Lincoln 2 or grant 2 which is the better performer?

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Re: Lincoln 2 or grant 2 which is the better performer?

Post by 108EH002 » 16 Aug 2018, 17:25

I usually just change to a smaller tuning step,when I am close enough to the required frequency spyder3,but I know what you mean for ssb freebanding.
You can talk worldwide on CB = not 10 - 15 miles,
some are too far up their own @rse to admit it = snobs,

27.781.25 Fm
27.555 Usb
27.385 Lsb
27.315 Fm
27.275 Usb
27.025 Am

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Re: Lincoln 2 or grant 2 which is the better performer?

Post by 108EH002 » 19 Aug 2018, 07:02

spyder3 = I found the L2 works far better on ssb with memory mode off,set to FR in the menu and press mem for a few seconds for store,with the channel change/vco depressed and the required step chosen,you can use the up/down buttons on the mic/CH up and down on radio/ch change/vco,and this makes the L2 far better than going up/down in steps ending with a 0 or 5 like the G2.This makes the L2 a better radio for what I want a CB to do ;)
You can talk worldwide on CB = not 10 - 15 miles,
some are too far up their own @rse to admit it = snobs,

27.781.25 Fm
27.555 Usb
27.385 Lsb
27.315 Fm
27.275 Usb
27.025 Am

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Re: Lincoln 2 or grant 2 which is the better performer?

Post by spyder3 » 21 Aug 2018, 17:32

Thank you,

I’ll try that.
I like Lincoln-2+, not so much noise compare to Grant-2, variable output power allows me to transmit from a few watts up to 450W on SSB (Texas Star 500). Good radio.

Actually there is no long range propagation here, US stations only. The last good QSO was a couple of months ago with 3SD100 on 27.555 USB.
No Europe, no Brazil – just N Carolina, Florida, Ohio etc on 27.385 LSB :(
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Re: Lincoln 2 or grant 2 which is the better performer?

Post by 108EH002 » 22 Aug 2018, 17:23

Once the L2 is set up spyder3,it goes through the frequencies more like an hf set does,when using the up/down Ch change buttons on the mic,for each tuning step required,my L2 out of memory sits on 27.555 ;)

Not hearing much long dx at the moment on ssb,mostly Eu,but the short skip into 26/29/68/163 was running last few day's,29 on Ch19 Ukfm last night.Usually 1/13/14 heard here the most on Ssb.
You can talk worldwide on CB = not 10 - 15 miles,
some are too far up their own @rse to admit it = snobs,

27.781.25 Fm
27.555 Usb
27.385 Lsb
27.315 Fm
27.275 Usb
27.025 Am

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