What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by The Collector » 06 Dec 2017, 22:11

Finally got a silver-fronted EMS Mercury 1040 radio off ebay. Been after one for a few years but they always fetched a fortune (last really nice one went for £102 with postage!) Paid £16 more than my normal £25 radio limit for it, but I used my recent £20 refund to aid bidding. It'll go nicely with my mirrored-gold and brushed-gold fronted ones as well as my 2 black-fronted portable ones.

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Post by gmham » 07 Dec 2017, 17:35

Last month 2x cobra 148gtl dx .. was only looking for one but the second came along a few days later at a very decent price and turned out to be totally original : H/M/L bands, non switched beep, original ch9 switch etc and in particularly nice condition and still had the plastic over the serial plate !

Today received a lovely old school Sommerkamp ts788dx .. been after one for over 30 years !!
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Post by speeddemon » 07 Dec 2017, 17:37

Gmham you luckly bugger.congratz. cheers

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Post by gmham » 07 Dec 2017, 17:40

Thanks mate right time / right place and most important especially for a Scotsman right price !!
As I say been after the 788dx since way back , could count on one hand how many I have ever seen up for sale !
.... Icom IC7300 HF /6 mtr / Alinco DX70TH HF/6mtr / Kenwood TR751e 2mtr ssb... / Inrico TM7.
Ameritron ALS-600X SS HF Linear.... Cushcraft R6000 HF vertical / Hamtenna 80-10 mtr ocf dipole....... / Vine 5ele 6mtrs / Vine 10ele for 2mtrs.
Behringer xm8500 mic.

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by The Collector » 08 Dec 2017, 16:57

gmham wrote:
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....important especially for a Scotsman right price !!
You mean you only paid a quid for it? ;)

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Post by gmham » 08 Dec 2017, 19:38

No should have said the wife paid for it.. just been corrected .. !!!
.... Icom IC7300 HF /6 mtr / Alinco DX70TH HF/6mtr / Kenwood TR751e 2mtr ssb... / Inrico TM7.
Ameritron ALS-600X SS HF Linear.... Cushcraft R6000 HF vertical / Hamtenna 80-10 mtr ocf dipole....... / Vine 5ele 6mtrs / Vine 10ele for 2mtrs.
Behringer xm8500 mic.

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Post by Avenger » 09 Dec 2017, 21:19

gmham wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 19:38
No should have said the wife paid for it.. just been corrected .. !!!
Well done whoever paid as I'd say that's a good choice of classic radio :thumbup:
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Post by gmham » 09 Dec 2017, 21:50

Cheers mate more nostalgia than anything and the rig I always wanted but could never afford !!
.... Icom IC7300 HF /6 mtr / Alinco DX70TH HF/6mtr / Kenwood TR751e 2mtr ssb... / Inrico TM7.
Ameritron ALS-600X SS HF Linear.... Cushcraft R6000 HF vertical / Hamtenna 80-10 mtr ocf dipole....... / Vine 5ele 6mtrs / Vine 10ele for 2mtrs.
Behringer xm8500 mic.

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Post by cb4ever104 » 16 Dec 2017, 16:59

Bought one of these early 90s , Taiwan made Grant looking SUPERSTAR SS-36 thingies .

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I don't see them come up very often . Front doesn't look in great condition . From a Google search it seems to have an EPT360014 in it , although being 93 I thought that it would have had an earlier board in it . Interesting to see that it doesn't have a COURSE control on the front . From the sticker on the top it looks as if the DIM and BRITE control the HI and LO band selection . Also has a PA jack on the back , but no control on the front . Bit of a rarity . No ? Anyway . Something else to take to strip down and play with :)

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Post by 14CS06 » 16 Dec 2017, 20:29

Hello Sammy

Is it the same ?

I hope to see the inside

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Post by cb4ever104 » 16 Dec 2017, 20:49

Hi Claude.

It looks the same , but the lettering on my facia looks a bit different. I'll try and take some photos and send you them once I receive the radio.

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Post by cb4ever104 » 17 Dec 2017, 12:36

I'm just looking at your photos Claude . Mine has the "AM/FM/SSB" writing at the bottom ,whereas yours is at the top . Also my band lettering is different . So there's a few differences .

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Mudslinger » 20 Dec 2017, 17:43

This pair arrived today.
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Post by Tim » 20 Dec 2017, 20:59

Is the SS the same as the Cobra 2000? Mate of mine had the Cobra using it mobile, well I say mobile, every time he went round a corner the radio drifted off frequency!

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? (2017)

Post by Mudslinger » 20 Dec 2017, 22:38

I don't think it is the same as the Cobra 200 or 2000, I know it is the same as the Dirland DSS9000F though.

Doesn't seem to drift that much. Certainly no worse than a decent 3900

The build on it doesn't feel all that robust though, the switches don't have that positive click which you get on a Uniden or older 3900

The George is off frequency, so will need a service, but otherwise seems to work ok. Apart from the usual strong signal overload on SSB RX. The clarifier also operates the transmit frequency on this one. I think it was Astradyne who said his did that as well.
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