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karelgol
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Call Sign : 19-CT-024
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QTH or Location : Steenwijk, JO32bs
Equipment Used : Dynascan AT5555,President Lincoln I, President Bill Asc, KL-200P, T2LT, 5/8 Gainmaster, Emperor LA-50
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PostSubject: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2022 9:47 pm

I can buy a new Dynascan AT-5555 for what seems a reasonable price. Now i've read Alinco has discontinued the AT-5555 and i understand the CRT SS6900 is the only radio of this type which still has new versions coming out. So this is probably a case of new old stock. What would you do?

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3921 / M7GDA
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Equipment Used : CRT SS9900, CRT ONE N, CRT Electro, UV-5r, B550p, HP-202, Sirio 4000, T2lT, Sharmans X-50, Diamond A430....and many bits of wire.

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PostSubject: Re: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2022 12:12 am

Hi Karel!!  If it were me, then I would invest a little more and buy a CRT SS9900....a lovely radio.

Cheers,

Simon.
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PostSubject: Re: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2022 6:23 am

Hey, if it's a very good price compared to the 6900 then I'd go for it. I've just seen though that the 6900 is now on a new v7 as as the 'nv' model with a few extra features over the 'n' model I have. Probably the better one out of the two to go for if buying new and price difference is very little.
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PostSubject: Re: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2022 9:58 am

The 9900 is a bit out of my price range and i'm still thinking retirement is about 1.5 year away and i'd like to learn CW when i have the time. The 6900 and 5555 are the most reasonably priced sets which still include CW. I'll see what my wife has to say about it.

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Equipment Used : CRT SS9900, CRT ONE N, CRT Electro, UV-5r, B550p, HP-202, Sirio 4000, T2lT, Sharmans X-50, Diamond A430....and many bits of wire.

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PostSubject: Re: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2022 10:51 pm

karelgol wrote:
The 9900 is a bit out of my price range and i'm still thinking retirement is about 1.5 year away and i'd like to learn CW when i have the time. The 6900 and 5555 are the most reasonably priced sets which still include CW. I'll see what my wife has to say about it.
That sounds like a good plan chap.
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Equipment Used : Dynascan AT5555,President Lincoln I, President Bill Asc, KL-200P, T2LT, 5/8 Gainmaster, Emperor LA-50
Age : 64

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PostSubject: Re: AT5555, to buy or not to buy?   AT5555, to buy or not to buy? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 22, 2022 8:30 am

Bought it! Now just waiting 7 days for delivery.
Are there any considerations, or standards, for programming the 6 available bands? I'm Dutch, so perhaps the EU CB band needs to be programmed, what about the available rest of the bands (or the 20 channels left after the CB band)? And what are your preferences for the other settings (SWR shutoff if above 10:1 seems a bit high to me).

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