If you don’t use it….then lose it.

Random shack with random goodies.
For the second time this year I took inventory of the ham shack, I am a firm believer of " if you don't use it lose it" I find it very interesting how one gathers equipment and accessories and some acquire  more dust than operating time. So once again it was time to put some "stuff" up for sale and see how they move. We have a great online swap net here in Ontario and I have had very good results using it. Over the summer I made about 900.00 with moving idle equipment. This time around with adding the Alpha Delta DX-33 antenna to the attic it made other antenna's redundant and thus up for sale. I have seen folk's (not just hams) hold onto things until they are worthless....it's just a waste. There are always others who can put to good use things I am just holding onto. Along with the antennas and some other things up to this point I have made 400.00 ham bucks!!
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “If you don’t use it….then lose it.”

  • Steve:

    Is that a pic of your Ham Shack? Man that is a lot of equipment! The wife made me get rid of some old meters I had around for years not using. I guess it was the right thing to do, but I may have squirreled away a few things that will come in handy as I set up my very first ham shack/electronics workstation.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Steve, thank god that is not may shack it was just a random pic I found on the net. Mind you if you want to see the shack just go to my blog site and in my profile I am there at the home shack. Steve thanks for stopping by and offering your input. Have a great weekend.

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