Binatone Hidden Channel 9

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Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by AshtonMobileScanner » 11 Jan 2012, 14:33

With the Binatone Action 950 having the hidden ch9 and some other Binatone radios, i now have the new Binatone Marina 900 and have failed to see if it has the hidden ch9.

Does anybody know it this radio has the ch9 hidden.

If it does how do you access it.

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by alannah » 11 Jan 2012, 17:25

Hi Ashley

Not heard of the hidden channel function on this radio, but someones got to be the first to find anything so experiment a bit and let us know how you get on :D

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by Bogget » 11 Jan 2012, 18:03

Ooooo secret channels.....do you have to do a secret handshake to get it to TX?

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Amateur does not have a CH its pronounced "am-a-tore" NOT am-a-chure !

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Post by alannah » 11 Jan 2012, 18:23

Bogget wrote:Ooooo secret channels.....do you have to do a secret handshake to get it to TX?

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No thats called joining a radio club (Masonic lodge) to become a licensed amateur.

edit - its a joke folks, I know how sensitive you are (hams that is) :D

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by Bogget » 11 Jan 2012, 18:38

You'v done it now alannah the men in skirts and horned hats will be knocking at your door or just hiding in the shadows watching you...................Oooooo Boo


and maybe me now as well................wasent me she made me say it.......... :oops:

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by alannah » 11 Jan 2012, 19:01

Bogget wrote:You'v done it now alannah the men in skirts and horned hats will be knocking at your door or just hiding in the shadows watching you...................Oooooo Boo


and maybe me now as well................wasent me she made me say it.......... :oops:

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by Bogget » 11 Jan 2012, 19:38

Oh yeh forgot you live there....... ;)

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by mikedavies41712 » 03 Feb 2015, 13:51

3 years on..... To access ch9, hold both up and down buttons and switch on. Ch9 is actually 447.00625. you can tx rx as usual but have no ctcss dcs capabilities. As for the power mod, inside there is a switch that hasnt been fitted. I have tried adding one, shorting out the terminals but the radio stays only as 200mW. I have the Binatone action 1000 but should do other models

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by kr0ne » 04 Feb 2015, 11:45

Anyone know what it's for?

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by B5566 » 04 Feb 2015, 16:01

For same reason as Kenwood ts series can go on 27.xxx without being "widebanded"?
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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by Mikel » 04 Feb 2015, 16:32

There has been much speculation over the years regarding this feature but nobody really knows why its there - apart from the designer perhaps (maybe an easter egg) ?

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by kr0ne » 04 Feb 2015, 21:14

Weird... If I had to guess, I'd probably go with something for testing.

Fook nose though, could be anything I suppose! Designers hide all kinds of crap in the stuff they make and for all sorts of reasons, from 'service & maintenance' to 'just for the hell of it'... Ever seen any semiconductor IC art? Now that is something else!

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by Mikel » 05 Feb 2015, 09:24

Yeah probably for testing of some kind I should imagine.

Regarding increasing the power of the Binatones, I dont think it can be done realistically. There is a Brondi branded version of the 950 that has a switch under the sticker in the battery compartment.

Flick the switch and you have about 2 watts output, (video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96iy6mz8zQ ) but these radios have additional components that are missing from the Binatones.

There was a long thread on here regarding attempts to modify the Binatones. I think this is it:

http://www.transmission1.co.uk/viewtopi ... 950+brondi

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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by HighwayPatrol » 28 Feb 2015, 17:14

I tried this secret channel 9 which displayed channel 9 but the frequency readout is 446.00625 not 447.00625. So really, all it is is channel 1 displaying channel 9.
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Re: Binatone Hidden Channel 9

Post by RogerD » 28 Feb 2015, 17:33

Frequency readout on what - the same radio?
Does it come through on ch 1 on other radios?

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