[amsat-bb] Re: Icom 451 questions

STeve Andre' andres at msu.edu
Thu Jan 12 20:23:23 PST 2012

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'
wb8wsf  en72

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