Ham Radio Collectors - How to find what your searching for
Ham Radio and Antique Radio Collectors are growing in numbers. The old radios 00004000 from years ago become more valuable with age and the selection is getting smaller and smaller.
Collecting Ham Radio Equipment is much like collection old cars. Remember the first car you had and how you wish you could have another one just like it now? The same goes for Shortwave Radio's. Many Hams when they started in radio back in the 60's are now trying to rebuild their first stations.
Visiting Hamfests and Flea Markets is a good source for these old or as a Ham would call it, Boatanchor Radios" meaning heavy and tube type receivers and transmitters. Lots of people shop and search on ebay looking for the best bargin however you need to be careful with what you buy on ebay. Many sellers will sell things knowing they are not working so be ready to do a little repair work if you want to get some of them working. An easy and fast way to search for Used ham Radio is at www.hamradiofinder.com they have made it simple and easy to search for equipment. there are also many Ham Radio Classified sites on the internet and usually have new ads being posted everyday. My favorite site is www.hamkey.com because you can list what your searching for on their site and when someone lists what your seeking, their system will send you email within seconds of the item being listed. Its always nice to be the first one to respond to an ad for a very rare piece of equipment. I can't tell you how many times I have called on ads and were told it was sold just before I called. How I wish I was the first one to know it was posted.
No matter what your looking for you are sure to find it in todays worlds of ebay, online classified ads and all the flea markets operating around the country.
Have fun in your search for that old radio you used to operate.