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Picked mine up today. Attached it to my RS Scanner. HUGE Reception improvement--very sensitive antenna. Helped to reduce some static I got picking up talking detectors, and pulled in PDX/Vanc. radio traffic much better. (I live in Salem).
The antenna is available through Ham Radio Outlet stores. Cost is $21.95, without shipping. Model number is: KD4FREQHQ3
Larson only ships to HRO when they have $10K worth of merchandise ordered. They do not sell direct to the consumer (too bad, because it took them almost 2 months to get this to me).
I will order another one for sure. I think this brand is better than the Smiley antennas I purchased last year. Though I have not been unhappy with Smiley, and they are easier and quicker to deal with. Smiley also sells direct to the consumer.
A friend called and stated he has a GE 12R series 3D railroad radio he's looking to sell but doesn't know who to call or what a reasonable price would be. It appears you're somewhat familiar with railroad radio and I was wondering if you could point me in any direction that would be helpful. Thanks.
Richerie---That is a commercial product, and I wouldn't have any idea of the value of it. Also, I would caution your friend about selling a transmitting radio without WARNING the purchaser that if they use it illegally, they are asking for severe trouble from the FCC, FRA and other govt. agencies.
Thank you for your reply. As a former ham, I am aware of those restrictions and have conveyed them. This gentleman is not radio-savvy and would probably have difficulty in connecting an extension cord. I doubt there's any danger in him actually powering the device up. I simply was trying to ascertain any value. You comments are well taken and appreciated.
Value will be based on age and condition as well. You might suggest that he call local commercial radio dealers and ask them what the "Blue Book" value would be. Perhaps he can find similar radios for sale on Ebay and then come to a value figure. He might have luck selling it at a railroad hobby event. Start at retail price and go down from there.
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