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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 1:17 am 
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Before buying, calculate the time needed to fix it, and then consider the other radios you have.

Yeah, right. Is this the pot calling the kettle black? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 2:28 am 
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Nope, you need another radio and you know it.


Now the proud owner of a Panasonic RF 3100.

I don't know what makes these so desirable, but the bidding was vicious. Got one in excellent working/fair cosmetic for under $200. The others listed are all close to $300.

My total including is $160.

This video made me decide to bid to win.

https://youtu.be/zfBXtD67nIU

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 2:47 am 
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I've got one of those, bought for somewhere around the same price IIRC, a few years back. Cosmetically and electronically excellent. You won't be disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 2:52 am 
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I've got one of those, bought for somewhere around the same price IIRC, a few years back. Cosmetically and electronically excellent. You won't be disappointed.


Great to hear that!

I didn't pay anything like $300 for my RF 2200.

The 3100 sure is a beautiful radio!

Is that a homebrew loop?

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FStephenMasek wrote:
Before buying, calculate the time needed to fix it, and then consider the other radios you have.

Yeah, right. Is this the pot calling the kettle black? :wink:
Indeed, but I've been selling radios, and will continue to cut back to just a dozen.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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Dalton wrote:

Is that a homebrew loop?

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=241661&p=2024254#p2024254

FStephenMasek wrote:
Indeed, but I've been selling radios, and will continue to cut back to just a dozen.

:roll:


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just have to comment on the women comment..... I feel that no matter what they cost, the radios will always be less costly than wimmin ;-)

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just have to comment on the women comment..... I feel that no matter what they cost, the radios will always be less costly than wimmin ;-)


In matrimony or business, I believe in treating women fairly.

This leads to a happier outcome for all involved.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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FStephenMasek wrote:
Before buying, calculate the time needed to fix it, and then consider the other radios you have.

Yeah, right. Is this the pot calling the kettle black? :wink:
Indeed, but I've been selling radios, and will continue to cut back to just a dozen.


:lol:

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Before buying, calculate the time needed to fix it, and then consider the other radios you have.
Yeah, right. Is this the pot calling the kettle black? :wink: Indeed, but I've been selling radios, and will continue to cut back to just a dozen.

Oh yeah? I bet you haven't sold too many women though....

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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You did the right thing. Think of the endless frustration you would have suffered if you had passed on the radio. You KNOW you NEEDED it or you wouldn't have considered it in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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Congratulations on snagging that one! I have a Sony SW portable with a nasty intermittent problem to deal with, someday.

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Congratulations! :D

I wonder how the RF-B600 compares to the 3100?

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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You did the right thing. Think of the endless frustration you would have suffered if you had passed on the radio. You KNOW you NEEDED it or you wouldn't have considered it in the first place.


I ALMOST PASSED ON IT.

AND THEN YOU GUYS ENABLED ME!

I really thought I could make it this time...

I actually dreamed of this radio last night.

It was involved in some sort of plot...

A radio plot to get me to buy another radio!

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Congratulations on snagging that one! I have a Sony SW portable with a nasty intermittent problem to deal with, someday.


:lol:


Yes, but if it worked for 2 weeks, it w WORTH IT, right?

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Congratulations! :D

I wonder how the RF-B600 compares to the 3100?

-Steve


Not sure how they compare, very similar would be my guess.

Here is an interesting comparison -


https://youtu.be/SVQ0w9DgZPw

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Oh yeah? I have like 80 radios. 5 is nothing. Buuy it~!


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Oh yeah? I have like 80 radios. 5 is nothing. Buuy it~!

Did I say I have "5" radios?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I wish.

More like 35.


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And I did buy it.

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Oh Lord... I just bought an vintage tektronix oscillloscope and I dont even know how to use it let alone restore it. Hangs head...but all the guys on the forum have one...and I love doing restorations...
Yes I snuck it into the house...yes it is hidden under my bench with a towel over it... :(

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 Post subject: Re: Talk me out of buying another radio!
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bobwilson1977 wrote:
Oh yeah? I have like 80 radios. 5 is nothing. Buuy it~!

Did I say I have "5" radios?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I wish.

More like 35.


:lol:


And I did buy it.

Buncha pikers, LOL! I stopped counting 'em after the first hundred... :wink:
And there's still members here who have more.

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