Swap and Shop

Old Ham Gear for all!

    .Old Ham Gear for all!

Swap and Shop is a free service provided by the Westcoast Amateur Radio Association, and is for the non-commercial buying and selling of amateur radio & related equipment and accessories. Please email requests to Swap and Shop Web Editor using Contact Form. Please do not type your ad in all caps. Thank you.

We will place them on the web. Each listing will be posted for a minimum of four weeks, after which we MAY delete it. Please include your CALL SIGN, a current email address and/or a telephone number where people can contact you. Please contact us again once you have finished with your request.

Caveat Emptor:

  • This is a free service provided by the Westcoast Amateur Radio Association
  • The Westcoast Amateur Radio Association is not responsible for any Listings

As well, long time member and WARA supporter Rick Williams VE7TK, manages the HF Swap Net. Click here for more info.

Don Rosberg VE7DXE, also manages a Swap & Shop site. For more info click here.

Donations would be appreciated towards the repair and maintenance of the Westcoast Amateur Radio repeater system and this site. Click here


  • Antennas. Has 2, 6 meter antennas for sale, a Ringo ranger for $180.00 was not up for very long (nice & clean) & a Cushcraft 50 – 5S 5 element beam new in the box $350.00. Please use the email (no phone).

Name: Dave VE7UL
Email: hortonz at hotmail dot ca
Jan 27/23

  • Miscellaneous tubes. I have a bag of I’m assuming radio tubes but I’m not sure. Estate fund and I have no idea what to do with them. Could you suggest. Thanks.
Name: Jane Collins
Email: jacomc @ yahoo dot com
Jan 24/23


  • Icom IC-703 HF/50MHz, complete grab & go station. This is a complete solar/battery powered QRP CW/Digital/Phone station. Stored in a waterproof Pelican Case, this station is truly grab & go.
  • The station will run for about 8 hours on a fresh battery (existing battery needs replacement) & a 10 percent duty cycle; longer if radio is receive only. Indefinitely in clear weather with one of the 25 watt panels installed.The station includes:

Icom IC-703:
–  up to 10 Watts output
–  HF (160m-10m) & 50 MHz
–  internal antenna tuner
–  hand mike
–  power cable
–  original user manual
–  perfect functional condition
–  very good cosmetic condition

– 2 x 25 Watt solar panels (one replaced the other due to a minor defect. Both deliver full rated power)
– 1 x 5 Watt solar panel
– 8 Amp Hour AGM Battery (probably won’t include. It’s past due for replacement. But it’s there if you want it)
– 10 Amp solar charge controller
– 2 x digital current/power monitors
– all cables to connect power supply components

Antennas & feedlines:
– end fed multi-band antenna with balun & winder
– multi-band dipole balun. A bit worn, but a great balun. With 67′ legs in a vee beam configuration, it will tune every band. Best balun I’ve ever had.
– table-top bottom-loaded 20m-40m vertical antenna with clamp (from a kit).
– 3 terminated coax feedlines of various lengths between 15ft and 100 ft.

– xggcom USB Digital Mode interface.
– CW Morse miniature CW Key. Nearly new. Aluminum base. Well made. Decent key
– aluminum clipboard
– earphones

–  a large yellow foam lined Pelican case that holds everything but the solar panels & the 100 ft feedline. Solid & water-proof.

Pictures of the radio & kit, I also have an ad up on Used Victoria. Here’s the link:


Price: $1,300.00 for the kit. I will consider reasonable offers.
Name: Roland Stacey VE7WAX
Ph: (250) 888-5188
Email: roland.stacey @ gmail dot com
updated Feb 1/23

  • 1 RTL Software Defined Radio with Antenna – $20.00.
  • 1 RTL Software Defined Radio – $15.00.
  • 1 Ubiquiti M5 5.8Ghz Mesh Networking node with Antenna – $50.00.
  • 1 Ubiquiti M2 2.4 Ghz Mesh Networking Node – $20.00
Name: Dom VA7CRO
Email: dkapac @ gmail dot com
Jan 24/23


  • Digital oscilloscope to have as a backup for my Tektronics analog scope. Dual trace would be OK with 50 MHz bandwidth.

Name: John VE7NI
Email: ve7ni599 at shaw dot ca
Dec 30/22


  • Yaesu MD-1B8 desk mic

Name: Brad VE7IA
Email: ve7ia @ telus dot net
Dec 27/22


  • Collins 26U

Name: Brian VE7WO
Email: woodwork at dccnet dot com
Dec 15/22


  • Vintage Radio

Name: Rob Evans
Email: barb.stebbings at xplornet dot com
Nov 24/22


  • Gap Challenger DX-8 vertical HF antenna.

Name: Rob VE7AAT
Email: ve7aat at gmail dot com
Oct 23/22


  • Kenwood TS-450S. Comes with hand mic, dc power cord. Slow to powerup when first turned on but after it works great.

Price: $350.00 plus shipping
Name: Dan VE7KPH
Email: ve7kph at telus dot net
Oct 23/22


  • Yaesu Musen FRG-7

Price: $200.00
Name: Rick VE7BML
Email: lg73 at shaw dot ca
Oct 23/22


  • Collectable Heathkit starter station. DX60B transmitter, HR10B receiver, & HM-102 SWR/Power Meter. All in excellent condition, cosmetically & electrically. Both items are free. Interested persons in BC only. Email if interested.

Name: Doug VE7DRF
Email: dkdavies3 at gmail dot com
Sept 22/22


  • Gap Challenger DX-8 vertical HF antenna (Parksville).

Price: $250.00
Name: Chris VE7CWN
Email: cwaynee at yahoo dot com
Jul 22/22