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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , Jolly Roger 272, 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239 Posts : 2290 Times Thanked : 117 Join date : 2019-09-30 QTH or Location : SW London Equipment Used : Icom IC 7610, Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, KPO DX5000 Plus, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Cobra 2000 GTL, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL703, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Stryker SR-A10, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ , Sirio 827, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, , Uniden and AOR scanner Age : 61
Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:48 am
Hi John, perfectly serviceable entry level radio that will do everything you need out of the box. Just remember to bin the mic as the stock one is garbage, put a power mic on it and it will serve you well. 73s Steve.
Call Sign : 26UK81 Posts : 108 Times Thanked : 2 Join date : 2020-06-06 QTH or Location : Oxford Equipment Used : ss 6900N, AT5555N, President McKinley Age : 38
Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:56 am
Good radio, I have two of them. But both of them have developed the standard fault of the channel selector skipping channels. Consider getting 7900 or AT5555N. They don't cost a lot more and are better in many ways, for example a clarifier which doesn't move in notches and cut out the audio with every adjustment.
Call Sign : 108-CT-307 Posts : 24 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-01-31 QTH or Location : CUMNOCK Equipment Used : Ss6900n
Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Fri May 07, 2021 8:31 pm
I've got a 6900n and a cre8900 both good radios happy I bought the 6900, the cre has a hyperactive signal meter so have to roll the RF gain back slightly but yeah I like both... I would like a 9900 but do many reports about the heat sink getting ridiculously hot
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Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:35 pm
I just sold my Magnum 257 and got an SS9900, wanted it for Mobile and it has an extra woomph of 60 watts PEP on SSB. Is the stock mic really that bad, not used it yet gonna install tomorrow, had to do some programming this AM as wanted to ensure 10m,11m, & 12m were all put in properly. Hope to be out High peaking with it Saturday??
Call Sign : 26-CT-4029 Posts : 397 Times Thanked : 20 Join date : 2021-03-06 QTH or Location : London Equipment Used : CRT 9900,6900N,xenon. 3 element yagi,Sigma Eurocomm AmPro and other bits and pieces
Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:53 pm
I changed the mic on my 6900N from the stock mic to a K-PO DMC 110 p6 with not much difference in audio reports.Then advised to try the K-KO cheap coffin mic and all I can say is what a difference a £15 mic can make,unbelievable to be honest. Cheers Tom. 26 CT 4029
Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 / M7TDV Posts : 767 Times Thanked : 42 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : Little radios, home-made antennas
Subject: Re: CRT SS6900 Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:09 pm
I use the stock mic with foam removed on mine and have had many good reports. I think I've got lucky and the cheapy mic just suits my voice. Mic gain on radio set high, but not to maximum. The channel up down buttons on the mic save wear on the radio channel selector too