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IC-7300 affecting used rig sale prices?

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Mudfoot, Feb 12, 2019.


    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

    Oct 2, 2010
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    I have had great success with Used gear for the most part & when I did not I received a full refund & they paid the return shipping cost. Can't beat that. I just purchased a Kenwood TS-2000 a little over a week ago with a HEIL GOLD ELITE microphone, Overhead Boom,HEIL thumb switch,& a shock mount & the Kenwood HEIL cables, programming cable, & it was a Steal at just $800 shipped & insured in my opinion. The radio looks great,works great,& does just what I purchased it for (VHF/UHF SSB). I am usually an ICOM Man but they no longer make anything I will ever own since I don't & never will do touch screen radios. I will keep my ICOM 7600 & ICOM 746 for my HF/6 meter needs & the TS-2000 will never get an antenna connected to those antenna ports while it is on my desk.



  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Jan 19, 2013
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    Same here, I have never bought new. This goes for my radio gear as well as my photography stuff. I have never been burned.
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  3. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

    Jun 17, 2008
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    When I got my ham ticket here (7 years ago), I bought a ,Kenwood TS-430S locally from the wife of a silent key. It was in excellent condition, priced right, and had most of the accessories: power supply, ext spkr, desk mike, FM board, SSB filter, and SWR/Power meter. Cycle 24 was winding down, and I was looking to talk to the locals. My Espanol wasn't the greatest back then, and when these snotty-ass bastards found out I was an expat American, everyone (except for a couple of guys) ignored me. I packed up the rig and it's still setting on the shelf.
    It really isn't a good radio for 11 meter dx. Low AM power (60W), and SSB only does about 210 PEP. I really don't want to invest in a big amp when I have an excellent TX600. Plus, most contacts said they liked the sound of my TRC457 better (???) Go figure.

    I'd sell it, but shipping cost to the US is a killer. Too bad, cause it's a nice rig.

    - 399

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