Just in time for the Burlington Flea Market this weekend (Feb. 28) I’m cleaning out the shack with these four sale items.
This is Ten Tec’s excellent R-4020 five-watt QRP CW rig with custom stand that’s perfect for cottage or QSOs from the trail or even some contesting (as it has filters!). Here’s what it’s got and I’m looking for $150 including the stand.
Bright easy to read LCD display informs you of frequency, mode, supply voltage, S meter, RIT and more
• BNC RF connector
• Sensitivity (typical) .8 micro volts. MDS .2 micro volts
• Transmitter power, 5 watts (typical)
• Powerful DDS electronic synthesizers allow 5-16 MHz general coverage receive.
• Convenient 20 frequency memory storage
• Includes internal battery holders for alkaline batteries. An external (optional) 12 to 14 VDC regulated power supply may also be used.
• Easily adjustable tuning steps for both Amateur bands and general short wave listening.
• Low current consumption: About 55 mA on receive or about 550-950 mA on transmit depending on supply voltage
• Built in adjustable keyer with automatic CQ and call sign insertion for memory keying.
• Use with straight key or your favorite key paddle.
• Built in crystal filters for 2.2-1.6 kHz SSB or 900-400 Hz in CW
• 8 ohm headphone output (requires stereo plug). No internal speaker.
• RIT (receive incremental tuning) allows for 10Hz or 100 Hz tuning
• Power Plug- 2.1mm ID x 5.5mm OD with center positive. The Radio Shack part number for an equivalent is 274-1567. They come in a two pack for $3.29.
• Battery holders for eight “AA” batteries are packaged inside the transceiver. The transceiver can be powered by internal batteries (customer provided) or external DC power.
• Size: 5.7” X 3.7” X 1.4” (not including knobs)
• Weight: 15.8 oz (not including batteries)
Next up is my excellent and very clean NorCal 20. This contest-quality QRP rig runs 5 watts CW across most of the 20-meter CW portion of the band. It’s got filtering on receive and the 10-turn pot is very stable. Frequency is determined by pushing the annunciator button which sounds off in CW. There’s a built-in keyer and it can take a memory keyer Tick chip which are available online for $20 or so. It’s a first-class rig and gets you on the air for a mere $60. I’ve got three of these so this one has got to go 🙂
This is a Vibroplex Lightening Bug at $70! Why so cheap? It works perfectly but has a small chip in the chrome on one corner which hasn’t moved in the 25 years I’ve owned it. I’ve got four bugs and two hands so this one is up for sale.
This is a Vibroplex Standard bug that’s in perfect condition. It runs as fast as you can send and at $125 it won’t last long.
All of the above will be at the Burlington Flea Market so come on out and pickup one of these bargains!