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Albrecht AE-6110 v CRT Millennium

Joined: May 6th, 2018, 1:48 pm

May 14th, 2018, 7:44 pm #1

CB newbie here looking to create a cheap starter base station.

I am looking at the two models above both £50 on Amazon/Ebay and both have good reviews. Want to used them at home and also in the car, I realise I will also need a power supply and decent aerial for home use.

Would welcome any input on which might be the best.

Thanks

Geoff

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Joined: December 29th, 2010, 3:55 pm

May 15th, 2018, 11:14 am #2

Hello Geoff
I would buy a radio with SSB for home base I think you would get board with just AM/FM.
Just a thought
73s
Matt
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Joined: February 23rd, 2016, 4:07 pm

May 15th, 2018, 11:53 am #3

You can't change the microphone on the Albrecht AE-6110 as its fixed but you can with the CRT-Millennium (e.g. if you want to use a power mic). Also, according to some U-tube reviews the signal meter on the Albrecht AE-6110 is not very accurate so personally I would go for the Millennium. However, most activity these days is on SSB as mentioned in the post above so I think you might have problems finding anyone to talk to on FM / AM.
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Joined: June 12th, 2011, 7:27 pm

May 15th, 2018, 6:31 pm #4

Buy something with SSB if you can

Pretty sure that the CRT 1 and the AE-6110 are basically the same radio inside.

Chinese made Qixiang

You could save a couple of quid and buy my as new Uniden Boarded Mtech legend. (same as president Teddy)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312126945290 ... 1555.l2649

Knights sell the same radio for £65 + post
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Joined: May 6th, 2018, 1:48 pm

May 15th, 2018, 9:11 pm #5

Thanks chaps for the replies and knowledge, having read up on SSB it looks like that's the way to go.

Any recommendations on SSB rigs?
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Joined: January 7th, 2017, 12:04 am

May 16th, 2018, 7:19 am #6

Recommendations on ssb radio's? Well this really depends on your budget outlay for a radio alone you are prepared for. Cost can be quite variable here especially if you are looking at used models as well.
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Joined: July 24th, 2013, 11:35 am

May 17th, 2018, 9:06 am #7

Hi there
At the cheaper end the CRT range are quite reliable I have the 6900N, 9900 and 7900 which have all been reliable and can be re-programmed how you like when connected to a computer with the additional cable and software. I have a millennium as well but you are restricted to what has been mentioned above. Have a good read up on what's available and narrow it down to your own taste.

Regards
May the propergation be with you
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Joined: May 6th, 2018, 1:48 pm

May 31st, 2018, 3:54 pm #8

Thanks bicyclos, still doing my homework, the 6900 looks promising.

Regards

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