Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby stanogs68 » 15 Dec 2016, 22:01

whilst my wife is uber happy lol
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby andymuza » 16 Dec 2016, 10:55

stanogs68 wrote:so im geeting back is the magnum 257 or the lincoln 1 exept anndy mussa who thinks i should be shot ,


No not shot, that is too quick and painless. Hung drawn and quartered is more like it. ;)
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby andymuza » 16 Dec 2016, 11:08

cb4ever104 wrote:
andymuza wrote:I haven't owned a Lincoln 1


These types of members should be banned ! :) Only joking Andy m8 :) Saying that you must be one of a minority on this forum :)

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Ha Ha, you are probably right. All down to timing, When the first Lincoln came out I was moving away from CB and onto amateur radio. I only came back to CB just over 2 years ago.
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby cb4ever104 » 16 Dec 2016, 13:57

Well you've still got time then :)

My Lincoln is my main radio in the shack just now. I know they're nothing special, but it gives me easy use of both 10 and 11m with no messing about.

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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby Mudslinger » 16 Dec 2016, 14:48

The Lincoln 1 is decent enough, but as it has the MC3357 for FM and it is only single conversion on AM it is pretty obvious that it was built down to a cost.

In practice they work well enough, but there are plenty of others which will out perform it. I remember a while back I had a Galaxy Pluto which worked better than my Lincoln in everything apart from frequency stability as it warmed up...
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby Phoenix » 21 Dec 2016, 08:36

I have both radios and wouldn't part with either...The 257 or in my case Albrecht 485 always gets great transmit audio reports.
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby porky.69 » 28 Dec 2016, 13:31

the lincoln 1 still takes some beating :thumbup:
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby Mudslinger » 28 Dec 2016, 15:35

I found the Lincoln a little deaf compared to the SS-360FM and a lot worse at picking out weak stations out of the noise than the Magnum.

The Magnum has the L1 beaten in every area apart from build quality IMO.
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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby mof000 » 29 Dec 2016, 21:02

Phoenix wrote:I have both radios and wouldn't part with either...The 257 or in my case Albrecht 485 always gets great transmit audio reports.


My brother owned both also. His 257 though was a first production blue light job and he said it wasn't as well made as the 485.
Can anybody vouch for that?
I'll pay whatever i think it's worth...:-)

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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Postby Phoenix » 09 Jan 2017, 06:51

Same radio same factory..If both were second hand the buttons on the bottom seem to wobble a tad after a few years use, i wonder if thats what he thought was the issue..both cracking radios
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