Kpo DX5000

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Donga
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:59 pm

Can anyone help me out here as i feel my radio can handle more chanels than is programed into it.
EG,
band A is 27.601.24 to 27.991.25 40 chanels
band B is 26.065 to 26.505 40 Chanels
band c is 26.515 to 26.995 40 chanels
band D is 26.965 to 27.405 40 chanels
band E is 27.415 to 27.855 40 chanels
band F is 27.865 to 28.505 60 chanels

Band A to E have 40 chanels each but band F has 60 but a few are duplicated and i dont know how to alter that.

Am i missing out on a possible 20 chanels each on bands A to E

Am i best leaving well alone.

I have the CD and lead to alter but i dont wanna mess things up so any advice would be good.

Cheers

Dragonfly
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:44 pm

A - is the UK band

B - is super low band
C - is low band
D - is mid band or EU as its called nowadays
E - is high band - channell 12 USB (27.555) is the calling channell for DX,ing on sidebands .
F - is super high band . After 28.005 ( channell 12) you are into the Ham band (10 meter) so dont use these unless you have a Ham licence.
any duplicated channells will be the Alpha channels ,there are 5 Alpha channels on each band exept the UK 40.
You have all the normal bands of a 11 meter sideband radio plus the UK 40 so no alterations needed.

There are lots of EU bands that u could add such as spain/germany/france /Bla Bla Bla if you are wanting to tinker but i havent owned one of your radio so i dont no how many banks of channels it can take.

Ps , Ive heard that they are a great radio,
Have fun .

Donga
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:55 pm

Great reply mate. the factory reset by holding doen the func and scan as i power on, does that take it to what you describe or does it take it to a complete new setting that im not familiar with.
And yes its a great radio. I wanted a Magnum s9 as i love the retro look but in hind sight it would not suit the modern interior of my Kia Sorento so im glad i got the dx5000.

been getting some great hits from the EU on the EU CB and the low band.

Im really enjoying myself getting back into it.

I was gonna get a nice home rig and base with antena. I was looking at yaesu that can go from very low all the way up to 470 mhz
can you advise what my best options would be.

Would i be best sticking with a CB as i would like to take my ticket at some point.

Dragonfly
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:40 pm

Probably best to take your tickets first and get advice about what amature radios to buy from your instructor and other amatures. Most amature radios dont have 27 mhz in them so u would have to get the radio modified before it will work on the UK CB frequencies.
Amature radios need big power supplys to run them like 30 to 40 Amps so it is verry expensive to get set up.
Just add a 100 wat linear to your DX5000 and u will be on a par with the amatures at a snip of the cost mobile though u will still need a 20 amp power supply for home base use.

Donga
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Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:40 am

Great advice there friend and thanks

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