A little more realistic-- it is more important that the L7 has 160 meters than
if it has 10 meters where a amplifier is not often needed. As I said earlier
this is a "collectors" item not, some splattered high dollar egg. Those who do
not love drake will have a somewhat lower opinion of its value. A newer more
modern unit is a better more logical choice for operating .
If you like Drake equipment and are willing to do the Restoration work as
needed then there is no difference. There is litle benifit to sell a working
home tested L7 and buy a Ameritron.
The Power supply should be sold with the amplifier as a complete working unit.
Also this unit is in England where these units are even more scarce. This
makes the value higher than in the US where they show up every few months. The
Units currently on EBay should be considered as non-working. The value is much
higher if the unit is in current[this means yesterday] use. There are also
several drake lovers web sites with lots of information.
One likely would get more dough selling it on the european ebay rather than
the ebay us. One needs to check to be sure. It only costs a little to list a
auchion with a high reserve. Let it go and see where it goes. A reserve of
$2000 would give lots of actual information at little cost. And you get to do
it twice at the same cost.
.... Commander John ....
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