Pictures from Dayton Hamvention 2016
I was only able to attend the event on Saturday. I had great time talking to many OMs and was happy to meet Nick Tusa (K5EF) and get some advices on restoring my Central Electronics 200V.
BW 5100B for $260
Heathkits are much more affordable.
I've got the Ht-32B in the middle. I have an extra cabinet so it is perfect. I will see how accurate the 1 kc calibrated VFO is. The one on my SX-115 is very accurate.
ME-165 power meter/load, SX-111, HT-37, BW 5100B, RME VHF-152, etc.
Heathkit SS-9000 for $900.
Tempo 1, SB-1000, Drake C-line, etc.
Not my car.
Collins 51J-4, Hallicrafters S-40A, National NC-300
More Drakes. CC-1, C-4 and UV-3.
Old VHF AM rigs and a HG-10 VFO.
Massive Commander 6m amp, Heathkit SB-220
Drake C-line and Collins 30L-1
My daughter next to the tower.
Me not letting go of the crank-up tower.
It is 60th year anniversary of Yaesu. FTDX-400 on display.
Old Yaesu ad. It says all band 10W SSB/CW transceiver, FT-75.
Cool touch keyer from Basicomm. Sold by Array Solutions in the U.S.
This Way and That Way.
Heathkit SB-200 for $400? Kenwood TS-430 for $550?
One of my favorites this year. Let's go QRO!
Hallicrafters SX-96, almost as good as SX-100. Another SB-1000 hiding under the cover.
Collins 51J-3, 75A-4, 30L-1 and a bunch of ARC-5 rx and tx. A NOS BC-457 was on the table.
Heathkit Apache TX-1. A SB-10 was right next to it, then it was gone the next moment.
Collins KWM-2 and 2A.
Hayseed Hamfest. The go-to place for replacement power supply filter caps.
Inside the arena.
The legendary Eico 753. The note says "the TX is off frequency" and probably it should say "drifts like crazy". A few years ago three 753 lot was for sale for $45 and didn't sell fopr quite a while.
Hallicrafters SX-133. Single conversion, just like SX-99 and SX-110. But it has a product detector.
Miss of the day. Drake L-75. I turned around and it was gone.
Lot's of goodies. Cinch connectors.
Expensive Mil Zenith radios. Many over $1k.
Drake TC-6 and TC-2. You buy this and the CC-1 above then you are set.
Amp Supply LA-1000-NT for $350. DX-60 with a missing knob and S-38 with a bunch of missing knobs.
Hallicrafters R-274/FRR. The mil version of SX-73. $400 was reasonable, but some knobs were not original and the unit was modified a bit (for one, a product detector added). Also being the mil version, it lacked the cabinet.
Central Electronics 20A and a modified BC-458 VFO.
National NC-303 with Amoco nuvistor 2m, 6m converters.
Hallicrafters SR-2000 full set priced at $3000. I heard that it was sold later on Saturday. I can see enthusiastic buyer paying up to $2000. I heard there was another set at $3500.
Hammarlund HQ-145 $140. Not bad.
Another Ranger $300.
KW matchbox. This is still one of the best manual tuner, especially when you run a balanced transmission line. The KW version is relatively rare.
Don't know if the guy sold any of these. There was also a guy selling expensive small catalin radios.
N8VES, Sam of DARA had a miniature crank-up tower that actually extends.
Not my van.