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 Post subject: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new home
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 12:26 am 
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Sort of out of the ordinary for me. I normally sell only locally but had an older aviation band tube radio and a guy about 350 miles away wanted it for their operations area at a small airport. I contacted a friend of mine who knows a lot of local pilots and he connected me with a pilot that flies pipeline patrols all over. It turns out he goes right by this airport every week. He has agreed to drop it at the terminal on his next flight. So hand carried on a private plane and handed off to its new owner. Shipping cost is zero.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new hom
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 10:24 pm 
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That's great, thanks for posting. It seems like a reasonable way to move a fragile radio, just the one landing to pack for. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new hom
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 10:35 pm 
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westcoastjohn wrote:
That's great, thanks for posting. It seems like a reasonable way to move a fragile radio, just the one landing to pack for. 8)


Much better chance of surviving the trip over USPS, UPS or FedEx. It works as long as the destination is an airport!

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 Post subject: Re: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new hom
PostPosted: Jun Tue 08, 2021 11:48 pm 
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Sort of out of the ordinary for me. I normally sell only locally but had an older aviation band tube radio and a guy about 350 miles away wanted it for their operations area at a small airport. I contacted a friend of mine who knows a lot of local pilots and he connected me with a pilot that flies pipeline patrols all over. It turns out he goes right by this airport every week. He has agreed to drop it at the terminal on his next flight. So hand carried on a private plane and handed off to its new owner. Shipping cost is zero.


Picture? 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new hom
PostPosted: Jun Wed 09, 2021 1:04 am 
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black85vette wrote:
... had an older aviation band tube radio and a guy about 350 miles away wanted it for their operations area at a small airport.


You never mentioned the make and model of the receiver. What was it?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio being delivered by private aircraft to its new hom
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 11:24 pm 
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Two coincident hobbies!
Many decades ago, when living in Montreal, I flew light aircraft as a hobby. A friend, also a pilot, found two BC348 receivers for sale at an airport some 100 miles away... $25 each! We rented a Piper PA-28-140 and flew up to get them. Placed on the back seat I had to adjust the trim just a bit! We took one each. These receivers were both in original condition with dynamotor. I don't know what he did with his, but I added an OPT for an 8 ohm speaker and built a 28 VDC P/S plus some other refurbishing. Worked very well (but as you know, no BC band!)
Many years later I sold it to a fellow in Vancouver as I did not want to collect "boat anchors"...
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