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Author Topic: "Hidden" Feature of the Magnum OmegaForce S45  (Read 2637 times)
KB7OBW
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« on: July 04, 2009, 09:14:19 AM »

When the Magnum OmegaForce S45 radio is in the 10-Meter "default" mode (CON 1 or CON 2 jumped), pressing the "Function" button and then the "LCR" button will put the word "RPT" on the display with the Repeater Access Tone of 88.5 Hz (like other similar Magnum models such as the M-257). This feature, along with "SHIFT", is sometimes needed for the FM repeaters at the top of the band.

What's the point? This feature was not printed under the "LCR" button on the face of the radio nor was it even mentioned in the Operating Manual. It is printed on the face of the M-257 and mentioned as a feature in that Operating Manual. A significant "oversight", I'd think (or am I "nit-picking"?). Time for an Owners Manual addendum? I guess only a ham would have noticed the omission.

73's

Robbie
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 01:44:43 PM »

You didn't ask, but the S45 Magnum (and its sisters) aren't meant for the amateur market, regardless of what they say on their web site. They aren't legal to import, or sale, yet they are fine once in the hands of an amateur. Unfortunately, precious few are.

Alan, KØBG
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KB7OBW
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 02:56:16 PM »

I agree Alan.
 
The last sentence of my post was basically "tongue in cheek" pointing out what you mentioned as far as this class of radios not really aimed at the Amateur market.

The same could have also been said for the Uniden HR-2600 President which was my "entry" ham radio (10-meters) when I was first licensed as a Novice and before I purchased my HF rigs.

You may want to check-out "10 meter radio" in this category of "MobileHam".

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Robbie
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