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Offline Dan

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New Auction 71 possibility?
« on: August 26, 2011, 10:32:13 AM »
I know absolutely nothing about these sets so I find it intriguing.... Feels free to post auction pics ( I don't know how) and I will post this link. Looks like a fancy masculine princess to me ;) It would look sweet in a 1972 Challenger, Monte Carlo, or Camaro.

http://tinyurl.com/3v3wdnq


My opening guess is $139.95
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 10:50:21 AM by Dan »
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Offline rdelius

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 11:46:22 AM »
Just the control head without the radio.You still would look like a big shot though
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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 12:43:27 PM »
Just the control head without the radio.

Even if you could get the radio, even if you could install the radio and get it to function, it would still be useless, as the radio system this would have connected with no longer exists.

So, might as well install just the control head, at this point it will do as much as the whole system installed properly!  (Nothing.)

These go pretty high, even though they're useless.  I guess $250.00.
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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 12:46:39 PM »
Here is the pic of the item in question.
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Offline Dan

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 01:07:19 PM »
Thanks for posting the pic Adam.
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Offline baldopeacock

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 01:50:19 PM »
We had one of these in a van at work in the late '70s.

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:10:45 PM »
My guess - $155.00
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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 05:01:29 PM »
Looks very similar to mine. 
I paid about $50 for mine - see photo of mine

I think this one will go higher,  my guess about $125

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 07:52:39 PM »
     

    I've  actually seen a few HAMS (amatuer radio operators) use one of these , complete unit ofcourse , on 70cm (440Hz) as a single frequency FM rig to hit their local repeater.
   Not too difficult to do. Worked on these , seems like a life time  ago , when I worked for New York Tel as a radio man.   They are very rugged control heads and the radios are real "work horses"
   I'll go with $70.

   Andy   K1WI
   

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 08:35:51 PM »
$55
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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 08:32:13 AM »


K1WI: how was the audio on those mobiles compared to a) landlines today and b) cellphones today? 

(I suspect that the audio was better than today's cellphones, because there was not an epidemic of auto accidents associated with the oldschool mobiles, and the accidents today are due to people having to focus more attention on making out each other's words via the compressed speech channel.)

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 10:24:29 AM »
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     The audio bordered on awesome , radios were strong , but remember there was no network or sytem like our cell system of today.   as an example in Rhode Island there were only two "bases" to cover the entire state.  also the vagaraties in propagation could change almost instantly making use difficult at times and superb at others.

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Offline Dan

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2011, 10:33:17 AM »
Well it went for $365.99!!!! :o :o :o :o Redlius wins!!!
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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2011, 11:21:12 AM »


Thanks, Andy.  I take it all those "line" switches above the handset are like a form of oldschool "scanner" that looks for a free channel.  What would happen if you tried to press a button for a channel that was already in use?

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Re: New Auction 71 possibility?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2011, 03:12:01 PM »
Amazing! I had one in my collection it looked almost exactly like this one. I sold it a few years ago for around $125 and thought I hit the lottery. WOW!!....Doug
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