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posted Aug 28, 2015, 12:20 AM by News Team   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 12:20 AM by Bob Bristow ]

Amateur Radio Helpline for 23rd  August  2015 .

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This is a weekly broadcast of Pre-loved Equipment for Radio Amateurs, shortwave Listeners and Electronic Enthusiasts and members seeking assistance...




Caveat Emptor; Latin for "let the buyer beware."    A doctrine that places on buyers the burden to reasonably examine property before purchase and take responsibility for its condition and ownership.   Stolen Gear » 20141027 - Hills Amateur Radio Group, Lesmurdie, WA


Wanted - Valve Q multiplier for a 455KHz intermediate frequency radio receiver (Drake 2B).

Looking for Heath models including QF-1, HD-11 and GD-125 and Drake 2AQ or 2BQ. If you have a homebrew one, I’d also be interested.

Good condition would be nice but willing to restore. Please if you have one sitting on a shelf, drop me a line.

Vy 73   Steve, VK6VZ


Hi Roy,  Would you mind putting this on the help line a couple of times:- 


"If you attended the recent Hamfest and bought some test equipment from the NCRG table you might like to know that some instruction manuals are available for the following five items:-

 FLUKE,  720A  Volt divider

 FLUKE,  750A  Volt divider

 Systron Donner,  110D  Pulse Generator

 Radford,  Distortion measuring Set

 Wayne Kerr,  B331  Precision Bridge

 Please call Peter on  08-9361 7257  to arrange collection,  again 08-9361 7257"

 Thanks Roy, that should keek someone busy.  Regards.  Peter.



1-  Yaesu HF transceiver FT-2000 . 100 watt series , comes in original box , manual .etc etc.

    Including IF-2000, external sound card, LP-Pan II PANADAPTOR, MD-100 desk mick

    This is complete and ready setup .Just down load Power  SDR software from the net. Asking $2400 firm.

2-  NEW comm-Antenna .. Vertical from 10 to 80M . Known as Andy comman. From Melbourne.

    Still in wrapping cardboard boxes. Asking $450 Firm. 

3-  Emtron DX-1SP Amplifier , 2years old hardly use/ low hrs. New design with FU-728F tube.

  1500watt pep. See EMTRON WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO.  Asking $3300. Firm

4-  Yaesu Rotator controller only , model Yaesu G-450 excellent conditions.asking $200. firm

5-  Heil  Gold color PR-40, this is a Golden Series PR-40. it is special editions,new in the Box

    asking $400 firm

6-  Oscilloscope model Tektronix-2235 its 100Mhz dual channel Oscilloscope,comes with 2 probes wallet case, power cable and Manual and excellent working condition, asking $490 firm

Please call or E-mail ..we Rationalization of ham shack dictates reduction of equipment.hi hi

VK6WB Gus  on email Or phone  0407 030592


For sale

Three matched 811A valves for the AL811 linear in the original unopened packaging and surplus to my needs.  $90.00.

Will pay postal costs within WA. John VK6AU phone 08 9291 7908 or email to

 Many thanks.  John


I have 2 items at my qth for your "For Sale" segment, the equipment belongs to Frank VK6FGL who has moved  to a local retirement complex.


ICOM IC-207H VHF/UHF transceiver, only known fault, the Function Display globes not working.    PRICE $200.00

YAESU FC-30    Automatic Tuning Unit, suits Yaesu FT-897 or FT-897D Transceivers.     PRICE $200.00 or nearest offer.

PHONE:     Tony on 09 528 6735


Thanks Roy,  Kind regards to you and Jane.  Tony and Loris.  de VK6ATI.


Hi Roy. 

I am wondering if there is anyone out there who could help me get my wxsat working again.  I only use it to download the weather pictures from 13920 Mhz and 7535Mhz as I don’t have a 137hz antenna.  It all worked OK until I had to get a new computer but now although the audio sound comes through the picture is not recorded.   Telephone here is 08 9274 1928.  Regards, Rod.



I have 10 RF Industries 2.4 – 2.5 GHz antennas surplus to my requirements.

Model no: col2410

These antennas are still in there packing tubes and have not been opened.

 Link to product here

 I will be driving down to Perth in the last week of August and will be able to drop off  to most areas north of the river or east around the Albany hwy area as I’ll be driving down to Katanning from Paraburdoo.  I also have an appointment in the first few days of September so I’ll be back in Perth then as well.    No reasonable offers refused. 

Regards,  Matthew Garside  VK6MRG & VK3MGR



I have the following items of equipment for disposal. 

For sale: 1,  2mtr x 8 element beam, vertical or horizontal mount in working condition. @ 50.00 DB. Comes with  portable mast.

 Buyer may also have: 1 x 3 element TH3 Junior HF antenna ,(Needs repair) and 1 x 6 element Log periodic (also needs repair)

 The deal is take one – take all.

 Regards and 73,    Kevin. VK6KG.   Contact via. 0895283102 or



If you have items for Sale or you may be seeking equipment or information please contact me and I will do my best to assist you.

Please have any item or request in to me BEFORE 10PM Thursday for the next W.I.A. broadcast. E-mail

73 Roy  & Jane VK6XV