Originally Posted by DanInDenver
The seller states in all his posts that he will only sell to a licensed operator.
A lot of hams say that (I usually do). Although I'd consider selling a radio to an unlicensed person I knew well, when it's a stranger I just want to deal with someone who has an interest or knowledge of what they're looking at. It's not that I mind mentoring but I don't want to sell a radio to some guy who is gonna be a pirate operator and give amateur radio a black eye. I would definitely consider selling an HF rig to a Tech who is interested because you do need to listen to the bands to really understand some of the questions I think.
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