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Hilberling PT-8000 USA Model – Trying to Catch One on the Air

Have been trying since the Dayton Hamvention 2012 to catch a Hilberling PT-8000 user on the air for a QSO. Would love to hear what the radio sounds like.

The announcement that the radio would be available in the USA had appeal to me, but I was surprised that another large price jump was included and the timing was bad if you owed taxes. Caught me with my “radio sock” nowhere near full enough for a PT-8000, and what I had saved for hobby already committed for another radio.

Rumble was that there was at more than one of the three or four available PT-8000s at Dayton sold – heard that Ted W1HFD acquired the first.

Haven’t heard from WV4Y since the few emails when he learned he would have radios to sell, so hoping he found a home for each of the ones he had.

Maybe in a year or so when I get all our family’s young hams through University I can put a PT-8000 in my shack.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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Hilberling PT-8000 News – Its Official the USA Model is Launching at Dayton 2012

Hilberling PT-8000 News

Simply “See you at Dayton 2012!”

The PT-8000 Brouchure (as a pdf): PT-8000 Prospect.pdf

The Announcement (as a pdf): PhotoLetterHilberling.pdf

Marcus WV4Y of Hilberling USA will have USA Models at Dayton 2012. He expects to have a number of units there, unless they are sold upfront before Dayton. Price is just shy of the $20K point, with the Euro-Dollar exchange rate playing an unfavorable role in pushing the price into the professional communications gear area.

Makes sense given what the PT-8000 represents – top notch professional communications technology brought to the Amateur Radio world.

Unlikely I will personally buy one this season, as my warchest for new radio things needs to grow a decimal place to higher side. Now if I could figure a way to make a PT-8000 a tax deduction…..

Certainly could see one down the road, perhaps as part of moving my operating desk into the main part of of our house, rather than tucked away at one end of the intended wine cellar.

Marcus WV4Y’s email is: HillberlingUSA@Gmail.com

73

Steve
K9ZW

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USA gets the Hilberling PT-8000 Transceiver

Great news on the Hilberling PT-8000, from an email received today:

Hello Steve,

The transceiver has F.C.C. approval and is in production. I’ll be getting the first production unit next week and will get on the air as soon as I get back from my trip out west.
I will have a booth again at Dayton 2012. Attached is the newest PT-8000 brochure.


73’s
Marcus (WV4Y)
Hilberling USA

I’ll get the brochure up this week. No word on details or costs.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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Hilberling PT-8000 in Series Production (2011)

LINK  Hilberling Entwicklungslabor Hochfrequenztechnik.

Hilberling has announced the start of production of the PT-8000 and launched an updated brochure.  First customer deliveries of the production model were made.

Marcus WV4Y is on my call list – want to know if he has one in Green Bay Packer colors coming (Bronze Green in Hilberling nomenclature) which just might be excuse a fellow would need….

73

Steve
K9ZW

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