Henry Tempo One w/ AC One Power supply

Also known as the Yaesu FT-200 or the Sommerkamp FT-250 in Europe.

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The Henry Tempo One is an SSB/CW transceiver that covers the pre-WARC amateur bands from 80m to 10m. An almost all valve design that provides around 180watts PEP, good stability and a very good receiver that is a delight to use, even under today’s band conditions.

It was priced right on eBay and claimed working. Unfortunately, it has 11M installed.

How’s Your 117X? Upgrade Boards Available AGAIN!

Swan 117xc Power Supply Kit

This is a replacement, PC board kit to upgrade your Swan 117XC power supply. The board has been redesigned for improved performance. Several boards have been sold to hams across the U.S., Europe and Australia with many repeat customers. It has the following features:

  • · Complete instructions, a schematic, pictorial, and all components with the PC board to replace the board in your 117-X.
  • · Replaces all components except the power transformer and filter choke.
  • · It has heavy duty HV capacitors of 220 uF @450v. Versus the original 100 uF @350v. The extra capacitance will stabilize the high and medium voltage as the current varies during SSB or CW operation. Check out the picture of the caps on the bottom of the board.
  • · Has current surge protection for those expensive to replace tubes to prolong their life.
  • · Has a selection for the normal 800+ voltage for the final, or around 600 volts if you are driving a linear or just want to extend the life of those finals.
  • · Has a component rating equal to or greater than the original specs.
  • · It also has diodes with a 1.5 amp rating, versus the original 3/4 amp Swan diodes.
  • · It also has bleeder resistors on all DC output voltages to discharge capacitors on shut down, unlike the original.
  • · Uses readily available radial lead capacitors to replace the scarce and expensive axial lead electrolytic capacitors.

Only 3 available…. Sorry, only 2 available,  All gone.  Guy’s put 3 more up for sale but the price has gone up. :-(

Swan 350 – Working and Reasonably Priced? On eBay?

See it work: http://youtu.be/9rkl8Qw7DY0

Virtually all vintage ham equipment posted on E-Bay is untested. The biggest reason is it is an estate seller who has no idea what it is, much less test it. The second reason you see, “untested” is probably it was tested and it doesn’t work. Not this time, you have an example of it working.

The reason I do a video is for you to see a sample of it working, I want you to buy with confidence and frankly I also wanted to be protected against frivolous complaints.

No guarantees. (????)

Might Be a Deal 2x FT-107M

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“UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A YAESU FT-107M PACKAGE THE PACKAGE INCLUDES TWO FT-107M RADIOS THE FIRST RADIO WORKS IT RECEIVES GREAT ON ALL BANDS IT NEEDS THE PA SECTION REDONE AS IT HAD VERY LITTLE POWER OUT WHEN I RECEIVED IT ONLY A FEW WATTS SO IM GUESSING IN NEEDS FINALS IN THE PA SECTION I DID REMOVE THE PA SECTION AND TAKE THE FINALS OUT AND START TO REPLACE THE FINALS BUT NEVER FINISHED IT DONT KNOW IF ALL THE PARTS ARE THERE FOR THE PA OR NOT AS THIS WAS A LONG TIME AGO I DID HOOK UP THE RADIO AND TEST IT IT STILL RECEIVES GREAT IT SO SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TO REBUILD THE PA FIND A USED ONE OUT OF ANOTHER RIG OR BUILD A PA FOR IT THE RIG ALSO HAS THE 20 AMP POWER SUPPLY OPTION INSTALLED I DONT KNOW WHAT FILTERS IF ANY IT HAS INSTALLED AS I HAVE NEVER LOOKED IT ALSO HAS SOME BROKEN SWITCHES ON THE FRONT THAT NEED REPLACED

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“THE SECOND UNIT IS A PARTS UNIT I BOUGHT FOR PARTS FOR THE FIRST UNIT AS IT HAS GOOD SWITCHES THAT I NEEDED FOR THE FIRST UNIT LIKE THE FIRST UNIT IT HAD NO POWER OUT ALSO BUT ITS JUST A PARTS UNIT I I STILL HAVE BOTH PA UNITS BUT LIKE I SAID DONT KNOW IF ALL THE PARTS ARE THERE TO REBUILD THE PA OR NOT IF YOU KNOW ABOUT AMPLIFIERS THIS SHOULD BE A NICE PROJECT FOR SOME ONE WHO LIKE TO FIX OLD RIGS OR YOU CAN USE THE RIG FOR A GENERAL COVERAGE RECEIVER AND IT RECEIVES GREAT MAKE A NICE RIG IF U LIKE TO JUST LISTEN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ONCE AGAIN THIS IS A PARTS OR REPAIR AUCTION I HAVE PUT A VERY SMALL RESERVE OF 80.00 BUCKS ON IT THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY”

Don’t look at me. I already have two working units….

eBay Standards (Yes, It Has Them) Slipping

Condition listing: “Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.”

Does that really look like it meets the condition listing? In the description, the seller says: “GREAT TO RESTORE OR FOR PARTS.” So it’s not working. And this fraud is on the rise. Where are the eBay QC folk?

Swan 175

Just how many different models of Swan transceivers were there?

http://www.vintagessb.net/images/wb9eck_SWAN%20175.JPG

“This is a model sw-175 swan single sideband transceiver the unit is untested so it sold as is.”

I wonder if it depends on what the meaning of “as is” is?

Kenwood 680s

I pretty much swore off Kenwoods when they kicked me out of the online Kenwood user group but I decided to make an exception.

SAMSUNG CSC

 

I wasn’t cheap and the only description with the radio was, “In good working condition.” After an email, I received this reply: “Yes I am positive, it works and has been modified with 11 meters.” Well I wasn’t really expecting, or appreciative, of that last bit of info. I don’t do anything on 10M and I stopped CB stuff about 30 years ago so it really wasn’t n issue. We’ll see.

“OLD CLEGG 2 METER – RARE”

Not sure how rare it really is. There was another on eBay last week.

clegg-fm-27bThat’s three Cleggs for under $140…

“Nice vintage 2 meter Clegg FM-27B to add to your collection. The item was working a few years ago but has been sitting on the shelf so I listed it as not working it does have the original manual.”

How Does eBay Allow This?

“SWAN 350 HAM RADIO SSB TRANSCEIVER – VERY GOOD CONDITION – UNTESTED -MADE IN USA”

swan350If it hasn’t been tested, how does the seller know it’s in “very good condition” let alone to be allowed to list it in “Used” condition. (“The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.“)

Filling in My Icom IC-740 Junk: IC-PS15

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The Icom PS-15 regulated power supply delivers 13.8 VDC at 20 amps (50% duty cycle). It employs 4 transistors and 7 diodes. The rear panel, has a hard-wired, high amperage cable with the Icom standard Molex plug plus a fuse jack (for supplied 10 amp fuse). 120 VAC input. 7.1 x 4.4 x 11.5 inches 18.1 lbs. This model of power supply has no built-in on/off switch and is designed to be switched by the radio it is connected to via two wires in the power connector.

Many ICom radios will handle turning the power on and off by themselves with no modification.