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« on: May 22, 2022, 05:27:00 PM »


Fair Radio
https://photos.app.goo.gl/evEz4y7bGwsjCw7Z8
Hamfest
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcQw86War4py9XkH6

Cheers,
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2022, 05:47:48 PM »

Couldn't make it this year so thanks for the great pics.

I like the Astro-Blaster tent anchor.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 08:20:36 PM »

Thanx for the photos. Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 10:48:25 PM »

Thanx for the photos. Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.

Jim, I had the same thoughts as you when I looked at the pictures. A lot of that stuff seems so tired from years collecting dust.

My first trip to Fair was in 1972 when I was 16 years old. They were on Eureka street back then. I likely saw things different then, and it was so exciting!

Now that I am an OM, I see things a lot differently today.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 08:07:38 AM »

Did anyone here besides myself find the photos of Fair Radio depressing? So much stuff that no one will want just piled up and waiting on electronics death row for the inevitable.

Back in 2018 I drove to Indy for a funeral and stopped by Fair Radio on the way home.   They had, and still have, a PP-4763 28V power supply sitting on the floor.   The unit weighs over 100 pounds so shipping is not practical.   I went to the counter and said "You've had that sitting there for years.   What's your best price?"    The guy looked it up and quoted me the same price, then walked away to do some paperwork.    

Let's see, you've had this beast sitting on the floor for years, and I have my car and cash in wallet, and you don't even want to dicker on the price, just walk away?  That told me a bit about how interested they are in selling stuff.  

The next year I drove to western Ohio to meet someone enroute to the Hamvention as he had some Navy receivers for me.   After doing some trunk to trunk transfers in a shopping mall parking lot, we spent some time chatting.   He had a big Suburban filled with old Mil gear and said quite a few pieces where headed to Fair Radio as the owner was buying them, and the owner had some things for him.

I wonder if a lot of Fair Radio's business is non-walk in.  Considering the location, and what it's selling,  I wouldn't find that too hard to believe.

Still, turning your back on a customer with cash in his wallet that wants to give you some is bad business and, regardless of what you're selling, is what the customer remembers.

  
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 10:08:37 AM »


Thanks for posting the pix, Nick. That Johnson 500 looks in good cosmetic condition. Do you happen to recall the asking price?
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 11:37:51 AM »

Nice pic's.  Got some of my table in there (I had the Hallicrafters Louden boomer for sale, which I sold Sat afternoon).  I had a ball there and brought 2 Hammarlund Super Pro's back home with me (still not sure what I was thinking lol).  
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 06:00:19 PM »


Thanks for posting the pix, Nick. That Johnson 500 looks in good cosmetic condition. Do you happen to recall the asking price?


I saw it he wanted with 1200.00 no supply.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2022, 11:36:52 PM »

GREAT PICS  Nick!!!

Thank you for taking the time to not only take, but post all of them.   

I was last there in '13 and plan to go again next year.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 06:57:58 PM »

Dang, Nick! Some fine shots there...

And, a few things I would have wanted to haggle over!

Who got those two minty fresh looking R-390As that were on their side in the back of the truck??
And how much?

Asking prices looked high...

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2022, 10:25:59 AM »

A friend of mine had two R-390A receivers for sale out the back of our truck and did not sell them. One was a overhauled 390A and the other was a Collins 390A that had a audio issue, have that one back at the shack and am going to look at it and try to sort it out for him because for some reason people think the Collins 390A is better than the others?
Think he wanted like $500 and $400 or something like that but I told him in advance that trying to sell R-390A receivers at Dayton is like trying to sell a Ham Sandwich at a All you can eat Buffet. Think there must have been at least a dozen R-390A receivers at the show at various prices.
Back in seventeen I brought a truckload of R-390A receivers to the Hamvention and sold all of them for $250 to $400 each as is.
All I can say is that if you wanted a R-390A receiver and went there without buying one I have no idea how that can happen.
Thatís the one benefit of Ham Fest, you can buy for less than eBay and its cash and carry so with stupid heavy stuff as long as you can carry it that solves the shipping problem.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2022, 03:11:00 PM »


I don't think the Collins 390As that I have had my hands on are anything special.
I prefer the EAC I currently run... but a good one is a good one, no matter what the
stamps or tags...

Tnx for that info...

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