Swan 400 For Sale

 SOLD

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An eBay deal from June of last year. I’m not sure how much I’m into The Radio Smith for time spent over the last three months but he’s officially declared it a “Platinum Screwdriver” case. (That’s an order of magnitude greater than a “Golden Screwdriver” case.) And most likely prohibitively expensive for 3rd-party repair.

If you have the skills and manual dexterity I don’t, you might be able to repair it for almost nothing but there are no guarantees and no refunds or returns. You’d be buying a pig in a poke with no assurances that it’s even a pig.

You’ll need a Swan VFO and Power Supply for it (the radio does not have an internal VFO).

Check my eBay auction.

The Leaning Tower of Swan

Swan 600 Twins With Matching Speaker – For parts or not working.

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Not working for $1,325.00 + $140 shipping. Crazy, but to be fair,

“Health forces sale of entire collection. Here I am reluctantly offering a rare pair of Swan 600 Twins complete with matching speaker, very hard to find. I’ve listed as parts or not working as these have been stored for many years and will need alignment, di-oxit cleaning and a going over. The good news is that they both ran for one hour and all caps are good as of now.”

Swan 140

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SINGLE SIDEBAND TRANSCEIVER
SWAN MODEL-140
12 DC POWER SUPPLY
ESTATE FIND FROM OWNER OF LOCAL ELECTRONICS STORE HERE IN BAY AREA

I know this one is going to work! It’s from an electronics store! (Hahahahaha!) It came with a power supply (such as it is) for $62 plus shipping.

WTF????

This auction is for a Drake Model TR-3 Sideband Transceiver by R.L. Drake Company Miamisburg Ohio. It looks fairly clean and I powered it up quickly, but it started smoking a bit, so I shut it off. I realize that electronics work on smoke and when you let the smoke out, they don’t work any more!

I think my man has been inhaling too much smoke from a certain herb or else he’s trying to bloke smoke up our butts. He couldn’t really be that stupid — could he?

Without a Spell-Checker He’s Useless

ELMER PICKED UP THE PHONE, AND CALLED 911 AND REPORTED THAT HIS WIFE HAD JUST DIED AND COULD SOMEONE COME OVER TO PICK HER UP.

THE OPERATOR ASKED FOR HIS ADDRESS AND ELMER SAID HE LIVED ON THE END OF EUCALYPTUS LANE…

THE 911 OPERATOR ASKED HIM TO SPELL THAT.

THERE WAS A LONG PAUSE ON THE END OF THE LINE AND THEN ELMER SAID……

“HOW ABOUT I JUST DRAG HER OVER TO OAK STREET AND YOU MEET ME THERE”!!

-From “N4UJW Ham Radio Humor

Drakes for sale.

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Drakes for sale…Receiver (R4A), Transmitter (T4X), power supply with speaker (MS4)… SSB,CW, AM, RTTY covering 3.5-4.0 mc, 7.0-7.5, 14.0-14.5, 21.0-21.5 and 28.5-29.0 mc. This unit is all functioning …everything runs as per when built approximately 1965. Had a technician go through all when I bought it and has been my “daily driver” ever since!!!! The manual for Xmitter and Rec. is included. I will throw in a D-104 mike.

This sharp looking, vintage (boat anchor) rig, brings back the era of tubes and schematics you can read. Days were you dip the final not punch one of a thousand buttons. There are usual minor scratches which are not easily seen. Power supply seems to have original paint. Xmitter and Receiver appear to have been painted but an excellent job done.

Price $450 or trade for a TS 570D or some comparable Kenwood model…they must be working at excellent level. I’m an operating ham not a tech. Check me out at QRZ.com K1BRT…and my 100% feedback on eBay.

Because this item is of vintage age there are no returns.

Shipping approximately $50 east of Mississippi. All 3 units weigh 50# so you can check with your local shipping co. for price in the west. I will carefully box and ship via FedEX.

My Swan 400 Has Officially Been Declared Unrepairable ($$$)

I’m not sure how much I’m into The Radio Smith for time spent over the last three months but he’s officially declared it a “Platinum Screwdriver case. (That’s an order of magnitude greater than a “Golden Screwdriver” case.) And most likely prohibitively expensive for 3rd-party repair.

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So I bought another one –actually, a complete station, radio, VFO, and power supply and am having it sent to him. (Looks like the seller’s shack is also in the Leaning Tower of Pisa.) Put a BIG dent in my budget that will probably take about 3 months to recover from but the eBay seller guaranteed this one is at least working on some levels. (Hahahahahahahaha!)

Keep your collective fingers crossed.

eBay Rant – JC Penney Pinto 23 Mobile

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The rig arrived yesterday –the seller had shipped it in a USPS Priority mail ENVELOPE. There was no padding, no packaging, no nothing. The microphone plug was broken (most of it was still in the radio. This is the second time something like this has happened. The first was with a Cobra 21Ltd late last year. Same problem then as now: it cost more to ship back than I paid for the radio.

I think it says something about CB people…

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