I hear after a claim like this you may end up paying more in the long run
than your loss. That's because insurance companies usually charge more in
the future for clients with a record of small claims.
I treat my station as not covered by insurance. Careful planning and
installation can prevent most damage from lightning. If a loss occurs, it
gives me an opportunity to upgrade to newer equipment with better
73, Keith NM5G
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of David Vondrasek
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:54 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Dealing with Insurance Dweebs
Welp here is were I'm at now after talking to an Insurance Adjuster. This
isn't looking all that good as I can see, I had to spend 30 minutes
explaining to him is was not a room full of AM/FM Stereo eqt. and give him a
class is Ham radio operations.
I'm being sent forms for "Inventory" of what was damaged, On this form I
have to provide the Cost of the items when new and the year, and also the
model and ser #'s.. ,Then this information is put through a Process of them
telling me what a "depreciated" value of the item is and how much I get for
replacement value. If Im lucky I think I might get enough "value" to go buy
a new CB radio!
This is not all new gear. The FT-990 could be bought back in 1991 for
$1995.00, but try to explain to them it can still be bought now for around
$1000 used when all the INRAD filters and such are installed like this one
even after 14 years. I will most likely wind up with a single transceiver
instead of separate VHF/UHF & HF rigs because of this after all the numbers
fall. Because what they offer isn't going to buy a new rig for each now.
So my current task is to play their own game and see what happens, Its a
numbers game. The value is based on the Retail Price for the year and then
depreciated from that. I can play this game too I guess. The FT-990 was
brought out in 1991, but was sold for several years after that, so if I give
the last year of manufacture with the price at that time, I have less
deprecation then if I give 1991. So I need some help from anyone that can
help. I've been searching the Internet for prices and years for items to get
the highest value for the items. Some I can't fine. If anyone has old
catalogs with MSRP and a date and year and can FAX or email a PDF showing
this, that would be great. I need to get a nice high dollar value to replace
at least most of the gear. Below is the Inventory of items.. I need the
last year of Manufacture and MSRP.
1.Yeasu FT-990 with All the INRAD filters.
2. Yaesu FT-736R Loaded
w/FEX-736-220 220mhz module
w/XF-455MC 600hz CW Filter
w/CW Keyer Unit
w/FTS-8 CTCSS Tone Squelch Board
w/FTS-8 tone encoder / decoder
w/ Voice Module
3. CDE Ham IV ( Still available @ $559.95)
4 Tempo 2002 2-Mtr 1KW AMP ( Early Henry)
5. Mirage MP2 ( Still available @ $235.00)
6. TE Systems 0510G
Some gear I can't test as I can't put it on line like the SB-220 as I have
no HF radio now. So I'm not sure if it's dead or now. I'm lucky is wasn't a
direct tower strike, or I don't know how I'd get cost of 4 each Modified
KLM-16LBX modified to 18 LBX .
Dave - N5ITO
Rebuilding after Lightening.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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