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PostSubject: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 11:29 am

Hi chaps, I am thinking about getting a new CRT SS6900N I know it may be illegal and need advice on that please.

I need to move on from bog standard CB cos there is nobody there Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 12:36 pm

I would say "yes get a 6900 with 11 metres opened up".
Just don't transmit on ham bands .
You are allowed to listen though 👍🏼
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 12:43 pm

Thanks, I don't know what the ham bands are ?  I am new to this from the old days of CB.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 2:34 pm

I don't know all the ham bands either.
Here's a list of CB bands.

https://delboyonline.blogspot.com/p/cb-radio-frequency-list.html?m=1

You might notice for instance 27.555mhz, channel 12, high band USB, international calling frequency states as not legal in uk
Known as the triple five or triple nickel it is widely used here 👍🏼

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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 2:51 pm

Ahh got ya, I have looked at Fred, that is where I got the info for the CRT SS6900N, I have got the list of CB channels but don't want to upset the Ham bands  NEW RADIO CHOICE ? 1f635 
One other thing I have not set up my Antenna properly yet, I am aiming for the scaff pole in the garden about 18 feet high, I have a 5/8 wave Firestick from the USA, I hope the Scaff pole will be a good ground plane I can drive a 1/2 inch 5 foot piece of studing into the ground, Do you think that will be enough ???
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 23, 2023 5:47 pm

Have you bought the 6600N yet? I have sent you a PM.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeFri Mar 24, 2023 9:37 am

13oots2,  Yes I have ordered it yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 27, 2023 8:26 am

New radio should be here today, Mar 27th  NEW RADIO CHOICE ? 1f44d  bounce

It has arrived, now lots to learn hmmm
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 27, 2023 11:58 am

Best of luck Bernie with the learning bit, I hope your grey cells work better than mine did. lol!
I bought a ss6900 2 years ago and had a headache understanding this modern menu system. Once I got the hang of it the radio worked great, the only problem I had was 7 to 8 S points of noise most of the time so distant copies were a problem.

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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 27, 2023 12:27 pm

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Best of luck Bernie with the learning bit, I hope your grey cells work better than mine did. lol!
I bought a ss6900 2 years ago and had a headache understanding this modern menu system. Once I got the hang of it the radio worked great, the only problem I had was 7 to 8 S points of noise most of the time so distant copies were a problem.

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Got it working now in my Man Cave, Only one problem is not enough power I only have the NAVADA PSW O4 power supply at 3amps 5amp surge.
Need at least 30amps to Tx Embarassed Embarassed 
Still can listen I suppose for now.
Btw My only brain cell is on charge for now, to get to grips with the manual  lol! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 27, 2023 3:24 pm

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Best of luck Bernie with the learning bit, I hope your grey cells work better than mine did. lol!
I bought a ss6900 2 years ago and had a headache understanding this modern menu system. Once I got the hang of it the radio worked great, the only problem I had was 7 to 8 S points of noise most of the time so distant copies were a problem.

Have fun,
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Got it working now in my Man Cave, Only one problem is not enough power I only have the NAVADA PSW O4 power supply at 3amps 5amp surge.
Need at least 30amps to Tx Embarassed Embarassed 
Still can listen I suppose for now.
Btw My only brain cell is on charge for now, to get to grips with the manual  lol! scratch
You don't need a 30amp supply for that radio but it's probably the best bet for future proofing, ie. for a hf radio. Cool
You can always turn down the RF Power to 5 watts or so, If I remember correctly the 6900n is adjustable from 2-40W on FM

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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 28, 2023 12:27 pm

WHEELNUTGot it working now in my Man Cave, Only one problem is not enough power I only have the NAVADA PSW O4 power supply at 3amps 5amp surge. wrote:
Need at least 30amps to Tx Embarassed Embarassed 
Still can listen I suppose for now.
Btw My only brain cell is on charge for now, to get to grips with the manual  lol! scratch

You don’t ‘need’ anywhere near 30amp psu for that transceiver. 12-15amp will be enough.

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iRadio wrote:
WHEELNUTGot it working now in my Man Cave, Only one problem is not enough power I only have the NAVADA PSW O4 power supply at 3amps 5amp surge. wrote:
Need at least 30amps to Tx Embarassed Embarassed 
Still can listen I suppose for now.
Btw My only brain cell is on charge for now, to get to grips with the manual  lol! scratch

You don’t ‘need’ anywhere near 30amp psu for that transceiver. 12-15amp will be enough.


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Although tonyvic makes a good point, I'd go 15 amp but only if I could get one really cheap. Otherwise might be worth getting a 30 amp if there's not much difference in price. 



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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 28, 2023 1:22 pm

OK thanks very much for the video and advice, I understand that 15 amps will be enough but may need more to run other stuff here just miss calculated the output of the transceiver.
Brilliant video !!!
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OK thanks very much for the video and advice, I understand that 15 amps will be enough but may need more to run other stuff here just miss calculated the output of the transceiver.
Brilliant video !!!
Bernie, I suggested a 30W psu on the basis of my journey in the last 2 years after being away from radio for 20+ years.
I purchased a 15A psu for the ss6900 which was fine but the radio was picking up too much noise. So just over a year later I upgraded to a HF radio which drew up to 22amps so then had to get a 30amp psu. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 28, 2023 2:50 pm

Tonyvic wrote:
WHEELNUT wrote:
OK thanks very much for the video and advice, I understand that 15 amps will be enough but may need more to run other stuff here just miss calculated the output of the transceiver.
Brilliant video !!!
Bernie, I suggested a 30W psu on the basis of my journey in the last 2 years after being away from radio for 20+ years.
I purchased a 15A psu for the ss6900 which was fine but the radio was picking up too much noise. So just over a year later I upgraded to a HF radio which drew up to 22amps so then had to get a 30amp psu. Rolling Eyes
Good point Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 12:20 am

king  have some good dxing ... once you getting something with way more capabilities, this may helps you
https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/CB
Before get my cb was using a tecsun pl990 for just catches & could hear around 29925 unknown language, 29920 khz Chinese radio broadcast, not sure if was harmonics from SW or actual HF use...also maybe try (just receiving) some Japanese cb freqs mentioned at above link
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 12:59 pm

Look wot I found in the back of my Man Cave, It still works so now I can program my 6900V. Fingers x.

Never give up I say Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 3:47 pm

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Look wot I found in the back of my Man Cave, It still works so now I can program my 6900V. Fingers x.

Never give up I say Very Happy
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Alan Pilot wrote:
WHEELNUT wrote:
Look wot I found in the back of my Man Cave, It still works so now I can program my 6900V. Fingers x.

Never give up I say Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: NEW RADIO CHOICE ?   NEW RADIO CHOICE ? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 30, 2023 11:57 am

Windows 10 free download then ebay for a key around £20.
Worth investigating.
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You can use Windows 10 without activation, you just can't change some things like wallpaper. If you post it back to me, I can put it on a memory stick for you and pick it up tomorrow.
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That would be great!!  Thank you very much Very Happy  it is a 2002 version Embarassed
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