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PostSubject: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 06, 2022 3:47 pm

Hi Folks

Its that time when Im considering adding a new radio into the shack possibly in the form of a 10m Radio wide banded.

In the past I've had a Lincoln 1, which was fantastic, then a Magnum S9, again brilliant rig, and finally I had a SS3900 and it was a bag of bolts.

Times have moved on and I'm not sure what's about today.

I keep seeing the K-PO 5000 and the CRT equivalent and another brand that looked exactly the same, no idea if they are any good, Perhaps the Lincoln 2, although the video I saw the switches looks a bit cheap ???

What do I want my radio to do?

I want it to have a VFO option with the channel switch
I also want it to have memories so I can input and save the EU40, UK40 and perhaps a few special favourites around the band Smile
I would like to have the option for a little bit of power so I don't have to buy an external amp, perhaps 40/60 watts for example.

anything new that is good or is it better to buy older radios ?

Any input and for the chat you can bring, Id appreciate.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 07, 2022 7:56 pm

Has nobody any opinions on modern 10m radios then?

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 07, 2022 8:31 pm

Hi Simon. Sorry, I had read your post, but haven't had a lot of hands-on various radios since coming back to this so can't give much personal advice.

I have the CRT version of the K-PO you mention, the 6900. I had great fun with it when I came back to CB and had many contacts on it on 11m and then 10m when I got my licence, before I bought my G90. For listening, I prefer the G90 as it has more settings on it that I can twiddle to help pull stations out of the noise. Both these radios I have though won't push quite the power you want and the G90 only has 60something memory channels.

The CRT 9900 might be more what you are looking for, but I have never touched one personally.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 12:35 am

Hi Simon,
I think wanting a frequency readout and a channel readout might be limiting your options. There are radios with both but I'm sorry, I don't have experience of them and am not sure that they will put out the power that you want.

An amateur rig will tick most of your boxes except the channel readout. You would need to put the channels into the memory as frequencies. In practice, it's not a big pain, I've printed a cheat sheet out and keep it near the rig.

Good luck with it and I'll be interested to see what your chose in the end. Do come back and tell us.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 6:17 am

Can't help a lot as not used the newer radios you mention.
The older ones yes i have the original Lincoln and the new Lincoln+2.
They are sat on a shelf as i don't use them much at all.
Out of the 2 i would pick the original Lincoln first every time.
The new stuff have so many buttons and menu options they are not for this old guy.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 7:08 am

Alan Pilot wrote:
Can't help a lot as not used the newer radios you mention.
The older ones yes i have the original Lincoln and the new Lincoln+2.
They are sat on a shelf as i don't use them much at all.
Out of the 2 i would pick the original Lincoln first every time.
The new stuff have so many buttons and menu options they are not for this old guy.
 Interesting you prefer the original Lincoln over the new one.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 7:19 am

'Bump'? Can't ever remember seeing that happen on this forum before. Wink


I'm not in the market for one but the Stryker SR-955HPC V2 looks like it fits the bill as far as new radios go.

(That was after a mere moments search so don't go shooting the messenger if it doesn't fit "exacting" needs.)


Best of luck with your search. Modern 10m Radios or Not? 1f44d

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 11:30 am

The old Lincoln does the same job as the new.
The big difference for me is i can't screw up all the memories on the old one but on the new one you do it and don't know you have at the time.
Well that was what i found when i tried out the CTR ss9900 so that went after a week or 2.
Old school for me as i am old lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 08, 2022 7:30 pm

Is the Albrecht AE-5890 the only export CB radio with a genuine VFO in export mode?

It looks good and gets good reviews just a shame the other offerings can’t do this as far as I’m aware. (I’ve got a 6900 but now wish I had the AE-5890)

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeWed Nov 09, 2022 6:19 am

Victor wrote:
'Bump'? Can't ever remember seeing that happen on this forum before. Wink


I'm not in the market for one but the Stryker SR-955HPC V2 looks like it fits the bill as far as new radios go.

(That was after a mere moments search so don't go shooting the messenger if it doesn't fit "exacting" needs.)


Best of luck with your search. Modern 10m Radios or Not? 1f44d

Bumpage, I like a good il bumpage, always gets you noticed Wink

Victor think I remember you from the old forum days, looks like you’ve been very active on this one Wink
The Stryker yes I had seen that, almost HF set money which I had considered also.
I have a HF unit but I’m not going to wide and it as it’s still new you see 
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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeWed Nov 09, 2022 8:25 am

Hi Simon,

I wasn't on the old forum or indeed any other forum before this current one but really enjoy it. So much so that when  Lee - Firetrap noticed I was a helpful sort he offered me a position as admin even though I'd only been here a few months. The rest of the lads keeping this altogether are a great bunch and nowadays I even help Gary out with call sign allocations which is a real pleasure to do.

So yes, happily active on the group doing my very best to help out where I can and just paying forward the fabulous help I received from others during my time here. Modern 10m Radios or Not? 1f44d
 

The Stryker is an expensive rig compared to others but it does pack in a lot of features and was the first search result that seemed to fit your list of requirements. I'm just glad that I'm not searching for such a rig there being a bewildering array of options and choices!

The 'bump' mention was because I'd never seen it performed here before but then I usually check out the "View unanswered posts" option on the main page every so often for such. In this example it appears to have gained you results but there could be an instance where checking "New Posts" heralds the result of reading 'bump' which I suppose could become tedious.


Anyway, again I wish you the best of luck with your search and you'll have to let us know how you get on.


All the best,
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PostSubject: Ranger 2950    Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 11, 2022 9:33 pm

Regarding the use of modern 10m transceivers , I've never used any of the new ones , but have used a uniden 2830 , and currently I use a ranger 2950 , i love these radios , simple to use and not only works on 10 but 12m too, although that band is small , it can provide some brilliant DX contacts and has the added advantage of no contests allowed on the band , best of luck de g7jdh
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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 5:37 am

G7JDH wrote:
Regarding the use of modern 10m transceivers , I've never used any of the new ones , but have used a uniden 2830 , and currently I use a ranger 2950 , i love these radios , simple to use and not only works on 10 but 12m too, although that band is small , it can provide some brilliant DX contacts and has the added advantage of no contests allowed on the band , best of luck de g7jdh
You can make the 2950 work on the 15m band very easily.
The 2 you mention are my 2 favourite radios.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 3:47 pm

I used to have a 2830 years ago, they are rare now and cost as much as some second hand HF sets and the same can be said about the 2950

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PostSubject: 2950   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 3:54 pm

Alan Pilot wrote:
G7JDH wrote:
Regarding the use of modern 10m transceivers , I've never used any of the new ones , but have used a uniden 2830 , and currently I use a ranger 2950 , i love these radios , simple to use and not only works on 10 but 12m too, although that band is small , it can provide some brilliant DX contacts and has the added advantage of no contests allowed on the band , best of luck de g7jdh
You can make the 2950 work on the 15m band very easily.
The 2 you mention are my 2 favourite radios.
I never knew that , I'll have to look into it cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 4:01 pm

CyDer DrinKer wrote:
I used to have a 2830 years ago, they are rare now and cost as much as some second hand HF sets and the same can be said about the 2950

Some rigs are going for more than HF sets...

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 12, 2022 4:41 pm

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Alan Pilot wrote:
G7JDH wrote:
Regarding the use of modern 10m transceivers , I've never used any of the new ones , but have used a uniden 2830 , and currently I use a ranger 2950 , i love these radios , simple to use and not only works on 10 but 12m too, although that band is small , it can provide some brilliant DX contacts and has the added advantage of no contests allowed on the band , best of luck de g7jdh
You can make the 2950 work on the 15m band very easily.
The 2 you mention are my 2 favourite radios.
I never knew that , I'll have to look into it cheers
Add a jumper next to the jumper if you know what i an saying.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeWed Nov 16, 2022 5:49 pm

Looks like time to look at a ham transceiver. Most 11m boxes these days are questionable quality. A good ham rig will give better performance.

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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 20, 2022 7:16 pm

I am personally not a fan of the newer 10m sets. I have had a couple such as a CRE-8900, Alinco DR135UK and a magnum 257.

They work ok when they are going but build quality and reliability is poor compared to the older stuff. I had faults with all of them even though they were not old, mostly display issues and switches failing to function correctly.

I would either go for a Uniden boarded CB type radio such as an original Lincoln, Jackson, or Superstar 360FM.

Or spend a bit extra and get a HF set.
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PostSubject: Re: Modern 10m Radios or Not?   Modern 10m Radios or Not? Icon_minitimeWed Dec 13, 2023 2:22 am

You might want to check out the RCI (Ranger) 2950 or 2959, both are 10 and 12 meter radios which are easily modified for 11meters, they are AM/FM/CW/ SSB rigs, my RCI Ranger 2950 Mirage is 10 watts AM/FM/CW and 25 watts PEP on Side-Band, the 2950 DX and the 2959 have the same capabilities except they put out more power (100 watts ?),  on 11 meters you can change from the channel numbers to the frequency read-out with the push of a button, on 10 and 12 meters you get the frequency read-out only, might be worth looking at either one or maybe both.
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