Of the fifteen or so rigs on display, Larry, G4OXY explained that only two were purchased as new. The rest were acquired as not working or being sold very cheaply due to faults. His interest was in finding a ‘brick’ and bringing it back to life. Most of his radios are from the 1980s, but his earliest is from 1978. Some radios were rare and considered expensive at the time.
Larry detailed the specifications and faults found in each radio and how he went about fixing them
He explained he didn’t set out to collect vintage radios, he just liked to get them working again. Once working they were set aside to make room for the next repair project. Through the years, Larry has enjoyed the use of his repaired radios on the air.