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PostSubject: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeThu Jan 27, 2022 7:40 pm

So, last night I bought a magnum 257 thinking it would work like my 6900n. The problem is I can't find the UK frequencies on it. Is it a eu model or something? Can it be programmed to work on uk frequencies? I've searched Google and found nothing relating to programming it. It's a lovely solid radio (better built than the 6900) and I'd love to keep it but unless it covers all the bands I need it will be back up for sale. 
Can anyone help me with this please.
Thanks Jamie 163-CT-309
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeThu Jan 27, 2022 8:33 pm

Isn't that the one with a frequency readout only.
What frequency does it show.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeThu Jan 27, 2022 8:48 pm

It can either have frequency readout or channel display. It's switchable.  
I can get euro/cept no problems, they are on band E. I just get the feeling this radio was imported from the eu.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 8:11 am

Not sure on the exact model you have.
But if you do a search for your model and put "mods" at the end you will find the mod to expand the frequency range.
It is normally very easy to do pressing/holding buttons or removing a jumper inside the radio.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 8:39 am

I think that has already been done, I have the blue screen model with the separate reset button and jumpers.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 8:46 am

I have the frequency range, but the bands don't line up with uk 40, they line up with cept/eu instead
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 9:05 am

They will end in a 0 or a 5.
You have to move the cursor or whatever to under the number you need to change ie the end 2.
Hard to explain.
They are made as a 10m amature set so no 125 endings on the frequency.
Have a look on google for videos that should point you in the right direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 9:07 am

I've had a look mate, can't find anything at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 9:13 am

Is this your radio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LcUjBKAIHM&ab_channel=icomman
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 9:14 am

Similar, but mine isn't the hp version. It's basically identical I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 2:09 pm

Maybe this video is the best at showing me how https://youtu.be/EfXXK0Se55M
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:26 pm

That is what i was saying in my third reply.
Have you got it sorted out yet bee working on the new shack all day.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:32 pm

Not really mate, I think it's been brought over from the eu or something. It has the cept/eu band. I can access muppet band by using frequency shift though that's not what I want.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:34 pm

Can you change the last 2 digits like in that video you linked.

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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:38 pm

It's only the last digit you change, then you just scroll through the channels until you reach 27.781 which is close enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:51 pm

I know that i was asking if you had found out how to change the digit.
Can you get to 27.781 c19 ukfm

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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 4:56 pm

Yes mate, but not the .25 at the end. It's close enough though.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 5:07 pm

Yes close enough.
Many run on the 1 mainly the older radios but there some like yours.
Is the output about 45w on yours can't remember.
I had the Optimax i think it was some time ago looked exactly the same as that one and was 45 or 50w output.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 5:09 pm

I'm not entirely sure to be honest mate, I only had it Wednesday night.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnum 257 UK band   Magnum 257 UK band Icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2022 9:14 pm

Well I think I have it figured out. There is no 40ch uk band but there is a work-around. Thanks for your help Alan.
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