What kind of price would you be wanting for this
radio? I buy and repair several radios a year. As a
rule I don't try to resell for a profit. just enjoy
working on the bench.
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> To the folks on the list,
> I am seeking some advice from those who have most
> likely been faced with the
> situation I am in presently, at one point or
> another. I've been a subscriber
> to this list (mostly a reader of) on and off for the
> past 10 years, and have
> several pieces of current production and older
> Ten-Tec gear.
> I'll try to keep it short -
> I purchased a Corsair 2 and power supply (NOT using
> the dreaded and often
> maligned "auction site"), and despite several
> exchanges of questions and
> answers with the seller before the purchase, the
> radio and power supply
> arrived in cosmetic and electrical condition below
> my expectations, below the
> seller's description, and probably a full 25 to 30%
> more in cost than what
> the equipment is really worth. No names or callsign
> will be mentioned, don't
> even ask. The deal is done and I have what I have.
> The cosmetic things are minor, but there. Some
> scratches, paint chipping on
> the covers, faces are pretty nice on both radio and
> PS, and the trim on the
> top of the PS is slightly bent on one corner, but
> nothing extremely ugly on
> any of it, just looks like it's been used, but
> probably not abused. (Hey, I
> know, it's almost 20 years old) Radio powers up, RX
> and TX on all bands,
> looks like it puts out close to full power on CW.
> PTO I suspect needs a
> rebuild since it slips pretty bad in one direction
> and works fine spinning in
> the other direction. I see the insulation on the 2
> wires going to the speech
> processor pot look like they have been overheated -
> not sure what that is
> about, and the RX signals appear to be about 20 dB
> down on the SO-239 ant
> input, and much stronger but maybe still a few dB
> down on the aux antenna
> input (RCA jack) but the signals are there.
> Checked, exercised and shorted
> the RX / TRX switch for the antenna - no change in
> observed signal levels.
> These things found in the first 30 minutes.
> So what to do now?
> Do I sell this setup, fully disclosing what I know
> about it (of course), and
> eat the $$ loss and get the bad taste of this
> transaction out of my mouth? -
> Do I try to fix things that appear to be wrong or
> not working and then decide
> to keep or sell? (I wasn't really looking for a
> project radio)... Or, do I
> send the radio to Ten-Tec for repair and potentially
> sink more $$ into it to
> basically bring it up to being 100% electrical with
> just average cosmetics
> and keep it?
> My intentions are honest any way about it, else I
> would not post these
> details out in the open.
> Again, I am sure that this situation is not unique
> to me, so I hoped to hear
> back any suggestions, past experience or wisdom from
> the forum. Please feel
> free to e-mail direct.
> Thanks and 73 - Steve N8KOM -
> email: N8KOM (at) wowway.com
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