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is the magnum 257 still made ?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by br549, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. br549

    br549 New Member

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    i recall the 257 series being stable decent radios . are they still made ? don't see them for sale new anywhere ...... if they're not , whats a decent budget SSB 10 meter/CB radio ? don't need high power , will put a simple 2 pill behind it .
    thanks


     

  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I don't believe so
     
  3. jon666

    jon666 Sr. Member

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    nope
     
  4. jon666

    jon666 Sr. Member

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    since SAM Lewis passed away. i dont think you will see any more magnum radios.
    his son took over Palomar he may put out some radios. time will tell
     
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  5. Mudduckmobile

    Mudduckmobile Well-Known Member

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    Try this on for size...
    http://www.yeticomnz.com/
    on the left hand side click on the "Yeticom Optima".
    I love mine, but my FT 450d is better.
     
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  6. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    The only "new" Magnum radio made right now is the Magnum 1, all the rest are no longer made since Sam Lewis passed away. I hope his son can get things going.
     
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  7. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    A Korean company who uses the name "Dragon" made those in the Phillippines, IIRC.

    Sold them to a variety of brand names around the world. Magnum was just one of them. Seems to me that RatShack had one for a while.

    73
     
  8. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Sr. Member

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    According to cbradiomagazines review of the Roadpro Titan II RPSY-485...

    "Some variations of this model radio include the - Magnum 257, Magnum 357, Realistic TRC-485, Albrecht AE-485, Black Hawk, Pro Star 400 and the Radio Shack HTX-10."

    http://www.cbradiomagazine.com/Radio Reviews/Titan Roadpro II RSPY-485/Roadpro Titan II RPSY-485.htm
     
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  9. TIN_CAN

    TIN_CAN Active Member

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    The Anytone AT-6666 are a decent radio, just picked one up myself for the truck
     
  10. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    Yeticom offers a Magnum 257 clone called the Optima, or you could go this route.
    https://www.ebay.com/i/172853236843
    [​IMG]
     
  11. IMD262

    IMD262 Well-Known Member

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    A 257 style radio is still on the market in the EU if that is what you are after.
     
  12. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I have had both and the Optima is certain not a 257 clone. Same looking face and that's about it.
     
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  13. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 From the high plains of Texas

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    The Magnum 1 is a pretty decent radio and the only one in the Magnum lineup these days but be ready because there's another one coming out in the very near future!
     
  14. br549

    br549 New Member

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    i'll look into them . the 257 style actually didn't appeal to me much , but seemed functional ,but it was constantly said it was stable and had solid modulation and for only $250ish seemed safe . the 2050dx seems to still have issues .
    thanks B
     
  15. Mudduckmobile

    Mudduckmobile Well-Known Member

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    How right you are. The Yeticom Optima mk3 is a top notch radio, and not a 257 "clone".
     
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