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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by The Collector » 02 Jul 2017, 09:36

Underrated - Fidelity 1000

Overrated - anything other than a Fidelity 1000


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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Buick Mackane » 02 Jul 2017, 10:16

Overrated = Jentecs
Underrated = Binatone route 66 :mrgreen:
Not rated = Fidelity 1000 & Associated clones.......
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by cb4ever104 » 02 Jul 2017, 10:45

Overrated : Cobra 200 .

Underrated : I don't know , as the only radios I have are well respected ones :)
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by prettypolly » 05 Jul 2017, 23:26

underated h i mm3 concky 3 ..never owned jumbo 3 .

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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Admiral » 06 Jul 2017, 06:52

prettypolly wrote:underated h i mm3 concky 3
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by stratocaster » 06 Jul 2017, 09:55

Overrated:- DNT Scanner40, looked good, but suffered from QRM a heck of a lot

Underrated, I too nominate the 901, My dad had one in 85' that's what got me into this hobby! I soon followed with a 901 a few years after my average Jesan KT 4004 rig which I swapped for the 901! I also got a Midland (forgot the model) Cept FM only where the 4 led's were diagonally positioned.
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by harakiri » 13 Jul 2017, 11:12

Hello friends.
I love these kinda topics.
Overrated:
I find myself having to agree a bit with the people here saying Cobra 148 gtl-dx/360FM is a bit overrated. Based on some of the prices I`ve seen some fetch its way way overrated. The only reason for me that a 148 beats a 3900 is the knobs.. I think the knobs is among the prettiest of all the radios. But thats me.. I have heard good things about some of the SS 3900,even some from CRT,so maybe it is underrated.

I have mainly had good experiences with the RCI 2950 /Sommerkamp TS 2000DX. For me the RCI ties with Lincoln.

For underrated: I`ll first start off by agreeing to the ones here mentioning the Anyclones,and I have`nt even had the chance to test ss 6900 n yet,but have used 9900 a bit.. For the price..omg..this is the radio you go to if you need a new radio fast,and no time to think,just order a anyclone. I`m even considering ordering one right now,because I have`nt gotten around to testing the version 6. I had a v5 K-po dx 5000 or whatever the name was.. it went south on usb,and that was not rare on v5. Never got it fixed,its for parts or fm,am use..but I still want to try the 6900N . These radios gets a lot of heat,from me too,but if low on cash and I just want to get the hold of a multimode set with good frequency reach,cant go very wrong with anyclone. I would not recommend it in a car during winter months though,but maybe they even got better on that issue.

President Grant (999),as mentioned by others.Great radio. It has had a rising star as of late,but before I could see Grants fetch less than 1/3 of what an old broken 148dx did. I can not understand that.
Grant might not be very underrated,but it deserves to be brought up.

I want to mention the Uniden Grant XL. It might not be underrated,but it is rarely on these sort of list,and it might be because of no FM and one band is standard,but I just got the hold of my first one of these,and I like the radio. Its become a little fav of mine,but gives me dilemmas. Its standard,and I wish it was 3 band and had FM.

Since Stalker 9f clearly could be put in as both underrated and overrated I`ll throw my last vote to President Jack. Not surprising Jack to be good though since its basicly a Grant without the low band.

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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Farty » 13 Jul 2017, 11:39

Underrated - Murphy CBH1500, the best base station in the World.

Overrated - President stuff.
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Admiral » 13 Jul 2017, 12:16

Another one underrated for me is the Commtron CXX (NATO FM), it was great to have FCC 40 AM to keep in touch with the diehards that refused to change over in 81 and the new muppet FM 40, later good for the CEPT 40 FM. The hi band AM/FM was fairly useless though, and its achilles heal was the damn 5 Pin DIN mic that took your eye out every now and again, I wouldn't mind getting hold of one for S&G.
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by The Collector » 13 Jul 2017, 19:17

Admiral wrote:Another one underrated for me is the Commtron CXX (NATO FM), it was great to have FCC 40 AM to keep in touch with the diehards that refused to change over in 81 and the new muppet FM 40, later good for the CEPT 40 FM. The hi band AM/FM was fairly useless though, and its achilles heal was the damn 5 Pin DIN mic that took your eye out every now and again, I wouldn't mind getting hold of one for S&G.
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Charlie Hotel » 21 Aug 2017, 22:00

Underrated for me was my old Stalker 9 fdx. Always wanted one as a kid, got one as a grown
Up (it really was a very tidy radio) and regretted selling it on EBay a few years back.

It did everything I needed and got me all over Europe and California once!
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Charlie Hotel » 22 Aug 2017, 08:05

The Collector wrote:
Admiral wrote:Another one underrated for me is the Commtron CXX (NATO FM), it was great to have FCC 40 AM to keep in touch with the diehards that refused to change over in 81 and the new muppet FM 40, later good for the CEPT 40 FM. The hi band AM/FM was fairly useless though, and its achilles heal was the damn 5 Pin DIN mic that took your eye out every now and again, I wouldn't mind getting hold of one for S&G.
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Rotel RVC240 mid and splits
Uniden uniace 200 mid and splits black front
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by stanogs68 » 22 Aug 2017, 15:23

Charlie Hotel wrote:
The Collector wrote:
Admiral wrote:Another one underrated for me is the Commtron CXX (NATO FM), it was great to have FCC 40 AM to keep in touch with the diehards that refused to change over in 81 and the new muppet FM 40, later good for the CEPT 40 FM. The hi band AM/FM was fairly useless though, and its achilles heal was the damn 5 Pin DIN mic that took your eye out every now and again, I wouldn't mind getting hold of one for S&G.
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by Charlie Hotel » 22 Aug 2017, 15:35

Happy days, I'll not bother with any n the Jag then!
No radio now :thumbdown:
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Cobra 148 gtl dx
Rotel RVC240 mid and splits
Uniden uniace 200 mid and splits black front
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Re: Underrated and overrated radios.

Post by The Collector » 22 Aug 2017, 16:18

It's a well-known fact that Zombies skin is a bit translucent, so if you use an ultra-violet halogen bulb in your spotlights, it lights up their skeletons nicely so you can spot them easily and get ready for some Zombie splatting fun ;)

Or it could just be that I bought a few switches and one of them had that on it. It's a bit boring told truthfully though.

The spotlights switch there actually fires up my 600watt Sony amp and Clarion 10" subwoofer :)

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