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ARNSW often has items of equipment for sale, as a service to members. Unless otherwise noted, all equipment offered has been tested and is in good condition, and is from nonsmoking owners unless otherwise noted.

Transmitting equipment will only be sold to persons holding an appropriate Australian Licence. In the disposals process the Disposals Officer's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Most items can be posted but some that are too large or heavy for postage can be shipped by Pack and Send.

Please note that there are some changes to sales days and handling of disposals equipment due to current public health guidelines. Please contact the Disposals team by email to disposals@arnsw.org.au with any enquiries.

If you are interested in any of the equipment listed, you can contact the Disposals Officer by email to disposals@arnsw.org.au. Please note, that we cannot accept offers by phone.

Pickup or inspection is currently by arrangement only and ARNSW Covid Safety procedures must be adhered to.

If you require assistance from ARNSW to sell any equipment, then please check out our estate and equipment purchase page, or contact our office for more information.

Equipment currently being offered for sale

This list represents some of the equipment ARNSW currently has available.

All equipment has been tested and is in good condition unless noted.

Most items can be posted but some are too large or heavy for postage. †These heavy items can be shipped by Pack and Send.

Please email disposals@arnsw.org.au to arrange a site visit.

 

Transceivers

TS590 DSP 100W HF/50MHz all mode transceiver.

In excellent condition and fully working. Fitted with the temperature stabilised master oscillator and voice unit.

It has had very little use and comes with the hand microphone, power cable and manuals. All in the original Kenwood box.

Price $1100

 

TS450S HF all mode transceiver.

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In very good condition and fully working. Complete with hand microphone and power cable.

Price $600

 

Uniden UH-077 UHF CB transceiver.

In good condition. Fully working with power cable and microphone.

Price $50

 

Yaesu VX-170 Dual Band Transceiver.

In good condition and fully working. With a new battery and wall charger.

Price $75

BITX40 40m transceiver

Completely assembled and wired with the frequency display. There are two of these available.† The new price is US$59 + shipping at about the same cost as the transceiver!

Price $50.

 

Morse Keys

Bencher BY-1 Iambic paddle key.

In fair condition but complete and working. The new price is US$180.

Price $100

 

Bencher BY-1 Iambic paddle key.
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In fair condition, could use a repaint of the base but complete and working. The new price is US$180.

Price $75.

 

Tripod

 

Heavy Duty Tripod.

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Aluminum heavy duty tripod. Not sure what this was intended for but would suit a small dish or antenna. It weighs around 25kg and is of very solid construction. The legs do fold out more than shown to provide good stability. The top mount is a custom design so an adaptor would be required or drill and tap the mound to adapt it to your needs.

Too large and heavy to be shipped by post thus collect or Pack and Send only.

Price $100

 

Receivers

 

Grundig Satellit 2400 Receiver.

Covers Longwave, mediumwave, 6 shortwave bands (1.6-28MHz) and FM with 6 preset FM switches.

Fully working. Runs from 6 D cells or 240V AC mains. In good condition. Note the 3 switches in the lower left have replacement knobs as spare switches are not available.

Service information is available online.

Collect or Pack and Send only as these are difficult to pack (i.e. expensive) to ensure the survive posting.

Price $100

 

Astrad B205 Receiver.

Covers Longwave, mediumwave, shortwave broadcast and FM.

Fully working runs from external 9V DC or 6 D cells.

Service information is available online.

Price $40.00.

 

 

Battery valve mediumwave radio.

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This is a Stromberg-Carlson Vagabond 44B11 battery valve radio using miniature valves. It requires power supplies of 90V DC and 7.5V DC.

In good condition and working. The schematic is available on Kevin Chantís web site.

Price $35.

Battery valve mediumwave radio.

This is a Stromberg-Carlson Vagabond 44B11 battery valve radio using miniature valves. It requires power supplies of 90V DC and 7.5V DC.

In good condition, working, but with some scratches and a minor crack on the rear of the case. The schematic is available on Kevin Chantís web site.

Price $25.

A leatherette case is available to fit either of the Stromberg-Carlson radios is available for $10.

 

Nixie Tube Clocks

6 digit clock

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This clock uses B5870 nixie tubes with 13.5mm high digits. The timing is derived from a Maxim DS3234 real time clock that has battery backup to ensure the time is kept running when the clock is powered down. Time setting is by two pushbuttons on the rear and there is a switch to set the time to daylight or eastern standard time.

Note B5870 Nixie tubes cost around US$20 each.

Price is $120.

 

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Smaller 6 digit clock

This clock uses NEC D946 nixie tubes with 13mm high digits. The timing is derived from a Maxim DS3234 real time clock that has battery backup to ensure the time is kept running when the clock is powered down. Time setting is by two pushbuttons on the rear and there is a switch to set the time to daylight or eastern standard time.

Price is $80.

 

Test Equipment

HP 8405A Vector Voltmeter 1MHz to 1000MHz.

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For measuring amplitude and phase difference between the two input channels. 0.1mV to 1000mV and +/-6 to +/-180 degrees phase.

In good condition and working. The meter scales are in good condition after stabilizing them with a coat of clear lacquer to stop the peeling of the scale. This is a common problem with older HP equipment and in this case, while the scales were starting to peel, they were still intact.

Collect or Pack and Send only as this instrument is too difficult to post.

Price $50.

 

E1938A HP oven stabilized crystal oscillator.

This was the last and highest performance of the line of double oven stabilized crystal oscillators HP produced over many years. It requires 5V and 4A and 12V at 250mA.

The output is 10MHz and the frequency can be controlled over a small range by an external DC voltage. Thus, this oscillator can be used in a GPSDO. This was the intended use and was used in one HP GPSDO, possibly the Z3815A.

In full working order with the connector.

More information online search for HP E1938A.

Price $50.

 

Tech TE 20D RF signal generator.

120Khz to 500MHz in 6 bands with AM modulation and RF attenuator.

In good working order and clean cosmetic condition.

Price $25.