$125 is a fair price for an HW-8 but finding a manual
could be a chore.
Low power output on some bands was due to faulty
toroid cores, and can be easily corrected.
A couple of lantern cells could power it for 6
months of casual operating.
Look inside at the soldering job (kit) and
make an offer ($100) ?
When you think about it, you get 4 bands of QRP
for $125. That is $32/band. Much cheaper than
any kit (except the Spider) and it has a VFO/
You can have fun adding (in order of importance)
1. In-line fuse
2. SWR meter mod
3. S-meter mod
That sounds good to me. I used an HW-7 for a
year before buying an HW-8, and used it for
2 years. The 8 was a giant step up from the
72, Jim - W1FMR firstname.lastname@example.org
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