Amateur radio equipment saw great changes from the 1960s onwards with the arrival of solid state designs and there is much superb equipment from the latter decades of the 20th Century available in the second hand market. This brand new publication focuses-in on the amateur radio equipment from theses decades in the same format as the popular RSGB Rig Guide, describing the basic information about the equipment along with when it was first made and what it may be worth.
Covering the mid-1960s to 1990s the RSGB Vintage Rig Guide covers the equipment from manufacturers that were never in the standard RSGB Rig Guide along with the items that have been discontinued from the listings early editions of that publication. So manufacturers such as Drake, Heathkit and KW are now included for the first time. There are brief synopses of all the manufacturers and a useful guide on what to smell, feel and look for when buying vintage radio equipment. Details of over 300 receivers, transmitters, transceivers and linear amplifiers are included as are likely trade-in and second-hand prices from dealers.
If you are interested in vintage amateur radio equipment, either because you have some, are interested in restoring something or you want to know its likely value this book provides a valuable insight. Recommend reading for anyone interested in old equipment