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Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

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Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by Bulldog777 » Saturday, 05 June 2010, 7:37 AM

The Northstar NS-650-BFM 10 meter radio will bulldoze through DX Land nicely when it is done up right! Heck Al of Sparkys CB Shack & Doug of Custom CB Radios have teamed up in offering the last few 100 that are on the planet modified in a way that gives it the HP Turbo status! The amount of time taken with this model to improve its overall performance is great! In a nutshell this radio will deadkey 1-6 watts and peak 80+ watts with insane modulation! Attention was taken for quality & cooling. I was told these radios will stand up to the best ones out there! Believe they are going for $259.95!

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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by silverstreak » Saturday, 05 June 2010, 8:57 AM

Good old Northstar first they copied the Galaxy 3600 Board and sold the radios now they move the knobs around and copied the Stryker.I would much rather support Stryker than some company trying to make a money on a copy of another persons design.
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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by atfguy » Saturday, 05 June 2010, 10:10 AM

if there was quality in themaking, i'd buy a replica.. look at my midland alan 8001... copy of the superstar...Still a great radio!

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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by Bulldog777 » Saturday, 05 June 2010, 12:53 PM

I personally have not owned a Northstar. When they came out in the past there were a lot of satisfied radio operators. The way I see it everyone has their own preference. If you have a properly tuned radio and antenna the person on the other end won't even know the difference! Heck these days everything is a copy of an original. Want one of a kind, build your own? Now that is an idea! Imagine a shop that you could go to to build your own dream radio! All stocked full of the most neatest goodies it takes for a radio to be awesome. You would get a lesson in electronics and soldering. Then you would go to town. You can choose whatever you want and have your own style of RX/TX features, digital displays, meters, faceplates, covers and so on. A tech on site to assist and when you are satisfied he or she will tune, align and give you a readout of all of the specs. Your one of a kind rig will be registered and a small plaque engraved with your name and handle. This would be applied on the rear! This resort for the CB Nut would get beer and pizza to celebrate their success! This workshop - resort would be a weekend stay. Your cabin in the woods would have base antenna installed. You take your custom built radio, hook it up and drop the *Censored*. Hold a keydown and the winner gets a prize of some sort! Sorry for getting carried away but as you can see I am a CB NUT!

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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by kc4eoe » Sunday, 06 June 2010, 5:43 AM

Dang, Bulldog, if i had my equipment looking as nice as yours, it would be hard to pry me away from the radio desk. Great photos and i really like that mobile antenna setup :biggrin:


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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by Bulldog777 » Sunday, 06 June 2010, 9:13 AM

As a quick note the picture of the Northstar NS-650-BHM was snached from the internet and display is flawed. The picture shows the meter crooked and the digit out. Best picture I could find and since I don't own one an original picture cannot be taken. Was surprised that what the search engines could only bring up. I pride myself on original pictures. One of my many hobbies. Thanks for the comments kc4eoe! It is a Kodak CX7530 5.0 MegaPixel digital camera. Have had good luck with them and the EasyShare software. Merely being a word of mouth messenger on this sale and if you review the first video it will show a meter being straight and 6th digit on the frequency counter working!
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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by togaman » Sunday, 06 June 2010, 9:32 AM

Mega Props on a super clean setup!
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Re: Northstar NS-650-BFM HP Turbo 10 Meter Radio

Post by Bulldog777 » Monday, 07 June 2010, 16:08 PM

Hey everyone here is a more appealing image of the Northstar! For those who are wondering about the support and warranty. Warranty work will be handled case by case basis. 12 month warranty to the original purchaser! I am sad to report the shop that handled warranty work for Stryker radios the tech died a month ago! Don't know who will be doing warranty work for Stryker radios at the moment.

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