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President Grant 2 in the UK

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President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by delboy » Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:31 AM

The UK is getting legal ssb in july so I've got my President Grant 2 at the ready

I hope to make some good contacts into the USA soon!


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Re: President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by silvereagle1 » Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:42 AM

I hope to talk to you soon delboy. I get a lot of dx from the UK. I've talked to 275 in the UK several times on the lower side of 38. I just got my Grant 2 about a month ago and I love it. only one issue I have with it and it drives me nuts. The receive noise on sideband sounds more like electrical spikes instead of traditional white noise. It's worse when there is no dx. When dx is coming in strong it's not that noticeable but it is there. My 980 doesn't have this problem just my Grant. Just wondering If its just how the Grant sounds. How is yours on sideband receive?
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Re: President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by delboy » Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:57 AM

The ssb receive is very good but yes it does get 'spikes' and yes they are more noticeable when there are no signals.

It may be an AGC/ALC problem in the radio, I'm not sure

That aside I can't fault the radio. It works very well.

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Re: President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by silvereagle1 » Monday, 26 May 2014, 13:09 PM

I'm relieved to hear you say that delboy. So it must be the nature of the grant and not just my radio. I can live with that. Just didn't like thinking I had a bad one. You're right, it's a great radio other than that one small issue. I love mine. hope I get to talk to you from across the pond sometime.
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Re: President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by delboy » Monday, 16 June 2014, 10:22 AM

The Grant 2 has been selling really well over here. I'm guessing it will be the most popular 'legal' radio.


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Re: President Grant 2 in the UK

Post by silvereagle1 » Monday, 16 June 2014, 13:53 PM

I know i like it pretty good here in the states. I've got three radios now and my favorites in order are
1A Grant 2
1B uniden 980
3 galaxy 99v2
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