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PostSubject: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 9:52 pm

right many years ago i started off with a ham international multimode 2 which i still have would it still be ok to use this (legal wise) or would it be better to get a more modern ssb usb/lsb rig , answers on a post card thanks   Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 10:15 pm

Hi Lionel. The Multimode 2 is not type approved and so not legal to use here in UK. That said, people do use them, I would if I had one. The chances of being caught are not as high as back in the day. Choice to use and take the small risk is up to you Smile

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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 10:32 pm

Hi Lionel,

Lovely radio - completely 'illegal' - but it ain't stopped anyone yet! Wink


Not many of the radios on the market today are technically 'type approved' apart from a few exceptions yet those and many of the older radios are in use everyday.

No legal advice is given here but the old days of the Radio Communications Agency or 'Buzby' knocking at the door are thankfully long gone. Besides, unless you boast about what you're transmitting on who would know?

I know, I know, some are probably shuddering in their boots at those words or ready to condone me but honestly there are far more heinous crimes you could be committing in society today.

Technically a 'Ham' could use one of the 'type approved' radios today on 10m totally legally or they could use it on CB as it's now a licence free system, but......they couldn't use the same radio on both....Go figure!?!

(To be 'legal' they'd have to own two different radios even if they're the same model!)

Madness I know but the world has slightly caught up. You're far less likely to be prosecuted for using an 'illegal' CB than you are texting whilst driving and so it should be. I don't know anyone killed or maimed whilst operating a non-approved radio.....

Of course, I'm now a 'licenced' Ham so shudder at my own thoughts.....only because I've become protective over it and wouldn't want some miserable old sod doing their very best to 'dob' me in. Razz

If they wanted to start hammering down on radio operators they'd be best using their time to track down the ignoramuses that key up on repeaters, key & whistle over HF transmissions or scream "this frequency is in use!" when it clearly isn't.


Again, no 'legal' advice has been given and I am in no way a practitioner of the law.
(That should cover my backside anyway. Wink )

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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 10:40 pm

yes thanks for that it's probably time to go shopping for something a bit more up to date but i think i will go for a used model in good nick  pale
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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 5:52 am

You could always sell the Multimode 2 and use the proceeds to fund a new radio.

Currently there is one on the bay with no cases or front panel and marked as 'spares or repairs' for £100. I've seen them go for the £150 upwards price bracket which would go a long way towards a new radio.

If you don't want the hassle then it may well be calling up a few of the dealers and see what they'll give you as trade in value for a new radio or maybe even newer second hand unit.

Best of luck. using the old multimode 1f44d

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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 6:26 am

Keep the mm2 if it is working well.
If it's not working that well put it up for sale on the bay.
When sold some fool will have paid you enough to buy a new radio.
Job done lol.
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PostSubject: Re: using the old multimode   using the old multimode Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 3:19 pm

thanks guys i think i will keep the MM as it works well in the early 80's when i bought it new it was £160 and had good use out of it
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