Found a Galaxy V Power Supply

There was a Galaxy V Mk III and a speaker attached to it.

$_57 $_58 $_59

  • Galaxy V Mark 3 SSB CW Ham Radio
  • Advertised 500 Watts of SSB Power! (Seller forgot to mention that’s Input Power..Typically a little less than half finds its way out onto the antenna. Still, not bad and comparable to my FTdx-560/570.)
  • Thoroughly clean inside and out!
  • Pots and switches cleaned with deoxit gold.
  • Comes with optional Crystal Calibrator and VOX module!
  • Also includes the AC-400 AC Power Supply
  • Also includes the SC-35 Speaker Console
  • Also includes two spare GE 6LB6 tube finals
  • Systems powers up and draws 2.8 amps at 115volts (Non-Xmit)
  • All dial lights work
  • S-Meter works fine
  • All Tubes light up as well as finals
  • All internal components look great! No overheated resistors
    or jiffy-pop capacitors!
  • No further testing was done, I do not have a proper mic.
  • Lid on the AC-400 Power supply has been repainted flat black, looks good.

Most importantly, it has a manual! At least with all the lights working I’ll be able to see if it transmits and receives.

Has No One Seen A Galaxy V AC-35 Power Supply?

I can’t even find a picture of one! Google seems to think it has something to do with a Samsung smart phone. Oi!

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And probably because I’m an idiot, I can’t make heads nor tails of its power plug assignments. I thought it was supposed to be an AC/DC rig but huh?

Clues anyone? If you’re not a registered subscriber, you can reach me at ka2mkibill@gmail.com

Yaesu FT-101ZD: If You Believe He Meant “RF” Clap Your Hands

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This FT-101ZD belonged to my father and he used if for years until upgrading to a new Yaezu (sic). This FT-101ZD is in good working condition and a friend who’s a HAM gave it a test run a few days ago and was able to make contacts on 10, 15 and 20 meters. His signal reports were good but some contacts indicated there was some HF noise on his audio transmission. No testing was done on 40 and 80 meters due to not having an antenna for those bands. Power out put was in the 75 watt range which is shy of the 100 watts the radio is rated for. Likely this rig is ready for a tube upgrade and potentially a capacitor upgrade to bring it back to 100%

I’ll let you know when it shows up.

UPDATE: It works, marginally. What it really needs is a rig update to bring it up to par.

I Can’t Bring Myself to Buy This FT–767

I wonder why?

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“For salle a estate found: Yaesu FT767 gx in decent shape.Has a deep scrach on top right side.It is a perfect receivers for all bands(500kh to 30 mega hertz on all modes.With a 6-7′ wire in side my home I received all ham and broadcasting signals.I am selling As a “not working” becose I am not ham operator and no mic and no special antena.I can not check for transmiting.The all buttons working very well with no scrachting noise and smooth.The built in antena working good on receiving. Shiping in all 48 lower US states With “AS IS” no return or $$$ back.It is NO DOA.”

YAESU FT480R

This guy’s been trying to sell this radio on eBay for almost a year.

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“used with sign but working good “AND ONE BUTTON MISSING””

(Yup, the broken button is out of frame on the right). You’d think, in all that time, he’d realize no one wants it for $200 and maybe lower the price but no-o-o-o-o!

 

 

Kenwood R-599 — Sure Looks Purty

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“YOU ARE LOOKING AT A VINTAGE KENWOOD MODEL R-599 RECEIVER. I GOT THIS AT AN AUCTION THAT HAD LOTS OF RADIO STUFF. I DO NOT HAVE AN ANTENNA OR SPEAKER TO TEST IT WITH. IT LOOKS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION. IT LIGHTS UP WHEN PLUGGED IN, THE NEEDLE MOVES WHEN I TURN SOME OF THE KNOBS, ALL THE KNOBS ARE GOOD, THE TUNER KNOB WORKS. I TOOK LOTS OF PICTURES TO SHOW THE CONDITION. SHIPPING TO U.S. ONLY.”

It’s a radio. You can’t judge its condition via pictures. And you certainly can’t list it as “Used” (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended”) if you haven’t tried it.

I’ve Been Banned from the Kenwood TS-520_820_530_830 Yahoo Group

“Please be hereby notified that: you are banned from further participation in the Kenwood TS-520_820_530_830 yahoo group due to violations of the groups policies/rules.”

My reply:

“Read any Groucho Marx? You must be a liberal asshole. You’re enabling insulting behavior in the group. No wonder Ham radio is on its death watch. “

So the group moderator agrees that today’s hams don’t know as much as their predecessors nor do they study for the exams. This is why some hams develop a similar attitude. They’re enabled by comments like this from piss-poor group moderators.

I’ve been trying for 62 years to reach some sort of common ground for detente with assholes like this but, after 62 years, the best I can manage is contempt.

I’m Really Getting Ticked Off At People like This -UPDATE

I was trying to help this poor son of a bitch on the KENWOOD TS-520_820_530_830 Yahoo group after he asked what a RX but no TX TS-520 radio was worth. He came back with this:

“My interest is finding a basic HF radio, one I will clean up, repair any deficiencies I find and then put it in service as a loaner to new Generals. I have several low band verticals that are semi portable I loan as well……

I try and support the local ham community, in any small way I can. Several years ago, I bought 10 Yeasu FT-5100’s at a ham swap, that were broken. I was able to get 8 of them up and running again…..ALAS, they are all gone now….I gave them all to new techs to get them on the air…then one the local ham clubs had a J-Pole party and made VHF/UHF J-Poles, that we included with each radio ‘give-a-way’, All the materials and location to build them, were donated by a local plumbing company and cable and connectors donated by a contest station, here in Northwest.

Those were the days…Seriously, the days of true comadrieship in this hobby are long gone….I really believe the ‘relaxing’ of ticket requirements, are the reason. ie: No more code, dumping down of the tests, etc. Almost the same now as getting Citizen’s Band license. :(“

To which I replied:

UPS Sucks – UPDATE

Yesterday, at 1:03pm, UPS arrived and picked up the package containing the 767GX I was returning. Today, more than 24 hours later, I checked its delivery status.

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According to UPS, shipping info has been received but the package is not in its possession yet. No, huh?

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The kid who put me on hold 10 minutes ago to connect me to a supervisor was sorry for the way things seemed and the way I felt. Nice new age craptalk that I felt obliged to explain had nothing to do with feelings or imagination but was simply a report on the way things were. –actually.

The only barely competent thing he said was, “It’s probably a glitch in the system.” Where have I heard that before?

Update:  After spending most of the morning doing shuttle diplomacy between UPS and eBay, UPS no longer wants to talk to me. (Might have something to do with me telling them that I handed the driver the box and if they don’t have a record of it being received then the driver is either incompetent or stole it.) UPS wants to only speak with eBay now.

eBay began by telling me that it didn’t want to talk to UPS until after the 17th –when the delivery was predicted to be there. (I live in NJ, he lives on Long Island. Even UPS said it was a 1 day trip –the 12th.) I finally was able to convince eBay that it was its label and therefore its problem with UPS, not mine. My involvement was only that I handed the box to the driver in good faith and I now had no radio and no money. While the Customer Service rep insisted I still had to wait, later that day eBay credited me with the refund. Jeez.