ss 3900 finally died

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ss 3900 finally died

Postby mac51 » 05 Jan 2017, 19:10

hi all, i bought a super star 3900 a good number of years ago and it has finally died on me, the rx became quite poor about two years ago and i sometimes got complaints about tx quality round about the same time, as i am mobile and i knew the set had to warm up for about 15 minutes before i picked up a decent signal it now picks up nothing at all, aerial is ok (checked out on mates rig ) so i am not even going to bother trying to repair a set as old as this. now i am on the market for a new set, 10-11m opened up, i've looked on the internet and i like the look of the k-po dx-5000 and the alinco dr-135uk but the reviews are quite patchy to say the least, so i would appreciate your views and advice/thoughts on what sets you would consider to buy.
thanks
john mac

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Re: ss 3900 finally died

Postby Buick Mackane » 05 Jan 2017, 19:17

Well first of all don't give up on the superstar, send it down to nick who will have her up & running in no time for the mere price of a few cold beers. As for the anyclone, Gets the thumbs up from me, A lot of radio for the money around £135 brand spanking, Can't beat that, I own one and can't really fault it.
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Re: ss 3900 finally died

Postby Admiral » 05 Jan 2017, 19:31

PLL02A wrote:Well first of all don't give up on the superstar, send it down to nick who will have her up & running in no time for the mere price of a few cold beers.


Seconded, it's not like a knackered engine, probably just wants re-capping and tuning and it'll be like a new radio.

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Re: ss 3900 finally died

Postby Mudslinger » 05 Jan 2017, 19:58

The good thing about old radios is that usually they can be fixed quite succesfully.

Nick has resurrected loads of radios for me...

As for the KPO-DX thing, here is a link to the CRT version with blue display (which I prefer). £135 delivered. :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CRT-SS-6900-N ... SwmmxW6st1
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Re: ss 3900 finally died

Postby kilimax » 05 Jan 2017, 20:55

mac51 wrote:hi all, i bought a super star 3900 a good number of years ago and it has finally died on me, the rx became quite poor about two years ago and i sometimes got complaints about tx quality round about the same time, as i am mobile and i knew the set had to warm up for about 15 minutes before i picked up a decent signal it now picks up nothing at all, aerial is ok (checked out on mates rig ) so i am not even going to bother trying to repair a set as old as this. now i am on the market for a new set, 10-11m opened up, i've looked on the internet and i like the look of the k-po dx-5000 and the alinco dr-135uk but the reviews are quite patchy to say the least, so i would appreciate your views and advice/thoughts on what sets you would consider to buy.
thanks
john mac


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Re: ss 3900 finally died

Postby mac51 » 06 Jan 2017, 17:56

thanks a lot guys for the advice which i have taken in part, i've bought the k-po dx5000 version 6 as my mobile rig and i'll get the 3900 repaired and i'll set up a homebase so i can have best of both worlds.
once again thanks for the advice
john mac


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