Midland 38 Display U & L

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Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by sickboy » 08 Dec 2017, 11:18

While the news channels waffle on about Trump starting WW3 and other trivial things, I'm pondering the REAL issues facing mankind here with a Midland 38..
On the display it has a letter U and a letter L which change depending on what channels you're on. I've looked up the manual to see what these mean but can't find any mention of it. Can someone put me out of my misery?
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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by sonoma » 08 Dec 2017, 19:55

do you have a freq counter you can hook up to the radio and look at what freq you have on the U and L . more than likely the freq change. have never had one of these radios but normally this stands for upper and lower freq.

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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by The Collector » 08 Dec 2017, 21:13

I had one that I changed to have a blue display. However I can't recall ever seeing the L or U on the display though, especially if you've only moved 1 channel.

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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by sickboy » 08 Dec 2017, 23:19

Hi Somona, yes I checked and the frequencies are standard irrespective of whether a U or L is displayed. :(

Yeah Dave it's strange. I've had a few of these before but can't remember seeing this on the display either. One other thing I noticed is that on UK mode, every channel is either a U or an L - but on EU mode, there's a few channels that have no letter. :crazy:
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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by Cornelius » 09 Dec 2017, 06:34

The manual states that it has an Automatic Noise-limiter - maybe it's an indication for that? If so, U and L shouldn't display if you pull out the antenna... (Unless you have a noise source sitting next to the radio.) It would be a strange indication, though... :)

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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by Black Spirit » 09 Dec 2017, 13:14

Thats an odd one i havnt seen before that does that, I have a 38 on the bench now that i just replaced the LEDs to blue, and that does not have U/L on the display.

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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by Avenger » 09 Dec 2017, 21:09

I've got 2 here, one's a Midland and the other is a kernow and neither have the u or l only the uk/eu.
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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by sickboy » 09 Dec 2017, 21:16

Mine is an unique radio then, a priceless one-off :thumbup:
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Re: Midland 38 Display U & L

Post by MrWeetabix » 11 Dec 2017, 11:54

As long as it works then who cares haha :thumbup:
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