Details about Standard C5900DA Triple Band (6m, 2m & 70cm) Mobile FM TransceiverSee original listing
18 Oct, 2013 19:05:36 BST
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Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
|Frequency Band(s):||VHF, UHF||Model:||C5900DA|
|Supported Modes:||Packet, FM|
Standard C5900DA Triple Band 50/144/433 MHz FM Transceiver
Vintage radio made by Marantz in Japan. Rare radio with original user manual.
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Here we have a rare opportunity to purchase a classic ham radio with Triple ham bands - 6m, 2m and 70cm
The cosmetic condition of the radio is good with only a few small marks. The radio is working on all bands and the audio is very good. The display is still crisp and clear and all the lights still illuminate fine in the front panel and the DTMF microphone with the half coiled cable.
The is one fault with the radio though - there is no audio from the internal speaker on the LEFT side VFO - HOWEVER, if you plug in an external speaker the audio works perfectly. There are two audio jacks on the rear of the radio so you can run two independent speakers to feed both receivers in the radio. The fact that the left VFO works perfectly through and external speaker indicates a fault in the audio jack socket perhaps so should be an easy fix but I have never opened the radio to find out why.
As far as I am aware there have been no modifications made to the radio at all and everything is standard as the radio only transmits within the ham bands but could be modified to transmit outside of this range if needed to use, for example on PMR446 as this radio is also rare in the fact that it has 6.25 KHz steps and even the modern Yaesu gear doesn't generally have these.
One other thing to mention is that there are a few screws missing for the bracket but they can easily be replaced. You will also need a T Shaped power lead as it's missing (I had to borrow one from one of my other radios to power this up).
I've measured power into a dummy load and the radio seems quite healthy on all bands. The max output power seems to top out around 40w which is a little short of the book value but could be my power meter.
All in all a rare opportunity to get a classic radio with very little work needed to restore to peak value. Please take into account all the above and if in doubt please don't bid as I don't wish to accept returns due to the age of the radio and I've already mentioned the minus points.
The serial number is 70U530202 and the handbook was printed in Feb 1996 so this might indicate something of it's age range.
An other questions please email me. I always try to be as honest as possible with my auctions and the radio is described correctly. it will be packaged carefully and sent by insured courier at a cost of £10.
Paypal only or cash on collection.
More reviews and information here: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4489 - gets great comments! A true legend in it's time and sad to say that Standard is no longer! If they were still producing radios now I wonder what they would be like? I know that Yaesu took a lot of their designs through to the new products but it makes you think...