[amsat-bb] Re: [VHF] Re: Icom 451 questions
crownhaven at bellsouth.net
Fri Jan 13 06:00:39 PST 2012
No more than $100. I actually think they are about worthless based on
the current radios available and the age unless you are just into
vintage radios. What are you going to use it for? I had a 251A as my
first two-meter rig for weak-signal work. It was deaf. It HAD to have
an outboard preamp. None of this generation of radios were very
sensitive based on the technology used at the time.
I would say it might be a great radio for your repeater work.
Steve, N4JQQ, EM55bd
STeve Andre' wrote:
> On 01/12/12 23:19, John Geiger wrote:
>> A local friend here has an Icom 451A 70cm all mode which he might
>> sell me. What is the typical selling price for these rigs? It is in
>> good physical condition with the mic and power cord. Are there any
>> typical problems that show up with these rigs as they age, that I
>> should be looking out for?
>> 73s John AA5JG
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> During my quest for x75 Icom rigs, I was told a few times that
> the 471 did not have a service manual, and you had to use a
> 271 manual for it. Since I have not ever seen one, I tend to
> think that is true.
> I've only used a 471 once, but I have respect for it. The
> larger problem with it may be its age, and getting some of
> the specialty ICs could be hard. I seem to remember a few
> of them selling on ebay in the $200 area?
> --STeve Andre'
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