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Call Sign : M0GVZ / 26CT1760 Posts : 477 Times Thanked : 32 Join date : 2019-11-13 QTH or Location : IO94SA Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike Age : 52
Subject: Re: President Mckinley Standard Or Expanded Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:03 am
It's easy to expand it if you decide you want to, cut a wire, move a jumper.
Mine is expanded as I want to use it on 10m but unless you want to go on 27.555 or use it on the ham bands don't bother as it's a pain in the arse to use it that way. It alters how some of the buttons function and the VFO mode is crap with a channel selector.
Call Sign : 26-CT-4388 Posts : 32 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2022-01-02 QTH or Location : Cirencester Equipment Used : Ranger RCI-2995 DX | Pdt McKinley | Sirio 2008 Antenna Age : 59
Subject: Re: President Mckinley Standard Or Expanded Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:37 pm
Hi all am thinking of getting a President Mckinley cb radio but can't decide wether to buy the standard or expanded version or buy both.
I purchased the standard version and moded it myself. Very easy to do. One white loop wire to cut and one jumper to move from left to right. When in multinorm you also get the advantage of x2 your power output. It gives 10w AM, 20w FM and 18w SSB. You still retain the U.K. channels. For me it was a no brainer. Also contrary to what was said above it retains all the option of the non modified version plus more. Lately I’ve been having great fun DXing on 27.555 with clear and crisp reports from all over Europe.
Call Sign : 56-CT-004 Posts : 317 Times Thanked : 10 Join date : 2019-08-23 QTH or Location : TUUSLA- FINLAND Equipment Used : ft-450d-mc kinley - cobra 19dxeu- lincoln+2 - superstar lord - grant 2 - tti hand held- alan42- crt mike cb - zodiac 68 hunting radio hand held- and few PMR 2
Subject: Re: President Mckinley Standard Or Expanded Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:55 pm
Did the mod Saturday to 1 of the 2 I have, very happy with it, working great on 27.555, I personally feel it's better than the President 2+ to use .
Call Sign : 26-CT-3771 Posts : 107 Times Thanked : 3 Join date : 2020-08-10 QTH or Location : Weston-super-Mare Equipment Used : CRT Millennium 3v hand sets Pama GT-19 Age : 57
Subject: Re: President Mckinley Standard Or Expanded Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:33 pm
Hi I’ve used this radio for 2-3 years now. No mod just as it is out of the box. A great radio and once you have figured out the menus it is very easy to use. At he end of the day it’s what you want to do with it. Whatever you choose I’m sure you’ll love it. All the best.
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Subject: Re: President Mckinley Standard Or Expanded