The soon-2-be ex has realized that belly dancing alone won't make ends meet, and in a blatant snubbing of the temporary divorce orders is selling off my stuff.
A word to the wise: BE CAREFUL!!! The almost-ex had virtually no knowledge of radios, much less what did or didn't work (no matter how pretty it looked).
If you are a bidder, be sure to ask: Does it come with the AC or DC cords? (if not, consider it D.O.A.), but there's more:
- If it has the cords (and are the correct ones), was it powered up and tested? (answer: No. She doesn't know a Dummy Load from a linear amp)
- If it receives, does it transmit? (See my reply above)
- If it has no cords, how can it be in excellent condition??
- Does it come with a microphone? (If not, how was it tested)
- Is it missing tubes or other parts (only I know that)
- Just because it "Smells new" doesn't mean it will work
- If it's a microphone, was it tested? If so, what is it wired for?
- If it's Am/SSB, did she test AM/LSB/USB (see my first reply)
- If it's a meter or other test equipment, has it been tested to verify it works??
- Does it come with a manual?
Basically, she's thrown out a bunch of equipment that she doesn't know if it works, if it's missing parts or tubes, or even has a pwr cord or microphone. And to be honest with you - many of these are project radios, either D.O.A. or with problems, that I planned to fix when I retired...vs. making a fast buck on the unaware.