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A couple of years ago, I was tearing down the old radio shack and under neath the futon couch in the shanty there was a pile of S 9 magazines and another pile of QSL cards.

My dad built his own Knight Kit radios and a uncle of mine had and sold a bunch of CB equipment.

There is still a Knight C 5600 CB radio up at dad's - AC / DC and a big box of brand new tubes and a SW meter.

I gave the one AC only 5600 CB away.

My dad's call letters was KNP 2516, but he couldn't transmit very far with a Knight Kit beam antenna, so I doubt if anyone ever heard of him.
 
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A couple of years ago, I was tearing down the old radio shack and under neath the futon couch in the shanty there was a pile of S 9 magazines and another pile of QSL cards.

My dad built his own Knight Kit radios and a uncle of mine had and sold a bunch of CB equipment.

There is still a Knight C 5600 CB radio up at dad's - AC / DC and a big box of brand new tubes and a SW meter.

I gave the one AC only 5600 CB away.

My dad's call letters was KNP 2516, but he couldn't transmit very far with a Knight Kit beam antenna, so I doubt if anyone ever heard of him.
Someday it will be worth much more to you than the few $$ you might get now.
 

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I don't really know - because when you grow up around this stuff, you kind of take it all for granted.

I had a neighbor that had a beam antenna and a big CB radio in the house before she died and the kids gave it all away.

I was looking at ebay and stuff and saw that the Knight Kit radio like my dads was selling for around $20 - but that it weighed about 20 lbs and that shipping might cost 3 times as much as the radio. Not that it was really worth anything when it was new. Probably only bought the durn thing because it was cheap! My dad's family was pretty tight!

I see ad's in the local newspaper from time to time - people looking for old tubes and old tube radios - but don't know how much they are offering or if it is even worth me calling those people and trying to bargain with them.

I threw away old tube test equipment and gave away old tube test equipment a long time ago.

I didn't know if there was someone out there that was looking for anything.

I'm not throwing anything away anymore.

Geesh, there is even a couple of tube radios out in the garage for a '55 Chevy and a '57 Chevy and on Ebay you can buy them for $20!

My dad paid $100 for one back in 57 - when he bought his used '55 Chevy.

That would be like $600 in today's money for a AM radio.
 
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