crt ss9900 anyone?

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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by B5566 » 20 Feb 2015, 22:57

Yes it does every 5th time - it's pa volume level but in my case it came up every time when mode was depressed. Intermittent contact I suppose made flash scroll through the modes where VOLUME appeared to stay on constantly due to this. Humidity could be the reason?

Got it open the other day and I am horrified. This dreadful soldered edge connector between main pcb and front panel is just asking for troubles. Reminds me old classic silver bezel Cobra 19 and equally classic fault of cracked joints / dry joints on same type job. Not to mention a few overheated and lifted tracks then patched with a whisker wire. I am wondering if CRT stands for Crack Repaired Tracks or Customer Returned Transceivers.
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Post by RadioPixie » 20 Feb 2015, 23:16

CRT for years has been known as Customer Re Turns :lol:
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Post by andrew013 » 22 Feb 2015, 14:05

Piece of junk the second one has gone the same way as my first it has a audio circuit fault and oddly enough the first one the serial number ended 634 and this is 635 could there be a batch fault i wonder or are they just feckkking s h i t e
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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by mickymcd » 24 Feb 2015, 15:25

think ill stick to what im using in the car im allways fancy trying newer radios but they all seem a bit 10-1 i see the crt comes with a 2 year warranty too :-0 ive heard a few on air they sound well but sounds like thats all they are good for

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Post by Mudslinger » 24 Feb 2015, 19:08

andrew233 wrote:Piece of junk the second one has gone the same way as my first it has a audio circuit fault and oddly enough the first one the serial number ended 634 and this is 635 could there be a batch fault i wonder or are they just feckkking s h i t e

At least they are consistent. ;)
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Post by astradyne » 24 Feb 2015, 23:42

Mine's still going strong and receiving nothing but good reports.

Serial number is CRT2014060018 and was sold by Knights on 3/11/14.

I think, from personal use, they're s decent little radio.
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Post by andrew013 » 25 Feb 2015, 08:58

astradyne wrote:Mine's still going strong and receiving nothing but good reports.

Serial number is CRT2014060018 and was sold by Knights on 3/11/14.

I think, from personal use, they're s decent little radio.
wanna swap then :lol: :lol:
dont get me wrong when it works its not a bad anyclone variant only hard bit for me is on ssb and having to press buttons all the time to go through band tho i did leave it on the first digit and use the mike button
having split capability and 60 watts is defo a good thing in my book apart from a radio that works :D
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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by B5566 » 25 Feb 2015, 14:27

Now seriously, what would you use split for?
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Post by andrew013 » 25 Feb 2015, 18:19

B5566 wrote:Now seriously, what would you use split for?
im guessing you dont dx much
SES IOTA RARE DXCC AND anything you wanted really that answer your question
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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by G8YMW » 25 Feb 2015, 18:32

Not forgetting the ten metre repeaters (100 kHz downshift for transmit)
Far more useful than that chocolate fireguards called "echo "

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Post by Road_Hog » 25 Feb 2015, 21:15

G8YMW wrote:Not forgetting the ten metre repeaters (100 kHz downshift for transmit)
Far more useful than that chocolate fireguards called "echo "

That's what HF kit is for, it sits there next to the CB. I'd rather have an echo than 10m on a CB, if I had to make a choice. Just had an hour long chinwag on the local net on USB, no 5 & 9, got your callsign in the book, 73s, I want to get a few more in the logbook. Even the chairman for the night, who is a G4 and tells you his callsign, then goes onto say that he's running 50w and that tonight he is using a Nato 2000.

Repeaters are for 2m mobile use.

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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by G8YMW » 25 Feb 2015, 21:26

(Foreign) repeaters are for inter G contacts on 10 FM
I've not used repeaters on 2 metres for years (despite GB3LM being in my home city) much sooner use simplex

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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by Road_Hog » 25 Feb 2015, 21:38

G8YMW wrote:(Foreign) repeaters are for inter G contacts on 10 FM
We'll agree to disagree on this. I would just say, that my point was, horses for courses, HF rig will do the 10m repeater all you like. I wouldn't have echo on my HF stuff and if it came with it, I wouldn't use it.

But on CB, the rig is for a different use. They both have their time and place, and both are an enjoyable hobby.

2m simplex is nice, I live near a motorway, so I get a few shouts round my way. I didn't like repeaters at all when I first started, I thought it was somehow, like cheating. But for mobile, the practicality overrules this.

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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by B5566 » 25 Feb 2015, 22:34

Nope, I do not "dx", specially on a joke radio.
"DX" with a split on CB? Is that silly idea reaching CB radio now or I am missing something here?
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Re: crt ss9900 anyone?

Post by andrew013 » 25 Feb 2015, 22:55

Your most definatly missing something that I do know for sure
on air,tyne&wear,northumberland,durham,holy island,eu120+eu124 and anywhere from gateshead/north wales
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i do cb radio not 11mtres,countrys worked 2015 with imax 2000 72

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