I bought an R8 a few years back from an online (eBay) seller of HF receivers. The radio arrived in nearly like new condition - at least in appearance. Unfortunately it didn’t work properly. I elected to send it off to a former Drake engineer(R8) who has an inventory of Drake parts. It came back to me in probably better than new condition (this is the 2nd R8 that I’ve owned.j Everything was aligned and calibrated spot on. Only two small parts needed replacing as I recall. The sync works great and it’s not a “moaner.” I don’t know if the Drake contact is still kicking, but if anyone needs it I have his contact information. I won’t publish it publicly without his permission.Jock Elliott wrote: ↑Sun May 29, 2022 11:50 am A bit off-topic, but since I am the OP, perhaps I am allowed . . .
If you had to recommend a vintage/legacy/classic tabletop for both performance and "maintainability," what would it be?
I ask because I saw some threads on a Drake R8 forum where folks were having to do some engineering to get new parts to work, since the old (in need of replacement) parts were unavailable.
Or would one simply be better off with a modern piece of gear?
Also, does anyone know how to get PMs to work on this forum?