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SB-221

Heathkit SB-221, Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier

I used this amp for about 3 years - It was modified by the factory 10 meter kit, so it technically was equivalent to the SB220. It was a real workhorse and I did all the Harbach mods except the parasitic oscillation kit because it is no longer available. Great rig, I used it primarily on 80/40 CW and it loafed along at 1kw (that includes the 100W drive as this is a grounded grid linear). Care must be taken when purchasing one sight-unseen as some have been hacked apart for 11m CB operation and are real turds if you end up with one...the sellers on eBay of these items are less than honest and you need to be familiar with what a good amp should look like inside...

Written by W6TMV on Jun 9, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2007
USD 650.00

FT 60R

Yaesu FT-60R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

Great little hand held - replaced my old FT408R finally and really like the options and features on this unit - two bands, built in tone generation, storage...finally had to give up on my old brick...

Written by W6TMV on Jun 8, 2010

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2007
USD 135.00