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Updated November 11, 2023

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Antennas & Radios for Sale
November 11, 2023
by Joe Leto, WØIW

I am now hardly able to walk or stand, so I can no longer take care of my outside antennas or other ham radio gear. I would really like to sell all my radio gear so that I can move on to a more sedentary lifestyle. If anyone would like to own any of the items listed, I would appreciate selling it to other dedicated hams who would love it as much as I did.

US Tower, heavy duty, motorized, telescopic 72-foot tower
with heavy duty crank-over option, and with a 10-foot double-
wall steel mast included, which makes the total height 82
feet. This is a complete package and includes:
 • Full size 160m & 80m fan dipoles.
 • M2 heavy duty rotor and rotor control box.
 • Cushcraft 6m/2m/440 MHz Yagi.
 • Cushcraft X7 40-10m Yagi. With an antenna tuner this
    beam works 40-6m with no problems.
You will need a 25’ flatbed truck plus a bobcat/forklift to lift
the tower from the mount to the flatbed. This was bought
brand new in 2013. No problems, no issues -- works as new.
Inside controller included.
Asking $12,000 or best offer for the package. (If buying
retail, it’s now over $40k.)

W0IW Tower


Complete satellite antenna setup:
 • Two M2 VHF/UHF multi-element 2m/70cm high-gain Yagis with horizontal/vertical
    polarization relays on the masts.
 • Two M2 Eggbeater 2m and 70cm antennas.
 • One Yaesu FT-5500 AZ/EL satellite rotor, with Yaesu control box with 50 feet of
    heavy duty hookup cable from rotor to control box with special Yaesu connectors.
 • Two satellite digital AZ/EL serial CPU to rotor control boxes that interface CPU/rotor.
 • One Apple minicomputer with MAC Doppler software with famous Apple satellite
    tracking program. I will sign the license over to buyer.
 • One Heavy duty tripod for all antennas (to mount rotor/antennas to the roof).
 • Two AMSAT preamplifiers with a heavy duty outside weatherproof box to keep
    amps safe from elements.
 • Two Arrow handheld satellite antennas included. Perfect condition never used!
    Masts & purple Arrow pouch included.
Asking $3,000 or best offer.

Yaesu DMU-1 repeater system:
 • 2m/70cm Wires-X repeater system.
 • 50-watt UHF generic external amplifier.
 • Phelps-Dodge mobile duplexer - Excellent one, used exclusively by us for 5 years.
 • Sinclair Q3220E Band-Pass/Band-Reject UHF Duplexer, 4 cavity. It’s brand new
    and we never got to use it. Ham model, intended by Sinclair for ham radio use.
 • Outstanding repeater cabinet by Verizon. Very clean, very well taken care of.
    Outside unit, double-door, multi-shelf, multi-coax port model. AC outlets are
    built-in, with door vents.
 • 1000-foot spool of LMR-400, excellent for 2m use.
Asking $5,500 or best offer.

Radio shack shortwave collection
 • DX-100
 • DX-200
 • DX-302
Asking $500.00 or best offer.

Yaesu VL-1000 HF amplifier, 1000-watt, 110V or 220V built in, antenna tuner.
Asking $2,500 or best offer.

Hallicrafters collection: 5 receivers and 1 transmitter,
including an SX-101 receiver and HT-32 transmitter.
Asking $500.00 or best offer.


Meade star party telescopes, all advanced “Maksutov-
Cassegrain” scopes, all working and have excellent optics.
Five Meade telescopes, 4- ETX-90s and 1- ETX-70, with Meade
tripods, Meade eyepieces, Meade hard cases, Meade sun filters
and Meade wireless hookups for remote viewing. Leveling:
Some manual and some software - handheld & mechanical.
Asking $3,000 or best offer.


Hallicrafters Radios

If you want to discuss these items, please contact me anytime. Phone call, text or email are all OK.

Joe Leto, WØIW
Parkersburg, Iowa 50665
email: Radioham@gmail.com

Tashjian Towers LM470 for Sale
September 1, 2023

For those interested in a crank-up tower, my nephew Corey, WØCJB has a used Tashjian Towers LM470 sitting in his barn. It has a new concrete base and a new tilt-over frame with a 1500 lb winch. The pulleys have been removed and new bearings installed, but the pulleys have not been put back into the tower. It needs new cables. It has the cable winding drum, right angle worm drive and pulley, but no motor for motorized crank-up operation. Included is a 15 ft heavy-wall mast, 2” OD, and a top bearing. It is located 4 miles south of Iowa City off of Sand Road. If you are interested, Email or call me at 319-331-6805 so that I can set up a time. Corey is asking $6K or best offer for everything.

73, Rich W3ACO

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Tower 1 Tower 2
Tower 3 Tower 4
Tower 5

HyGain Thunderbird TH-11DX for Sale
May 16, 2023


This 5-band hybrid log periodic antenna was constructed and installed on a new 48 ft. tower in September 1996.  Bands covered include 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters. The antenna has two driven elements on 10 meters, one tuned for the low end of the band and the other one tuned for the high end of the band, thus the entire band is covered at low SWR. This antenna enabled me to work over 300 entities on all five bands it covers, confirm 2607 for the Challenge, and achieve Honor Roll on CW and Digital, and No. 1 Honor Roll on Mixed and SSB.

The antenna has been removed from the tower and disassembled by removing the elements from the boom and removing the two end pieces of from the boom. Further disassembly depends upon the buyer’s requirements for transportation.

The antenna is in excellent condition. All insulators are devoid of UV damage, the nested tubing joins free of excess aluminum oxide and tubes pull out freely (thanks to NoAlox on all joints at assembly). The end caps on all elements are taped, secure, and they are in good condition. I marked the manual with the dimensions of all the outer element tubes for proper tuning, and all parts are labeled with tape label for easy assembly.

The balun must be replaced because the mast started slipping at the mast clamp, and windmilling pulled the coax cable loose from the SO-239, damaging the connection. The steel plate broke on the ends of the boom support assembly (boom truss wire), and this part must be replaced. Both parts are available by calling MFJ, as only the balun is listed on the web page.

Balun BN-4000B, part number 879915, $200
Boom Support Assembly, part number 879966, $10.06

The current retail price of this antenna from MFJ is $1,999.95.
My price is $700.

Nelson Moyer, KUØA

Waller Flag – A Rotatable Low Band Receive Antenna
May 16, 2023


This antenna was constructed and installed in November 2007 with the goal of reaching 160-meter DXCC. That goal was accomplished in December 2008. While the antenna is tuned for 160 meters, it is also effective on 80 meters. 160-meter DXCC in two low band seasons is ample testimony to the effectiveness of this antenna.

Waller Antenna, fiberglass upper mast, Hy Gain Ham IV rotor with in-line mast adapter, rotor control box, steel lower mast, and documentation. Price $300.

Nelson Moyer, KUØA

Mag Loop for Sale
May 16, 2023


I built this mag loop and tuned it for 160 meters; however it is also effective on 80 meters. When I first built it, I tied it to a tree, pointed in the direction I wanted to hear. Later, I mounted it on an in-line rotor. Sometimes the Waller flag was better, and sometimes the mag loop was better, so as the adage goes, you can never have too many receive antennas on 160 meters. This antenna would cost approximately $100 to build today, and I’m offering it for $40 without the rotor or lower pipe section.

Nelson Moyer, KUØA