Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by johnkyrle » 11 Jul 2017, 19:04

Have to say York JCB863 or Binatone 5 Star.Both good looking rigs and good solid board construction

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by cb4ever104 » 11 Jul 2017, 19:30

johnkyrle wrote:Have to say York JCB863 or Binatone 5 Star.Both good looking rigs and good solid board construction
Yeah , I think that's what I might buy . Now . Trying to find one in decent condition (apart from the one that's listed at £240 :shock: ) . That's the trick .

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by NightProwler » 11 Jul 2017, 19:36

Most people will think im mad but one of the best performing radio's I had in the early 90's was a Maxcom 20E...No idea why but it worked really really well, Plastic fantastic :thumbup:
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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by Mudslinger » 11 Jul 2017, 19:53

NightProwler wrote:Most people will think im mad but one of the best performing radio's I had in the early 90's was a Maxcom 20E...No idea why but it worked really really well, Plastic fantastic :thumbup:

I had one as my first radio.

I found it dire mostly, the Transmit audio was good (so I am told) but any station stronger than about S9 on any of the 40 channels would make the radio go almost completely deaf.

And I had to line the inside of the covers with foil to stop it picking up noise from my TV and other things.

And don't get me started on the side mounted Din socket. {bnghd}

The 4E was a much much better set.
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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by NightProwler » 11 Jul 2017, 19:56

Thats the thing I dont understand, Mine worked really well but it should of been a box of pants. Maybe mine was a special 'Jentec' Maxcom :lol:
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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by WARLOCK » 11 Jul 2017, 20:20

In the past i have had many amstrad 901 radios and found them to be ok radios , I have just bought a amstrad 900 from a member on here and i must say it has the best receive i have ever had thanks mudslinger .

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by The Collector » 12 Jul 2017, 18:09

cb4ever104 wrote:
johnkyrle wrote:Have to say York JCB863 or Binatone 5 Star.Both good looking rigs and good solid board construction
Yeah , I think that's what I might buy . Now . Trying to find one in decent condition (apart from the one that's listed at £240 :shock: ) . That's the trick .

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There was a decent-looking Yorkie on the "For Sale" board recently Sammy. The price was maybe a bit high but it might be worth a PM ;)

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by cb4ever104 » 12 Jul 2017, 19:05

The Collector wrote:There was a decent-looking Yorkie on the "For Sale" board recently Sammy. The price was maybe a bit high but it might be worth a PM ;)
Thanks Dave . I'll take a look . Cheers !
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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by Dragonfly » 13 Jul 2017, 20:40

The Rotel 240 tend to age better in heavy use than the Yorks binatones and Harriers .

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by Dragonfly » 13 Jul 2017, 21:59

Not 27/81 but the Colt 510 will give low miid and high AM FM and with a simple 10kc added will switch to UK offset but only 26 uk channels ;
Ugly but more power the Colt 444 will do the same with more output power . I like my Colt 510 but it takes a little time to get used to the FM white noise sounding like AM white noise .

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by johnkyrle » 17 Jul 2017, 20:12

Just recently sold a mint JCB863 but only 40 channel muppets.Had one years ago when they first came out.What about a Maxcom 4E???? (joking)

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by The Collector » 18 Jul 2017, 16:25

Theres a really nice 5star on ebay but it's £70 with the postage :(

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by timbob58 » 18 Jul 2017, 17:04

The Collector wrote:Theres a really nice 5star on ebay but it's £70 with the postage :(
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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by The Collector » 19 Jul 2017, 16:53

I still recall the mint boxed one on ebay a couple of years ago that went for £150 plus postage. Now THAT'S an ouch ;)

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Re: Best "run of the mill" 27/81 80ch FM only radio

Post by Farty » 19 Jul 2017, 19:04

Midland 38. No frills, easy to use, does what it says in the tin.
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