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    Radio choice

    I've seen two radios and I need help choosing, so any help would be appreciated.
    I like the CRT 7900 because the reviews say it stays on frequency and never mentions anything about heat.
    I also like the CRT 9900 but people have said it drifts off frequency and gets hot so you can see my dilemma.
    Which radio out of the two would be best? And thank you for responding.

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    What eactly do you need ham radio or cb radio .i can mention .alots of then first tell me what you need
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    Sorry, I should have mentioned.
    I'm after CB
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    Both radios will have to be modified for 11 meter use. That said, if they addressed the heat issue with the 9900, with version V4, both radios are above the same as far as performance. The little bit of difference in power wonít be noticed on the receiving end. All that said, make sure you have a good antenna setup. Donít cheap out on the antenna setup. You can have a $10k radio or a high power amp, but without a good antenna setup youíll be in the mud!! Anyhow, both radios should work about equal as far as I can tell from the specs. If Heat will be the issue with the 9900, itís most likely why it would end up drifting. These new radios are pretty good about being on frequency unlike older radios. Also know these radios will be best used on SSB and not AM. If you want an AM cb radio, get something like a cobra 29. If you are going to use it for 11m SSB, then you should be good with either one. Again, if you think the 9900 will have heat issues, get a decent brushless fan and stick it on the back end and wire it to come on when the radio does. Other then that, antenna, antenna, antenna setup will be what you should truly spend the money and time to get it as good as possible. JMHOís.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222DBFL View Post
    Both radios will have to be modified for 11 meter use. That said, if they addressed the heat issue with the 9900, with version V4, both radios are above the same as far as performance. The little bit of difference in power won’t be noticed on the receiving end. All that said, make sure you have a good antenna setup. Don’t cheap out on the antenna setup. You can have a $10k radio or a high power amp, but without a good antenna setup you’ll be in the mud!! Anyhow, both radios should work about equal as far as I can tell from the specs. If Heat will be the issue with the 9900, it’s most likely why it would end up drifting. These new radios are pretty good about being on frequency unlike older radios. Also know these radios will be best used on SSB and not AM. If you want an AM cb radio, get something like a cobra 29. If you are going to use it for 11m SSB, then you should be good with either one. Again, if you think the 9900 will have heat issues, get a decent brushless fan and stick it on the back end and wire it to come on when the radio does. Other then that, antenna, antenna, antenna setup will be what you should truly spend the money and time to get it as good as possible. JMHO’s.
    He's in the UK, don't think they use AM that much there...mostly FM/SSB and probably won't even need conversion for 11 meter.


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    I'm not really keen on FM I do like ssb and am.
    Ive had 40 channel CB's but prefer sidebanding and am due to my Tristar 747 days.
    Thanks for the replys

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    If you really like SSB and do a little AM as well, you may want to look into more of a ham radio. The Kenwood ts480s is a great radio and they donít drift. Also have 100-200 watts of power depending on which one you get. If that is too much for you, then either one of the radios you listed will work.

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