NC 2 Kenwood Ham Radios, $60 for the pair, Raleigh

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  1. Pynghunter

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    Up for sale are two radios that I got when I bought two vehicles from my grandfather YEARS ago. One of these radios is a Kenwood TM201A, and the second is a Kenwood TM201B. Both of these radios have microphones. As I recall, these radios require external speakers, but there were none when I received them. This is a typical 'ran when parked' scenario, and haven't had power put to them in 12 to 15 years. Always stored indoors. I have 1 mounting bracket, and the other he had stuffed between the front seat and console. Would like to do FTF in Raleigh or Wake Forest.
     

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    If you are hesitant to purchase because they haven't been used in a while, I'll offer a 30 day, money back guarantee, is FTF, and if shipped, I'll send it back minus the actual shipping.
     
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    Does anyone know the tramsmit/receive distance on these things?
     
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    Tx/Rx distances are not that easy to determine. It would depend totally on antennas, band conditions, topographical conditions, and who/what you were trying to talk to. The 201b is 45/5w and the 201a 25/5w.

    Based on my experience with other rigs of similar power ranges (25-50w), you may be able to talk up to 25-30 miles simplex or you may only be able to talk 5 miles. There is no good way to determine tx/rx distances with out a number of other factors being considered.

    op, hope you don't mind the hijack.
     
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    I don’t mind the info, all I know is what’s in the opening thread!!! If anyone else has anything to contribute, feel free.

    Is there extra Equiptment that can boost power with reasonable cost?
     
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    ^^^^^, offers? Trades?
     
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    For those asking questions about the radio capabilities, if you had the amateur radio operator license required to legally operate these, you would know the answers already.


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    Hopefully, i don't need a license to sell these!!!!
     
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    No, nor to buy them, but yes to transmit with them.


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    For FM use these radios are just fine without any external amplifiers. 5 or 25 watts out.
     
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    I’m honestly not sure how much these radios would be worth, but for sake of comparison, the current generation, 65w tm281 sells for about $140, new in box. Off hand, $60 for both sounds fair.

    I will say that when it comes to older electronics, kenwood tends to be good and they make rugged gear. I would be more comfortable buying a used kenwood than other brands.

    One suggestion I do have for you is to contact Mike Atkins at Triad Electronic Supply in WS. He buys, repairs and refurbishes, and sells a lot of radios. He might be interested in them.

    You might also try a ham fest, or get a friend to take them to a ham fest. One other idea is that you could reach out to local ham clubs for someone who may be interested.
     
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    +1 for Mike Atkins.
     
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    I'd be willing to do $40 for the "B" unit shipped.
     
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    “B” unit sold, other still available.