One of the things I've been looking for in this tight
economy is a good, reliable back-up rig that could
be used while I repair my other two "ancient" rigs
(Swan 100-MX and Yaesu FT-7). One of my
fellow broadcasters across town dropped off an
old Kenwood 520 that once belonged to his wife's
father, a Hilo ham that died a few years ago. Using
a temporary hook-up, I found the old rig is in excellent
shape. The original finals are a bit soft, but can still
put out 50-60 watts on 20 meters. The rig came with
the MC-50 mic and a Heathkit power/swr meter. All
told, an excellent acquisition. I'm looking for the 12-
prong ac plug and cord. If you have one, let me know
at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Right now,
I'm running the old 520 with a jury rigged set up. I'll let
you know how my back-up station is developing. With
the economy being like it is, a new rig is out of the question
for now. While I'm restoring the 520, there are a few antenna
ideas in the works which will improve the simple verticals and
loops I currently use. Your suggestions will be welcome. Have
a good weekend. 73 de Laupahoehoe, KH6JRM.
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