|At least once a year, Sphere holds a Stuff Day, where we get rid of parts, equipment, tools, metalwork, equipment and so forth. A lot is 100% FREE, the rest is very cheap so we can clear out more space. Suzie and I both turn 70 this year, so it's really time to get rid of as much excess material as we can. Each year, the items are different, depending on exactly what we have been doing, so it is always a new and interesting event, and this year includes huge quantities of parts of all kinds. Lots of great deals by the box full, just take them away. PLUS, we will have a lots of Transmitting tube MATCHED PAIRS to revive that ham radio! |
YOU ARE INVITED
Saturday, April 13th, 9am to 4pm!
Everybody gets their choice of lots of free stuff, plus there are some great deals on test gear of all kinds.
Bring your own BOXES and BAGS, please! There is a lot of loose stuff, so bring containers to make your own life easier. We can provide Visa/MC for items from Sphere, and of course regular old dollars are always good.
DO YOU HAVE ITEMS to SELL/SWAP/TRADE or GIVE AWAY? - Just contact Walter to reserve a spot, which can be either a trunk/truck sale or a table (that you bring). Selling space is physically limited, so first come, first served. We can provide power to some locations, just let us know what you need in advance. Please note that those with trunk sales that are farther up the driveway cannot leave until those below have left first, so let us know what you prefer. Setting up? you can arrive at 7am to do that. We can also provide overnight camper parking for a few people who have to drive in on Friday. If it rains or snows, all will be inside, we go ahead, rain or shine!
What will we have? This year, free items include all kinds of electronic parts, metalwork, partial or repairs-needed test gear of all kinds, salvage boards, cables and connectors and computer hardware, entertainment gear, technical books, magazines and catalogs. Cheap stuff includes $2-5 panel meters, fully working test gear (Fluke, Tektronix, HP, Boonton, PMI/Wavetk, etc.), Reels of high performance LEDs, Time system units, Cathode Ray and Transmitting/Audio Tubes, high performance solar cells, prime test leads, stereo microscopes (ideal for SMD work), RF/Microwave assemblies and equipment and more. For students and experimenters, we also have solderless breadboards in 3 sizes, and complete breadboard stations with power supplies and generators! We need to get rid of about 500 pounds of FACTORY manuals, Tek, HP, Fluke, Boonton, and many more. Pile 'em up on the scale, and buy them by the POUND ($2/pound)! You will be able to get everything from through-hole and SMD parts, DIY solar panels to scopes and DMMs.
I had a few requests to list what will be at stuff day here at Sphere Research Corp. here's just some items collected so far:
You can grab 4Gb+ 210 semiconductor/tube/applications databooks we collected just go to download the files HERE thanks to John Allen. Beautifully laid out and easy to get just what you want, or the whole thing.
PARKING LAYOUT (FOR CONFIRMED SWAP MEET LOCATIONS):
Top of the driveway is UP
Cars are angled to the LEFT in the spots indicated below
--Inside and front fenced area to the right-Sphere Stuff Day--
--Possibly a Tent Area (courtesy Benoit) for small swap meet tables for everyone--
-truck -Chris Walter
-truck -Peter VE7PS
We should have at least a DOZEN scopes, fully overhauled and AS-IS to pick from.
Tektronix Manuals BY THE POUND!
Remaining Tektronix 7K and 11K plug ins, good and bad (marked)
2430 digital scope (working, with manual)
Misc. parts, working and salvage boards and CRTs.
Tons of Tek transformers, best offer takes ALL!
Lots of Tek caps for FREE
5 portable 300-series classic Tek scopes
HP Manuals BY THE POUND!
8660C RF signal generator, and tons of plug-ins
8620C Sweepers AND Spare SCALE INSERTS!
Spare 174X scope boards
HP CRTs and Front Bezels.
Many salvage HP units for hard to find parts.
HP knobs and trim, including rack mounts and feet.
HP Power meter systems + spares
HP Counters including 5316A/B, 5326A and more!
Always a popular item, we have clean and cal'd analog and digital scopes for you with new probes sets. You won't be disappointed Also a few higher performance Tek and HP scopes with minor flaws going very, very cheaply!
Everybody needs them, we will have all kinds of low end wall warts (including 12V types), and many different modular and lab supplies to pick from. Have a special request, EMAIL WALTER, we will try and make sure it's available.
SPEAKERS + Amps:
We have all kinds of them, from small internal types to high end car stereo types, you are sure to find something interesting for your projects. Many very high quality types you will not find anywhere else. Up to 6x9 inch sizes with dual elements. Also, a HUGE pile of STK-series high performacne audio amplifiers dirt cheap!!
Lots of excellent checked and cal'd used DMMs From Fluke, Keithley, HP
New Triplett, Tek and Wavetek DMMs
HP, B+K and import Counters up to 2.6GHz
Many RF loads, power meters, wattmeters, couplers, power attenuators and more.
Receiving and Transmitting Vacuum tubes of all types EMAIL your requests! We can have them ready for you.
Feedline Lightning Arrestors, top quality
Microwave parts and test items including Wavemeters!
Complete PMI Wavetek 1038-D14 Scalar analyzer system, working with sensors
We will also have our freshly NRC-traceable cal'd 10Mhz reference available for you to check your own counters, if you bring it along.
PLUS, our massive FREE PARTS bins and reels, go wild, but bring your own boxes and bags, please.
The GIANT SEMICONDUCTOR GRAB BAG EVENT, all the parts you can stuff into our anti-static bags for just a Twonie! C$2, wahoo...snorkling through the semi's, talk about fun, more thrills than VW bug stuffing!
Goodies by the foot for just a Loonie! C$1, Everything taped and reeled from LEDS and transistors to capacitors, some amazing deals there, not to be missed!
High Quality Hand Tools from Lindstrom, Swanstrom, Xuron, Excelta and other top brands, and PCB drills of all kinds
We are always looking for hp power meter sensors and cables, power meter calibrators. Also Nixie Tubes, minitrons (3015F displays), numitrons (DR2000, DR2010 displays) electrostatic CRTs, and good quality tube sockets. Tek 311-1192-00 pots, Heahtkit desk microphones are also on our wish list! Also looking for GOOD GRADO HEADPHONES!
How do you get here? We are in West Kelowna, (over the bridge if you are coming from Kelowna or Vernon on highway 97, before the bridge if from Penticton). The best route is to take Boucherie from highway 97 (there's an Esso station and pub there at that major corner), follow it up the hill and down again to Quails' Gate vineyard (that street is Sunnyside Rd.), turn left on Sunnyside, follow it around to the right, and just before it turns left, that's us, at 3394 Sunnyside Rd. We have a long driveway, and wide turn out to support lots of cars/trucks/tables for the sale and swap meet, others should park along Sunnyside rd. Get lost? call us at (250) 769-1834. For those wanting a trunk/truck spot, we will load vehicles from the top, and turn the cars to the left, so all items are on the left side with a clear walkway up and down.