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WSAC829

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Other than the cool meter w/freq counter (which they should have put in the Ares II / QT40), i wouldn't bother. The Anytone AT500M II / Radioddity CB500 are much smaller and offer the same features and more (10/11 meter capable, 12 watts vs 4 watts, weather band/alert, ctcss/dcs, etc). Unless this radio comes in at under $100 i don't see a reason to be excited about it.
 

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Other than the cool meter w/freq counter (which they should have put in the Ares II / QT40), i wouldn't bother. The Anytone AT500M II / Radioddity CB500 are much smaller and offer the same features and more (10/11 meter capable, 12 watts vs 4 watts, weather band/alert, ctcss/dcs, etc). Unless this radio comes in at under $100 i don't see a reason to be excited about it.

Agreed. But for those that want the same radio they’ve used thirty years . . . .

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I guess. However if it comes in at say $130 that person would be better off spending a few dollars more for the Ares II or QT40 for that "classic look and feel" that they've used for the last 30 years.
 
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If it had SSB it would be pretty cool. I can't see myself purchasing any more radios without it. I am a big fan of that meter design with the freq counter. It looks awesome.

If they release an "Ares III" with that meter in it I will be all over it!!
 

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I don’t know what their target market is.

eBay, truck stops, flea markets, etc. are still loaded with radios of the past with nearly identical features as well as extra bands, for not much cash. The Superstar 121 and Tristar 240 come to mind. Not to mention for a bit more cash the Galaxy 33 and 44 and their Mirage and Virage clones…all easy to find on the used market.
 

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If it had SSB it would be pretty cool. I can't see myself purchasing any more radios without it. I am a big fan of that meter design with the freq counter. It looks awesome.

If they release an "Ares III" with that meter in it I will be all over it!!

Here’s the right reaction, @DeeEx.

Guaranteed that some market research showed viability.

My feelings are the same as his, but it would be about the look of the MIDLAND ALAN-48.

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I was in a CB shop where this had come from the estate of a silent key who’d little used it. A new crystal & alignment and I was pleased as punch to own it.

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Both radios look like what I imagine a CB to be.


Sure was proud to get my first CB as a CDL holder in 1998. A side-mic Philippine-made that I had converted to dual finals:

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A triple-mag with 5’ GR-45 atop a Jeep Cherokee with this 45W radio rig and I was lightin’ em’ up from Dallas to Chicago in the years my son was at college up there.


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That was from a rip-roarin’ fun thread I had going on WWDX after I bought my last non-NRC radio in 2021 where the premise was that a side-mic radio had the electron-flow phased more favorably than front mic.

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Yeah, they’ll sell.

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Hollywood tries to tell you that CB is cornpone.
The sad sacks try to tell you that radio is passive entertainment.

American boys grew up knowing that whatever the radio service . . you had to earn the right.

At speed
there’s no room for mistakes.

Plough the Road

Citizen Band classic look carries the mail to the far distant corners of our land. And should contention rear its head . . men will identify & coordinate.

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