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Got a new (to me) radio

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Dec 31, 2013
Cambridge Ontario Canada
Hey guys , I just got a Kenwood TS-440 with the auto antenna tuner from an estate sale for a good deal, being that whoever took it out of the truck the gentleman had it in , forgot to take the power cord , so I was leary on buying it but they assured me it worked and the guy was an avid radio user , but it had sat around for a few years , lo and behold , it powers up , and everything works as far as I know.

I know some will say it's a waste to use it on 11 meter but I'm probably going to get my Ham ticket as well .

Before I bought it I was aware of the dot syndrome that these radios have , but this one dont have it , or had it yet .

If it dont have the 11 meter mod , it is easy enough to do.

So I guess I now have a radio that I will be happy with for the rest of my days now.
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