Fairhaven rd500

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Fairhaven rd500

Postby acl777 » 08 Sep 2015, 17:46

Just wondered if anybody here ever uses this for HF. I plan to use mine this winter for some 10m repeater dx on FM. Unfortunately the ssb on mine no longer tunes properly so it's useless there. On Vhf and Uhf it's very sensitive and selective.

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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 22 Sep 2015, 11:42

I'm still getting to grips with mine!
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby Admiral » 24 Sep 2015, 07:27

If you ever get fed up with it then drop me a line :D

They appear to be like hens teeth at the moment. I had two once upon a time, downsized and virtually gave them away, slightly regretting that now.
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 25 Sep 2015, 07:51

Sorry mate,not thinking of selling mine! I'm holding out for a bigger house to get a wee radio room up and running! Although I'll be in need of getting my AOR AR2002 looked at, as it's humming and not receiving anything nor do I get sound from the speaker. I reckon possibly dry joints etc need looked at. :cry:
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby Admiral » 25 Sep 2015, 08:09

I have no idea what they are worth in todays market, but I think it was 2001 or 2002 when I went through a very dark stage in my radio life and got rid of a lot of gear.

I had two RD500s, absolutely identical and pristine, I flogged the pair for £500, which was stupid money as they cost me nearly a grand each.

If someone was selling a good one for £250 in 2015 then I'd be tempted to rip their arm off.
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby SgtBilko302 » 29 Sep 2015, 10:01

Keep your eyes peeled here guys. Usually has some good units in.

http://www.jayceecoms.com/used-equipment.html

Always scroll to bottom of page as there is a list as well.

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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 03 Mar 2017, 08:50

I saw one very recently on amazon going for the usual £500 mark. Just treated myself to an AOR AR DV1, so for the time being, new radio acqusitions will be pipe dreams! (doesn't stop me eyeing up the JRC NRD 5xx series or the Comm CR1a receivers!) :D
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby Andy » 04 Mar 2017, 10:17

At the risk of de-railing the thread - how's the DV1, strat? I'm days away from pulling the trigger here.
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 07 Mar 2017, 10:20

Andy, so far I am still getting to grips with it! It does come with an A4 size instruction manual of several pages! Physically It's a bit longer than my bct15x! You get a 4gb sd card with it, however, the maximum gb's it will take are 32gb, so be advised! Not too keen on some of the facade (button colour options) in the main configuration menu! I've stuck it on cyan as the others take a bit of getting used to!
I wish it had a better contrast and backlight control (compared to the bct15x which has better lighting control). But will update you in a little while! I would definitely recommend it though! :D
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby Andy » 07 Mar 2017, 12:45

Thanks for that, Strat. I've actually ordered one now and it should be arriving this afternoon (Tues 7 March). I couldn't wait any longer!
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 07 Mar 2017, 13:08

Excellent Andy! You're going to have a lot of fun with it believe me! I'll post more up in the dv1 section. But welcome to the dv1 club!
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby Andy » 07 Mar 2017, 13:47

Sorry for disrupting the Fairhaven thread, chaps! :mrgreen:
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby mickydt » 12 Mar 2017, 14:11

just saw this thread about the fairhaven.

i purchased one of these a while back i would be grateful of how to enter the step size for band searches. also can't get my head around how to setup the multiple vfo.

have found it easy to program what i need though.

any help appreciated.

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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 20 Apr 2017, 11:45

Press SHIFT key 8 and you can work your way through the step sizes. There is also a handy manual site https://manualslib.com/manual/988067/fa ... e=2#manual

Hope that helps.
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Re: Fairhaven rd500

Postby stratocaster » 12 Jul 2017, 19:32

Back to the topic, I've packed away the rd500 for now, I'm going to get a new power cable for it, what are the dimensions of the barrel connector I need for the power supply? Can't be arsed digging out the radio at the moment! Thanks!
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