" connectors.
Please send your request.

UG-175 reducing adapters for PL-259 connectors to
use with RG-58.  50 cents each

UG-176 reducing adapters for PL-259 connectors to
use with RG-8 X or RG-59.
Amphenol, still sealed in the package. $1

UHF double female "Barrel connector" $3

UHF "Bulkhead Connector" - Double female, as above, but for
mounting thru a window, siding, etc. about 2 inches long $6

UHF "T" connector with two female (SO-239) and one male
(PL-259) connection $5

Antenna adapter to fit the BNC connector on the HT
and provide an SO-239 connector that will permit
a PL-259 to be attached. (BNC male to UHF female) $5

UHF Male to BNC female $5

BNC male for coax cables
standard type $2
crimp on type $3

Chassis mount BNC female
square mount (uses 4 screws) $3
screw in type $3

BNC "T", two female and one male $3

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, HF, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, and many miscellaneous accessories.
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone (352) 732-8400

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