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Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 15 Dec 2016, 22:01
by stanogs68
whilst my wife is uber happy lol

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 16 Dec 2016, 10:55
by andymuza
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. ;)

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 16 Dec 2016, 11:08
by andymuza
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 :)

Sammy

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.

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 16 Dec 2016, 13:57
by cb4ever104
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.

S

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 16 Dec 2016, 14:48
by Mudslinger
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...

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 21 Dec 2016, 08:36
by Phoenix
I have both radios and wouldn't part with either...The 257 or in my case Albrecht 485 always gets great transmit audio reports.

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 13:31
by porky.69
the lincoln 1 still takes some beating :thumbup:

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 15:35
by Mudslinger
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.

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 21:02
by mof000
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?

Re: Magnum 257 Vs Lincoln 1

Posted: 09 Jan 2017, 06:51
by Phoenix
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