RACAL 25 on/off question...

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Luch

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Real dumb question...is there a dedicated on/off button or switch for the Thales/RACAL 25 radio? The volume knob appears to just be volume, I started to think that maybe one of the upper buttons on the front could be for power on/off but not sure.

Recently acquired this radio and dealing with a dead battery...attempted to hold some alligator clips on the terminals directly at the radio but there was nothing that allowed me to power the radio on. Perhaps the radio is shot but I would like to at least figure out the very basics!

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Skywave

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Your volume knob is the power switch. From the off position (most counterclockwise), the first clockwise detent is power on with mute. Subsequent clockwise detents increase volume. It takes a couple seconds for the radio to boot, so be patient when you turn it on. The display will show firmware version and radio ID first, then a second or two later it will display the current zone/personality information.
 
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