1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

I did the AT-6666 thing..

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by CB590, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    514
    Ordered today on AMZN. Was 5% off. Saved $13.**. Was $261 shipped.

    Sending to a friend to check and tune on scope for me. Then he'll ship up here. Stated he gets 45w AM and about 50w SSB cleanly. Which is what I want.

    Plan to use as a base and hoping the few extra watts over my barefoot 10-12w Ranger 296 helps on the DX side some. I get out with the Ranger but as you know some days are rough in DX land.



    Birthday on 14th so this is my gift to myself.

    Pondering the KPO NM-532 power mic from over the pond for it. Few reports says it sounds good. And the videos of it make it sound like the AT6666 has more audio depth.. cost is $40 or so USD with shipping..

    Will do a mini review I guess.

    Supposed to be latest model.
     

  2. S&W357

    S&W357 Supporting Member Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    979
    You're going to like that AT-6666. Maybe next time I talk to you on DX you'll be on that Anytone. (y)
     
    357magnum likes this.
  3. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Yeah you’ll like that radio once you get used to the menus. I sold the only one I had in stock, I’m gonna mail myself to the guys house, steal it and mail us back home.

    Happy Birthday to you on the 14th, I’ll be forgot by then.

    But I gotta say, Lane Meyers DX’d with 1 watt, why can’t the rest of us?

    A9310FC2-6587-4422-8851-3AF4691AD6F0.jpeg

    Sorry, I had to do that.
     
    357magnum and S&W357 like this.
  4. S&W357

    S&W357 Supporting Member Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    979
    Uh Oh :( I'm taking good care of it Chop.

    see?

    [​IMG]
     
    357magnum likes this.
  5. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    617C2B45-B67F-41FF-BAB2-7E30DDF62B58.png
     
    357magnum and S&W357 like this.
  6. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,127
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    The mic that comes with it works perfectly...Just sayin..
     
  7. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    But it’s so tiny, like it was designed by and for manlettes. I mean, Pixies have tiny hands but I’ve never heard of Tinker Bell using a sideband radio.

    I guess for a base set up it would be ok.
     
    TheRATT, 357magnum and CB590 like this.
  8. KneeBiter

    KneeBiter Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    23
    Perfect size for Chris the bagel guy.
     
    codeman likes this.
  9. kaos513

    kaos513 Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    506
    Lol
     
  10. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    514
    Well I was thinking 5555. But then mic adapter minus the hot pin, 3 fets doing 40-45 AM and only about 25-30 SSB..

    vs the 6666 with 1 driving 3 fets, simple 6-4 Uniden mic adapter (which I own).. and the 50/50 AM/SSB makes this an easy decision in my opinion.

    I run 95 percent SSB and some funky AM like 26.915/845/825 and then SSB on 27.485-555

    Small form factor if I did want to have an SSB rig also has appeal. I have an un-used NMO on the pickup roof as well that was for my 2m.
     
    Slowmover likes this.
  11. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    295
    I've been kicking around the idea of ordering the AT-6666 from a US seller. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Always wanted to try one. It's either the 6666 or another 2950DX. (n)
     
    TheRATT and undertaker like this.
  12. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    I’d go 6666
     
    Mudfoot and TheRATT like this.
  13. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    295
    I'm leaning towards the at 6666, it is cheaper than the 2950, and it comes ready to go out of the box. Just not sure about the menus. It's something I'd have to get use to.
     
    TheRATT likes this.
  14. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,127
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    They are not easy for old people like me!!
     
    S&W357 likes this.
  15. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    I think the menus aren’t that big of an issue, once you get it all set up anyway. Sure you’ll want to make a change here and there but you’ll soon figure that out and it’ll be second nature.

    My opinion is the 6666 has a better receiver to it and it definitely has more power. Plus those devil quads is pretty cool too. Repeating numbers, especially even numbers, is always a good thing.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!