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Re: [Amps] Drake L7 in UK, any idea of value please?

To: "Tyron" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Drake L7 in UK, any idea of value please?
From: "Harold Mandel" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 06:05:30 -0400
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Dear Tyrone,

The desirability of amplifiers with ten meters in the U.S. is probably
for CB operators wanting to tune up on 27.025MHz.

Most of the hams I know could care less about 10 meters, much less
go out of their way to get a linear amplifier operating there, but there
are exceptions to everything.

Statistically, amplifier buyers in the Amateur Service are looking
for the best bang-for-buck, and would like to have a factory model,
all shiny and pretty, before something with no paint and dents.

When you think of the value of your Drake, look at it in a sales POV: 
Is it shiny and beautiful, inside and out? Then it's a real collectible.

If not, it's a boat anchor. Even most old Collins gear are boat anchors.

Are you suffering for cash? Then get rid of it at any price, fast. Time
by at the speed of light, Tyrone, and boat anchors don't get any
without help.

Figure on the Law of Entropy: You roll an egg off the table, it
Most of the time that's the way things go.

Getting boat anchors into the "Gem" class is akin to having a splattered
egg gather itself together, mold the shell back into an ovoid and jump
from the floor to the table. It could happen, but the odds are way
against it.


My original question to the list was asking for value of my L7 which I
am reluctantly thinking of selling - I am near London, UK.

Had another thought - as mine is an export model with 10 metres included
as standard does that increase its scarcity and desireability (and
value!)? :-)

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