What's your fave old school multimode radio

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Post by dt307 » 07 Aug 2018, 03:17

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Post by liamhere » 08 Aug 2018, 10:18

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Post by astradyne » 09 Aug 2018, 11:31

Are we talking pre frequency readout? If so I have to nominate the trusty old Cobra 148 GTL-DX. They were always a good performer, especially if you managed to pick up a non modded radio. Unfortunately in the 80's and 90's most of them were modified to hell and tweaked to death by the golden screwdriver brigade.

I do however have a soft spot for the Multimode 2. They (and the other Cybernets) had a strong receive on SSB but suffered with bad channel rejection as a result.

Of frequency display is permitted it's got to be the President George. A radio years ahead of its time. Definitely the best looking of the President radio's and very well built. I still have the same George I bought new from Knights in 2001. Won't part with it.
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Post by 108EH002 » 12 Aug 2018, 16:59

148/3900 but did like the 160ch Colt Excalibur Ssb hombase.
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Re: What's your fave old school multimode radio

Post by The Collector » 13 Aug 2018, 11:33

Mobile-wise - MM3. Never owned one but always wanted to as it had sooo many controls on it. There's a nice one on scambay at the mo but could never afford it.

Homebase-wise - Marko Excalibur, but had to settle for a very similar Petrusse Excalibur but it has more blocks so it's a bonus.

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Post by 26TM944 » 13 Aug 2018, 12:27

*above*

I had a Ham Int MM3 that was as-new in the box as the owner brought it by mistake! Cost £150 back in the day and I have to say for a MM it was OK - had lots of fun with it including its oddly counting down channels, but other than that it served me well for a long time. Had a (13) 148 and a 2830 as well but I had a penchant for the MM3.
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Re: What's your fave old school multimode radio

Post by The Collector » 14 Aug 2018, 07:55

If I ever had one, I'd probably send it to Nick to have a PIC thing fitted to sort the channel weirdness out then ;)

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Post by mrpsychopath » 14 Aug 2018, 08:45

The Collector wrote:
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If I ever had one, I'd probably send it to Nick to have a PIC thing fitted to sort the channel weirdness out then ;)
He did that for me when he was working on my jumbo 3
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Re: What's your fave old school multimode radio

Post by The Collector » 14 Aug 2018, 10:39

My Petrusse Excalibur is one that Nick had his hands in for the previous owner from on here. I can't fault its operation and I wouldn't have been able to handle not having ukfm on it which he'd done too.

It looks the biz and stopped my craving for a nice Marko mk3, but it's a shame there's no bugger around to talk to :(

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