Smallest SSB capable set?

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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Mudslinger » 07 Dec 2016, 17:46

The magnum looks very similar to the Optima. What are the differences?
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ROTEL240 » 07 Dec 2016, 18:04

Mudslinger wrote:The magnum looks very similar to the Optima. What are the differences?

The optima has continous VFO,varible power,fan cooled finals split frequencys plus a few other thing which the 257 doesnt, they are quite different inside but both work very well and reliable.

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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby harakiri » 10 Dec 2016, 00:47

I did put a Uniden PC-122XL in my dad`s car,and it does perform great on SSB. It was smaller than I first thought it would be. So based on my experience using it,and being on the other end from it,its a great little radio that deserves to be mentioned. Downside is its only 40 channels and no FM. It also looks quite good I think..

I`ve also tried the SS 9900,and it is surprisingly good sounding. It has all the things you need,and even more stuff you don`t need and probably would not use. Back power way down though,or else it could get to hot. It is also quite long in the back,which could be a problem. The one I got I put back in its box after testing it. I got like 4-5 radios in a two weeks time back then,so it could not compete with a Yaesu 840 and Stalker 9f. In a car it would compete easy,because its size. I don`t know how the 9900 handles car-noise though..
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ghost123uk » 10 Dec 2016, 04:52

I just missed a Magnum 257 that sold for £80 on Ebay. It was only on for a day or so with a "buy it now" and I hesitated and lost it :(
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Admiral » 10 Dec 2016, 08:33

Going back to the actual question, I guess the smallest SSB capable set commercially available would be the Albrecht AE2990 and it's clones.

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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ghost123uk » 10 Dec 2016, 09:07

That certainly has to be the definitive answer for sure 8)
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Mudslinger » 10 Dec 2016, 09:40

ghost123uk wrote:I just missed a Magnum 257 that sold for £80 on Ebay. It was only on for a day or so with a "buy it now" and I hesitated and lost it :(



Sorry mate, it was me that snapped that one up.
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Mudslinger » 10 Dec 2016, 09:48

This must be one of the smaller mobile sets?

http://78roger.free.fr/dirland/9353.htm
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby harakiri » 10 Dec 2016, 15:00

Mudslinger wrote:This must be one of the smaller mobile sets?

http://78roger.free.fr/dirland/9353.htm


That one was interesting. Wonder how it performs.
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Phoenix » 11 Jan 2017, 08:48

Magnum 257 or Albrecht 485 same radios great mobile...probably the best and ive tried lots
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ghost123uk » 11 Jan 2017, 09:07

I've just paid for an Antone AT-6666 I got off Ebay for £90. They were mentioned further up here ^^^.

Now you know that impulsive "thing" that can happen when your trawling around Ebay :roll:
Well I saw it, and thought "I'll offer him £20 off the asking price, he's unlikely to go for it" and you know what happened next. Now I mention this because I do have one concern, after I had bought it, I checked its dimensions, the frontal area is small enough (158 x 48), but the depth is 245mm and that is too "long" to go in the bit in front of the gear lever on the car (Berlingo) where my current Beta1000 lives very neatly.

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harakiri wrote:I`ve also tried the SS 9900........... It is also quite long in the back,which could be a problem.


:roll:



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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby Admiral » 11 Jan 2017, 19:24

That there 'Berlingo' is a Peugeot.

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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ghost123uk » 11 Jan 2017, 19:39

Admiral wrote:That there 'Berlingo' is a Peugeot.

Funnily enough I knew that ;) It's just that most folk know what a Citroen Berlingo is, whereas the Peugeot Partner version is less well known :roll:

Anyway, anyone want to swap an AT-6666 for a non high power version of the Magnum 257 {bnghd} (mind you, I don't think 2.3cm shorter will help that much :evil: ) I'll figure summat out. Stick it above my head (there is a shelf space up there) and pretend I'm a proper trucker 8)
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby stanogs68 » 11 Jan 2017, 19:44

Admiral wrote:That there 'Berlingo' is a Peugeot.

a peulingo :lol:
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Re: Smallest SSB capable set?

Postby ghost123uk » 11 Jan 2017, 19:49

I'm trying to find a name for it. I've got so used to referring to my vehicle as "The Camper" (after owning the VW for so long) that I still call this thing The Camper, and it ain't. "MPV" perhaps? I dunno.
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