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For Sale.  Amateur radio equipment of the late Bob Knaggs VK3AJN.

Bob was a very active amateur who lived in South Wangaratta. We are offering for sale his equipment. Later we will offer the towers and antennas. All radios as listed are in good order and condition and include (in most cases) the relevant handbooks, power lead and microphone.

Kenwood TS2000X, S/N B0700007 – $1,200

Yaesu FT 680R 6m all mode transceiver S/N 20080087 – $140

Yaesu FT 780R 70cm all mode Transceiver S/N – $160

Yaesu TR7205 2m FM only S/N 931643 (has a fault ) – $20

Yaesu FT707 HF transceiver S/N – $300

Kenwood TR751A 2m all mode Transceiver S/N 7057411. – $140

Henry 2002-A  V HF Linear Amp. S/N – $600

Yaesu FT2100Z HF linear Amp S/N 40150195 – $650

Power Supply switch mode variable to 15volt/40amp max. – $160

Timewave audio filter fully variable S/N 45972 12volt – $30

Yaesu YS2000 SWR/Power meter S/N 1E/050294 – $80

Revex W750 VHF/UHF to 1.4Ghz SWR/Power meter – $80.

Mirage 2m Linear amp S/N 1155-495 10w in to 160w out. 13.8V supply required.  – $240

Mirage 70cm Linear amp S/N 7130-1294 10w in 100w out. Includes external receive pre amp. 13.8V supply required. – $280

VICtor VC 3165 Frequency counter S/N 991553414 240 volt measure to 1.4 Ghz – $30

BWD 509B C.R.O.  – $40

Heavy Duty Variac – $100.

H/brew 2m FM transceiver crystal  control 20w watt? – $30

H/brew 70cm Fm Transceiver crystal control 20watt? – $30.

Scanner VHF/UHF Realistic Pro 2022.  S/N 918099 – $50

H/brew Solid state 13.8V high current power supplies? There are 4? – $60 each.

For dedicated 1296 operators only. A complete 1296 high power setup with water cooled final pair of 2C39A s and power supplies. Sell complete. Contact Dennis or David to discuss.

Contact Dennis Leseberg VK3VDR 0357652321 or David Waring VK3ANP 0467 740 535 If you are interested and please do not contact Bob’s home.

Amateurs on air
From the Past
Morse Code
When the hobby began 100 years ago the only form of radio communication was by what we know as wireless telegraphy -or more commonly: morse code – a series of dots and dashes or short and long bursts of signal , a binary code language. Amateur wireless experimenters used the same techniques as the professional operators who in turn had taken the code from the earlier days when it was used in the wire based telegraph system… This form of communication has survived to still be in use today – and has become an international language enabling people who can’t speak the same language, to communicate. Telegraphy has however been long overtaken by other methods which are more efficient and advanced.
Into the Future
Voice and Data Communications Now Where Next
Up until the 1920’s wireless telegraphy was the only way to transmit and receive information on the airwaves. But radio amateurs pioneered voice communications in the mid-1920s at the time when broadcast stations began. Although the transmission and reception techniques have changed over the years with technical developments, voice communication remains the major method of communicating on the amateur bands. However there are increasing use of Internet linkages through such methods as Echolink , IRLP and D-Star which allow amateur radio communications to be routed via the internet.. Increasingly new methods of data transmission are being developed such as PSK31 which allow text and other data to be sent at reasonable data rates. Amateur radio has always been active in the transmission of images by radio and there are many amateurs active in Television experimentation.
Communication of positional information through amateur radio based Automatic Positional Reporting Systems (APRS) is also a growing aspect of the hobby. Let’s not forget the advances being made by amateurs in communication at the microwave and above frequencies in both data and voice including experimentation in transmissions and receptions in the visible and Infra red light spectrum. While amateur radio is about communication, it is also about every aspect of information technology and electronics – the future of amateur radio is indeed limited only by our imagination
Wireless Institute of Australia

Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club