|For Sale - Antennas, Towers, and Radios|
Twenty years worth of three-tower contest station accumulation!
Highlights include quite a few Force-12 antennas, and a couple of towers. Read on...
Preparatory to an eventual move to somewhere a single crankup and a tribander is all I'll be lucky to have, here are a wide variety of antennas and tower stuff large and small, and some radios; fun for all the family!
N.B. Antennas are collection only unless specifically noted as 'shippable'.
This from near Junction 266 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Lebanon/Lancaster) approx. 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, 2 1/2 hours from NYC/NNJ or Washington DC. Directions on request.
Prices are firm, cash preferred. You know what this stuff is worth. I'll put the kettle on.
KLM 40m3 - $150
40m. 3ele beam. Wounded. Complete, including the mondo balun and a replacement set of boom/element mounts. It will need six 1" dia. 6-foot long pieces of tubing to be replaced. A real bargain for someone prepared to put just a bit of effort into it. Come on, the boom alone is worth more than this!
Cushcraft 104CD - $150
Four element 10m. monobander . Band opener. Your choice of boom - the original 16 foot, or a 24 foot to make it a death-ray.
Force-12 Magnum 40-30-20 - $250
Two elements on each of 40m and 30m, 3 elements on 20m, all on the same Boom (with a capital 'B'). The elements are staggered to contribute such that the gain/fb is superior to a 2, 2 or 3 ele monobander by itself. A real monster that works very, very well. The original crappy copper-weld linear-loading/support wires will need replacing with something better equipped to survive life in the real world - a very easy task.
Force-12 4BA 17-15-12-10 - $250
Three elements on each of 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m on a single boom. You supply the sunspots. ($1239 new list.)
Miscellaneous Antenna Stuff:
Mosley MBCQ3 20/15/10 cubical quad spreader arm set - $25
With copy of the manual. Needs an 8ft. by 1 1/2" boom. The spreaders are aluminium tubing with insulators where the elements pass through - it's impossible to get the wire-lengths wrong. Additionally, one could change the lengths of the outer tubes to make it a spreader set for a 30m. quad, say. Lots of possibilities.
26 foot 2" dia boom - $50
From an old Wilson Sys 1 tribander (TH-5 clone); it'd make a great boom to make a killer 10 or 15m beam.
24 foot 2" dia boom - $50
Ex Hygain. From a TH-6, I think.
All sorts of various . . .
. . . elements, booms, masts, mast steps etc.
3 * Rohn 45 sections, good condition. $100 per section. ($239 each list)
One section has guy torque-arm attachments.
Rohn AS-45 Rotator Shelf - $50 each. ($126 each list)
Phillistran guy sets for 40/80/120ft. - $600
Three sets of three guys for 40, 80 and 120 feet guying of a Rohn 45 tower. Top set is 4000lb rating, lower two sets 2100lb. rating. Conservatively estimated lengths: 120', 90' and 65'. Complete with the epoxy-attached terminations, in good condition (no deep cuts or abrasions). This lot would be MUCH more than twice this price new.
Phillistran guy sets for 70' tower - $400
Two sets of four guys for 40' and 70' guying of Something Really Big. These sets are of (at least) 4000lb rating, maybe 6700lb. The concrete in the ground will break before these things. Conservatively estimated lengths 90' and 70'.
Think these prices are ridiculous for 'mere' sets of guys?
Do the due diligence of adding up exactly how much that 'cheap' 3/8" and 1/4" steel rope, insulators, etc. will cost to hold the tower up, then look at these prices anew; you'll figure out just what a bargain they are.
Phillystran is a non-conductive alternative to steel as guy-wire. The two huge advantages are (a) that they don't distort beam patterns, including and especially of those mounted lower down on the tower - allowing stacking - and (b) they permit the use of the tower itself as a radiator on the low-bands, 160 and 80.
ICOM Optional filters etc. available:
Icom FL-100 9Mhz/500Hz $80
Icom FL-96 455kHz/2.8kHz (wide SSB) $125
International Radio 9MHz/400Hz $80
International Radio 9MHz/1.8kHz (narrow SSB) $80
Icom UT-102 Voice Synthesizer Unit (speaks frequency etc.) $45