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Sgt Bilko
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Call Sign : 108 ct 302 - mm0ibe
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QTH or Location : Prestonpans. East Lothian
Equipment Used : Amstrad 901
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PostSubject: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 am

Anyone noticed on other radio sites with a for sale section ( HRD, Radio Classifieds etc ) how many top end radio's are for sale.

I mean the amount of Yaesu FTDX 101' s etc that are newish to the market that are for sale.

Are operators buying these just to try out or are the radio's to complicated for them.

It was the same when the Icom IC-7300 hit the shelves. Some were back up for sale within weeks.

Buy a new radio and sell it in weeks you will lose a fair bit of cash ie - 7300 is £1200 ish new. You will get £800 - 900 back.

Are you not better waiting for a 2nd hand one to come up then buy to try. If you don't like then you may get most of your cash back.

And remember that ONLY Icom warranties are transferable.

Opinions please.

Paul.
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Call Sign : G8YMW or 26CT4498
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QTH or Location : Lincoln and Finningley
Equipment Used : CRT 9900, Yaesu FT817, Kenwood TS570, Icom 910
Age : 65

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 2:17 pm

More money than sense?
Trying to keep up with the Jones' then find they're boracic lint?
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Call Sign : 2E0VRX
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Join date : 2019-06-26
QTH or Location : Yorkshire dales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FTdx 3000, MD200 mic ,Vortex 4 ele Yagi
Age : 55

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 8:34 pm

Yep 👍 Having far to much desposable income is a dangerous thing 😂 You would think before spending 3 grand on a rig they would take their time and really make sure it is the right rig for them


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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 9:34 am

Robbing Peter to pay Paul, is another look at this. A fair few have no cash available to them at all, but do have a regular income and will buy top end gear on finance £1500 rad make a couple of payments then flog it for £800 to pay a previous debt which is getting desperate to be settled A continuous cycle of debt for a fair few.

There are always this guys so called mates lurking on the air waiting to make him a ridiculous offer in his desperation to stay afloat that particular month. Radio pimping is more popular thsn you think.

A lot do as above said just order a nice bells and whistles radio then find out at thrir own cost its too complexed or menu driven and go straight on to buy the next one. A bit of resesrch is needed, but bargsins can be had.


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Call Sign : M0GVZ / 26CT1760
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Join date : 2019-11-13
QTH or Location : IO94SA
Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 1:54 pm

Many people buy radios thinking they can "magically bring signals out of the noise" that their current radio can't hear. They get said radios, put them on the air and find they're no different.

All radios made in the last 30-40 years are more than capable of hearing below the noise floor anywhere on planet earth. The latest Yaecomwood flagship is no more capable of hearing weak signals than a £300 FT757 or TS180.
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Call Sign : G8YMW or 26CT4498
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QTH or Location : Lincoln and Finningley
Equipment Used : CRT 9900, Yaesu FT817, Kenwood TS570, Icom 910
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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeTue Mar 31, 2020 7:53 pm

The moral of the story.
Save your pennies and get the aerial system right also nail the noise sources

"Melodies heard are sweet, noise unheard is sweeter"
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Call Sign : 26TC62, 26CT2817
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QTH or Location : Portsmouth
Equipment Used : Yaesu 891, 10m pole, wire 5/8, T2LT

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeThu Apr 02, 2020 9:25 am

The layout of most modern top-end sets is designed to get as many functions on the front panel as possible. Very little thought appears to be given to how an operator might use them! The ergonomics of virtually all modern big radios are far poorer than their equivalents from 30 years ago. £600 for a checked-over TS-940 still looks like a good deal to me.
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Call Sign : 26CT695
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Equipment Used : KENWOOD TS-570DG,

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeSun Apr 05, 2020 10:50 am

I can't afford one, I have had mine 20+ years still works as it should for HF/11M.
Sold S/K stuff from friends and family still have some to sell. as and when the time comes.
I have no interest in keeping up with Jonesy hi.hi.
73
mark.
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QTH or Location : North east scotland.
Equipment Used : Stryker 955/Gainmaster .AnyTone AT-778V/U, icom 7300(On loan).

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PostSubject: Re: Top end HF sets for sale   Top end HF sets for sale Icon_minitimeSat May 16, 2020 10:49 am

I bet there is a high % of radios bought on the chukkie its so easy  a few clicks and its yours .I would only pay mid hundreds for a radio if it came from a dealer with a 6 month warranty , buying from e bay  with most of the ads saying no returns i would not chance it .
At the moment on ebay  there is a TS 950S  for sale(£990) but if you look at the pictures the back of the radio looks as if  its been left in a sand storm , the bloke could not even be bothered to clean the thing wtf is that all about !!!
Icom 7300 guy has just put the price up from £930 to over a grand  and says no tranferable warranty , why would anyone buy this when you get a new one for £1199 + extras thrown in .
Its a minefield  out there and you need to do your homework  just remember some of these large  snazy looking radios might be 20+ years old and with no warranty = no thanks.
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