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List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 14:53
by MrWeetabix
Afternoon all. Here's a ponderer for you...

...I have looked about the internet for this but struggled to find a definitive answer. Is there a (current) list of UK-Legal SSB radios available?

I am in the market for some new radios so would ideally like one which is 100% certified as legal for UK CB.

Thanks in advance :-)

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 15:31
by Alan Pilot
Good question that.
Can't find any lists at all.
Never had a legal radio until today when i got my ticket making my Yaesu 991A legal lol.

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 18:04
by Otter
MrWeetabix wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 14:53 ...I have looked about the internet for this but struggled to find a definitive answer. Is there a (current) list of UK-Legal SSB radios available?
*Edited to include stuff from lambrettadave's post*

Current:
Albrecht AE-5890
President McKinley EU

Discontinued:
Albrecht AE-7500
President Grant 2
President Jackson 2.

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 23:23
by lambrettadave
Albrecht ae5890, president McKinley, Grant 2, Albrecht 7500, Jackson 2,

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 22:16
by lambrettadave
Forgot about the Albrecht ae2990 too

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 25 Nov 2020, 00:30
by MrWeetabix
Thanks all.... I am looking to compile a definitive list as I have not been able to find one out there on t’internets!

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 16:09
by lambrettadave
Isn't the latest ss3900 in 40 channel version classed as legal too.

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 22:55
by Otter
lambrettadave wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 16:09 Isn't the latest ss3900 in 40 channel version classed as legal too.
It's probably not stable enough on frequency.

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 18:51
by MrWeetabix
well here is the biggest question. what makes a radio legal in the UK. Do they need a specific rubber stamp on them? Someone on Facebook mentioned the latest MPT code but I cant for the life of me find it now, which is exactly why a forum is better for knowledge retention instead of FB!

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 22:20
by Otter
I think the manufacturer has to declare them as legal, but there is no type approval. e.g If President design a radio to meet the specifications and sell it as a compliant radio - OK. Maybe the CE stamp is supposed to indicate compliance?

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 22:27
by Mudslinger
I wonder how many people buy a "Legal" radio and then attach a nice linear to it?

Re: List of UK Legal SSB radios

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 21:31
by Otter
Mudslinger wrote: 27 Nov 2020, 22:27 I wonder how many people buy a "Legal" radio and then attach a nice linear to it?
Don't forget about expanding it to get 555. They really should legalise 27.415 to 27.590 in 5kc steps. With the way the skip comes in it can't really be used for anything else.