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KI4EN (SK) Ham Equipment Estate Sale

James Osborne, KI4EN, became a Silent Key at 93 at the VA hospital at Bay Pines on 7/27. He was a WW2 veteran. He lived for 40 years in St. Petersburg and was known by many local hams. He built and repaired of radio equipment for himself and others and has a large inventory of parts and tools.

James’ son, Jim K7LYQ, is advising us of an estate sale September 15-17 which will include the following ham equipment:

  • Henry 2K-4L amplifier with Eimac 3-500 tube and spare HV transformer.
  • BTI amplifier with Eimac 3–1000 tube.
  • 2 Ten-Tec Titian 425 amplifiers with tubes.
  • Icom IC-2KL solid-state amplifier.
  • Icom IC-751A & power supply.
  • Icom IC-AT-500 antenna tuner.
  • Icom IC-PS30 power supply.
  • Cushcraft R-7000 vertical antenna.
  • Drake TR-3 transceiver/power supply.
  • Spare RF power amplifier tubes 4CX-1000 (very low hrs).
  • Kenwood K-2000 amplifier with tube.
  • 2 Autec WM-1 power meters
  • Large HV transformers and capacitors for 10 Kw amplifiers
  • Jennings vacuum variable 10-375 ppf 10kv capacitor.
  • 100’s of Amphenol RF connectors.
  • Various test equipment, parts and electronics.

KI4EN Equipment Click to enlarge photo


All the equipment is in good operating order and stored in a clean non-smoking environment. Manuals are available for most equipment. The estate sale is being handled by:

Tampa Estate Sales

Brandon Granai



The sale will be held September 15-17 at the KI4EN QTH in south St Petersburg at:

5050 62nd Ave South

St. Petersburg

Prices will be based on offers and reduced until sold.

If you have any questions, contact Jim Osborne, K7LYQ, cell phone (702) 808-7132 and email:

Please circulate this information to any groups you feel would be interested in this equipment.

N4NSS Gets Keyed Up

If you missed last Friday’s meeting, you missed a fine presentation by Kyle, N4NSS on his “sub-hobby” of collecting CW keys. The photos show Kyle in action at the SPARC meeting, as well as a close up of his collection. Click on title to display photos and click on a photo to enlarge it.

N4NSS describes his key collection

N4NSS’ Key Collection


Thanks for sharing your  collection with us.

Photos by AI4QP.


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