[AMRadio] HF Antenna Tuner and HF related antenna items FS

Ken Simpson, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 10:44:24 EST 2015

HF Antenna Tuner and HF Antenna related items For Sale:

Murch UT-2000, 2 KW HF Antenna Tuner:

The Murch tuner followed the "Ultimate Transmatch" design
that appeared for many, many years in the ARRL Handbook.
It was considered to be the absolute top of the line HF tuner.

It is rated at 2000 watts, 80 thru 10 meters. Once one looks
at the inside, it is easy to see why. The roller inductor is
HUGE. So is the spacing on the capacitors. This is a very
rugged tuner.

The front panel says this is a UT-2000. The plain UT-2000
was primarily sold without a meter. This one has a meter with
switch for "Off-Fwd-Ref". I think it was available with a meter
as an option.

The case on Murch tuners originally had a really sick green
color. Like most, this one has been repainted and is now a black
hammertone that is in excellent shape.

This one works fine, and looks exceptionally nice.

Paper work for the A and B models is included for $150.

CDE Rotor Control Box for 8 wire rotors:

This CDE Rotor control box will control any of the CDE/Telex/HyGain
8 wire rotors. This is labeled for use with the Tailtwister, but
can be used with Ham M, Ham II, Ham II, or Ham IV, and others as

This one is in the black case, and is a CDE as opposed to the
Telex or HyGain. Most people consider the CDE higher quality.
This one has the LEDs showing direction of rotation and brake
release, in addition to the North centered meter. It has a
female 8 pin Jones connector on it.

This one works fine and looks really great.
Paper work is included for $110.

Coaxial Antenna Switches:

All work fine, look fine, and use SO-239 connectors.

Waters (B & W) Model 376 Protax Coax Switch:

This five position switch permits all five antennas to be shorted
to ground. It does not short the input connector to ground. This
is the Waters "Protax" series, which grounds all unused antennas
(or all antennas if in the "ground" position.

It accepts PL-259 connectors, with the coax going out like the
spokes of a wheel. There is also a mounting bracket if one would
want to wall mount it.

This one works fine and looks extremely nice.
Paperwork is included for $40.

Two position "Strip Line" Coax Switch:
The MFJ 1702 C switch utilizes metal cavity construction for max
efficiency and high isolation. This two position coax switch has
a new center ground protection! Better than 60 dB isolation at
300 MHz and better than 50 dB at 450MHz. 50 Ohm. The unused
terminal is automatically grounded for static and RF protection.
It has less than 0.2 dB insertion loss and SWR below 1.2:1.
Heavy cavity type construction and SO-239 connectors.
Mounting holes. It looks very close to new.
With paper work for $25.

SCP Comm Switch SC-40-AS Coax Switch
Three position antenna switch in rectangular box. Connectors on
the back. In original box. May be new. $22

Wattmeter / SWR Bridges:

All have SO-239 connectors and work fine.

Vanco SWR-2 SWR Bridge / Wattmeter
It covers from 1.7 to 150 MHz. It has a single meter, and
is actually a 10 W and 100 W full scale watt meter as well
as the "normal" SWR meter. It is still in its original box,
with original paper work, and appears to be new. $25.

Lafayette 99-25835 SWR Bridge
This HF single meter SWR Bridge also functions as a field
strength meter. This one is also in its original box, with
original paper work and appears to be new. $20

Radio Shack 21-524 SWR and Power Meter
This HF meter measures both average and PEP power in 20/200/2000
watt ranges as well as functioning as a regular SWR meter.
Looks close to new. With paperwork for $25.

High Sierra HS-1800 DX/B "Screwdriver" HF Mobile Antenna

This HF mobile antenna package includes the HS-1800DX/B antenna,
the HS-201C/SS Stainless Steel powder coated mounting bracket,
the HS-110A/PC powder coated stainless steel whip, the MM-SSQD
powder coated stainless steel quick disconnect, and 60 feet of
control cable and coax in the same cable, plus radial package.

This is all completely new, unused. A silent key purchased it
just before his death, and never unpacked it. It is still
sealed in the plastic bags. It cost him $570.

Buy this package complete with original manual for only $400.

Quick Disconnects, Resonator Spring, Roof Rack Mount

Quick Disconnects
Hustler QD-1, stainless steel, still sealed in package. $18
Lakeview set of four top portions, and one lower portion, often
used with Hamsticks. Like new. $24

Hustler RSS-2, Stainless steel resonator spring
Appears to be unused. No blemishes. $10

Astatic "Mirror Mount" or "Roof Rack Mount"
Mounts to mirror or roof rack, and takes a PL-259 on one side,
and has a 3/8 inch 24 post for the mobile whip on the other.
Used for either HF or VHF/UHF antennas.
New, still sealed in the package. $12
As above, unused, but out of package. $10

Hustler "Double Talk" Phasing Harness:

Back in the 1970's, Hustler sold a harness of coaxial cable that
they called a "Double Talk Harness". It was used to connect to two
mobile ball mounts, each of which would have an antenna for the
same band. In theory, they would be phased such that there was
about 3 db gain, but the reality is that they really shined by
reducing QSB, in effect acting as a sort of diversity system.

This phasing harness looks fine and works fine. $17

Other Hustler HF mobile items:

Hustler RSS-2, Stainless steel resonator spring
Appears to be unused. No blemishes. $10

Hustler QD-1 Quick Disconnect, new, still sealed in package. $18

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.

This piece is in extremely good condition, with heat
shrink around the connectors 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.

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

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

Amphenol crimp type PL-259, sealed in package $3

UHF double female "Barrel connector" $3

UHF "Bulkhead Connector" with mounting hardware
Double female, about 2 inches long $6

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

BNC HT to PL-259 adapter.(BNC male to UHF female) $5

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

Chassis mount BNC female
square mount (uses 4 screws) $3
Amphenol screw in type, sealed in package $4

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


I have two sets of turnbuckles. One is a set of three and are
larger. The other is a set of five. All of them appear to be
new, unused.

The set of three has the turnbuckle itself about 6 1/2 inches
long, with each of the bolts having 3+ inches of thread, plus
the 1+ inch diameter eye. This set is $30.

The second set consists of five turnbuckles, and is marked "5"
on it. Does this mean it is considered to be a 5 inch turnbuckle?
The actual body of it is 3 1/2 inches long, with 2 inches of
thread on each of the eye bolts, plus the 1 inch diameter eye.
This set is $25.

Buy both sets for $50.

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, etc.
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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