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Kevney
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PostSubject: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 7:38 am

Hi thanks for letting me join you group..I am back an CB now with a superstar 3900 that I found in my shed after about 20years ..I am looking to upgrade I want a sideband with frequency counter and UK 40 . Not to complex to work wile mobile any advice thanks under ?250 thanks kev 26CT3660
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 11:56 am

I have an AT6666, Excellent rig and you choose Freq or Channel I’ve seen some have both but not sure of models but I think the 6666 will only set you back about £160. A President Lincoln II has both at £250. Not sure on power output though. The 6666 is about 30w on SSB from memory.

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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 12:16 pm

Kevney wrote:
Hi thanks for letting me join you group..I am back an CB now with a superstar 3900 that I found in my shed after about 20years ..I am looking to upgrade I want a sideband with frequency counter and UK 40 . Not to complex to work wile mobile any advice thanks under ?250 thanks kev 26CT3660

Have a look at the link below....this site gives the details & specs of many CB / Export radios which are currently available. You can also download (free) the user manual and / or software for many of them.

http://www.cbradio.nl/
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 3:18 pm

For simplicity I'd suggest the CRT6900 or the various variants

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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 3:21 pm

Try to move away from channel mode and into frequency mode. It's strange to start with but because everyone on SSB speaks in frequency mode it's not as trick as it sounds. Just get a radio with continuous VFO. ( frequency changer)

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Thanks people
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am

I suggest NOT buying a new radio. Go down the vintage route. Cobra 148 gtl DX. 🌚👍 you'll never lose money on a 148. I love my cobra. Fine fine radio.

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Equipment Used : ss9900 mass dx 5000 sirio 4000hp sirio 5000 turbo trimag tti 801 crt7u
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 pm

there is lots to pick from, I bought a crt ss 7900 for my young bro for his birthday, and bought it from knights and it came programed for 11m,
free band and mid band, and a large read out as he is going blind and very user friendly, And he likes it , but the vintage way is good to but any thing vintage not hacked
up or screw to hell is getting very hard, and there going for silly money, we bought him this radio as
its very easy to use, and he is happy and he does his free band and very happy,

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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2020 12:26 pm

Thanks I've been looking at the crt 6900 because it has Chanel and frequency on it
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2020 3:46 pm

Your right Steven. I was lucky with my mk1 148 cobra. One owner and was last used before I got it 35 years ago. Paid £200 for her, she came with a silver eagle mic and a 3amp bremi power pack. I sent her off to George Donaldson in Ireland and he worked his magic on her🌚👍. YouTube "Mr Ian's mk one cobra. Its worth a watch.
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm

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iam wanting to clean my old yeasu ft 707 ..i have been told to spray it down with deoxit d5..this will clean any soldered joint ..is this correct ..it somtimes drifts alot ..would this help.had this radio from the mid 1980s ..thankyou ct2657
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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeTue Jun 30, 2020 6:56 am

The crt-6900 is a good set to get you back on the air.     
Plus it has both channel and frequency readouts.

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PostSubject: Re: New radio advice needed    New radio advice needed  Icon_minitimeTue Jun 30, 2020 7:02 am

Thanks for all your comment s so I am looking for a fully expanded crt 6900 some ware near chesterfield thanks kev CT3660
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