delboyonline wrote:Lovely review Dave
The radio certainly is a classic and is better built than many of the newer radios!
Just feel the quality of the channel change for example!
I think we will be pleasantly surprised when we hear the on-air tests!
It certainly is......I intend breaking the apparant myth of this radio with the next part review.
I hope I haven't upset too many proud owners.
It's more of a joke about the amount of rough ar@es who drilled holes in radios and this one even with a bolt touching the PCB is still working.
Also I can confirm by the look of it , it has never had ANY repairs done.
Not bad for 33 years of use by God know's who!!
My very first Sapphire X2000 that I bought on 2nd November 1981 uses the same board, it gave me 1000s of hours of pleasure and has NEVER had the casings removed
I still have it and in good condition still in it's box with receipt.
If there was just one radio I wouldn't want to loose this would be the one.
So trust me I haven't got an issue with any of these radios really as I actually think the RX is Great (no pun intended).
So I am maybe the one of the few one owner (certainly no one will of bought one prior to myself) Great chassis operators
So as you can see I'm hardly biased