Binatone Homebase?

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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by sickboy » 21 Dec 2016, 00:36

I'm placing it on a pressure sensitive plinth in a room full of freakin' laser beams and all kinds of anti-ninja devices, surrounded by a moat full of killer kippers or something. That's after I send it to Radio Trader Ireland to be valued and appraised... :lol:

Only mention I can find online is that "Binatone Powerbase 5" was registered as a trademark in Nov '81
http://uk.trademarkdirect.co.uk/binaton ... -5-1150284
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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by ghost123uk » 21 Dec 2016, 09:02

cubwolf wrote:
ChrisMagpie wrote:
sickboy wrote: Typical that the plate on the back that would've had model & serial number isn't there... {bnghd}
Maybe it was a pre-production sample, and a plate was never fitted?
I am with you on this.
It looks like a pre production sample that's escaped into the real world.
Or it was nicked at some point in it's life :o
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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by The Collector » 22 Dec 2016, 20:33

The Powerbase 5 looked more like the York homebase from memory. I have a black and white pic of it somewhere on my non-working laptop from a 1981/2 magazine.
It was also rumoured back in the day that Rotel's homebase would be similar to the Harriers but it never happened and I only ever found mention of it once in all the mags. I even emailed Rotel a few years back and they confirmed they only ever did the mobile CB radios.

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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by The Collector » 08 Jan 2017, 13:43

Seen a magazine on ebay with the Powerbase 5 on the front along with other prototypes.

Ebay no. 222327146944

Wouldn't mind a read of that... but not at that price :)

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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by sickboy » 08 Jan 2017, 14:37

The Collector wrote:Seen a magazine on ebay with the Powerbase 5 on the front along with other prototypes.

Ebay no. 222327146944

Wouldn't mind a read of that... but not at that price :)
Yeah I'm not tempted at that price lol. I see what you mean about it looking more like a York homebase though. In saying that, the Binatone Route 66 on the cover looks nothing like the one that eventually ended up in production.
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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by Buick Mackane » 08 Jan 2017, 14:40

The route 66 on the cover looks more like a speedway, And the longranger ended up being a handheld, And just incase anyone fancies buying the magazine

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CB-CITIZENS-B ... SwB09YOgK0
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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by The Collector » 08 Jan 2017, 14:58

The Longranger looks like the "Senfor" radios I think they were called.

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Re: Binatone Homebase?

Post by stanogs68 » 08 Jan 2017, 19:40

PLL02A wrote:The route 66 on the cover looks more like a speedway, And the longranger ended up being a handheld, And just incase anyone fancies buying the magazine

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CB-CITIZENS-B ... SwB09YOgK0
i want it ,thats sound for a tenner
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