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N1PJ
06-02-2004, 12:50
I will start off this thread.
I have a yaesu vx5r, yaesu 7100M, yaesu 100D, yaesu 902DM, ADI 147, ADI 247, Kenwood TMD700, motorola HT-600 UHF, 1 Motorola 255 channel System saber III UHF, 6 Motorola 255 channel System Saber III vhf's, and an assortment of FRS and GMRS radios. For scanners I have the bct 7, bc 80xlt, Uniden 785D, and the pro 95. I added the second because my father doesn't like when I buy more radios. I try to tell him that the radios do different bands and have different capabilities. He did help me start off my hobby by buying the 7100M and the TMD700 for me, that was before all the other radios. Whenever I go to the candy store my father will ask what I bought or more importantly how much did I spend and do I really need something like that. I am 22 and I am single so I don't have to hear from a wife or a gf yet.
PJ
N1PJ

GSD17
06-02-2004, 13:35
Mobile I have a Yaesu FT-8900R, portable I have a Kenwood TH-D7...
I hardly ever CB anymore after i got my HAM ticket, but I have my grandfather's old base station Realistic Navaho TRC-457, and my mobile Cobra 25 LTD Classic and backup CB mobile, a cheapo Maxon MCB-30

KB4IFS
06-02-2004, 20:44
FT-100D, FC-20, indoor 20 meter dipole, Astron 35M, marine battery, ect. Ham since 1983. Ive done alot. vhf, uhf, hf, RTTY Packet, MARS, ect. I let my wife know what I buy and she knods gently. I let her do the pedicure thing, buy stuff for the house ect. Whats's the beef?

Brother J
06-03-2004, 14:17
I have the following in my shack:
TS-930S (2)
FT-857
FT-11R (2)
VX-5

73

GSD17
06-17-2004, 23:52
:)

Mallan
06-19-2004, 02:31
Originally posted by N1PJ
... does anyone you know disaprove new purchases
Yeah, I bought two VX5Rs for my wife and I, and two of my sons did also. My problem is that three OTHER kids got their licenses also, and we are short handhelds!!
That and they were $350 or so when we got them and they can be found for $200 now, but I have no money... and I REALLY want a VX7R, but still no $$$
My youngest son (the first of the three "Other") has a VX-150 -$80 at Christmas in 2002... HOW I WISH I'd gotten two or three at the time.. Solid little radio.


Other than that, I have various other radios from a KWM-2 for HF to my Yaesu FT-7100, to KING mobile radios (Commercial) that I will program for use from here at home. And my personal fav is my Dad's TH-78A he doesn't use anymore. I can't just give that to my kids though, its to complicated to setup. They just might get it into crossband repeat mode!;f

Caretaker
06-24-2004, 21:13
Originally posted by N1PJ
I will start off this thread.
I have a yaesu vx5r, yaesu 7100M, yaesu 100D, yaesu 902DM, ADI 147, ADI 247, Kenwood TMD700, motorola HT-600 UHF, 1 Motorola 255 channel System saber III UHF, 6 Motorola 255 channel System Saber III vhf's, and an assortment of FRS and GMRS radios. For scanners I have the bct 7, bc 80xlt, Uniden 785D, and the pro 95. I added the second because my father doesn't like when I buy more radios. I try to tell him that the radios do different bands and have different capabilities. He did help me start off my hobby by buying the 7100M and the TMD700 for me, that was before all the other radios. Whenever I go to the candy store my father will ask what I bought or more importantly how much did I spend and do I really need something like that. I am 22 and I am single so I don't have to hear from a wife or a gf yet.
PJ
N1PJ

I have a Yaesu FT-990AT for my HF work. (2) Kenwood TM-742A Tri-Band Mobiles, Yaesu FT-8900 Dual Band Mobile. Yaesu FT-5100 Dual Band Mobile and a Yaesu VX-5R Tri-Band HT. I do alot of VHF and UHF work for I am Co-Owner fo the 441.700 Repeater system in Milford connecticut. and also am a Control Operator for numerous Repeaters all over Connecticut where i work with the owners in monitoring, programming and maintaining the machines. You got good choices in the hobby...if my finaces were better i would own alot more or higher levels of radio equiptment but it is not so i dont and own what i onw and it works and i am happy with what i have. good luck to you and keep enjoying the hobby of ham radio, its trul;y alot of fun. best wishes to you.
73 de kevin N1KGM;f ;f ;f ;f ;f ;f

hercules
06-27-2004, 20:29
TS-950SDX, FT-897, FT-2800, 2 X FT-1500

Oli
06-28-2004, 12:41
Hi,

in the shack are:

Kenwood TS690SAT (HF & 6m)
Kenwood TR751E (2m)
Kenwood TM441E (70cm)

It seems to that I am a Kenwood man, but I just sold
the other Radios I had before (FT757, FT277E, FT221 and more) and this are the Radios I bought.

Im my Landover Defender I have a Icom IC-706Mk with AT4 Tuner for HF to 2m. My HT are two old Standard C500 Dual-band TRX.

I the moment I'am not very active on HF, but next purcase might be a TS850/870SAT or a Icom IC 756ProII.

I owned and own several PA's: 500W tube (4CX) for 2m, 100W (solidstate) for 70cm, 160W (solidstate) for 2m and a 1000W for HF (tube). I would like to buy a 500W solidstate amplifier for the use on HF which use 12V or 24V DC.

On military Radios I own:

German: SEM 25 (VHF mobile)
(West) SEM 35 (VHF manpack)
SEM 52S (VHF handheld)

German: SEG 15D (HF manpack)
(East)

British: PRC 320-L (HF manpack)
VRC 353 (VHF mobile)
A41 (VHF manpack)

Except the A41 are all this units are working, I am currendly working on my website www.fittedforradio.com and buying more (currendly british) military radios.

If I buy a new radio there are two ways to handle the "old" one:

1. I keep it, because It fitts to my collection
2. I sell it to raise some money to buy more radios :)

My only limitation is my storage space in my home, and this is allready full.

As I allways say to my ham-friends:

Al hams are hunter-gatherers when it comes to electronics and Radio stuff.

Bye Oli

Texas T
06-30-2004, 17:29
Originally posted by N1PJ
Whenever I go to the candy store my father will ask what I bought or more importantly how much did I spend and do I really need something like that. I am 22 and I am single so I don't have to hear from a wife or a gf yet. Having a 22 of my own, perhaps your father is trying to make sure you are prioritizing your cash flow. In other words, have you paid yourself first? Is the money you are spending what is left over AFTER you have contributed to your 401k, to your IRA, to your savings account, and are all your other bills paid off?

Getting my son to acquire good savings habits now will be crucial to his long term behaviors and perhaps your dad is only doing the same thing. ;)

vanimo
07-01-2004, 13:42
I've got a Radio Shack HT-202 and a Yaesu VX-7R.

My wife approves of all my purchases.

frettedfive
07-01-2004, 17:14
I'm new to ham, but here's what I've got thus far.

iCOM IC-T90A tri-band handie talkie
Yaesu FT-7100M dual-band rig in my car

I don't have a base station set up at my house yet, but I'm working on it ;c

Geko45
07-04-2004, 08:59
In the truck I have an ICOM IC-207h with a mag mount dual bander.

I've got an Alinco DJ-C5 for an HT (very small and light). I've modded the HT to open up both TX and RX so I can use it for FRS/GMRS. It also receives aircraft band (am).

I bought the very last Radio Shack HTX-10 on clearance for $30 new in box just a few months ago!

I've got a Kenwood TS-520 that my Grandad gave me as a hand me down to get me going when I first started out (18 years ago). It's still a good radio.

I've got a few more Kenwood 2-meter mobiles in storage that I need to get going one of these days. Radios are like guns to me, I just can't bring myself to sell one that still works!

TheGrinch
07-08-2004, 12:50
I am a fairly new General. The most fun I have had in radio (many years operating VHF/UHF and HF as part of my profession) has been building and operating the kits from Elecraft.

Started with a K1 on 17,20,30,40meters, followed by a KX1 that is a hoot to take on the road. It transmits on the 20,30,40 meter bands and recieves LSB, USB and CW on the HAM and SWL bands as well. Lots of fun on the road with the little KX1 and a length of wire.

Just can't get enought, and am currently building a K2 with DSP, 160 and 60m. There is just something magic about using something that you built yourself.

Have a look if you like to work with your hands, I had never built anything until the K1 and had zero problems. The manuals and support are first class all the way. Fun stuff indeed.

Best,

Grinch