Along with the radio was also the original manual and what was once 15 dollar hamfest junk is now one of most prized radios. It is nice to have a piece of Army Air Corps history in working order as part of my shack. Thanks Dad.
I had thought about restoring it but decided to leave it as is and just use it.
The rest of my shack is a little bit more modern. I am a big fan of Elecraft gear but before that I was always a Ten Tec and Kenwood owner. Ten Tec lost me with their lack of support for the Orion which I had and sold to buy the K3. I also I recently sold my Kenwood TS-830 Line (AT-230, SP-230, SM-220, VFO-230). Although it took me a few years to build that station I did not use it much and while the TS-830S is still a fine radio it was never really optimized for CW so I sold it to someone that could get more use out of it. I am pleased with my station today but if I had to do it all over again I would just have the KX3 (not pictured) as my main radio instead of the K3. I still have two K2s, a KX1 and various handhelds and mobile radios. I have been trying to sell one of my K2s but I have not put too much effort into it since I do not mind keeping it.