[amsat-bb] Re: [VHF] Re: Icom 451 questions

Crownhaven 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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