Norman, G7MRL Sale

I have only known Norman for around 5 years but he has been feature of the West Cumbrian Amateur Radio Scene for a very long time. Many will have worked Norman on HF but more likely on VHF where he had an impressive log book and and even more impressive knowledge not just of radio but also anyone and everyone who was involved in the scene in the North West and beyond.

As you may have known Norman has Parkinson’s disease and whilst his voice was weak his ears certainly were not and he had a knack for picking out weak signals, especially during special event stations like SOS Radio Week and Railways On The Air where you may not have heard him on the mic but he was always there to lend a hand. Norman also went on DXpeditions as far away as VK but more recently to the Western Isles as part of the Workington & District ARC. Closer to home Norman has been instrumental in setting up the Whitehaven and Workington clubs where training and education has always been at the forefront.

Unfortunately, Norman’s health has taken a turn for the worse and he has asked me to help pass on his collection of gear, which would make any ham jealous. It is a work in progress and many of the larger pieces have been removed from his excellent shack and we are beginning to sort through what we can sell. Whilst everything is for sale, some of it doesn’t come with boxes or manuals, however that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. What we do have is the electronics, the rest we will find and ensure that any kit bought will be done so on the provision that everything is mutually agreed we are fully aware of what we do have and what we don’t have.

Below is a list of the equipment with an accompanying photo. If you see anything you like then use the contact form to get in touch. EBay is a great place but perhaps not the best way to find a new home in this instance.


Icom - IC-7000 & LDG AT7000HF,VHF & UHF rig with tuner. rig has had mic mod done.£700For sale
Kenwood - TS850160m-10m rig. Slight cosmetic damage and switch missing but lovely receiver.£500For sale
Kenwood SP31Speaker with BHI noise reduction unit£125For sale
Kenwood MC60 Microphone. Excellent base station mic.£50For sale
Kenwood - TS50160m - 10m rig. Excellent entry level rig.£375For sale
Kenwood - AT50Accompanying Auto ATU for TS50£250For sale
Yaesu G650 rotatorMedium duty rotator. Very light use.£300For sale
Kenwood TM-V71VHF & UHF dual band mobile£200For sale
Icom 290E2m multimode£150For sale
Yaesu FT19002m mobile£150For sale
Microwave modules MML144/100P2m 100w linear. Big brother to /s£100For sale
SSB electronics DCW 15BSequencer£50For sale
Aerial facilities DL-150Dummy load£25For sale
Diamond SX20Power / SWR meter (1.8 - 200Mhz)£40For sale
Diamond SX40Power / SWR meter (140-525Mhz)£40For sale
Daiwa CN-540Power / SWR meter (50-150Mhz)£40For sale
Diamond SX200Power / SWR meter (1.8 - 200Mhz)£50For sale
MFJ 971QRP Manual tuner£75For sale
AEA LC1Loop antenna controller£25For sale
Kent keyStraight morse key£40For sale
Kit80m ARDF kit£10For sale
English ElectricVacuum variable cap 7-1000pF£125For sale
English ElectricVacuum variable cap 7-1000pF£125For sale
English ElectricUC500 vacuum variable£100For sale