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Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by WolfieSmith » 06 Nov 2011, 16:01

I saw this radio on display at Kempton today, I'm not really a fan of vintage radios, but I asked if I could take a pic to share on here, not before I tuned it to the appropriate frequency...

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Wasn't plugged into an antenna, and the frequency was changed after to something more appropriate for the venue. He said it may need some attention, and I hastily pointed him in the direction of Nick BS via this forum after another name was mentioned in the conversation. Funnily enough, it was not for sale, a four figure sum offered from the "another name from above" has been turned down.

The only radio I bought was a japanese Amstrad 901 for £1 which I'm just about to find out if it works.

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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by radio pete » 06 Nov 2011, 16:37

WolfieSmith wrote:I saw this radio on display at Kempton today, I'm not really a fan of vintage radios, but I asked if I could take a pic to share on here, not before I tuned it to the appropriate frequency...

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Wasn't plugged into an antenna, and the frequency was changed after to something more appropriate for the venue. He said it may need some attention, and I hastily pointed him in the direction of Nick BS via this forum after another name was mentioned in the conversation. Funnily enough, it was not for sale, a four figure sum offered from the "another name from above" has been turned down.

The only radio I bought was a japanese Amstrad 901 for £1 which I'm just about to find out if it works.

Enjoy.
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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by M3VBS » 06 Nov 2011, 16:39

Good find mate- how did the 901 fire up?
Knew there would be something different turn up at kempton seeing as I couldn't make it!

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Post by RD250 » 06 Nov 2011, 17:19

Looking at JN's callsign G1LFY he must have sat the RAE the same month as me :)

My first callsign was in the G1 LE series. Must have been about 27 years ago as the RAE exam took place at my college (which was handy!).

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Post by radio pete » 06 Nov 2011, 17:41

RD250 wrote:Looking at JN's callsign G1LFY he must have sat the RAE the same month as me :)

My first callsign was in the G1 LE series. Must have been about 27 years ago as the RAE exam took place at my college (which was handy!).
I think J.N. was a lot older than you RD he would be in his 70s Now

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Post by WolfieSmith » 06 Nov 2011, 19:20

M3VBS wrote:Good find mate- how did the 901 fire up?
Knew there would be something different turn up at kempton seeing as I couldn't make it!
Greg, I started another thread for the Amstrad.

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Post by RadioPixie » 06 Nov 2011, 20:24

So is this the only surviving radio of its type :?:
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Post by koberk » 06 Nov 2011, 20:30

The fact that the owner is banging on about how great the thing is, and says it's 'not for sale',
makes me think he's a bit of a knob.
Sorry.

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Post by Mudslinger » 06 Nov 2011, 20:35

RadioPixie wrote:So is this the only surviving radio of its type :?:

I very much doubt it.
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Post by UGLY_BOB » 06 Nov 2011, 20:52

What does 'Span' refer to ? Not seen that on them before. :?:
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Post by RadioPixie » 06 Nov 2011, 21:18

Mudslinger wrote:
RadioPixie wrote:So is this the only surviving radio of its type :?:

I very much doubt it.
Exactly!!
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Post by RadioPixie » 06 Nov 2011, 21:21

UGLY_BOB wrote:What does 'Span' refer to ? Not seen that on them before. :?:
I would make an educated guess that it would be the selection of the step ie 10k, 1k, 100Hz like on the Lincoln.
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Post by RadioPixie » 06 Nov 2011, 21:21

koberk wrote:The fact that the owner is banging on about how great the thing is, and says it's 'not for sale',
makes me think he's a bit of a knob.
Sorry.
Yeah, a knob jockey!! LOL :D
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Post by UGLY_BOB » 06 Nov 2011, 21:28

RadioPixie wrote:
UGLY_BOB wrote:What does 'Span' refer to ?
I would make an educated guess that it would be the selection of the step ie 10k, 1k, 100Hz like on the Lincoln.
Yeah, probably right. The normal Mk V had that on one of the toggles. Interesting.
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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by RD250 » 06 Nov 2011, 21:42

RadioPixie wrote:
UGLY_BOB wrote:What does 'Span' refer to ? Not seen that on them before. :?:
I would make an educated guess that it would be the selection of the step ie 10k, 1k, 100Hz like on the Lincoln.
Yes, it looks like the extra little dot by the 1kHz LED will also move from side to side to highlight which digit/step size gets tuned (also like a Lincoln)


BTW I still can't understand why these radios show A to E for the modes. eg USB, FM etc ? It's not as if the radio has a CB 27/81 sticker or a channel readout? Must be a bit confusing at times.

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