Picked up KW Matchbox for Parts

Discussion in 'Chat' started by W5HRO, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    I picked up the KW matchbox below on eBay. I've been trying to find the knobs from one for several years now and they are just not out there. I have two on my HB RF deck and I want another two for my HB antenna coupler that sits on top so they match.

    Anyway, if it still has the big split stator caps and maybe the coil inside then it was worth it.

  2. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Received the matchbox today and it's actually not in that bad of condition and is fully restorable. Even the cabinet isn't that bad. Using some hot water and Goo Gone to get all of the crap off and then some car wax would bring it back to life again.

    If I replaced the relay like I did with the one I used on the Desk KW years back to a vacuum relay and spent the weekend restoring it I could probably resell it on eBay for $500 to $750 easy. I still the have parts from a couple more including an SWR meter that still looks like new including another coupler.

    But I need the knobs... :neutral: