Online Swap

This Online Swap page lists amateur radio related equipment for sale, trade or wanted by River City ARCS members.  Please email any listings with a brief description of the article, your asking price, one or two photos if available, and your contact information to  River City ARCS is not responsible for the condition of listed equipment, for the accuracy of descriptions nor for any transactions between buyers and sellers.  Please notify us when to remove your listing, otherwise listings will automatically be removed after six months

Control Box for MFJ-1786/8 Magnetic Loop

This is the remote control box only for the MFJ-1786 or MFJ-1788 magnetic loop antenna. The control box contains a back lit VSWR meter and microcontroller circuitry that supplies DC voltage for motor control through the antenna coaxial cable through an internal bias tee.

The box requires a 9-15 VDC, ungrounded power source. The current draw is 6 mA on standby increasing to 20 mA while tuning, and 35 mA more if the meter lamp is turned on. The power jack on the back of this box accepts a 2.1mm coaxial plug with the center conductor positive. There is also an internal battery connection that can be used with 2 battery holders with 4 "AA" batteries in each for portable operation. The schematic diagram is at
 Make offer. Contact

posted May 31, 2018

Pignology PigRemote

For Sale:
Pignology PigRemote

PigRemote is an open platform for remote station control. It's a small appliance housing an embedded Linux platform, custom audio codec, and motherboard. It comes in a custom enclosure with connections for:

  • Serial (RS-232) Rig Control
  • Audio In and Out (No third party provider required)
  • Ethernet (wired 10/100 mbps)
  • Power
  • USB Terminal for Linux Shell Access

The internal RF data module makes it possible to control the Station Controller product from Sierra Radio Systems using the application PRControl on Windows, Mac, Linux(TBD), iOS, and Android.  Package includes PigRemote and matching 5V 2A AC Adapter only.

Please read this section in the PigRemote User Guide to determine if PigRemote will work for you. Will PigRemote Work for Me?  List price $249.  
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K6PWA Antenna Tower

Free Antennas

Thomas "Clint" Savage, K6PWA, (916) 457-8192 in Sacramento seeks someone to climb and take away the antennas off the top of his tower. The photo shows a 4 element multi-band HF Yagi antenna, a 2m Yagi, a 2m ‘Ringo’ vertical on top of it, mounted on an antenna rotator and several antennas off the sides.
Call: (916) 457-8192.

posted April 4, 2018

WB6YLK Tower
For Sale: Approx. 40’ tapered tower - Price Lowered

( I think is a Rohn but not sure) There are 5 sections but no base. $75 or best offer. Contact – Dave WB6YLK at 916-687-0439 9 am-midnight

posted April 4, 2018

Ham Radio Equipment for Sale

1) Yaesu FT-757GX Radio Transceiver $450


3) YAESU MD-1 Dynamic Microphone $75

4) YAESU YS-60 SWR & Power meter $75

5) AEA Pakratt PK-232 Multi-Mode Data Controller $50

6) Bencher telegraph key, Bencher BY-1, morse code, cw $75

All of the above for $700 or Best Offer
Contact Jorge KC6TEY at or (916) 296-2988

posted July 13, 2018

Carol F. Milazzo,
Jan 21, 2012, 7:36 AM