Jentec Cobscan Mk V

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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by Oggy » 12 Nov 2011, 21:05

bigpimp347 wrote:
Oggy wrote:They seem as rare as a Russian on UKFM........Now an Expert PD8500 is Rare :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

last one on ebay sold for £35..
i have a scrap one in my loft..!!!
Jolly Good..........I have a Mint one in my shack and unlike most......mine works 100%!! :lol:
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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by northern35s » 12 Nov 2011, 22:08

Oggy wrote:
bigpimp347 wrote:
Oggy wrote:They seem as rare as a Russian on UKFM........Now an Expert PD8500 is Rare :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

last one on ebay sold for £35..
i have a scrap one in my loft..!!!
Jolly Good..........I have a Mint one in my shack and unlike most......mine works 100%!! :lol:
I had one of those years ago, I bought it for very little money from a rich kid round the corner from my parents hotel, I couldn't remember it's name until I googled what you were talking about :D
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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by Oggy » 12 Nov 2011, 22:52

I had one of those years ago, I bought it for very little money from a rich kid round the corner from my parents hotel, I couldn't remember it's name until I googled what you were talking about :D[/quote]

Sorry for "Going Off Topic"...........I had one that never worked right in the 80's and swopped it in 1992 for an Amstrad satelite system.
Then got this from aa known collector who sourced me it last Cristmas, I had a 300 mile drive to collect it (it is as new ,with handbook ect).
I will do a video when I get chance........back to the common Jentech thread :lol:
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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by Retro_CB_Dude » 04 Oct 2018, 16:32

Anybody have one like this for sale or the Jentec MK V, let me know please !

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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by listner132 » 04 Oct 2018, 17:15

Funny how someone always comments saying i have one here bal bla bla....u cant polish a turd !

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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by steepeljack69 » 13 Nov 2018, 22:08

It's funny cos Andy Astradyne and I found one for sale on Gumtree,which Andy bought.At the time there was no mk5 anywhere on the net,no photos,only after Andy got the radio did I think I may b wrong he put the photos up.I know he sold it on the bay,someone in Ireland from memorey

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Re: Jentec Cobscan Mk V

Post by astradyne » 16 Nov 2018, 10:58

It was a Jentec MK 4. The guy delivered it to my door at some silly hour in the middle of the night. I gave him £120 for it. £100 for the radio and the £20 he asked for to deliver it (can't remember where he was from, but it was some distance). I'd never seen a MK 4 before, nor have I since. It was all in perfect working order too.

After using it for a while I concluded that it didn't perform any better than a standard Cobra. In fact another Cobra I had at the time outperformed it. Yes, the Jentec had more coverage, scan function etc, but was no better than another Cobra to actually use to talk and listen.

I ended up putting it on eBay and it went for over £700 to someone in Ireland. Stupid money, completely ridiculous, but they were happy to pay it and I made a very tidy profit.

A legend amongst radio's? Yes, it could be called that. Does the myth match the radio? No. You get one in front of you and it's just a modded CB radio. Nothing spectacular in this day and age.

I still have some photo's of it somewhere. I'll try and locate them and upload them to this thread.
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