INTEK MT-5050 sensitivity issue 2022 help!!!

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INTEK MT-5050 sensitivity issue 2022 help!!!

Post by Tomenzo »

Hi there,

I bought couple of day's ago secondhand Intek MT-5050 for 30£ to check if the legendary reviews are not a joke :D.

Seller told that there is an mod applied which should set up the Intek to Hi/Low 4W/0,5W and only PMR mode what was reasonable to test for DX and verify the legendary power! Unfortunately after my testing looks like there is a problem with sensitivity of the secondhand INTEK or something other went wrong. When I compare it with my old (also legendary) binatone 950 in terms of the weak signals the INTEK is silent like a fish. The strong signals open the squelch well but when I set it to 0 (open squelch) or 1 to hear the far signals there is clear silence. The binatone is far far away with his sensitivity, so the purpose of my bought is totally destroyed :crazy:

After study of material from this forum a lot of useful information was found but nothing helped me to setup the INTEK to be more sensitive. I would like to ask guy's who have also the MT-5050 for a help because I am really lost whats went wrong. Also the manual trimmer changing position doesn't help to solve my issue.

Every of your opinion or suggestion is welcome and I appreciate it!

In the attachment is picture of INTEK MT-5050 board taken during my investigation.

Thanks for any answer. 73!
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Re: INTEK MT-5050 sensitivity issue 2022 help!!!

Post by pmr446man »

In all fairness from what i remember the action 950 was a pretty sensitive radio.
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