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DaveInDenver
05-19-2010, 01:15 PM
Consolidating into a new thread for Craigslist (or otherwise) sales.

DaveInDenver
05-19-2010, 01:16 PM
Fairly legendary receiver amongst amateurs.

Japan Radio NRD-515 Receiver - $950 (Falcon) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1730886880.html)

DaveInDenver
05-19-2010, 01:17 PM
Yaesu FT-767GX Amateur Transceiver - $650 (Ken Caryl) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1734062455.html)

DaveInDenver
05-31-2010, 07:49 AM
Yaesu FT-857D for sale - $600 (Broomfield) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1766688886.html)

Yaesu FT-857D with separation kit and MH-59A8J upgraded mic

Ham radio was purchased from HRO Denver less than 4 months ago

Used in a base configuration in a non smoking area

DaveInDenver
06-03-2010, 12:52 PM
Yaesu FT-51R Dual Band Ham Radio HT - $200 (S. Suburban Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1773463082.html)

This radio is in near new, excellent condition as can been seen from the pics and works perfectly. Specs and reviews are available on the web, but suffice it to say that the radio "does it all" and then some. It comes with Yaesu dual band antenna, CA-9 charging stand, an FNB-33X 4.8V, 2100 Mah low power, high capacity battery which will operate the radio for days, an NC-28B 8.7V charger, an E-DC-12 Mobile DC Adapter/Charger which allows 5W power output when mobile while charging the battery. The Operators Manual is also included. The radio has had the extended Rx/Tx mod performed.

Offered price for this pristine radio and accessories is $200 cash. Feel free to contact me with questions.

DaveInDenver
06-07-2010, 08:09 AM
Some nice rigs and his prices are pretty dang fair. Someone should definitely look at the TS-140, TS-430, IC-229, IC-28 and RS-35!

The Dentron is a 1kW linear that uses four 572B triodes, also a fair price but with the expectation that it'll need some TLC most like to the tune of I'd guess about $250. So for ~$500 that would be a very nice power amp that when you're done would be capable of roughly an easy 1.25kW.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1775775052.html

Collins S-Line (30L-1 Linear, 75S-1 Receiver, 32S03 Transmitter, 312B-4 Station Control) sold as set $1300.00

Kenwood HF Transceiver TS140S......$250.00
Kenwood HF Transceiver TS430S......$120.00
Icom 2 meter Transceiver IC229H.......$95.00
Icom 2 meter Transceiver IC28H........ $85.00
Dentron Clipperton-L Linear Amplifier..$275.00
CW keyer .............................................$5.00
Icom-IC-02AT 2 meter Handie Talkie ............$10.00
Astatic ON-H7 Desk Mike on Stand ...$10.00
Icom IC-PS-15 Poweer Supply ...........$80.00
Astron RS-35 Power Supply ...............$100.00

Interested: Call 303-886-1056 or 303-224-0304

DaveInDenver
06-15-2010, 04:23 PM
I came across an ATAS-120A on Craigslist a few weeks ago and was going to buy it until the fella found it had failed. He was very polite about it and did not feel comfortable selling it at any price (I asked if he would sell it cheaper) until he figured out the problem.

He dropped me an email this morning and said he'd figured out what happened and repaired & rebuilt the antenna. Turns out the motor had failed, he bought a factory replacement from Yeasu and it checks out fine again. Problem is that things changed for me and I no longer am in the market for this (I actually found another one) and I am not buying it.

So I am passing it along because the ham was very easy to deal with and upfront. His name is Scott, NØOBA. His email is n0oba1@comcast.net. He is using it with an Icom radio with an external controller, but is designed to interface directly with the Yeasu FT-857 and FT-897 with no additional hardware.

As a side note, I really like this antenna with my FT-857. It is very convenient. I thought seriously about the Tarheel and Groucho's Hi-Q, but in the end the Yeasu won out. Is it quite as good as the bigger boys? Nope, but it's a whole lot easier to use IMHO and looks a lot less offensive to the XYL in front of whom it's mounted out on the ARB. It really is less obviously a screwdriver antenna.

Jacket
06-16-2010, 12:58 PM
Dave - If you come across any Yaesu mobile rigs (i.e., FT-7800), let me know.

DaveInDenver
06-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Dave - If you come across any Yaesu mobile rigs (i.e., FT-7800), let me know.
There's still an FT-8900 on Craigslist.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1720934472.html

DaveInDenver
06-17-2010, 10:52 AM
I came across an ATAS-120A on Craigslist a few weeks ago and was going to buy it until the fella found it had failed.
Here it is:
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1795939033.html

Mendocino
06-17-2010, 01:50 PM
That is exactly what I want to put on the 40. If everything works and is there it's a good deal. The timing is not right for me however.

DaveInDenver
06-17-2010, 03:02 PM
That is exactly what I want to put on the 40. If everything works and is there it's a good deal. The timing is not right for me however.
These antennas typically go for about $300 new, so $225 is a decent little savings.

DaveInDenver
06-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Icom IC-2800H Dual Band Near Mint Cond. - $400 (Parker) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1805622324.html)

Cool radio, prolly about $700 when new.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/1153.html

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/1153.jpg

Price dropped to $300 today...

DaveInDenver
06-25-2010, 09:52 AM
Bump the thread

Looks like the seller of the IC-2800H dropped the price to $300 today. That is a steal.

corsair23
06-25-2010, 10:06 AM
That's a :cool: looking rig...I need something for the 40 but I don't think that would hold up well in a FJ40 environment...

DaveInDenver
06-25-2010, 10:07 AM
That's a :cool: looking rig...I need something for the 40 but I don't think that would hold up well in a FJ40 environment...
Yeah, probably not a great choice for a FJ40. Paging Jacket! Add a Bytronics Tinytrac with GPS and you have most of a FTM-350 for about $250 less. No Bluetooth or wideband FM (broadcast) RX.

DaveInDenver
07-05-2010, 05:36 PM
As the title reads, new in box Yaesu vx-7r.

I bought this in March for $320, never used.

$285 shipped.

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45783

DaveInDenver
09-01-2010, 08:19 AM
The current FT-60R is about $225, give or take. So this is not a fantastic deal if it needs a new battery, although since the original was NiCad and you can get NiMH replacements for about $30 it wouldn't be too bad if you talked him down. Also the FT-50R could take a 6 x AA holder and run (IIRC) the full 5W. So if you found that holder you could just use rechargeable AA cells and not worry about the custom pack.

Dual band amateur radio - $150 (Monument) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1921116435.html)

Yaesu FT-50R dual band hand held transceiver. This radio is practically new. Comes with a 4 AA Clamshell, car charger and the home charger. The regular batt needs to be renewed because it does not hold a charge.

Please call or Txt Tim with any questions. 719-290-3800.

DaveInDenver
09-01-2010, 08:21 AM
Kenwood TM-732A Dual band mobile w/Duplexer - $225 (Parker) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1916250400.html)

Ham radio for sale: Kenwood TM-732A Dual band (2-meter/440) Transceiver. With Diamond MX-72D Duplexer. Have Orig. box and manual for radio. Nice condition, fully functional. $225 obo.

The Kenwood TM-732A dual band 2 meter, 440 MHz transceiver provides high performance communications with operating ease. It features dual receive including V+V and U+U, built-in DTSS and page functions, 50 memory channels and multi-scan functions. The high visibility front panel is detachable. Extended receive range is 118-174 MHz and 438-450 MHz. Power output is 50/10/5 watts on 2 meters and 35/10/5 watts on 440 MHz. 5.52 x 1.6 x 6.3 inches 2.4 Lbs. (140x40x160mm 1.1 kg). Requires 13.8 VDC at 11.5 amps. MC-45DM multifunction DTMF hand mic included.

Features

* 50 Memories
* Scanning
* CTCSS Encode
* S Meter Squelch
* Auto Power Off



* Cross Band Repeat
* DTMF Memory
* Triple Tone Alert
* DTSS Pager Function
* DTMF Hand Mic

FJBRADY
09-03-2010, 06:07 PM
Opinon's needed:

Thinking I need a hand held with external antenna for the Tundra so I have communication to and from the trail. What would you suggest?

corsair23
09-03-2010, 08:53 PM
Opinon's needed:

Thinking I need a hand held with external antenna for the Tundra so I have communication to and from the trail. What would you suggest?

Steve...I'd probably put this in its own thread or a handheld thread vs. here :)

That said...Is the radio in the 40 crossband capable? If so, you could go inexpensive on the handheld and use the radio in the 40 to "reach" out. The handheld in the Tundra would be ok but travelling to Moab for instance, you'll be very limited (for a HAM) on who you can hit. You'll hear people a lot that you can't talk with. I ran the VX-7R with an external antenna in the LX for a year + and it was great for trail use...Not so good for driving to/from trails as the reach was limited. Given the size of the tundra and spots I'm sure you could hide the radio, I'd be inclined to get a mobile rig and install it vs a HT in there. Cost wise will probably be about the same, maybe even less depending on which HT vs. which mobile radio you might decide on.

FJBRADY
09-04-2010, 08:30 AM
Steve...I'd probably put this in its own thread or a handheld thread vs. here :)

That said...Is the radio in the 40 crossband capable? If so, you could go inexpensive on the handheld and use the radio in the 40 to "reach" out. The handheld in the Tundra would be ok but travelling to Moab for instance, you'll be very limited (for a HAM) on who you can hit. You'll hear people a lot that you can't talk with. I ran the VX-7R with an external antenna in the LX for a year + and it was great for trail use...Not so good for driving to/from trails as the reach was limited. Given the size of the tundra and spots I'm sure you could hide the radio, I'd be inclined to get a mobile rig and install it vs a HT in there. Cost wise will probably be about the same, maybe even less depending on which HT vs. which mobile radio you might decide on.

Oooops, my bad.....I see the handheld thread now. Thanks for the advice, Jeff.

DaveInDenver
09-08-2010, 09:25 AM
Yaesu FT 3000 HAM radio - $180 (Aurora) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1941510127.html)

The Yaesu FT-3000M is the only amateur 2 meter FM mobile with 70 full watts of power. Other highlights: 81 memories, twin cooling fans, menu programming, four power levels (70/50/25/10 watts). Wideband receive covers 110-180, 300-520 and 800-900 MHz (less cellular). The sub receiver allows split and full-duplex cross band. The easy-to-read display indicates the complete status of the radio.

The supplied MH-36A6J hand mic includes three programmable keys and can be used for direct frequency entry. It is backlit too! This radio is PC programmable using the optional ADMS2D programming kit. The FT-3000M is MIL-STD 810 tough. The rugged case is: 5.5 x 1.6 x 7.1 inches 2.8 Lbs (140x40x180 mm 1.25 kg). This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 15 amps. Click here for specifications.

Features
81 Memories
70 Watts Output
DCS
Backlit DTMF Mic
Spectrum Scope
CTCSS Encode
Alpha Numeric LCD
Smart Search
Odd Offsets
ARTS™ Auto-Range Transponder System

DaveInDenver
09-08-2010, 09:26 AM
Kenwood ham radio HT TH-6 Great radio - $150 (englewood) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1941913088.html)

I am selling my extra HT kenwood th-6 ham radio. comes with factory battery and charger. Cell phone died and need new one :( . Local cash sale only. Has been reset and ready for use.

http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Communications/Amateur_Radio/Portables/TH-F6A

DaveInDenver
09-08-2010, 02:48 PM
YAESU VX-5R (ham radio) - $125 (Lakewood CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1943306608.html)

YAESU tri-band HT complete with standard accessories, including manual & original box

Optional accessories included as follows:
AC & DC chargers
external speaker/microphone
long wire antenna
mobile antenna adapter

Shipping available at your cost

corsair23
09-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Hmmm....Wonder if Brady is still looking for a HT for the Tundra?

What's the scoop Dave on the FT 3000? Is it a fairly durable radio for use in less than ideal conditions, i.e. a 40?

DaveInDenver
09-08-2010, 03:48 PM
Hmmm....Wonder if Brady is still looking for a HT for the Tundra?

What's the scoop Dave on the FT 3000? Is it a fairly durable radio for use in less than ideal conditions, i.e. a 40?
Yeah, I dunno much about the FT-3000 other than what I found on the web. Looks like it would be a fine radio, roughly positioned between the current FT-7900 and FT-8800 in capability with the exception of available memories. It is probably 10 year old or so. I was thinking about contacting the fella. BTW, I don't think it does a separated face, though. It's wide band RX, 2m TX, 70W. Looks like a nice display and I think it does dual RX.

DaveInDenver
09-13-2010, 12:29 PM
Prices are fair but not super spectacular. A new ATAS-120A goes for about $325 or so. The FT-857 is new about $850. I think he's actually quite high on the power supply. A brand new Astron SS-25 goes for $100.

Yaesu FT-857D & ATAS-120A - $950 (Trinidad/Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1947247692.html)

I have a used Yaesu FT-857D with ATAS-120A antenna, and Radio Shack 25amp switching power supply. I have homemade separation cables but no bracket, no long power cable, no owners manual. All three are used and have cosmetic scratches etc. but otherwise work 100%. The 857D does have a short power cable with Anderson Powerpoles so you can power it anyway you like. $950 shipped for all 3, or separately $650 shipped for the radio, $250 shipped for the antenna, $100 shipped for the power supply. I can also meet you most anywhere along the I-25 corridor from Longmont to New Mexico. If you would like to meet the price would be $900 for all 3 items.

DaveInDenver
09-15-2010, 12:06 PM
Yaesu VX-5R Ham Radio Tripple Band, GREAT condition - $100 (Parker, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1955341577.html)

I'm posting my Yaesu VX-5R Tripple Band HT. I bought it a few years ago and maybe used it 10 times, I ended up not doing much VHF Ham Radio and didn't have much need for an HT. It's as it comes from the factory, with no modifications. I have the original antenna and power supply, and a portable hand mike for it. It comes from a smoke free home and I kept it stored for the last year in my home office. It's a solid radio and it's size is perfect for handheld/portable use.

A similar setup is going for over $150 on ebay, but I am willing to negotiate on price, I take cash only.

Please email with any questions!

nakman
09-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Yaesu VX-5R Ham Radio Tripple Band, GREAT condition - $100 (Parker, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/1955341577.html)

I'm posting my Yaesu VX-5R Tripple Band HT. I bought it a few years ago and maybe used it 10 times, I ended up not doing much VHF Ham Radio and didn't have much need for an HT. It's as it comes from the factory, with no modifications. I have the original antenna and power supply, and a portable hand mike for it. It comes from a smoke free home and I kept it stored for the last year in my home office. It's a solid radio and it's size is perfect for handheld/portable use.

A similar setup is going for over $150 on ebay, but I am willing to negotiate on price, I take cash only.

Please email with any questions!

Presuming that's in decent shape, that's a solid deal on a solid radio. Anyone who's thinking hey maybe a HT would be cool to have should go make this guy an offer.

DaveInDenver
09-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Presuming that's in decent shape, that's a solid deal on a solid radio. Anyone who's thinking hey maybe a HT would be cool to have should go make this guy an offer.
Looks good in the photos.

Jacket
10-11-2010, 02:38 PM
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1986632220.html

Not sure the prices are all that great tho.

FJBRADY
10-11-2010, 03:33 PM
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1986632220.html

Not sure the prices are all that great tho.

No the prices are weak. I bought my 2800 for $110 last year and I believe it's replacement goes for $125 at HRO.

DaveInDenver
10-11-2010, 03:48 PM
The FT-2900 usually goes for about $150~$160 and the FT-1900 goes for $130~$140. A brand new, in the box FT-2800 is not worth the same as a new FT-2900. He should be expecting $100~$125 tops. A year or two ago these radios were cheaper but the dollar exchange rate is not going in our favor on imported stuff.

CO Hunter
11-02-2010, 07:26 PM
No affiliation. Seems pretty nice.

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2037229703.html


I'm close to buying this:

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2036139703.html

From what I've read it can be used to measure swr for antenna tuning. Anyone have experience with it?

RockRunner
11-02-2010, 07:34 PM
Nice find, the VX8 would be a good deal with all his add on's. May call him tomorrow.

DaveInDenver
11-02-2010, 07:43 PM
I'm close to buying this:

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2036139703.html

From what I've read it can be used to measure swr for antenna tuning. Anyone have experience with it?
It's a true peak reading power/SWR meter. Nice piece of equipment, 'specially for $50. But make sure you realize that the YS-60 is for HF, 1.6MHz to 60MHz. The YS-500 covers VHF and UHF, 140 MHz up to 525MHz. This one would work for CB stuff, as well as 160m to 6m ham.

CO Hunter
11-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Dave thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize this one was for HF only, or read right past it anyway.

DaveInDenver
11-13-2010, 03:43 PM
Not a bad price (new about $175) for a neat little tuner. I have one of these, BTW, ideal for portable and QRP since it can run on batteries without much work.

LDG Z11-Pro Autotuner. HAM radio - $120 (Broomfield) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2050644687.html)

LDG Z11-Pro Autotuner in great condition.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5388

Meet the Z-11ProII, everything you always wanted in a small, portable tuner designed from the ground up for battery operation. Only 5" x 7.5" x 1.5", and weighing only 18 ounces, it handles 0.1 to 125 watts, making it ideal for both QRP and standard 100 watt transceivers from 160 - 6 meters.

The Z-11ProII uses LDG’s state-of-the-art processor-controlled Switched-L tuning network. It will match dipoles, verticals, inverted-Vs or virtually any coax-fed antenna. With an optional LDG balun, it will also match longwires or antennas fed with ladder-line.

The Z-11ProII has 2,000 memories automatically storing tuning configurations for each frequency and band as you use them. Frequency sensing circuitry lets the Z-11Pro “know” your operating band and frequency. Whenever you transmit on or near a frequency you’ve used before, the Z-11ProII retunes from memory almost instantly. Full auto mode tunes with SSB. Just speak into the mic and it tunes! Memories are retained indefinitely.

Rugged and easy-to-read LEDs indicate SWR and status. The Z-11ProII uses latching relays which retain the tuned configuration even when powered down; current draw when not tuning is effectively zero.

DaveInDenver
11-13-2010, 03:44 PM
Kenwood TM-733A dual band ham radio - $225 (Franktown) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2048074631.html)

Kenwood TM-733A dual band VHF/UHF ham radio. Has the TSU-8 CTCSS board. Comes with mic, no power cord or mounting bracket.

http://images.craigslist.org/3k53p83l15Z35Q35X6ab7b11590b0f83d10a2.jpg

DaveInDenver
11-13-2010, 03:45 PM
Little Tarheel II mobile HF ham radio antenna and Mount - $350 (Franktown) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2048069274.html)

Little Tarheel II mobile HF screwdriver ham radio antenna, black. Good condition, comes with antenna, MT-1 stainless mount and control cable. You will need to add an appropriate up/down switch and the whip of your choice.

http://images.craigslist.org/3kd3o53ld5Y35Z65X1ab7fffc44c5b3dc1655.jpg

DaveInDenver
11-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Paging rhyary! Wire me $800 and I'd be sure to work it through its paces, just to be helpful, dontcha know.

The ICOM IC-746 is a really, really awesome all mode (CW, AM, FM, SSB, packet) 160m-6m & 2m radio (40W on AM, 100W all other modes). This radio would blow away a FT-897 and is $100 less than a new one of those. Give up battery options (no biggie) and UHF to it, but generation newer DSP and probably an order better receiver.

If I had $800 I'd be all over this one, that's pretty close to 1/2 of its new price. In fact, if someone wanted to buy my refreshed Alinco DX-70T(H) and FT-8800R for $800... :-)

ICOM Ham Radio Transceiver - $799 (Golden, Co) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2026459144.html)

IC-746 Pro
Brand New Condition
With Power Supply
1 Yr Old
Manuals & Original Boxes
Ham Stick Antennas with Mag Mount

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/746pro/default.aspx

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0074.html

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0074lrg.jpg

DaveInDenver
11-18-2010, 05:24 AM
Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band Transciever - $369 (Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2065986895.html)

Yaesu FT-8900R
QUADBAND 29/50/144/430 VHF/UHF FULL DUPLEX HAM radio.
YSK-8900 separation Kit included. All boxes and manuals included. In Excellent condition.
50 Watts of power output on the 29/50/144 MHz Amateur bands, and 35 Watts on the 430 MHz band. Over 800 memory channels.
Frequency coverage 28-29.7 MHz, 50-54 MHz, 108-180 MHz, 300-480 MHz, and 700-985 MHz (cellular frequencies are blocked).

DaveInDenver
11-18-2010, 05:26 AM
Alinco DJ-X10 Radio - $125 (Elizabeth) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2060285636.html)

I have a Alinco DJ-X10 reciver. The unit is in great condition. Need to clean the shack.

CardinalFJ60
11-18-2010, 06:58 AM
Seems like a decent price for the 8900. is this too much radio for a newbie with just Tech?

jacdaw
11-18-2010, 07:11 AM
Seems like a decent price for the 8900. is this too much radio for a newbie with just Tech?Not at all, you have full privileges on 6m, 2m and 70cm, and you have a really tiny slice of voice spectrum on 10 meters now that the code requirement is dropped. Since this is an FM only radio, you can use it to its fullest, iirc. I used to have one. The 6 presets and dual in-band receive are really useful features. And I think the mic plugs into the remote head unit for super easy hiding of the radio body. If you need a custom length remote cable I still have the crimper. The cable and ends are cheap at Radio Shack.

jacdaw
11-18-2010, 07:18 AM
BTW, a few companies sell a quad band mobile antenna for the FT8900. I had the Diamond version and it is a beast. I broke it on a tree branch because it had no give. If you want to transmit on 10m/6m on this radio, I suggest running two antennas and a switch.

CardinalFJ60
11-18-2010, 07:22 AM
I just emailed the seller, we'll see what happens. :cheers:

Jacket
11-18-2010, 08:30 AM
Seems like a decent price for the 8900. is this too much radio for a newbie with just Tech?

In a lot of senses, it is too much radio, but has two key features that I think make it worth the cost:

1. detachable face plate - makes it so that you can remote mount the big radio somewhere out of site, and put together a simple and clean install of just a 3x8 (guessing) face plate on your dash.

2. Dual monitoring feature - allows you to monitor two stations simultaneously. Very useful when monitoring simplex (146.460) as well as the repeater network (Colorado Connection) to find where the RS chatter is.

There are tons of other features in the radio, but for the simple HAM these are two nice and practical pieces.

DaveInDenver
11-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Seems like a decent price for the 8900. is this too much radio for a newbie with just Tech?
John hit the high points, so I'll add a couple of things.

I think the FT-8900 is a bit of an enigma. Being FM-only for TX is somewhat limiting, having SSB would I think make it much more flexible. The antenna selection is a problem for OHV use, there is just nothing available in an all-in-one option that is gonna last on our trucks. Like John mentions, a duplexer and two antennas is an option or running an NMO mount would make swapping easier. There are a couple 6/2/70 choices and then you can just add a trimmed CB antenna for 10m.

OTOH, the FT-8900 is in most ways otherwise the same as the FT-8800, which is a great radio. Having the option of 6m and 10m is neat and extra options are good. This is normally about a $450+ radio and at this price it's less than the FT-8800 and almost down to a new FT-7900 price. So from that aspect you are getting a lot more radio for your money and even if you never use the features and just run a 2m/70cm antenna on it all the time, you haven't lost anything.

Truth is (I think) most people will never use 10m and 6m FM, though with the solar cycle rising it would be fun (I think) to test propagation and suddenly get into a 10m or 6m repeater in SoCal or Texas...

jacdaw
11-18-2010, 08:45 AM
<snip>I think the FT-8900 is a bit of an enigma. Being FM-only for TX is somewhat limiting, having SSB would I think make it much more flexible.<'snip>SSB on 10 with a vertical antenna (even an outbacker type) seems limiting to me as well, but people do it. I have seen rovers use a 6m horizontal beam on top of their cars, chasing grid squares. Can you imagine even three elements on 10m?
That's a lot of metal in the air for mobile ops.:yagi:

jacdaw
11-18-2010, 08:47 AM
I say buy as much radio as you can afford. If nothing else, you might hear something interesting someday that will peak your interest. Then again, that can be a slippery slope...:eek:

rhyary
11-18-2010, 08:54 AM
I just saw this. Looking into it if not too late

Paging rhyary! Wire me $800 and I'd be sure to work it through its paces, just to be helpful, dontcha know.

The ICOM IC-746 is a really, really awesome all mode (CW, AM, FM, SSB, packet) 160m-6m & 2m radio (40W on AM, 100W all other modes). This radio would blow away a FT-897 and is $100 less than a new one of those. Give up battery options (no biggie) and UHF to it, but generation newer DSP and probably an order better receiver.

If I had $800 I'd be all over this one, that's pretty close to 1/2 of its new price. In fact, if someone wanted to buy my refreshed Alinco DX-70T(H) and FT-8800R for $800... :-)

ICOM Ham Radio Transceiver - $799 (Golden, Co) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2026459144.html)



http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/746pro/default.aspx

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0074.html

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0074lrg.jpg

rhyary
11-18-2010, 09:00 AM
Hmm, I am pretty sold on the Kenwood TS 480HX. I just have to come up with all the other components, mounting locations and at some point save enough money for it. The detachable plate of the 480 is important to me. The TS-480 seems to be capable and designed for Mobile operation. The only think I am not sure about is that Kenwood came out with the TS-590 (not mobile) and I get the sense they might come out with a newer 480 soon. And I am not in a rush to begin with.

Rami

DaveInDenver
11-18-2010, 09:37 AM
Hmm, I am pretty sold on the Kenwood TS 480HX. I just have to come up with all the other components, mounting locations and at some point save enough money for it. The detachable plate of the 480 is important to me. The TS-480 seems to be capable and designed for Mobile operation. The only think I am not sure about is that Kenwood came out with the TS-590 (not mobile) and I get the sense they might come out with a newer 480 soon. And I am not in a rush to begin with.

Rami
I would not wait on what might come down the pike, budget what you want to spend and jump in when the right one comes up. One thing I can guarantee is that what you buy will /always/ be obsolete sooner rather than later... Buying used is the best way to maximize your budget since hams are chronic tinkers and ones with more money tend to upgrade a lot. What I did at home was to start saving for a FT-450 and when I had enough money a very nice DX-70T(H) (with an Alpine Antennas screwdriver to boot) showed up on Craigslist, which I ended up getting instead and with the left over money I bought that LDG Z-11 Pro II and a Astron RS-35M power supply. I essentially went from nothing to a complete shack for $600. Now to just finish installation. :-)

The TS-480 is a very nice radio! One thing I did not like about it was that the face is pretty bulky, couldn't find a good place in my truck for it. But with a Cruiser that is probably a lot less of an issue compared to my little tin box. A center console like in the 80 would make the difference, something I don't have.

It's also pretty pricey IMHO since it's performance is closer to the FT-857, being that both have DSP in the AF section only. If I was gonna spend $1,000+ it would definitely be on a IC-7000, which has a generation newer DSP that's placed in the IF, where it's going to be much more effective. The IC-7000 is a close competitor to the FT-950/TS-590 level of radio. I expect that Yeasu and Kenwood will have to come up with something comparable (and I'd guess Yeasu will intro or at least annouce the 857/897 successor in 2011) to stay in the game. If ICOM can get the IC-7000 down about $200 it will rule the mobile HF market.

rhyary
11-18-2010, 09:58 AM
The IC-7000 has been on the short list as well and was recommended to me.
The mounting location on the 80 will be passenger back where the third seat bracket is.
I have 1/0 cable from the second battery terminate there and it powers my electronics. It is also easy to get the antenna wire into that location.

The radio will have to have a face plate that I will bring to the front same as my FTM-350 setup.

I am aware that the 480 DSP is on the AF and I know it should be on the IF. The 480 has two TI 16 bit so it can do a 32bit floating point but i recongnize that it is not current as a true 32bit FP.

I am cool with waiting for an amazing deal on CL...
I have noticed that many hams have many radios, I prefer to buy one and be content with it.

rhyary
11-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Good points as usual. The Kenwood interface is less menu driven and supposetly will be easier to use on the road. But I checked the IC-7000 again it I have to say it looks impressive. Keeping with the spirit of this thread, I suppose if any of the two will come up on CL in as new condition I will have to be ready with the $$$.

DaveInDenver
11-18-2010, 11:21 AM
Good points as usual. The Kenwood interface is less menu driven and supposetly will be easier to use on the road. But I checked the IC-7000 again it I have to say it looks impressive. Keeping with the spirit of this thread, I suppose if any of the two will come up on CL in as new condition I will have to be ready with the $$$.
I think you understand my points. I've seen a lot of guys put the cart before the horse. I'm as guilty as anyone, I really like the technical aspect of the hobby. But keep your expectations reasonable because with HF you will be spending more time tinkering and tweaking and I don't want to see you regret spending $1,000 on a radio that ends up being little more than a fancy 2m mobile, you already have a very nice one of those. Mobile operation is for me a lot less of an issue because I just don't do it that much. So menus don't both me and I got the fancy DTMF mic for my radio that has all the important functions at my fingertips anyway. I think of my radio as more of a truck-portable HF rig than as a mobile rig, so to speak (it is my 2m FM for driving since I only have the one radio in the truck).

DaveInDenver
11-23-2010, 12:08 PM
ICOM 746 HF 160m-6m Ham Radio With original manual and box - $650 (Englewood) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2075970071.html)

I am selling my Icom 746 Ham radio. comes with original power cord, hand mic, manual, box and some installed filters. I purchased this radio and have little time to put it to use. Excellent condition!. I will add pics later today.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0657.html

DaveInDenver
12-13-2010, 11:02 AM
This seems like a great deal.

Kenwood TM-732A Dual Band Ham Radio Transceiver - $200 (S. Suburban Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2107748645.html)

http://home.comcast.net/~dhf35/images/732frt2.jpg

jacdaw
12-14-2010, 11:39 AM
I agree. Good solid dualbander for a smokin holiday price. Perfect entry point.

This seems like a great deal.

Kenwood TM-732A Dual Band Ham Radio Transceiver - $200 (S. Suburban Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2107748645.html)

DaveInDenver
12-14-2010, 11:49 AM
I agree. Good solid dualbander for a smokin holiday price. Perfect entry point.
That's prolly 1/2 or less of its original price and less than 1/2 of a new FT-8800 or DR-635T, the closest current production radios. Looks like it was a base QTH rig, not beat up in a mobile use. Somebody really should grab it!

DaveInDenver
12-17-2010, 07:39 AM
Ed. Note: This is a typo, it's a FT-817ND

Yaesu FT-517ND - All mode/All band radio - $475 (Colo Spgs) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2091886274.html)
Here is a mint condition FT-517ND rig that comes with an internal battery, power supply, and a 20 meter portable antenna.

This second is the FT-817, the first generation of the radio. It's lacks the WARC bands and does have a different final power amp design that is slightly less reliable than the current FT-817ND (and I stress slightly). But with the BHI board this would be a very, very nice radio. I'm tempted to buy it and sell my FT-817ND...

Yaesu FT-817 with BHI DSP and dual filter board with 300hz and 2300hz - $550 (Fort Collins) (http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/2042300846.html)
I bought this used 3 months ago for and haven't had time to play with it. The mic cord is yellow now because the one pictured broke a connector. Also included is a field manual for the radio. I think this thing needs a new speaker too, I just set it up and couldn't get any sound even though it was receiving and transmitting.

Yaesu FT-817 with BHI DSP and dual filter board with 300hz and 2300hz Collins filters

New with the options is over a grand. This one priced at $550

This is a very nice FT-817 with the upgraded PA board to cure the blown finals problem.

Installed from W4RT are the BHI DSP unit which is excellent. Also the One Board Filter with Collins 300hz and 2300hz mechanical filters.

Info here: http://www.w4rt.com/

After the finals went south a couple years ago, the PA board was replaced with the latest board that solves the blown finals problem. After installation, I tested the rig into a dummy load @ 5W keydown for 30 minutes and while it got really hot, there were no problems, so the new PA design seems solid.

There have been no mods to increase power (a bad idea even with the new PA). Full power is set to exactly 5W, as read on my OHR QRP meter. Lower output settings are right on the money.

Other enhancements include an 8-cell AA battery holder that has been fused to allow charging in the rig.

Also included is a Maha MN-FNB-72 1700 MaH NiMH pack. It will take a charge, but I have not tested capacity. I have been using Sanyo Eneloop AA cells with great success, so the Maha pack has little use.

With the DSP and filters, this little rig really performs well. The 2300hz Collins filter not only helps receive, but it really helps with transmit, allowing more audio punch in the right places, over the stock ceramic filter. I have made many SSB contacts on 5 watts into a 30 foot wire in a tree.

For CW, the 300hz filter gives this little rig great selectivity.

Included are the box, OEM whip antenna, mic, and strap. Unfortionately, I lost one of the strap brackets that mount on the rig, so if you want to use the strap, you will need to order a bracket from Yaesu.

I really hate to part with this little gem, as I have had a lot of fun with it, but I recently built an Elecraft K1 for CW, and an Elecraft K3 that I will be using for portable SSB and digital. Since I want some more options for the K3, the FT-817 needs to go to pay for them.

If you are looking for a loaded FT-817, you will be pleased with this one. All the options are installed, and it is ready for field day.

From what I understand, there is a mod to add 60M to this rig, but I never looked into that, as 5W ssb on 60M probably isn't very practical.

Bruce Miller
12-17-2010, 04:56 PM
The Yaesu web site claims the FT-817ND will operate on all bands 160-10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters, plus 70cm. How come this one won't work on the WARC bands? It seems to me that the one in Fort Collins comes with too much baggage. Too much bad history. And if it really doesn't have WARC band capabilities, it's not worth anywhere near the asking price. Buyer beware!

Seldom Seen
12-17-2010, 05:12 PM
The Yaesu web site claims the FT-817ND will operate on all bands 160-10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters, plus 70cm. How come this one won't work on the WARC bands? It seems to me that the one in Fort Collins comes with too much baggage. Too much bad history. And if it really doesn't have WARC band capabilities, it's not worth anywhere near the asking price. Buyer beware!

The W4RT mods and the Collins filters alone are worth $400, more if the mods included the dual Heil mic elements.

The 1st gen 817's (non ND's) had a problems with the PA and it sounds like that problem has been fixed. 1st gens didn't have the WARC bands programed in, Yaesu has since released a firmware update to solve that problem as well ('cept 60 meters is not channelized, But we're hams and can figure that out ;) )

DaveInDenver
12-17-2010, 07:37 PM
The Yaesu web site claims the FT-817ND will operate on all bands 160-10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters, plus 70cm. How come this one won't work on the WARC bands? It seems to me that the one in Fort Collins comes with too much baggage. Too much bad history. And if it really doesn't have WARC band capabilities, it's not worth anywhere near the asking price. Buyer beware!
Like Brian says, the early FT-817 (no ND) did not do WARC bands out of the box. The DSP is worth about $170 and the dual filter mod about $250. New the FT-817ND is about $625. The finals problem was a known issue and Yaesu did replacements to the power amp board that is in the current FT-817ND, so that in and of itself wouldn't be a huge worry. I agree that I would probably offer a bit less than he's asking, though. Two things would concern me, the battery modification can be problematic and whether or not the mods were done by W4RT or not.

http://www.w4rt.com/

DaveInDenver
01-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Yaesu VX-5R w/ accessorie​s - $175 (Arvada) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2151610869.html)

Not too bad of a price, desirable radio.

Yaesu FT-840 Amateur Transeiver w/ Tuner - $500 (Arvada) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2151604268.html)

Price seems a little high, but a solid radio. A new FT-450 is only $100 or so more and that is a much better radio (although the FT-450D with built-in tuner is more like $900). For $500 it seems to include the tuner, which makes it a better deal.

Yaesu FT-450AT /MT Amateur Radio - $600 (Aurora) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2138971486.html)

For comparison to the FT-840, something sorta like this one...

Yaesu FT-817ND + Extras - $500 (Colo Spgs) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2151109779.html)

I really like my FT-817, super fun radio... Price isn't super good, though.

Ham Radio/2Meter Transceiver - $200 (Golden) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2139811838.html)

This is a Radio Shack HTX-202. Popular radio, based on an ICOM design, although not sure if they actually built it. Thing is literally a brick but I just don't see why they command the price they do. It's a cult thing I guess.

DaveInDenver
02-08-2011, 08:31 AM
Paging Gary! Nice radio, not a super great price for just the radio (new they are around $650). But the power supply is probably worth $100 and the FL-222 SSB filter, UT-106 and UT-102 are all combined worth another $500 so the package is a good deal.

IC718 w/PS85, Mike UT102, UT106 cables and SEC1235M - $650 (COS-Briargate) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2202685186.html)

Icom IC-718 100w HF all band Transceiver. Comes with Matching Icom PS85 AC (110v) power supply and cable, DC mobile cable, HM-36 Hand Microphone, SignaLink data cable, 13pin DIN pigtail cable. Serial # 01984. This model is still in production.
I got this transceiver less then a year ago and am now out of the hobby. I have not used this item more then ten times.
It works great and has the FL222 IF filter, UT102 Voice Synthesizer, and UT106 DSP/ANF receive circuit installed. On SSB you will be able to work all over the US and Canada, as well as England, Italy, Bosnia, Brazil, Azores, Cuba and Italy.

Its from a Non-Smoking shack.

Amateur License is required to transmit with this radio.

In addition, I am including a Samplex SEC1235M power supply.

84cruzer
02-08-2011, 07:48 PM
What a sweet deal! :thumb: I must have missed it! Don't really have the $$ right now anyway. Thanks for thinking of me, I will have something like that soon. :hill:

DaveInDenver
02-09-2011, 08:20 AM
No prob, always dreaming.

DaveInDenver
02-13-2011, 05:48 PM
I know next to nothing about these, but look like an interesting SDR.

Universal Radio page: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/widerxvr/3100.html
Strong Signals page: http://www.strongsignals.net/access/reviews/reviews.cgi?type=display&rtype=fi&class=recv&num=012

ICOM IC-PCR100 - $90 (Erie) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2208827382.html)

I have some of these I'd like to sell. If you're interested call me @ 303-828-3864

icom ic-pcr 100
General Specifications

* 10kHz-824MHz, 849-869, 894-1300MHz range (USA)
* Scan rate 16cps
* WFM, FM, AM, Auto
* 1000 channels per file (50 channels x 20 banks)
* 1, 5, 6.25, 9, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 500kHz; 1MHz steps
* CTCSS
* Attenuator
* Automatic noise limiter (ANL)
* Narrow/wide filter
* Autostore
* 20 search limits
* Signal meter
* Bandscope
* Icom PCR-100 Specs

ham,radio,receiver,computer,communication,wide band,icom

Thanks

DaveInDenver
02-13-2011, 05:49 PM
Yaesu FT-817 Ham Radio - $400 (Wellington) (http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/2206509075.html)

For sale an FT-817. It is not the "ND" version, but the finals have been replaced with ND finals.
Includes a laptop AC power supply w/ power pole connector, and stock mic.
Condition is good or better. Display has some small scratches, but they are small enough I can't get a picture of them and you have to look for them hard. Also a few scratches on the botton.

DaveInDenver
02-21-2011, 08:56 AM
Ham radio Yaesu VX-8R - $500 (PARKER, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2225096299.html)

Great Beginners set. Very good condition. Barely used. You may test/make some calls before you buy it.

radio
car ant.
hand mic. and speaker
Programming software
Programming cable
Car charger
House charger

Serious buyer only
* Location: PARKER, CO

DaveInDenver
02-23-2011, 09:10 AM
This went QUICK, under a day!

This is a pretty good deal. I assume it's the older non-D model. The differences between the D and non-D are that the newer one includes the DSP board standard (this could be added to the older model) and the current model does 60 meters. They are otherwise identical AFAIK. This is unlike some changed models that include functional improvements (like the FT-817D has an improved power amp design, this is not a trivial change). Right now the FT-857D goes for about $850. The MH-59 mic is a nice upgrade, that's also worth about $50.

Ham/ Amateur Radio - $475 (Greeley, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2228856741.html)

FT-857 ultra-compact HF/VHF/UHF Yaesu Transceiver with manual. Like new, non-smoking environment. Includes MH-59 DTMF Mic and power cord.

* Location: Greeley, CO

DaveInDenver
02-24-2011, 08:13 AM
Now this is interesting. :-)

ham radio money - $165 (Ham Radio Outlet) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2231083783.html)
I have credit at the Ham Radio Outlet that i will most likely never use. The credit amount is $188.45 and i am selling it for $165.00. We would just need to meet at the store and transfer it to your callsign.
p.s....i also have a 10 meter-3 element antenna (plus rotator) for sale.

thanks

DaveInDenver
02-25-2011, 10:59 AM
Arguably one the best radios Yaesu has /ever/ made. Thinking if I maybe sell a radio or two...

HAM RADIO: YAESU FT-1000MP MARK V - $1650 (GREELEY, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2233828196.html)

NEAR-MINT, ORIGINAL OWNER, NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT, 200 WATTS OUT, DUAL RECEIVERS, INCLUDES: FP-29 PS, SP-8 EXTERNAL SPEAKER, MH-31 DYNAMIC MIC, YF-114SN AND YF-110CN INRAD FILTERS, CABLES, OPERATING MANUAL, TECHNICAL OVERVIEW MANUAL, SERVICE MANUAL ON DVD, SALES BROCHURE, QST PRODUCT REVIEW, AND ORIGINAL BOXES.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/2360lrg.jpg

DaveInDenver
03-01-2011, 08:27 AM
A new FT-817ND is about $650, decent deal. I really like the little 817, very cool radio.

Yaesu FT-817ND (Complete Station) - $500 (Colo Spgs) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2240596448.html)

Up for sale is a Yaesu FT-817ND all-mode all-band ham radio. It is in MINT condition with extras such as a Yaesu case, a 20M Maldol antenna, a Radio Shack power supply and various connectors. It even comes with a 20M homebrew antenna for better performance. It has never been used outside and doesn't have a few hours of transmit time.

DaveInDenver
03-03-2011, 07:43 AM
So do you suppose it was the guns or radios that made her reconsider?

Trade engagement ring and mens wedding band - $700 (Denver, co) (http://denver.craigslist.org/bar/2243669897.html)

Engagement ring is a .25 karat solitaire diamond on a size 5.25, 18K gold band.

Mens ring is a size 12.5 tungsten carbide ring with a cross pattern around it.

Both rings are in excellent condition. I have signed appraisals for both from Shane Co. Both appraised at $385 each.

I am looking to trade both rings for reloading equipment of equal value. Sorry, not interested in any products from Lee. Prefer RCBS or Hornady. Just getting in to reloading so I need EVERYTHING to get started.

SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY, PLEASE NO SERVICES, WILL CONSIDER OTHER TRADE OFFERS, ESPECIALLY HAM RADIO EQUIMENT.

DaveInDenver
03-03-2011, 07:45 AM
This is pretty close (within about $25 or so) to what a new in the box one goes for, but still local, no sales tax, no shipping costs and might be able to talk him down.

YAESU VX-7R Radio - $300 (Decatur) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2243536701.html)

YAESU model VX-7R Radio, purchased approximately 4 months ago, took a ride to Argentina, however - never used, has 2 pre-set channels (AMGA and Grajales - if you're ever in Argentina), will ship at no extra cost.

DaveInDenver
03-04-2011, 11:55 AM
This is pretty much exactly the rig I'm running.

YAESU 857/ATAS-120 - $985 (AURORA, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2246556122.html)

HAM RADIO YAESU 857D with remote mic (MH59) and YAESU ATAS-120 self tuning antenna (list $799 + 74.99 + 339.95 = $1213.94) with all cables needed to hook up as mobile,. Exsellent condition and works 100%, KD0ESU. call 303.353.9305 $985.00 FIRM

DaveInDenver
03-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Ham Radio Yaesu FT8800R - $300 (Dillon Colorado) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2251112068.html)

I had this in my dodge remote mounted for two years. Works great. I forgot to take the mounting bracket out from under the dash when I sold my truck. I have all other parts. Will ship at no extra cost. KD5NFF

* Location: Dillon Colorado

Icom IC-W31A Ham Radio Dual Band - $250 (Dillon Colorado) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2251125538.html)

The radio is open to out of band. I have the mic, desk charger, and car cigarette lighter charger. Works great.

* Location: Dillon Colorado

DaveInDenver
03-07-2011, 07:41 AM
MFJ-259B SWR Antenna Analyzer - $200 (SE Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/sys/2251169883.html)

MFJ-259B gives you a complete pictures of your antennas performance. You can read antenna SWR and Complex Impedance 1.8 to 170MHz
Read Complex Impedance as series resistance and reactance (R+jX) or as magnitude (Z) and phase (degrees). You can determine velocity factor, coax cable loss in dB, length of coax and distance to a short or open in feet. You can read SWR, return loss and reflection coefficient at any frequency simultaneously at a single glance. Also read inductance in UH and capacitance in pF at RF frequencies. Large easy-to-read two line LCD screen and side-by-side meters clearly display your information. Built-in frequency counter, Ni-Cad charger circuit, battery saver, low battery warning and smooth re-duction drive tuning and much more.
Super easy to use! Just set the bandswitch and tune the dial -- just like you transceiver. SWR and Complex Impedance are displayed instantly!

Heres what you can do
Find your antennas true resonant frequency. Trim dipoles and verticals.
Adjust your Yagi, quad, loop and other antennas, change antenna spacing and height and watch SWR, resistance and reactance change instantly. Youll know exactly what to do by simply watching the display. Perfectly tune critical HF mobile antennas in seconds for super DX -- without subjecting your transceiver to high SWR. Measure your antennas 2:1 SWR bandwidth on one band, or analyze multiband performance from 1.8 to 170Mhz! Check SWR outside the ham bands without violating FCC rules. Take the guesswork out of building and adjusting matching networks and baluns. Measure distance in feet to a short or open in faulty coax. Measure length of a roll of coax, coax loss, velocity factor, impedance. Measure inductance and capacitance. measure resonant frequency and approximate Q of traps, stubs, transmission lines, RF chokes, tuned circuits and baluns. Adjust your antenna tuner for a perfect 1:1 match without creating QRM. And this is only the beginning! the MFJ-259B is a complete ham radio test station including -- frequency counter, RF signal generator, SWR Analyzer, RF resistance and Reactance Analyzer, Coax Analyzer, Capacitance and Inductance Meter and more!

$200, meet up near SE Denver or Denver metro area. Cash only. First come, first serve. Unit was tested and includes batteries.

DaveInDenver
03-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Looks like a price drop to $400.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2264487410.html

Ham radio Yaesu VX-8R - $500 (PARKER, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2225096299.html)

Great Beginners set. Very good condition. Barely used. You may test/make some calls before you buy it.

radio
car ant.
hand mic. and speaker
Programming software
Programming cable
Car charger
House charger

Serious buyer only
* Location: PARKER, CO

Groucho
03-14-2011, 11:55 AM
MFJ-259B (http://denver.craigslist.org/sys/2261026209.html)

Same as Dave posted, now down in price.

nakman
03-28-2011, 10:19 PM
Marco this would look classy in your 40 http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2251129485.html :cool:

rover67
03-29-2011, 09:24 AM
I dig it, I shot the person an email.

DaveInDenver
03-29-2011, 10:12 AM
I dig it, I shot the person an email.
Happy hunting, it's been on CL for a while. It's a neat radio and from what I understand built like a tank.

nakman
03-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Ok here's a silly question, but if it doesn't do CTCSS does that mean no repeaters? simplex only?

DaveInDenver
03-29-2011, 10:56 AM
Ok here's a silly question, but if it doesn't do CTCSS does that mean no repeaters? simplex only?
If it does not do CTCSS, then yup. Some repeaters don't need CTCSS, but anymore that's pretty rare in the city.

Back when radios did not have tones or had optional tone boards, most repeaters did not use subtones because the spectrum was a lot less polluted. That was before cell phones, pagers, WiFi, plasma TVs, cordless phones, microwave ovens, microprocessor everywhere. It's all that stuff (mostly pagers) that prompted Motorola and GE to develop subtones for their commercial radios back in the 1970s and 1980s and it wasn't until the 1990s that ham repeaters really mushroomed with the use of tones, which is paralleled in the used VHF/UHF radios you see.

It's possible to add subtones outside the radio, several kits exist to do this. It's literally just a barely audible low frequency tone added to your signal, it's not really that exotic.

http://www.vk2bv.org/w_ctcss.htm
http://www.hamtronics.com/td5.htm

An experiment would be to record a tone and play it in the background when you talk. It would probably open the repeater if your mic was sensitive enough to such low frequencies (they probably aren't).

rover67
03-29-2011, 10:59 AM
I was gonna ask the seller about that.

nakman
03-29-2011, 11:04 AM
Well for $50 and a cool radio, I'm not sure that's a big turn-off.. yes repeaters are wonderful but you could always attach the HT into your better mobile antenna if you really need one. The rest of the time enjoy the bliss of clear, local, 2m communication.. we're on simplex most of the time anyway.

DaveInDenver
03-29-2011, 01:36 PM
HRO has a very nice looking used Kenwood TS-570/D for sale for $840. Not sure what they went for new. It was a pretty darn nice radio a few years ago, so I bet it was easily $2,000 back around 1999~2001.

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/1570.html

http://www.rigpix.com/kenwood/ts570dg.htm

http://www.rigpix.com/kenwood/ts570.jpg

DaveInDenver
03-31-2011, 12:35 PM
I'd worried about the freebanding. The statement that it was done 'professionally' implies that it was modified via soldering iron. These radios supported MARS/CAP software configurations and so there is no reason to do this inside by removing resistors.

Not to harp that it's illegal, but freebanding HTs is mostly done to allow them to talk on FRS and most ham antennas have too narrow bandwidth for this. It's not hard at all to harm your radio TX'ing at FRS frequencies with a 70cm ham antenna. Being that it is 100% against the rules to use removable antennas on FRS radios of any type (even legal ones must have fixed antennas), there exists no commercial options that allow this safely...

Yaesu VX-5R HT ham radio - triple-bander - $150 (Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/for/2297271206.html)

Yaesu VX-5R Triple-band Heavy Duty FM Transceiver 50/144/430 Mhz
This is a nice radio in mint condition w/ all original packaging, manuals etc.
- less than 20 hours of actual use!
- Receives on the followings bands: Weather band, AM air-traffic control, AM radio, FM Radio, BC band, SW band, TV bands VHF & UHF, 50 Mhz ham, 144 Mhz ham, 430 Mhz ham band, Action Band 1 (222 – 420 Mhz) Action Band 2 (800 – 999Mhz).
- It’s a small, light-weight, fully programmable, 5W output hand-talkie (HT) ham radio that does it all!

-Rugged Diecast Aluminum Construction
-Full 5W PerformanceTribander
-High-Capacity, High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
-Extensive Battery Conservation Features
-Wide-band receiver
-Smart Search
-Versatile Scanning Options
-Dot Matrix LCD
-ARTS
-Extensive Memory System with Alphanumeric Labels
-CTCSS and DCS Encoder/Decoders
-Satellite Operation
-Automatic Repeater Shift
-Computer Interface
-Busy Channel Lock Out
- Professionally modified for “Freeband” operation, radio has been unlocked to allow for out-of-band transmission

call or text Rick - 303-842-5084

rover67
03-31-2011, 01:11 PM
So it seems like using something out of band would be a really bad Idea.... I am assuming these folks don't announce their call signs?

rover67
03-31-2011, 01:11 PM
Happy hunting, it's been on CL for a while. It's a neat radio and from what I understand built like a tank.

The person still hasn't gotten back to me.

DaveInDenver
03-31-2011, 01:42 PM
So it seems like using something out of band would be a really bad Idea.... I am assuming these folks don't announce their call signs?
Remember the rules, that equipment for ham is not allowed use outside of ham bands. The term is 'type approved' and is the case for all types, FCC Part 97 defines amateur service, Part 95 defines personal communication (CB, FRS, etc), Part 87 is aviation, Part 90 business radios, Part 80 maritime radios.

Each service has defining rules. For example freebanded HTs used for FRS violate Part 95 rules on at least two points. A legal FRS unit cannot have been modified from its original factory configuration and it cannot have a detachable antenna.

Ham is unique in that radios for all the other services can be 100% legally modified and used for amateur service. This the /only/ service that allows doing this and if you want to go the other way you have to either be an OEM radio company or hold a GROL for the FCC to recognize your authority to approve or re-approve the radio for the non-Part 97 use again. In some cases it is /never/ possible to get the ham-used gear back for its original type. FRS is one case that AFAIK once the factory seal is broken the radio can never be used for FRS in the future.

Yes, I would think using your call sign doing something against the FCC rules would be unwise. Which, BTW, is a good point. When you are doing other services, the requirements for ham don't necessarily apply. Like using your ham call sign is not necessary and actually discouraged on CB. Also just because you are ham doesn't mean you can apply those rules to other services. Like you are still limited to 4W carrier on CB on 11m regardless that you can use 1,500W when operating as a general on your HF rig at 10m or 12m on either side of CB.

DaveInDenver
04-05-2011, 09:03 AM
Decent deal, a VX-7R goes for about $325 new.

YAESU TRANSCEIVER - $175 (Fort COLLINS/OLD TOWN) (http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/2305370821.html)

YAESU: Triple -Band Heavy Duty Submersible Transceiver
model#VX-7R
COMES EXTERNAL ATTENA,CAR CORD AND OWNERS MANUAL
LIKE NEW CONDITION,NEVER REALY USED.
CALL 970 222 5962 PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE

Location: Fort COLLINS/OLD TOWN

DaveInDenver
04-05-2011, 09:06 AM
Might be a little beat up, hard to tell in the photo. But the IC-2800 is a pretty cool radio.

ICOM IC-2800 2M/70CM Dual Band Amateur Radio - $250 (Briargate) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2303962536.html)

Up for sale is an ICOM IC-2800 Dual Band Mobile Radio. This radio is moderately used, but in perfect working order. The radio operates on both the 2 Meter and 70 Centimeter bands. I originally intended to use it in my car, but went with a 2M only radio instead. I use this radio for EmComm only, and feel Ican let it go, as I have others that will work for my needs.

The radio also comes with an Anderson PowerPole connector on it, for those of you that may be ARES or RACES members.

I will not accept checks, credit cards, or cashiers checks, nor will I ship the item. This is a Cash Only, Local Pickup Only item.

Location: Briargate

rover67
04-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Dave, what does this mean:

"People complain about not being able to do V/V or U/U, which is not a priority to me."


Might be a little beat up, hard to tell in the photo. But the IC-2800 is a pretty cool radio.

ICOM IC-2800 2M/70CM Dual Band Amateur Radio - $250 (Briargate) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2303962536.html)

Up for sale is an ICOM IC-2800 Dual Band Mobile Radio. This radio is moderately used, but in perfect working order. The radio operates on both the 2 Meter and 70 Centimeter bands. I originally intended to use it in my car, but went with a 2M only radio instead. I use this radio for EmComm only, and feel Ican let it go, as I have others that will work for my needs.

The radio also comes with an Anderson PowerPole connector on it, for those of you that may be ARES or RACES members.

I will not accept checks, credit cards, or cashiers checks, nor will I ship the item. This is a Cash Only, Local Pickup Only item.

Location: Briargate

nakman
04-05-2011, 09:49 AM
Dave, what does this mean:

"People complain about not being able to do V/V or U/U, which is not a priority to me."

Hey I think I know that answer... it means you can't rock out to two VHF frequencies at the same time, or two UHF frequencies.. has to be one of each. That would be a deal killer for me, I'm always on 2 2m channels (VHF) on the 8800, usually one repeater one simplex, but in Moab two simplex. If that were the case with the Icom, I'd pass..

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/1153spec.html

rover67
04-05-2011, 10:04 AM
Deal Killer for me too...

DaveInDenver
04-05-2011, 10:15 AM
Hey I think I know that answer... it means you can't rock out to two VHF frequencies at the same time, or two UHF frequencies.. has to be one of each. That would be a deal killer for me, I'm always on 2 2m channels (VHF) on the 8800, usually one repeater one simplex, but in Moab two simplex. If that were the case with the Icom, I'd pass..

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/1153spec.html
I dunno about it being a deal breaker, but you are correct that the IC-2800H is not dual band, dual tune in the same way as a FT-8800. It is like a FT-7800 that allows you to see and use both VHF and UHF at the same time. It's literally two radios, one is a 2m and the other a 70cm, in a single case. This limitation is probably why the IC-2800 was replaced very soon after with the IC-2820, which does V/V (and is $600).

Compared to a single VFO, dual band radio like a FT-7900 the display is /much/ nicer. And since it has this ugly duckling reputation (ICOM only sold it for a year or two) I'm willing to bet he'd take less than $250, which when you think about it isn't a bad price. A new FT-7900 is $275, a new TM-V71 is $350, IC-208 is $350. These are all 2m and 70cm radios, but you can only select one band OR the other for display and TX. So even if you never, ever use the 70cm side it's still potentially cheaper, but at least you could hear FRS without impacting the main VHF side, something that the FT-7900 et al could not do.

FWIW, many repeaters here in Denver have both a 2m and a 70cm input option...

As comparison, the cheapest way to do dual VFO, dual band is the DR-635 at $400, the FT-8800 is at $425, the TM-D710 is $550. I guess you have to decide if you really need V/V and if so, then the IC-2800 does not work. Otherwise, if you are looking for a dual band radio but don't need the dual flexible VFO (it does have two VFOs, just that they are not both VHF and UHF capable), then this might be among the best ever offered.

EDIT: Here's a used dual band V/V radio, which is $125 higher asking than the Icom. It also has the TNC for APRS built-in.

Kenwood TM-D700A dual band ham radio - $375 (Franktown) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2238399747.html)

DaveInDenver
04-05-2011, 10:51 AM
2-METER VHF AMATEUR RADIO - $150 (BRIGHTON, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2302100315.html)

HAVE RARELY USED 2-METER, ICON IC-V8000 RADIO, WILL SALE FOR $150.00 DOLLARS OR TRADE FOR SOME THING OF EQUAL VALUE, I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER IDENTICAL RADIO WILL CONSIDER SALE OR TRADING.
303-835-52

timmbuck2
04-07-2011, 09:08 AM
Keep your eyes on the Indianapolis CL, (Cincinnati also). I work in Indy Mon-Thur every week...would be happy to check stuff out, or pick it up and deliver it...

rover67
04-07-2011, 09:11 AM
2-METER VHF AMATEUR RADIO - $150 (BRIGHTON, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2302100315.html)

HAVE RARELY USED 2-METER, ICON IC-V8000 RADIO, WILL SALE FOR $150.00 DOLLARS OR TRADE FOR SOME THING OF EQUAL VALUE, I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER IDENTICAL RADIO WILL CONSIDER SALE OR TRADING.
303-835-52

That's the rig I've been running for a few years now. I have liked it a lot.

Chris Davis also has it.


Not a bad deal for a nice solid 75W 2-M radio..

MDH33
04-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Not CL but...

I was at Ham Radio Outlet today and they have a used Yaesu VX-7R in the original box for $214.

I almost snagged it, but I opted for a new FT-2900R and a big 2M antenna instead. :)

rover67
04-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Nice work Martin..... I'm jealous of the new HAM gear.

xodeuce
04-08-2011, 11:06 PM
A new FT-7900 is $275, a new TM-V71 is $350, IC-208 is $350. These are all 2m and 70cm radios, but you can only select one band OR the other for display and TX. So even if you never, ever use the 70cm side it's still potentially cheaper, but at least you could hear FRS without impacting the main VHF side, something that the FT-7900 et al could not do.

FWIW, many repeaters here in Denver have both a 2m and a 70cm input option...

As comparison, the cheapest way to do dual VFO, dual band is the DR-635 at $400, the FT-8800 is at $425, the TM-D710 is $550. I guess you have to decide if you really need V/V and if so, then the IC-2800 does not work. Otherwise, if you are looking for a dual band radio but don't need the dual flexible VFO (it does have two VFOs, just that they are not both VHF and UHF capable), then this might be among the best ever offered.

EDIT: Here's a used dual band V/V radio, which is $125 higher asking than the Icom. It also has the TNC for APRS built-in.

Kenwood TM-D700A dual band ham radio - $375 (Franktown) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2238399747.html)

The TM-V71A and TM-D710 are the same radio with different displays. You can buy the RC-D710 head and convert a TM-V71A into a TM-D710. That said, the TM-V71A is still capable of VHF/VHF, VHF/UHF, or UHF/UHF simultaneously. It will also do cross band repeat from VFO-A to VFO-B when they're on different bands. The only thing you gain with the D710 is the TNC in the head to do APRS really easily.

DaveInDenver
04-09-2011, 07:18 AM
The TM-V71A and TM-D710 are the same radio with different displays. You can buy the RC-D710 head and convert a TM-V71A into a TM-D710. That said, the TM-V71A is still capable of VHF/VHF, VHF/UHF, or UHF/UHF simultaneously. It will also do cross band repeat from VFO-A to VFO-B when they're on different bands. The only thing you gain with the D710 is the TNC in the head to do APRS really easily.
You are correct, that is my mistake. The TM-V71A is a dual band, dual VFO like the FT-8800.

What I don't see is how there is a market for the RC-D710.

TM-D710A is $550
TM-V71A is $375
RC-D710 is $350

So it costs $175 more to adapt a TM-V71A using the RC-D710 than to just buy a TM-D710. If you did already have a TM-V71, it would be much cheaper to just TinyTrak which gets you the TNC as well as the GPS for $130.

xodeuce
04-09-2011, 10:19 AM
You are correct, that is my mistake. The TM-V71A is a dual band, dual VFO like the FT-8800.

What I don't see is how there is a market for the RC-D710.

TM-D710A is $550
TM-V71A is $375
RC-D710 is $350

So it costs $175 more to adapt a TM-V71A using the RC-D710 than to just buy a TM-D710. If you did already have a TM-V71, it would be much cheaper to just TinyTrak which gets you the TNC as well as the GPS for $130.

Yeah. I'm not really sure what Kenwood was thinking on that one... :dunno:

I really like the display on the 710, but that's not nearly enough reason to make me want to shell out $350 to convert my 71. Not to mention it wouldn't fit where I have the head mounted at the moment.

DaveInDenver
04-14-2011, 05:11 PM
Save yourself about $300 over the best Internet prices, not a bad deal at all for a pretty nice radio. Does 100W over 160m to 6m, has an internal 3:1 tuner (which is sufficient to get most cut dipoles and Hamsticks to cover a whole band without retuning), supports internal control of the FC-40 external coupler for 12:1 matching up to 600 ohms on random length antennas, 32-bit IF DSP, really a leading edge mid market rig with a very good receiver. You would be hard pressed IMVHO to find a better radio for a grand.

HAM radio: Yaesu FT-950 HF+6m xcvr - $1075 (Colorado Springs) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2323853737.html)

bought new summer 2009. still absolutely like new. low mileage. never contested or ridden hard. with original box and everything that came in it. save yourself some money: $1075 firm. no tire-kicking, OK? and, please include your callsign. -Mark K0EX 719.216.4188 (downtown COS).

DaveInDenver
04-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Another very good middle of the road radio, although roughly a generation old now. At the time when it was new, this was probably a $3,000 radio. Does have 16-bit IF DSP. There is one of these for sale over at HRO right now, too, I think. The current crop of $1,000~$2,000 rigs don't significantly outperform it. The balun is a nice extra, a $30 spool of 14AWG THHN from Home Depot and a length of coax and you're on the air.

HAM RADIO: Kenwood TS-570S + Balun - $800 (Golden, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2324192919.html)

Kenwood TS-570S All Mode Multi-Bander

-In EXCELLENT condition; like-new, barely used
-Includes mic, accessories, instruction manual, and cables
-Also comes with a brand-new, unopened WireMan Balun

***All of this for only $800 (or your best offer). MUST SELL~ college student graduating and moving very soon.
***Please call Lisa @ (970) 260-1460 for more info if you're interested
73's, KC0LRH

Visit the Kenwood site for more details: http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/ts570dg570sg.html

RockRunner
04-14-2011, 07:59 PM
Another very good middle of the road radio, although roughly a generation old now. At the time when it was new, this was probably a $3,000 radio. Does have 16-bit IF DSP. There is one of these for sale over at HRO right now, too, I think. The current crop of $1,000~$2,000 rigs don't significantly outperform it. The balun is a nice extra, a $30 spool of 14AWG THHN from Home Depot and a length of coax and you're on the air.

HAM RADIO: Kenwood TS-570S + Balun - $800 (Golden, CO) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2324192919.html)

Kenwood TS-570S All Mode Multi-Bander

-In EXCELLENT condition; like-new, barely used
-Includes mic, accessories, instruction manual, and cables
-Also comes with a brand-new, unopened WireMan Balun

***All of this for only $800 (or your best offer). MUST SELL~ college student graduating and moving very soon.
***Please call Lisa @ (970) 260-1460 for more info if you're interested
73's, KC0LRH

Visit the Kenwood site for more details: http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/ts570dg570sg.html


She dropped the price to $700 already.

DaveInDenver
04-15-2011, 05:58 AM
She dropped the price to $700 already.
That's a pretty decent price.

DaveInDenver
05-04-2011, 03:38 PM
I contacted this fella and he still had it as of this afternoon. I could take a look for someone if you wanted. This is the pre-cursor to the current TM-D710, not sure the differences, and similar to the FTM-350. This is the one that allows APRS reporting in the background and has a built-in TNC. You just hook up a GPS to it.

kenwood tm-d700 - $300 (Parker) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2361270488.html)

kenwood tm-d700 ham radio. Great condition hardly used.
720-524-6181

Location: Parker

DaveInDenver
07-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Not really a Craigslist ad (yet), but if anyone is interested I am considering selling my Yaesu FT-950. Very good shape, about 6 months old, pretty low hours. Flashed firmware v0115 on the main MPU and v11.54 on the DSP MPU, so the radio has the current feature set. Probably going to list at a start point of $1,200.

Uncle Ben
07-26-2011, 06:41 PM
http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2506582612.html

DaveInDenver
08-30-2011, 10:28 AM
Don't know if this is legit, but if so that's a good price. New they're $800.

Yaesu FT-857D - $375 (Colorado Springs) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2561802706.html)
Selling a near mint Yeasu FT-857D Ham Radio Transiever with stock accessories. Radio works 100% and is physically a 9/10. Pics upon request

rover67
08-30-2011, 11:34 AM
Don't know if this is legit, but if so that's a good price. New they're $800.

Yaesu FT-857D - $375 (Colorado Springs) (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/2561802706.html)


just emailed him, it sold.

DaveInDenver
09-15-2011, 03:17 PM
I have the little brother to this guy on my roof. Works well. I use about 35' of RG-8 to feed mine.

DIAMOND X50A DUALBAND BASE/REPEATER ANTENNA - $60 (Denver) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2600424308.html)

I have a DIAMOND X50A DUAL BAND BASE/REPEATER Antenna in excellent condition for sale. It has been in my attic for the last 15 years and shows no weathering.
It comes with all mounting hardware and has low SWR on both VHF and UHF ham bands. It can be used as a base or repeater antenna on VHF, UHF or both bands simultaneously.
It sells for $99.95 and I am asking $60 as I no longer have any radio equipment that would use it.
Here is an advertisement with detailed specs: http://www.rfparts.com/diamond/x50a.html,
and here are rave reviews by users: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4998

wesintl
09-29-2011, 01:40 PM
5r for a smokin deal

http://boulder.craigslist.org/ele/2621041452.html

SRT08BUS
09-30-2011, 11:24 AM
I want it but have yet to take the test so I think he will object, i have no plans on using it until but wouldn't hold it against him if he rejected my offer. I'm going to try and just hope for a yes. Thanks for the find!!!

corsair23
09-30-2011, 01:12 PM
I want it but have yet to take the test so I think he will object, i have no plans on using it until but wouldn't hold it against him if he rejected my offer. I'm going to try and just hope for a yes. Thanks for the find!!!

If the seller insists on the license deal maybe one of the local RS members with a license could pick it up for you :confused: - I wonder, if you were to go into HRO would they not sell you a radio without a license? Guess I never checked/asked

wesintl
09-30-2011, 01:17 PM
It's not illegal to own a radio or listen. It's illegal to Transmit without a license. HRO will sell a radio to someone unlicensed. You often learn the most about Ham if you listen.

corsair23
09-30-2011, 01:24 PM
It's not illegal to own a radio or listen. It's illegal to Transmit without a license. HRO will sell a radio to someone unlicensed. You often learn the most about Ham if you listen.

Thanks...That's what I thought and remember from the classes - I know many, myself included, had radios before our licenses to listen in and start getting comfortable with the flow...I wasn't sure if something changed or if I was remembering wrong :hill:

SRT08BUS
09-30-2011, 07:56 PM
It's not illegal to own a radio or listen. It's illegal to Transmit without a license. HRO will sell a radio to someone unlicensed. You often learn the most about Ham if you listen.

I was wondering about that as I thought that while I wait to take the test, if on a trail i could hear the HAM chatter and relay it to the CB'ers. I might have to hole of on this as I just bought my Echo Pass and that killed the funds for this, but thanks everyone for the feed back.

P.S. Echo Passes now come with 3 days at Sunlight and 3 at Ski Cooper, $179

DaveInDenver
10-04-2011, 11:21 AM
YAESU FT - 817 HF/VHF/UHF Portable Transceiver - $450 (Denver-Aurora-Englewood) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2624735659.html)

DaveInDenver
11-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Kamtronics KAM - $50

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2677304705.html

This is a basic mid 1980s digital interface. AFAIK it does packet, RTTY, FSK and AMTOR, which means it would be useful for 2m and HF things like APRS and maybe Winmail, etc.

DaveInDenver
11-22-2011, 07:16 AM
Maybe a bit high (I sold my FT-950 last summer for about $150 more), but a solid little radio if he'd negotiate on the price.

Yaesu FT450D HF+6m xcvr - $800 (Colo Spgs) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2714894292.html)

as-new Yaesu FT450D. low hours as a back-up radio. original owner -- bought new at HRO. includes box, manual, etc. 73... Mark K0EX.

DaveInDenver
12-06-2011, 08:03 AM
Ham Radio Lot ICOM IC-7000 ICOM Digital 92AD Kenwood D710A APRS - $400 (Englewood) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2737926385.html)
Moving and need to sell equipment ASAP. I have 3 like brand new and and very few hour use radios. First one is a ICOM IC-7000 All band All mode rig. It includes the radio, mic, power cord, mounting bracket, remote face cable and manual. You all know this radio and what a super radio it is!!!!!!!! No issues and ready for someone to enjoy. I am asking only 850.00. Next radio is a ICOM Digital HT. IC-92AD. This sale includes the radio, power charger and upgraded diamond antenna. I am only asking 350.00 for it. The last radio I am selling it my KENWOOD D710. It is an excellent dual band radio with APRS. This sale will include the radio, remote face cable, mic, mounting bracket, power cord and an added GPS unit for APRS. I am asking 400 for the radio as it is by far the best dual band aprs radio and are getting hard to get used as everyone loves them. I would not sell any of these radios except I need the money for added down payment on the new house for my family. Thanks for looking and let me know if you want to work a deal on 1 or all the radios.

Icom IC7000 = $850
Icom IC-92AD = $350
Kenwood TM-D710 = $400

mtncrsr
12-07-2011, 07:37 AM
Hey Dave,
I would be interested in the Kenwood D710A. How do I get in touch with the gentleman?

DaveInDenver
12-07-2011, 09:02 AM
It's over on Craigslist, so you contact him through the linked email. I got your PM, too.

wesintl
12-07-2011, 09:03 AM
400 is a pretty good deal on that radio

DaveInDenver
02-08-2012, 10:19 AM
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2840901451.html

FT-8800R for $300 with a programming cable & software.

DaveInDenver
02-17-2012, 07:08 AM
Not a great price (HRO has it new at $490, so with tax you'd save about $125). But a neat radio and having D-STAR would be cool.

Icom ID-880H Ham Radio - $400 (Summit) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2854228932.html)

An Icom ID-880H 2m/70cm D-STAR ham amateur radio mobile transceiver. Almost new condition. Never used mobile. With box and all standard accessories.

smslavin
02-17-2012, 07:58 AM
dave, do you ever see any yaesu 857s or 897s come up? been tossing around the idea of an 897 for the house as i think it's a bit big for the truck. also, is there an HRO in denver?

DaveInDenver
02-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Sure, sometimes. For a while there was a lot of things coming up but not so much lately.

corsair23
02-17-2012, 12:11 PM
also, is there an HRO in denver?

Yep :)

http://www.hamradio.com/locations.cfm?storeid=10

DaveInDenver
02-20-2012, 07:52 AM
This guy is a vintage rig, probably pretty stylin' when it was new in the early 1980s. It's all solid state and they did have a VFO rotary encoder issue, so check it for function before. But at $125, if it works fine, this is an OK little radio. The display will go wacky if it has an issue, it's pretty obvious. Sometimes cleaning fixes it, sometimes not.

One thing to know, the power supply for this radio was dedicated to it. The power regulation was done inside the radio, not the power supply, so this is a matched pair. You could use any power supply with the radio itself, just that the power supply puts out about 19V AC (IIRC) and so it would not be useful with anything else.

ICOM IC-701 HF Transceiver with power supply - $125 (Longmont) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2859977286.html)\

ICOM IC-701 Transceiver, IC-701PS. Original packing materials, mike, power cables, boxed in dry environment last 15 years. Operating manual. Ham radio, amateur radio.

DaveInDenver
03-05-2012, 07:13 AM
Solid HF rig, fair price.

Ham Radio - 4 sale Icom 718 - $475 (Ft Lupton, Co) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2884761307.html)

Icom 718 HF Transceiver, manual and original box SSB CW AM. No extra filters, DSP, with the speaker in the front of the radio nothing wrong with it - works great and fully functional. I will be getting another back up rig. So this one must go.

Rich, KB0QC

DaveInDenver
04-18-2012, 10:19 AM
A nice station for sale on CL. This is a good price on probably currently the best mobile all-mode, HF thru UHF rig. It's about $400 lower than new, although still a couple of $100 more than a FT-857. I might be interested the power supply, although I don't really need it for other than a backup.

Icom IC-7000 - $900 (Idaho Springs, CO)
Purchased 8/31/2011. Rarely used,like new.
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2961672427.html

Samlex SEC1235 - $85 (Idaho Springs,CO)
13.8V 30A cont. 35A peak , power supply foe IC- 7000
Purchased 8/31/2011 like new
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2961674724.html

MFJ-269 - $225 (Idaho Springs, CO)
HF/VHF/UHF swr analyzer
purchased 8/31/2011 like new
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/2961675971.html

CO Hunter
12-18-2012, 08:52 PM
I found this on the yahoo FT857 forum. Not craigslist but may be worth keeping an eye on it. Interesting the radio originally came from an owner in Denver.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150966742471?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

nakman
04-15-2013, 07:26 PM
pretty decent setup here, with the 2 antennas. One looks like a mag mount, the other a full length Diamond maybe? http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3744065473.html

DaveInDenver
04-17-2013, 09:36 AM
Did anyone here pawn their FT-60?

http://denver.craigslist.org/eld/3745821400.html

The display says 'FERN 1', which might mean Ferndale. I put together a couple of radio memories with the repeaters between here and the Rubicon, called the ones in Ferndale, CA, 'FERN 1' and 'FERN 2'. Just curious.

DaveInDenver
04-17-2013, 09:37 AM
Very solid mobile, Kenwood TM-271.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3741575518.html

MDH33
04-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Did anyone here pawn their FT-60?

http://denver.craigslist.org/eld/3745821400.html

The display says 'FERN 1', which might mean Ferndale. I put together a couple of radio memories with the repeaters between here and the Rubicon, called the ones in Ferndale, CA, 'FERN 1' and 'FERN 2'. Just curious.

FERN is the Fire and Emergency Response Network I believe.

DaveInDenver
04-17-2013, 10:36 AM
FERN is the Fire and Emergency Response Network I believe.
:doh:

That makes more sense, I have the FERN channels in my radios, so I seem to be wrong remembering those. Is there even a Ferndale, CA?

Just looked at my VX7, it has the alphanumerics of (FERN) as 154.280, (FERN2) as 154.265, (FERN3) as 154.295. Those are obviously not amateur frequencies, but public service.

jacdaw
04-18-2013, 03:44 AM
SALE PENDING

Did anyone here pawn their FT-60?

http://denver.craigslist.org/eld/3745821400.html

The display says 'FERN 1', which might mean Ferndale. I put together a couple of radio memories with the repeaters between here and the Rubicon, called the ones in Ferndale, CA, 'FERN 1' and 'FERN 2'. Just curious.

I have not yet sold my ft60, but all the public safety freqs are in it so I can monitor inter agency traffic when on assignment with boulder county sheriff. FERN is a group of coordinated freqs for fire dept interop comms for mutual aid.

Anyhoo…my ft60 is available for $99 obo. Includes AA pack, factory duck antenna and pdf manual (paper manual if I can find it). It will go on CL eventually. It works great but we went to D-Star at the sheriff's office so it should go to a new home so I can afford the gps bits for my new IC92AD.

DaveInDenver
04-18-2013, 05:23 AM
PM sent John.

nakman
04-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Dang. Put me 2nd in line if Dave doesn't want it.. and good to see you there, John! :wav:

jacdaw
04-18-2013, 08:45 AM
Hey there Nak, and congrats on your election! I need to get to a meeting one of these days.

I paid a lot more for it but HRO sells them brand new for about $150 these days, iirc. Dave's pm sounded serious so I'll let you know if he changes his mind.

DaveInDenver
04-30-2013, 05:30 AM
FT-1500 on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121103466147&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1120

This radio is particularly awesome for an APRS set-up. Very small, very easy to interface (has a data port), ability to select 5/10/25/50 watts, no fan to clog if you stash away (and use low power, low duty cycle like APRS).

DaveInDenver
05-21-2013, 06:58 PM
FT-7900 in Parker - $200
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3820522628.html

FT-8800 in Cheyenne - $400
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/3814438640.html

FT-450 in Thornton - $575
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3792850073.html

Fishy
05-21-2013, 10:56 PM
Really nice price on that 7900.

DaveInDenver
05-22-2013, 05:51 AM
Anyone with a Kenwood TM-D710, this would be a pretty bitchin' add-on.

Avmap 5 - $150
http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3820377786.html

DaveInDenver
05-23-2013, 06:38 AM
VX-8R - $450

Tons of extra stuff, second battery, Bluetooth, GPS. Probably $800 worth of radio and accessories.

http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/3822760891.html

DaveInDenver
05-27-2013, 05:04 PM
Icom IC-7000 and Little Tarheel screwdriver - $1000
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/3828631978.html

Yaesu FT-857D - $700
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/3828742458.html

Yaesu FT-920 - $700 This is a very good HF rig.
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/ele/3828752431.html