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Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 19 Oct 2014, 11:55

Anyone using one and what do you think ? Like the big signal meter but being made in China put's me off them.Was looking at some review's of the radio,but seemed mostly american's who rate them 5 out of 5,and plenty say they have poor trannies 1969's.
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by NUBSTER » 19 Oct 2014, 13:14

I think there a bit of a Marmite radio some like them some hate them and some call them a 3900 with a party dress on LOL, I myself like the look of them but I have never owed one TBH never been able to afford one or never had the money at the right time :roll: also that is another thing that puts me off sometimes the prices some want for them , a mate of mine has one and he says its one of the best radios he has ever had and he does have a few LOL, I know there is different versions of the S9 style of radio ie: a high power version , any how I did find this a review of them if you want to have a read unless you have seen it already :thumbup:
http://cbradiomagazine.com/Radio%20Revi ... eview.html

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 19 Oct 2014, 14:46

Thank's for the link Martin I had watched the vid online (YT) but not read this actual review,same lay out as the Stryker radio's but they have a lcd display and prefer a needle on my meter,only reason I don't like my 480,it has no needle :lol:
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by Admiral » 19 Oct 2014, 14:48

Skyscraper wrote: but being made in China put's me off them
Where would you prefer it was made?
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Re: Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 19 Oct 2014, 14:57

Have had a few radio's the last few year made in China and got shot of them as they were pant's,I use a radio made in Japan now.
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

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Post by Admiral » 19 Oct 2014, 15:01

Even the Japs get their radios made in China now. Welcome to the 21st Century.
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Post by andymuza » 19 Oct 2014, 15:24

Lots of people moan about Chinese stuff but nearly everything is made there now so it's difficult to avoid it.
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Post by porky.69 » 19 Oct 2014, 17:02

wish i kept my s9. fantastic audio and a great s meter :thumbup:
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Re: Magnum S9

Post by RadioPixie » 19 Oct 2014, 17:44

S9's is just a big boys toy. It's all looks and little substance. Yes they may have a bit of a TX audio punch to it, but the internal build is crap, they drift like fuk, and completely over priced. Buy a decent radio like a Ranger.

Chrome plating, blue LEDs, large s-meter and echo doesn't impress me :sick:
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Re: Magnum S9

Post by TheCaptain » 19 Oct 2014, 18:04

I've owned one, did the business, didn't let me down, looked good (to me), sounded good (others told me) and only sold it to fund another radio.......but there are many other great radios some of which are better :roll:
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Re: Magnum S9

Post by porky.69 » 20 Oct 2014, 18:40

RadioPixie wrote:S9's is just a big boys toy. It's all looks and little substance. Yes they may have a bit of a TX audio punch to it, but the internal build is crap, they drift like fuk, and completely over priced. Buy a decent radio like a Ranger.

Chrome plating, blue LEDs, large s-meter and echo doesn't impress me :sick:
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Re: Magnum S9

Post by Dragonfly » 20 Oct 2014, 20:09

Had mine a few months now and still lovin it , Mine is the 3o w version . Awsome Turbo echo , Fab Meter ,I love its black and chrome looks . Good audio on all modes , Yes it dose drift a little during warm up but not enough to be a problem . Best of all Its old school controls made it feel like an old pair of slippers .

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 21 Oct 2014, 11:07

What kind of Ranger Dave ?,as I prefer a needle on my signal meter and not a crappy lcd display like the 2970 (150W) my mate has.
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 22 Jan 2018, 20:17

Might end up with one of these S9 radios soon,just to see what its like.........hope its a keeper.They are overpriced and a wee bit more cash could get a nice second-hand hf set,but been there and just like CB's.
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

Prefer being an IQ0 on 27.555☠

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Re: Magnum S9

Post by 108EH002 » 22 Jan 2018, 20:29

porky.69 wrote:
19 Oct 2014, 17:02
wish i kept my s9. fantastic audio and a great s meter :thumbup:
There are 2 S9's local,the one with the astatic teardrop is mega LOUD (have one here and a NM532) I just prefer an analogue needle on the meter of the radio being used and lcd is worse for static imo.
You can talk worldwide on CB radio aswell = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb/ofcom are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs,
but many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = 27Mhz.

Prefer being an IQ0 on 27.555☠

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