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Some reader comments have alerted us to this rare Hitachi KH-5000.
Posted at 09:16 AM in Radio Lovers Can't Be Cured | Permalink
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Check the photos - seller is pretty gutsy setting this monster of a portable crossways on the railing in a tippy, precarious position. Hope it didn't take a tumble during the photo shoot!
January 12, 2010 at 01:54 PM
I know the seller of the Hitachi and he is a major collector and Ham like me. He is one smart guy and would never take a chance on damage to a rare radio. I have the same radio in near 9.9 condition and is valued by me at $5000. Only a handful in the world. A real treat to own one of these. They are great performers! Most of these get sold in private and never hit Ebay. Any of these that hit the marked go for $1500 to $5000 and over. So limited and so beautiful. Has special NOAA receive and the if the clock works, a revolving airplane! If any of you have the money, buy the radio as it is very special and worth having if you are a true collector. Also, copy the pics as Robert took some beauties!!
Gary Saltz |
January 17, 2010 at 01:17 PM
Gary: Wow, that is a lot of money. It'll be interesting to see what this one finally sells for.
January 17, 2010 at 07:12 PM
The above referred KH-5000 was just sold to me in a private sale on 11/27/2011. I now have two of the rarest, most beautiful radios in the world and am so fortunate. Makes this hobby so great! I know of only two others in the US and they belong to collector friends of mine. Keep up the hobby as a great find will be yours someday. Tip...2 of the 4 mentioned radios were found at swap meets or garage sales and were offered for $25!! The other 2 were EBay Canada and USA.
Gary Saltz |
November 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM
The Ebay photos have been down, but here's a blog I found with photos of the KH-5000 and many other Japanese sets of similar vintage.
Keith Beesley |
November 29, 2011 at 09:41 AM
Sorry, meant to say "Ebay photos have been taken down."
Keith Beesley |
November 29, 2011 at 09:44 AM
One of the KH-5000's was donated to my Thrift Store in Florida. It needs some TLC:
1. SW antenna comes out
2. Carrying handle is broken
3. Battery compartment has some evidence of batteries left too long.
I was able to turn it on and at least the FM works. I know nothing about the rest, so don't know what else does/doesn't work. I am looking to sell it, but would hesitate to ship. Anyone still interested in these?
The Buzz Thrift Store |
June 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM
@The Buzz Thrift Store
How much is your asking price less shipping ?
June 13, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Do you still have your KH-5000? Are you interested in selling? If so, how much?
James Watterson |
June 20, 2013 at 08:30 PM
I have a Hitachi KH-5000. The FM band on it works but I can no longer get anything on the shortwave or longwave bands. I'm trying to find someone to fix it. If anyone is interested in buying it or knows of someone who repairs a model this old (1974), please contact me.
Robert Cummings |
August 20, 2014 at 06:28 PM
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