Calgary Amateur Radio Association
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CARA Summer Sale
Thanks to the kind donation from the Draper family, CARA is offering vintage AM radio related items for sale to members. A PDF of items with photos is attached below.
Update 7/13 - Thanks to another kind donation from the Harris family, CARA is also offering an assortment of CB radio items to members. Please see details below and a PDF with photos.
Update 7/18 - All items with the exception of bundle 3A are now available first come, first serve. Pending sales indicated.
HOW TO PURCHASE
To give a fair opportunity to all, CARA groups and members will have approximately one week (until July 18th 10am) to submit a purchase request. Please review the list below & email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and callsign noting the bundle(s) you want to purchase. If multiple members request the same bundle during the 1st week those members will be given 24 hours to submit a single bid over the asking price. After July 18th at 10am remaining items will be sold first come first serve. Unsold items will be discounted overtime. Prices are firm. Sales are to members only.
The goal is to get these items out of storage into the hands of club groups or members who will make use of them. Quick testing has been done on select items but it is best to assume the item condition is needing repairs, or for parts only. Any comments made on functionality are just quick observations at the time of testing and are not guaranteed.
All sales are final. eTransfer payment required within 24 hours, items to be picked up within 7 days, no shipping. Buyers will be advised on payment and pickup procedure. When items are sold in bundles buyer must take all included items. Items not paid for or not picked up will be relisted for sale and payment forfeited.
Bundle 1A - Restored Vintage early 1940’s Westinghouse 785X Radio & Sony CD Player $175
Floor model vintage AM radio has been restored to functional condition. Receives local AM broadcast stations. Uses a “Magic Eye” tube for tuning. Nice full cabinet sound. Issues noted the main tuning dial can slip, station preset buttons not functional, some stations have a background hum. Cabinet looks nice, few remaining scratches could be left for a vintage look or repaired. Rare opportunity to acquire locally a nice looking, working floor model radio from a long time ago. The radio has a phono input on rear for the CD player.
Bundle 1B – Two Vintage Radios for Restoration $40
Vintage Stromberg-Carlson 874-L Radio and Cabinet - AM and shortwave radio receiver with tubes and floor model cabinet ready for restoration. Originally designed for battery use, includes battery eliminator for AC. Original T.Eaton Co warranty card still attached. Schematics and alignment instructions available online. Untested.
Vintage radio chassis (right top) - unknown model with tubes for restoration. Untested.
Bundle 1C –Tube Tester, Two Scopes and Speakers $30
Hickok 6005 Tube Tester - Powers on, may need repairs. Includes extra Simpson meter, tube socket adapter, and schematics.
Stark Oscilloscope OSK-3 – Powers on, test signal displayed on CRT
Solartron Solarscope Oscilloscope CD 1014.1 – for parts, untested
Pair of speakers
Bundle 1D – AM Tube Radios $35
European tube radio note requires 240V RCA Tube Clock Radio Model C-123 - cabinet in poor condition.
>>> PDF of the above radio sale items including photos is attached below. (CARASale_V03)<<<
Bundle 2B - Vintage CB/10m Siltronix & Craig CB Base Stations $30
Craig SSB base radio - as is
Siltronix model 1011C - as is
Bundle 2C - International Radio and Misc Items $20
*** Please note these CB items are untested and came from a smoker's home. ***
>>> PDF of the above CB sale items including photos is attached below. (CB Items.pdf)<<<
Tektronix 2213 Oscilloscope 60MHz from 1981 - $125
Works, some jitter on the trace, dials might use a cleaning, includes two third party probes and manual. Top of case scratched, screen bright. Note this was listed after other items, all members will have until 7/23 10am to request to purchase.
SOLD - Bundle 1E - Variac and Misc items
Home built Variac, Heathkit Mulitmeter (issues), Transistor Checker (issues), Headphones, AC socket, relays, used potentiometers, miscellaneous items. Untested.
SOLD - Bundle 1F - Misc Items
Transformer (bad), Homemade EMI filter, sockets, Heathkit tube based RF generator, dim bulb tester, wire. Untested. 7/17/21 - Transformer tested and found to have shorted secondary, package price reduced.
SOLD - Bundle 2A - Galaxy CB Base CB Mobiles
Galaxy with Turner Mic - as is
Realistic 449 mobile SSB radio with 12 Volt power and speaker - as is Realistic 453 mobile SSB with 12 Volt power supply - as is