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26cz455
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 12:55 pm

Sad My Super Star is now a super dudd Sad should have known better than buy French........... Oh well guess ill bite the bullet and go shopping for 450d Twisted Evil then I can pretend I know what im doing and sound good while im doing it Razz

73s Tom
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060
Posts : 790
Times Thanked : 61
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, 2x Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
Age : 58

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 1:21 pm

What's gone wrong Tom ? My 6900 is my go to radio at the moment and this from a confirmed Francophobe
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Hello mate,
I don't know, was chatting away and the start up menu flashed for a second,,,,,,, 5 mins later everything went black,,, checked fuse and power lead all was ok and she fired up again,,, 2 more mins and black out again and couldn't restart her,,,, its in the post to Knights for a looksee,,,, my big mistake no back up radio hence the hunt for a 450

73 Tom
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060
Posts : 790
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QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, 2x Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
Age : 58

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 2:14 pm

Oh, not good, where's your 148 ?
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 3:31 pm

Waiting for a rig doctor, should have had it fixed long ago, but you know how it is. Never mind , been having a look at a few vids on the 450,,, most impressed.. Ive got a couple of HAM mates keeping and ear out for me so may not be long before im bumbing around again
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060
Posts : 790
Times Thanked : 61
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, 2x Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
Age : 58

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 4:10 pm

450d is a nice radio, have a few mates with em bargains and widebanded second-hand. Hope you sort something soon Tom be a shame to miss all this lovely skip at the moment, currently working Europe on AM.
73s mate
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Call Sign : 26-CT-465/OP-465/FB-012
Posts : 83
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Join date : 2020-04-12
QTH or Location : Kent
Equipment Used : Rigs n twigs
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 4:22 pm

Not good news about the superstar but another thumbs up from me on the 450d...Im on my second after i sold the first on a whim but this new one is a keeper.

Some early ones had a buzz on tx and a recall i believe so have a check if you buy used..

I use mine on 11m only and some say why use a hf radio on 11m but my choice and i can pull out signals my cb rigs cant and the NB works a treat even killing the noise from my drills,battery chargers etc that are also in my workshop.

Menu is very easy to use and once set up i rarely need the menu again

good luck with the search
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
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Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 5:03 pm

Cheers lads.

Thanks Mike ill keep an ear out for a buzz. Ive been watching a few things on you tube about the 450s and that kinda made my mind up, just needed a kick up the Derry Air to do something about it.
I must be getting withdrawal symptoms lol ive spent all afternoon working out how to build a beam for my baofeng lol not a lot of action on 446 here in no mans land lol but it keeps me off the streets lol.

73s
ps. Can the early model buzz be fixed, if the price is right I don't mind a wee bitty work doing
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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 5:32 pm

If i remember right it was the 450d and not the earlier 450 that had the buzz at launch,i have no idea how it can be fixed..
Maybe a call to Martin Lynch`s to ask if they have had to deal with it as it was those guys i have bought my 450d`s from and it was them who mentioned the early ones having the fault.

The 450 while similar to the 450d is a fair bit cheaper used so would also be worth a look...
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSat May 30, 2020 6:10 pm

cheers matey will do
Tom
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Join date : 2020-04-14
QTH or Location : West Oxfordshire
Equipment Used : Various SSB sets

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 10:15 am

The usual thing that goes wrong with the 6900n is failed output transistors. unfortunately the maxmum power that they are capable of outputting kills the transistors due to the heat.

They are easy and cheap to replace though.
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
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Join date : 2019-10-23
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Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2020 9:01 pm

Hello M/S,

Its under warranty so im not too bothered,,,, if they fix it or replace it , its Ebay bound, made my mind up now to buy a proper radio, no add ons no extras just plug in and play
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Equipment Used : Rigs n twigs
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2020 6:43 am

26cz455 wrote:
Hello M/S,

Its under warranty so im not too bothered,,,, if they fix it or replace it , its Ebay bound, made my mind up now to buy a proper radio, no add ons no extras just plug in and play  


These are the reasons i went with HF radios over CB rigs...

Built in atu,100w (i use 80w),working noise blanker,filters,continuous vfo,listen or tx away from 11m,sturdy made rather than the latest flimsy rigs on the market...My Ts570dg is getting on a bit but it still does the biz and the 450d is another leap forward..

I like to listen to broadcast stations too so with a decent piece of wire around the garden i can listen with ease around the world.

Using a HF radio on 11m is a no brainer and 11m is far wider than just t5 with some decent contacts made down on 25 mhz so this is where the tuner is handy..

My opinions of course so others may find a CB type rig does the job fine..
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
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Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2020 8:20 am


Hi Cozzmik.

I couldn't agree more. I bought a cb this time because it was what I knew from the 70s, id had it a week and was thinking " should have bought the Yaesu " but we live and learn. So when the 6900 went belly up it was the right time for a new radio.. From what ive seen and been told the 450D fits my pistol, all the toys ill ever need not so advanced I need a degree in rocket science and enough nobs and buttons to scratch my cb itch.
Having said that I don't regret buying the 6900 it eased me back in and got to make some good friends who have been a great help.... All this has also pushed me to do the unspeakable lol lol take my Ham ticket.
Theres room for both and I think Ham would suffer if CB wasn't there, it gives a low cost access to radio............Im waffling ill shut up for now

73s All Tom
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Equipment Used : Rigs n twigs
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2020 10:16 am

Waffle away...

Good luck with the ticket,it does open a world radio but for me its not a world im interested in..and defo room for both.

I do have CB rigs here also.. A mass dx5000 (good rig) ss360 of old and a Anytone at5555 (not so good) so im no radio snob but prefer the HF radios.

The 450/450at and 450d have pretty harsh speakers so a £30 extension speaker or headphones is a good idea,coming from a Cb rig the speaker is ok but its still worth a upgrade..

73 Sam

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Call Sign : 26CZ455
Posts : 124
Times Thanked : 4
Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2020 1:23 pm

Yes I always use extension speakers, I have tinnitus so its a big help. Well its back to trolling tinternet to find me a 450d they seem to be like rocking horse **** lol All those damned new hams buying them up lol lol

&3s Tom
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Call Sign : 26CZ455
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Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : No mans land ( Birmingham )
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jul 06, 2020 9:27 pm

I got my 6900 sorted,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it was a dodgy fuse holder, I didn't believe it but it was, changed the fuse holder for a blade type and it burst into life,,,,, happily AFTER I GOT THE YAESU lol lol lol Surprised)

73s all
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Call Sign : 26CT100
Posts : 160
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Join date : 2019-06-25
QTH or Location : North Yorkshire
Equipment Used : Emperor Shogun, Delta 318 Export, TYT380, Albrecht 2990AFS, SS3900
Age : 36

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jul 06, 2020 9:33 pm

hahaha One for the house and one for the car now

I bet it was a sneaky trick so the wife didnt know you wanted two lol

We have all done it ahaha
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Equipment Used : Yaesu 450D, SS6900, Cobra148 baofeng UV5R, Antron A99, lots of wire things
Age : 69

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PostSubject: Re: Das radio ist kaputt   Das radio ist kaputt Icon_minitimeMon Jul 06, 2020 9:36 pm

SHHHHHHH shes listening lol lol ;o)
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