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PostSubject: Coming Back to CB   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Hi
I'm coming back to CB after being away for 40 years, so I need to get some equipment.
I'm looking at two radio's
1 Anytone 6666 or a ORT SS9900.
What are your thoughts on my choices?
Do you have any other recommendations?

Paul

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PostSubject: Re: Coming Back to CB   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 8:55 pm

I am pretty sure that they are the same radio but with a different name.

Buy the cheaper one Wink

Don't run them on full power on AM/FM otherwise the finals are likely to die, but otherwise they are a very good radio for the money.

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PostSubject: Re: Coming Back to CB   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 9:05 pm

Hi Paul,

Like yourself, I had a break of nearly 40 years before returning back to the rigs.

The guys on here are very knowledgeable and steered me in the right direction of what equipment to look at....and i looked at a lot.

As Mudslinger says, the Anytone 6666 and the CRT SS9900 are the same 10m radio under a different brand name.

It may be helpful for the guys before they give advice on what radio they suggest if they had more of an idea on what you are looking to achieve?

Local copies, DX'ing, home based or mobile etc.

Regards

Graeme.
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PostSubject: Homebase Dxing but mainly listening   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 9:12 pm

Graeme (RedFox) wrote:
Hi Paul,

Like yourself, I had a break of nearly 40 years before returning back to the rigs.

The guys on here are very knowledgeable and steered me in the right direction of what equipment to look at....and i looked at a lot.

As Mudslinger says, the Anytone 6666 and the CRT SS9900 are the same 10m radio under a different brand name.

It may be helpful for the guys before they give advice on what radio they suggest if they had more of an idea on what you are looking to achieve?

Local copies, DX'ing, home based or mobile etc.

Regards

Graeme.
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PostSubject: Re: Coming Back to CB   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeFri Jul 07, 2023 11:34 am

Hi Paul just bought a Arial just the other day, not been on myself for 30 years now, but ready to come back into the fold, I’m looking for a rig but always been looking at stuff just not jumped in, 2 years ago they were only £130 maybe a little more, but they still going up in price, madness, but they are both good rigs, I know someone who had the crt and run it max all the time, and still working, but that’s when they were just over £100 so that says it all, but I wouldn’t run it at the top all of the time but that’s me, plus summer here and it’s hot enough, I’ll put a message on this when I get a rig and let you know what I get. Alan from Leighton buzzard near Dunstable sorry red foxtrot
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PostSubject: Re: Coming Back to CB   Coming Back to CB Icon_minitimeFri Jul 07, 2023 7:29 pm

Hi Paul,

They are basically the same radio. There are some differences in the versions of them namely the later versions covered 10, 11 & 12 meters instead of just 10 & 11. 

Obviously 10 & 12 meters are amateur bands so unless licenced you can't transmit there but the foundation test for Amateur radio is designed to encourage people into the hobby so easy enough to pass.

They do get hot on full output power but in SSB mode that's not a problem as there is no constant carrier wave. On FM and AM dial it back a bit and there shouldn't be a problem. I've known people to fit cooling fans to the back heat sink to keep things cool. An alternative is 5-10 watts into a linear amplifier and let that do the heavy lifting.

They're fully programmable so very flexible in how you want it set up.

I've often in the past fancied one of these for my shack but I have other radios that do the same thing including my Amateur HF set so never quite pulled the trigger on it.

I'm not a million miles away from you in Leighton Buzzard so hope to catch you on the wireless!

Whatever you choose to do let us know how you get on.

73's Gary.

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