Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX Group. The home of ALL things Radio - CB, 11m DX, Amateur, PMR446, PLD, Network and Data. We welcome all radio enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Join today and claim your own unique World Famous CT Call-sign
 
HomeEventsCalendarFAQLatest imagesSearchRegisterLog in

Navigation
Useful Radio Sites
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
CT Bill Board





Views This Year
All Time Views
Classified Adverts

Latest topics
» Sorry to be a pain!
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 5:08 pm by Baldrik

» Foundation Exam - PASSED!!!
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 4:44 pm by Mick Lake

» 11m Challenge Scores Only
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 3:45 pm by Chickenfoot@1987

» Newbie call sign Application (Issued)
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 2:59 pm by Leigh Rogers

» 11m winter challenge
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 12:27 pm by John123

» Two Antennas and Radio Damage Question
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 6:57 am by Alan Pilot

» Sirio 2016
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 6:52 am by Alan Pilot

» HF Radios---No Idea!
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 6:45 am by Alan Pilot

» Success at last!
president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeToday at 12:57 am by TheReverend

Keywords
call display division president yaesu Baofeng 6900 Mobile ss9900 lincoln ALINCO callsign Sirio frequency anytone antenna radio sign SS6900 2022 power 9900 list Calling Mckinley chart
QRZ Database

 

 president mckinley

Go down 
5 posters
AuthorMessage
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeMon Sep 26, 2022 9:45 pm

Hi does anyone have a president mckinley rig and if so what are your thoughts on it review wise are they worth all the dosh  ?  affraid
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Alan Pilot
Major contributor
Major contributor
Alan Pilot


Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA
Posts : 1938
Times Thanked : 47
Join date : 2019-11-19
QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Age : 149

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 6:50 am

A lot about that radio on here i did a quick search and this is just 1 of the many posts.
https://charlietangodxgroup.forumotion.com/t2983-president-mckinley?highlight=mckinley

Victor likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Victor
CT Directors
CT Directors
Victor


Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 4030
Times Thanked : 253
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 6:52 am

Hi 'skyrider'. (Sorry no name given here or in your profile.)


Many members here have or have had the President McKinley CB radio and judging by equipment lists as well as reviews it seems like a popular radio.

Nowadays with CB operators being much further apart than days of old a SSB or sidebander radio is a must with better transmission distances available with such modes. They're also helpful if you want to catch some 'skip' DX contacts being the preferred method of operation. (You can DX with FM and AM modes also though.)

Reviews for such radios should be taken on balance, if attached to a poor antenna setup then the apparent 'best' radio in the world won't perform very well. Worthwhile remembering that it's not just about the radio so account for an antenna, coax, power supply when running as a home base let alone any ancillary equipment such as SWR meters etc. within your budget.


Is it worth all the dosh?

Well it certainly is when you have the excitement of your first DX contact giving you a radio thrill! Wink


If you want to go further then the Radio Amateur Foundation exam costs less than £30 plus a bit of study. The equipment is a bit more expensive on the face of it but there are cheaper alternatives available and compared to a full blown CB setup can be fairly equivalent in price. Especially if you sling up a bit of wire cut to the right length as an antenna on the HF bands and on some bands far off contacts could happen almost every day.....even with the 10 Watt limit at Foundation. 

Even if only armed with a cheap 2m/70cm hand held radio you can fire up repeaters and manage equivalent or greater distance contacts than normally possible on a propagation devoid CB band. Far more likely to make a contact too.


Apologies for my 'mumblings' but there are many paths you can take to reach radio bliss it all being down to the choices you make and effort put in.


Is the McKinley worth it? That's pretty much up to you. president - president mckinley 1f44d 

All the best,
Victor

Alan Pilot and skyrider like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.qrz.com/db/M7VIC
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 7:04 pm

thanks very much for your thoughts Victor (im Lionel by the way) i still have my multimode 2 in a cupboard and i have had several home base antennas plus a pama power  mike with echo , and right now i think i need a rig with LSB/USB so i think i will have to go shopping thanks i will stay in touch i forgot to mention im in preston lancs

Victor likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 7:11 pm

Thanks for that Alan
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Victor
CT Directors
CT Directors
Victor


Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 4030
Times Thanked : 253
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 8:26 pm

Hi Lionel, pleasure to make your acquaintance. president - president mckinley 1f44d

It sounds like you're pretty much all geared up and obviously have some past experience with CB radio.

Newer CB gear is great, (pretty much based on the circuitry of old just with fancy screens and microprocessor control), but there's many that lust and swear blind by the old gear. Probably won't be long before it all shifts over to SDR technology much like everything else.

CB Radio has definitely changed over the years and although there are many that have hung on it's nowhere near as busy as it once was. (We unfortunately lost a lot of faces & voices due to the passage of time.) Here's hoping the ramp up the current solar cycle brings back many on board and maybe attracts newer operators.

I expanded my interests by finally getting my 'ticket' and must admit that there's always something to do when the CB bands are quiet. (Shhh....I've hardly touched CB since turning to the 'dark side'. Wink )


I wish you all the best with your radio interests.

73's
Victor

skyrider likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.qrz.com/db/M7VIC
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeTue Sep 27, 2022 9:27 pm

again thanks for that Victor plus two points would you happen to know if anyone is selling a president mckinley for reasonable money or if not a similar ssb rig with usb/lsb and  another one for you im surprised rigs have not gone digital like everything else  What a Face
Back to top Go down
View user profile
TheReverend
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-3921 / M7GDA
Posts : 131
Times Thanked : 6
Join date : 2020-12-22
QTH or Location : Lambourn
Equipment Used : CRT SS9900, CRT ONE N, CRT Electro, UV-5r, B550p, HP-202, Sirio 4000, T2lT, Sharmans X-50, Diamond A430....and many bits of wire.

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 2:00 am

Hi Lionel,

A very good question!!  I'd recommend the CRT SS9900 by way of an alternative bud.  It will give you an expansive frequency range across AM/FM/SSB modes, and it's absolutely fantastic!!  Have a look at kcb.co.uk and they'll sort you right out with the radio pre-programmed to all of the relevant frequencies chap.

Cheers,

Simon.

skyrider likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 3:13 pm

thanks Simon i will have a look
Back to top Go down
View user profile
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 4:26 pm

have you seen the one on ebay and what do you think about it  ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tonyvic
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Tonyvic


Call Sign : 26-CT-4013/M7DVQ
Posts : 120
Times Thanked : 3
Join date : 2021-02-24
QTH or Location : Brighton, East Sussex
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450at - Half Wave Silver Rod - CRT Space-U with unknown antenna.
Age : 75

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 6:06 pm

skyrider wrote:
have you seen the one on ebay and what do you think about it  ?
Hi Lionel, I take it you mean the 9900 if so there is 8 to 10 on Fleebay.

Tony
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://allradio.co.uk
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 6:55 pm

Hi Tony yes it has one bid on it at the moment at £120
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tonyvic
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Tonyvic


Call Sign : 26-CT-4013/M7DVQ
Posts : 120
Times Thanked : 3
Join date : 2021-02-24
QTH or Location : Brighton, East Sussex
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450at - Half Wave Silver Rod - CRT Space-U with unknown antenna.
Age : 75

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:06 pm

skyrider wrote:
Hi Tony yes it has one bid on it at the moment at £120
Ok Lionel, I didn't know you were looking on the auction section. I steer clear of auctions on Ebay myself as I'm a suspicious old bugger. Smile
Tony

skyrider likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://allradio.co.uk
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:12 pm

right what do you reckon go straight to a reputable shop/ dealer. how about kcb.co.uk    What a Face
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tonyvic
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Tonyvic


Call Sign : 26-CT-4013/M7DVQ
Posts : 120
Times Thanked : 3
Join date : 2021-02-24
QTH or Location : Brighton, East Sussex
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450at - Half Wave Silver Rod - CRT Space-U with unknown antenna.
Age : 75

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:21 pm

skyrider wrote:
right what do you reckon go straight to a reputable shop/ dealer
Lionel, please don't let me put you off the auction but I would prefer a dealer or a CTDX member to buy gear from.

Good luck whichever way you go.
Tony

skyrider likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://allradio.co.uk
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:27 pm

yes i would really like to buy a rig off someone on CTDX they have more interest in what they are selling i will have to look on the classifieds
Back to top Go down
View user profile
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:32 pm

do you ever use an amp on your radio Tony
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Tonyvic
Senior contributor
Senior contributor
Tonyvic


Call Sign : 26-CT-4013/M7DVQ
Posts : 120
Times Thanked : 3
Join date : 2021-02-24
QTH or Location : Brighton, East Sussex
Equipment Used : Yaesu 450at - Half Wave Silver Rod - CRT Space-U with unknown antenna.
Age : 75

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 7:42 pm

skyrider wrote:
do you ever use an amp on your radio Tony
I haven't used an amp since about 1985.
The Yaesu is 100W and the Space-U is about 17W which is plenty for me, in fact I rarely use more than 40W on 11M & 10W on 446.
On the Ham bands I am limited to 10W and stick to that.

Tony
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://allradio.co.uk
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeWed Sep 28, 2022 8:35 pm

i think if you have a decent radio/antenna you are on to a winner

Tonyvic likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
skyrider
Senior contributor
Senior contributor



Call Sign : 26-CT-4654
Posts : 109
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2022-09-25
QTH or Location : Preston, Lancs.
Equipment Used : UNIDEN 100, PRESIDENT MC KINLEY + mag mount , silver rod
Age : 62

president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: kpo dx-5000   president - president mckinley Icon_minitimeThu Sep 29, 2022 3:59 pm

has anyone ever owned a kpo dx-5000 plus , kcb sell them and they look ok  Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content





president - president mckinley Empty
PostSubject: Re: president mckinley   president - president mckinley Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
president mckinley
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» PRESIDENT MCKINLEY MIC
» Help with President McKinley.
» President McKinley EU
» President MCKinley
» President McKinley

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum :: Community Hangout :: General Chat-
Jump to: