W8WWV - Dayton 2011 Flea Market Radios

Greg Ordy


At the 2011 Dayton Hamvention, I had the opportunity to spend several hours walking through the outdoor flea market. It is similar to other hamfests, except on steroids. The flea market is very large, and the range of items for sale is staggering. If you have the chance, I urge you to visit the hamvention and especially the flea market. Think of it as a pilgrimage to make at least once. It was also a beautiful day, which is often not the case at Dayton.

As I was walking through the acre after acre of rows, I spotted the Kenwood Twins. This is a receiver (R599) and transmitter (T599) pair that came out around 1974. I was in college at the time, and in no place to buy a new radio, or even have time to operate it. But, I could look at the ads and dream. For whatever reason, that radio made an impression. I also was taken by the Yaesu FTDX-560 around the same time.

I had my camera with me, so I had to take a picture. It is in the gallery below, although out of focus! Right after taking that picture, I realized that the flea market was chock full of radios representing the history of the hobby. I decided to take pictures of radio boxes, and then create a picture gallery. I set out to walk the whole outdoor area and take radio pictures, but I'm sure I missed many boxes along the way. The pictures I took are in the gallery.

Photo Gallery

Please click on a picture for a larger view.

Welcome! (or not)

Gonset 6m Radios

Heathkit SB-300, SB-102, SB-630

Hammarlund HQ-129X, HQ-145A, HQ-170, Hallicrafters SX-100

Collins 75A-4A, Hallicrafters HT-32, SX-101A

Siltronix 1011D

Hammarlund HQ-105TR, ???

Hammarlund HQ-160

Heathkit Mohican GC-1A

Hammarlund HQ170, Globe Champion 350


Clegg Venus, Galaxy G. 4/214

Clegg Venus

Swan 500CX

Signal/One CX 11

Heathkit SB-303, National NCL-2000, Kenwood TS-520

Drake TR-4 with RV-4 VFO

Collins 75A-4

Hallicrafters SX-71

National NC-270

Kenwood Twins, R599, T599

Allied Receiver

Hallicrafters Sky Buddy S-119, SX-111

Drake R-4C

Collins ???

Gaggle of Heathkit

Heathkit HR-10B


Yaesu FT-101EE

Kenwood TS-520SE, VFO-520S, SP-520

The sea of humanity



Amp Supply LA-1000-A

Yaesu FT-620B

Collins KWM-2 (in suitcase)

Heathkit HW-12, HW-22

Heathkit HW-12

Yaesu FT-101ZD

Realistic Navaho

Hallicrafters Sky Buddy

Zenith trans-oceanic

trans-oceanic tuning dial

Hammarlund HQ-110

Gaggle of Heathkit

Heathkit SB-230

Heathkit SB-614

Yaesu FT-1000D

Kenwood TS-520S

Yaesu FT-401B

Kenwood R-5000, ICOM IC-R7000, JR NRD-525

Yaesu FT-221R

Yaesu FR-101

Kenwood TS-120S

Heathkit SB-101

Dentron GLA-1000B

Swan 350

National NC300

National NCX-5

Collins 75A-4

Siltronix 1011B

Collins 32S-3



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