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Any market for these old radios?

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A club I'm in that operates as a safety crew at a racetrack and has a bunch of old radios. We've already upgraded some radios. I'd like to get rid of the rest and if there's is any money to be made great, otherwise to the trash they go.

We've got some Motorola P100s, HT750s, a GP300 and bunch of HT90s.

I figure the HT750s still ought to be decent.

Is it worth the effort to try to sell these?
 
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A club I'm in that operates as a safety crew at a racetrack and has a bunch of old radios. We've already upgraded some radios. I'd like to get rid of the rest and if there's is any money to be made great, otherwise to the trash they go.

We've got some Motorola P100s, HT750s, a GP300 and bunch of HT90s.

I figure the HT750s still ought to be decent.

Is is worth the effort to try to sell these?
I would say if they are in working condition and workable for amateur radio purposes then maybe find a new Technician like myself to help them get started.
 

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P100'S, GP300'S and HT-90's are all wide band radios, and really only useful to amateur operators, or someone outside the US/Canada where they haven't mandated narrow band FM.
Check e-Bay for going prices. You might find that the trouble of selling them will out weigh the profits you make. Depends on how much effort you want to put into it. Other option is to find an amateur club that really wants them, not just to add to their junk pile, but will actually program and use them.

The HT-750 will do narrow band, and is still a valid/usable radio on commercial frequencies. You should be able to get a bit more for those.

Donating them to new amateurs is always a good idea, but make sure they understand they need to be programmed first.
 

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For a point of reference I recently paid $15 for a P100 with a good battery, rapid charger, and Touch Tone pad in like new condition. I was buying a charger for another radio but this one was in too good condition so it got programmed for the local ham repeaters.
 

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The HT 90's are crystal radios, & the crystals are worth more than the radios in today's market. While the GP 300 is programmable, it's still wide band. The HT 750 is the only radio worth anything. Several friends who are techs at 2 way shops report full dumpsters of these radios since narrow banding came into effect. It's just not worth the effort, especially since the Jedi series radio, which is programmable, & narrow/wide band are selling for $50, or less. My friend, who works at one of the shops with full dumpsters, has removed the best of these old radios, & can't even get $20 at local ham fests for them. Even Astro Sabers/XTS3000's that do Imbe are under $100 lately.
 

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My friend, who works at one of the shops with full dumpsters, has removed the best of these old radios, & can't even get $20 at local ham fests for them. Even Astro Sabers/XTS3000's that do Imbe are under $100 lately.
I think he went to the wrong swap meet.....
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
Somebody's missing an opportunity. I've had no trouble selling even SP50s to customers in Canada. Not for a lot of money per radio, mind you, but when selling them in batches of 10 or more at once,
it's worth doing.

Send me one of those dumpsters full of radios. I'll make it worth my while. Be sure of it.
 

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This is what the club has. Seems the GP300 is one of the lost radios. There are a couple base stations. I'm inclined to keep the HT750s for now. The crystals would be for 461.1375 and there should be a few radios with a second channel on 463.8125.

Radios for sale - YouTube
 

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Just noticed I didn't do a final publishing of the video so the labels weren't showing.

The second set of radios are P100s. The working stuff is programmed for 461.1375. A few radios also have a second channel programmed with 463.8125.
 

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I managed to unload a lot of these radios in Australia. I found buyers willing to pay the shipping, and sent one good radio with one spare parts radio with it. It filled a standard US Post Office flat rate box. They got a good deal and I made some extra money. These were UHF Maxtracs. Icom IC-F2020's and some IC-U400's. In Australia, their Citizens Band is our UHF band. Win-win on that. VHF I am sure the amateur radios guys could make it work for something.
 
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