Freecycle/Freegle is a wonderful concept.got something you don't want any more? too good to scrap, but couldn't be bothered to ebay it?
go to freecycle or freegle, put on a listing and some punter who fancies what you have will come and take it off you hands, saving you a trip to the dump, and saves a bit of landfill too.
individual areas have thier own groups so you don't get messages about someone 2000 miles away wanting to offload a single bed frame.
I've used our local freegle to clear out a load of stuff when we converted our garage into a living room, moved on kids bikes when they grew out of them, and I've benefitted from a few guitars and a banjo over the years.
our local freegle lets you post wanted ads.
so I posted something along the lines of "Wanted, any Ham or CB radio kit to get a new licencee on the air"
Time marched on and I had bought a few goodies when I got an email last night from GI1WYZ Bertie who said he had some goodies for me.
Wonderful thought I,, and off I headed thismorning to a few miles up the road where I met a very pleasant gent who only really uses radio these days for his RAYNET activities as a steward at motor racing. he handed me a Boots poly bag and said "here y'go, hope its of some use"
and here's what it contained......
a BOXED antenna matcher
a Low pass TVI filter
a CTE 30w linear amp
and a bit of coax with a PL259 on it.
Haven't tested any of it yet, but not a bad little haul!
Thanks Bertie, You're a true gent.