Magpie autoscan 5000

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Re: Magpie autoscan 5000

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Black Spirit wrote: 25 Sep 2019, 18:01
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Disrespect? Sir, I was paying them the highest possible compliment. It's not often you see the words Fidelity 1000 and legendary together in the same decade! :lol:
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I do remember reading the excellent review on the radio in 83 . Can't remember the price of it , but it was expensive . Too expensive for me at the time , and much more than my £40 Audiolone 341 :)
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cb4ever104 wrote: 26 Sep 2019, 12:36 I do remember reading the excellent review on the radio in 83 . Can't remember the price of it , but it was expensive . Too expensive for me at the time , and much more than my £40 Audiolone 341 :)
£119 they were. Extremely expensive really.
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Edd200sx wrote: 26 Sep 2019, 12:38
cb4ever104 wrote: 26 Sep 2019, 12:36 I do remember reading the excellent review on the radio in 83 . Can't remember the price of it , but it was expensive . Too expensive for me at the time , and much more than my £40 Audiolone 341 :)
£119 they were. Extremely expensive really.
With inflation that's just shy of £400 in today's money. That would by you a couple of Anytone's or a decent second hand HF set with change on both.
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Back in the day there was nothing UK CB radio specific to touch it. Looks, performance, the Rolls Royce of CB/27/81. Any avid collector must have one in their collection. They were too far out of my reach price wise when they came out and by the time I could have got one I'd progressed to sidebanders. I did acquire one though about 10 years back, if it had the box I could have passed it off as brand new it was in such perfect condition. Needless to say I did very very well in the price I got for it when I sold it on eventually. There's always somebody who's more than willing to shell out a small fortune for something they're more or less desperate to have, silly really.
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For the price you paid new, all you got with it was a plain brown box with a bit of dimply foam stuck to the inside, instead of the usual polystryrene inserts. I must glue the foam back inside mine one of the days as it peeled off with age.
The original manuals for these are rare too, so my box has got a pack of Silica beads inside so nothing gets damp. I dry it out well every year and reuse it over the winter months.
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Just bought another one lol.

I don’t think it works so we shall see.....
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That £30 ebay job perhaps? I saw that. The front panel looked quite tidy if it was.
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The Collector wrote: 18 Feb 2020, 21:38 That £30 ebay job perhaps? I saw that. The front panel looked quite tidy if it was.
Made an offer he took it. I’ve got spare knobs and bits and bobs.
Might get it going.
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I had a CB that used to come down off its shelf when I wasn't looking and steal shiny knobs and switches. I think it was my Magpie ;)

On a much more serious note, fingers crossed you get it working mate.
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