Here is my first transceiver the famous Heathkit HW101. I used this rig which I bought for US$ 299,95 in 1975 with my first call PA0MTE. All tubes inside except for the VFO
My second tranceiver. All transistorized except for the PA. Had also a build in power supplay which made it quite heavy. Bought it second hand for € 300
With this FT1000MP I collected most entities
Sometimes one can use a little help.
The FT897 has been in C56, 9A, PJ2 and in PA it is used for the magic band