I have to attribute this addition in my shop to my husband. He's always out there on the look out for unique and different items, as times are changing with regards to people wants and needs, likes and dislikes, and as an online seller, you have to adapt to change.
Hubby ran into some guy while having a coffee at Chapters on the weekend, they got to talking and here's the end result. It appears this guy he was chatting with had a father in law who was once a HAM radio operator and ran his hobby out of his basement. From my understanding, this gentleman was the lifeline for Canadian military people serving abroad and those love ones here at home. Unfortunately, the old fellow passed away some months ago and the son in law was left with dismantling the Ham shack in the basement and selling off all the radio components.
This piece here I'm listing is something the son in law found afterwards in an upstairs closet of the house and suspects it was never used. My husband and I did some research together as we both lack the knowledge in this kind of item so we've relied on the internet to describe just what we have.
We have learned that to this day, the FRG-7 is still considered to be a fine communication receiver and performs well. When this unit was produced in 1977, it was a good buy for the $300 price tag and made for a nice desk top general coverage communications receiver. When this receiver was in its prime, amateur radio receivers did not come fully equipped with a general coverage receiver built in like today's modern rigs do so this was a nice optional piece of equipment to have in one's station in the mid to late 1970's ham shack.
For the person who will consider purchasing this unit, I suspect will know or have known all about it at one time. It's in next to NEW condition and like I said earlier, from what my husband was told, he suspects it was never used. If you look at one of my pictures you can see it still has the YAESU inspection tag attached. Before my husband took this home, the seller plugged it in in his garage and it lit up, the indicator gauges sprung to life and when you turn the big black button, you hear that static squelch sound that these kinds of radios make.
Unfortunately, that's about all the info I can provide on this unit so if your the interested person on this piece and need some more info, send me a message and I'll answer the best I can. Compared to what it originally sold for back in 1977 and what some of them are selling online for today, I really think my asking price is more then fair.
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