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Excellent Transceiver

Yaesu FT-1000MP Mk V Fld, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I purchased my 1000MP Mark V Field in April of 2011 from a friend who bought it new. He was upgrading to a FT-2000 and offered the Mark V to me for $800.00. I couldn't refuse!!!! It's like "brand new". Not a scratch, blemish or ding anywhere and works as new. I've made some awesome contacts with the rig and everyone I talk to says the transmit audio is perfect and clear. They all say "don't change anything" with the audio. It has more "whistles and bells" than I Know what to do with. I'm reading the manual everyday and still I find things this rig will do. The receiver is excellent. Has tons of filters and ways to eliminate noise and bring out the station you're istening to. It's a GREAT rig. Love it.
Plus, you can power it from 13.8 Vdc or 120 volts AC. If you can find a nice one, buy it. By the way, it is a large radio, so you'll need plenty of space where ever you choose to use it. Thanks, Hal K. W5HAL

Written by Halsky on May 31, 2011

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Mint condition in 2011
USD 800.00

Icom IC-24AT Excellent HT

ICOM IC-24AT, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

I just purchased an old Icom IC24AT from a ham and I have never seen such an older radio that looks as if it was made yesterday. Not a spot or blemish anywhere. This radio is NEW looking and performance wise. It came with an Icom HM-54 speaker mic and what looks to be a new dual band antenna. The radio is flawless. A very oldie and a goodie. I will hang onto it. Does anyone know if they make a 12vdc Ni-Mh battery for this radio. Batteries America doesn't seem to have one. Thanks, Halsky

Written by Halsky on Nov 9, 2010

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Good condition in 2010
USD 110.00