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karelgol
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Call Sign : 19-CT-024
Posts : 26
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Join date : 2020-05-21
QTH or Location : Steenwijk, JO32bs
Equipment Used : Superstar 2000, President Bill Asc, AMP-150, Antron A99, Emperor LA-50
Age : 61

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PostSubject: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeWed Jul 01, 2020 10:30 pm

Anyone has any info on this one? I have found specs on http://www.cbradio.nl/magnum/magnum_257hp.htm but there are no reviews there so no info on quality, ease of use etc.
I can buy one and the build in frequencycounter is something that i miss on my Superstar 2000.

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Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171
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Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : PALMERS GREEN NORTH LONDON
Equipment Used : original President Lincoln, Midland 8001XT, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 6:16 am

Go on YouTube type in Magnum 257hp you will see loads of videos about it .here is two I've posted for you

https://youtu.be/ChAzLQ7JYSQ
https://youtu.be/Ik_zKzKOBys

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Equipment Used : Superstar 2000, President Bill Asc, AMP-150, Antron A99, Emperor LA-50
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 9:02 am

Thanks, i didn't think about youtube Embarassed . Just searched CB forums and sites.

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QTH or Location : West Oxfordshire
Equipment Used : Various SSB sets

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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 11:18 am

They are a really good radio, the only thing which lets them down is the poor build quality of the facia, knobs and buttons.

I have one here, and also have owned the Albrecht version.

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Equipment Used : Superstar 2000, President Bill Asc, AMP-150, Antron A99, Emperor LA-50
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeSun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 pm

I've bought it. Really like the scan function and i must agree with you, the knobs are not that good, especially the combined knobs (RF gain/Mic gain, Squelch/Power). When turning one, the other might also turn. A President mike was included in the deal, but i've ordered an Albrecht mike, which uses the preamplified feature, like the original 257 mike.

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Call Sign : 26CT100
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Join date : 2019-06-25
QTH or Location : North Yorkshire
Equipment Used : Emperor Shogun, Delta 318 Export, TYT380, Albrecht 2990AFS, SS3900
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeSun Jul 05, 2020 4:50 pm

Yeticom Optima, Albrecht 485, Dragon SS485, Albrecht 5890, Jopix Itica, Radioshack 485, Landmatic LM15, Magnum 357DX, Black Hawk, Roadpro Titan, Prostar 400, Superstar 4800, Albrecht A5800

Those are other names the same radio design uses, thankfully under the case some are better than others. unfortunately the radio fascia and cases, buttons and knobs all same on every version, obviously not including the branding.
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Call Sign : 26CT526/MR021/M6XXX26DD666.
Posts : 82
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Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : wooler north northumberland or some were near it
Equipment Used : ss9900 mass dx 5000 sirio 4000hp sirio 5000 turbo trimag tti 801 crt7u
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeSun Jul 05, 2020 5:46 pm

had one loved it, it had the rfx 75 on the back bought it from knight ,and it was programed from 24mhz to 30mhz, and I put a fan on it and my young bro had one and on 24mhz on Am, and how quiet it was down there, and audio or modulation was clean and no noise, and with the 5000turbo swr was up a little to 2 at the top of the freqs and at the bottom of the freqs but useable but I give it away to my young bro and regretted straight away


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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257HP   Magnum 257HP Icon_minitimeSun Jul 05, 2020 7:40 pm

I have one for sale if anyone is interested. It is in fair condition and works fine on air but the display backlights don't work. I will stick an advert in the For sale section.
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