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PostSubject: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeMon May 29, 2023 8:06 pm

You know what's a travesty in the world of ham radio? The shortage of 10 & 12-metre multimode radios. It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack, with only the McKinley, 6900, and 9900 making appearances. And guess what? These elusive radios have decided to play hard to get by hiking up their prices! It's like they're taunting us.  Take for example the President McKinley, in the last three years its price has soared by around 50 percent.

Finding a 10 & 12-metre multimode radio feels like an impossible mission. Blame it on the chip shortage and the ongoing recession — many radios are discontinued or perpetually out of stock, fueling our frustration.

With limited options like the McKinley, 6900, and 9900, the prices have soared, leaving shelves empty and frustration mounting. 

We're counting on industry leaders like President, CRT, Alinco, Anytone, K-PO, Albrecht, and more to save the day. We yearn for their innovation, delivering small-sized radios, with big displays, packed with impressive features, and great audio quality.

It's not just the 10 and 12-metre multimode radios that are breaking the bank; it's an epidemic that's spreading across the entire radio spectrum. From the luxurious HF base stations to the agile mobile, handheld and QRP rigs, the prices are soaring to new heights. It's like they want to keep us all longing and empty-handed. 

Just like a rollercoaster ride, economic downturns eventually come to an end. When that happens, brace yourself for an avalanche of sales and discounts. Companies that survive the next 18 months will be itching to make up for lost time. So, be patient and keep your wallet ready. The day will come when you can snag your dream radio at a price that won't make you question your life choices.

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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeMon May 29, 2023 10:22 pm

The root of the problem is probably the market segment, not a great number of users to actually buy the product. Whilst not defending the prices, manufacturers have to develop the radios then source the components and build them. Add to that scarcity of some chips and transistors and inflation, it all adds up to an increasingly expensive hobby.

Even older radios are commanding good prices on the market, I have just bought a 12 year old ham radio, and that made my credit card sting and my eyes water.
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeTue May 30, 2023 8:22 am

Well, funny you should mention that....I'm about to sell both my 9900 (Known over here as the Anytone 6666) and my President Grant II.  Just don't use them....no clue what they would cost to send to the UK, but if you're struggling, happy to chat via PM and find out.
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeThu Jun 08, 2023 10:46 am

I feel your pain. I bought a MC Kinley a year and a half ago, good radio but very small display and annoying combination of keys to access simple functions. Also needed to purchase an amp in order to properly DX. Add to that the fact that I had to expand the radio myself. After that I decided to get a Ranger base station RCI 2995 DX cf but could only purchase it in the US with no warranty and at a very steep price…not easy these days. I should have got a ham radio open to 11 meters right from the start as not that much more expensive than multi standard radios and way more effective…
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeThu Jun 08, 2023 3:14 pm

13oots2 wrote:
The root of the problem is probably the market segment, not a great number of users to actually buy the product. Whilst not defending the prices, manufacturers have to develop the radios then source the components and build them. Add to that scarcity of some chips and transistors and inflation, it all adds up to an increasingly expensive hobby.

Even older radios are commanding good prices on the market, I have just bought a 12 year old ham radio, and that made my credit card sting and my eyes water.
Well I have just got a new 10m radio from a secret suppler for a fantastic price Shocked that cant and will never beaten cheers bounce
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeThu Jun 08, 2023 4:10 pm

Wheel Nut wrote:
13oots2 wrote:
The root of the problem is probably the market segment, not a great number of users to actually buy the product. Whilst not defending the prices, manufacturers have to develop the radios then source the components and build them. Add to that scarcity of some chips and transistors and inflation, it all adds up to an increasingly expensive hobby.

Even older radios are commanding good prices on the market, I have just bought a 12 year old ham radio, and that made my credit card sting and my eyes water.
Well I have just got a new 10m radio from a secret suppler for a fantastic price Shocked  that cant and will never beaten cheers bounce
That's nice.
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PostSubject: Multi-band radios    We need more radios Icon_minitimeThu Jun 08, 2023 7:15 pm

I know, i just bought a used RCI 2950 Mirage, i won't say how much i paid for it but it was quite a lot. 
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeThu Jun 08, 2023 8:21 pm

Wheel Nut wrote:
13oots2 wrote:
The root of the problem is probably the market segment, not a great number of users to actually buy the product. Whilst not defending the prices, manufacturers have to develop the radios then source the components and build them. Add to that scarcity of some chips and transistors and inflation, it all adds up to an increasingly expensive hobby.

Even older radios are commanding good prices on the market, I have just bought a 12 year old ham radio, and that made my credit card sting and my eyes water.
Well I have just got a new 10m radio from a secret suppler for a fantastic price Shocked  that cant and will never beaten cheers bounce
Is the radio make/model also a secret Bernie? tongue Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 3:42 am

It was a CRT 9900, I won't and can't be beaten on price Wink

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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 8:41 am

Why the secrecy?…🤔
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 8:45 am

Miura wrote:
Why the secrecy?…🤔
 We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  i might have an idea lol.

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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 11:52 am

Alan Pilot wrote:
Miura wrote:
Why the secrecy?…🤔
 We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  We need more radios 1f60f  i might have an idea lol.
Have a guess Laughing  hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 11:57 am

Stolen 🙈

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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 12:04 pm

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Stolen 🙈
WHAT !!!   Shocked   affraid    OK if you insist it was given to me  We need more radios 1f44d
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PostSubject: Re: We need more radios   We need more radios Icon_minitimeFri Jun 09, 2023 12:06 pm

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It was a CRT 9900, I won't and can't be beaten on price Wink
I second that  We need more radios 1f44d
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My RCI 2950 Mirage is a multimode 10 & 12 meter radio which has been opened for 11 meters also, 10 watts FM AM and CW, 25 watts PEP on SSB, also had a compression board installed in it. 
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