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Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby Vicsauce » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:17 pm

Found one in my dad's garage. Wondering the value.
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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby WA6OXN » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:16 pm

depends, was there anything else with it like the control cable or the control head?

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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby WA6OXN » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:16 pm

depends, was there anything else with it like the control cable or the control head?

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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby WB6NVH » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:58 pm

Quite. The value is in the head and cables, and the mounting rack, and then only to police motorcycle restorers. I have bought plain radio drawers like this in the past on eBay for $ 20-30, and that was before it became impossible to get crystals at a decent price if at all.

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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby fineshot1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 am

WB6NVH wrote:and that was before it became impossible to get crystals at a decent price if at all.


I am told that bomar is back in business to supply crystals
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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby NSPD » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:23 pm

I have several of these in my garage in rather poor condition, one with cables and control head.
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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby WB6NVH » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Yes, Bomar says they will make crystals, but the key is "at a decent price." $ 50+ per crystal is a bit much, but then I am a cheap old ham. Quartslab in the UK may be an alternative but I have not tried them.

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Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Postby fineshot1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:11 am

WB6NVH wrote:Yes, Bomar says they will make crystals, but the key is "at a decent price." $ 50+ per crystal is a bit much, but then I am a cheap old ham. Quartslab in the UK may be an alternative but I have not tried them.


I know about Quartslab and purposely mentioned this so others could be aware of the onshore alternative which until bomar got back to business did not exist. Yes bomar is pricey but made in usa is golden as far as i am concerned.
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