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Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 19 May 2018, 17:36
by Mudslinger
The one I have here now is a 1993 Philippines version with I think MRF477 (need to take the cover off)

Paid £95 for it. Its really good condition and has the original mic but no bracket.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 19 May 2018, 20:18
by astradyne
The 1993 Philippines version will be the 477 variant. It was a good few years after that when they began using the MRF455's due to the 477's becoming obsolete.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 19 May 2018, 21:37
by Mudslinger
astradyne wrote:
19 May 2018, 20:18
The 1993 Philippines version will be the 477 variant. It was a good few years after that when they began using the MRF455's due to the 477's becoming obsolete.
It is difficult to see the numbers on the trannies, but yes I am sure you are correct.

There is only one minor issue with it which I hope isn't something more serious developing (Like a CPU fault).

On SSB when you stop talking the S-meter stays at S7 with no audio going in, but there is no carrier being transmitted. If you dekey and don't say anything the meter reads zero, and only hangs at S7 after I have spoken.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 09:57
by cb4ever104
Mudslinger wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:37

It is difficult to see the numbers on the trannies, but yes I am sure you are correct.
No need to look for numbers . The 455 looks like this .
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They're not difficult to spot :)

Mine is a 477 variant . The only 455 radio I had was a late 6 band Jackson .

Sammy

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 10:19
by Mudslinger
In that case it is a 477, they look like regular small transistors with a very small PCB stuck in front.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 10:47
by cb4ever104
Mudslinger wrote:
20 May 2018, 10:19
In that case it is a 477, they look like regular small transistors with a very small PCB stuck in front.
Yeah . The smaller pcb in front of it is the later equivalent of the MV1Y .

Sammy

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 12:02
by Cornascriebe
I have one with the serial no. 03600187, any info appreciated.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 13:25
by cb4ever104
Cornascriebe wrote:
20 May 2018, 12:02
I have one with the serial no. 03600187, any info appreciated.
Made in 2003 in the Philippines Laguna. I presume it's also a MRF455 model.

Sammy

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 14:58
by Cornascriebe
cb4ever104 wrote:
20 May 2018, 13:25
Cornascriebe wrote:
20 May 2018, 12:02
I have one with the serial no. 03600187, any info appreciated.
Made in 2003 in the Philippines Laguna. I presume it's also a MRF455 model.

Sammy
Thanks for that!
I believe it has the MRF455,been a while since I looked inside. Currently away for servicing.
It also the 3.5mm ext. speaker socket.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 15:06
by cb4ever104
Cornascriebe wrote:
20 May 2018, 14:58
It also the 3.5mm ext. speaker socket.
Pretty sure that that would have been done by a previous owner . I have one on mine too , but it was done by me .

Sammy

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 15:19
by astradyne
cb4ever104 wrote:
20 May 2018, 09:57
Mudslinger wrote:
19 May 2018, 21:37

It is difficult to see the numbers on the trannies, but yes I am sure you are correct.
No need to look for numbers . The 455 looks like this .

Capture1.JPG

They're not difficult to spot :)

Mine is a 477 variant . The only 455 radio I had was a late 6 band Jackson .

Sammy
Those very late six band Jackson's were terrible quality. I had an older five band 477 version and the 455 version beside each other for comparison. In both build and performance quality the 455 radio wasn't a patch on the older model.

Suffice to say the six band version was soon listed on eBay.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 20 May 2018, 15:51
by Mudslinger
I found that with the Jackson's too. The classic versions being the worst of the lot. Also the Chinese Grant classic wasn't great either.

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 21 May 2018, 06:13
by cb4ever104
I only bought the Jackson to sell it on , so I never used it. Didn't have any issues with the Chinese Grant , although the "keeper" I have is a Philippines Classic.

S

Re: Decent price for a lincoln mk1

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 16:12
by 108EH002
Just sold a boxed Lincoln/bracket/power lead/manual and an Alan Master MM51 mic,all in g.w.o. and it was a chipswitched version,sold for £130.