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President line of radios

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Red Ranger, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Red Ranger

    Red Ranger Active Member

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    Can anyone list all the U.S.A. named Presidents that have been marketed under the President brand of CB/Export radios? Please also indicate "rare" on any models that are hard to get.


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  2. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    Well there was the Jackson am/fm/ssb black face and gray face...then JFC am/fm...export Washington{same as Staker20} rare...dx Grant am/fm/ssb there is more that im forgetting,73s de JW


    Are you sure there was an export Washington????



    List so far...


    President...

    DX Grant am/fm/ssb

    Jackson am/fm/ssb black face / gray face

    (the only one I got) Dwight D. (AM only)

    and I know there are President Madison's, and Lincoln mobiles out there out there..

    But that radio can taaaaaaalkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    adams
    george
    ronald
    mckinley

    President William Henry Harrison.

    Warranty is only 30 days, for some reason...:D

    President Jack. Great performer btw.
    Mike

    What is the difference between the Jack and the Jackson?

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    Jack is 40ch MB8719 radio, 2sc2166 driving 2sc2312, AM transmit strip with transistor AM modulator like ept36xx or ept 69xx boards so NPC can be done and this radio is booming on AM.
    RX strip is similar to jackson, but single IF, AM is going through SSB crystal filter, so RX is narrow and selective.
    For me the best mobile radio, I owned hundreds of them in the past.
    Mike

    I remember all the hubub when that Roosevelt radio was to have come out, never came to pass.
    The Super Star 4900 Base was the same radio, but not many of them survived the 12 volt on the mic plug test.

    I would like to talk to someone that knew what transpired when President Belgium became President France.
    Suddenly everything they made was priced like it was gold plated.

    73
    Jeff

    List so far...


    President...

    DX Grant am/fm/ssb

    Jackson black face gray face

    Dwight D.

    President Madison

    Lincoln

    Adams

    Washington

    Ronald

    Mckinley

    William Henry Harrison.

    President Jack.

    This one does not count, as I could not obtain this model: Roosevelt (perhaps some prototypes out there?)

    from what i recall the president jack is the same 80 ch chassis as the stalker 1x (version with fm,not ukfm version), when originally sold it was sold as a 40 ch am/fm/ssb radio to make it legal in certain european countries. easily modified.

    others not yet mentioned are:

    president benjamin 120ch (once modified) homebase.(probably rare outside mainland europe)

    president franklin homebase 200 ch (a to e bands) (ept 3600 chassis, sold in silver and black fascias) similar to galaxy saturn i believe.

    president richard

    president jackson 2

    and a whole host of am/fm only exports with the president jfk being probably the most popular of them in europe, most of the later french president radios can be modified, usually already set up inside and only a couple of wires from band selector need soldered,

    even the newest range of president am/fm mobiles and the jackson 2 are all easily modified for export work (more often than not a case of cutting one white wire and moving a 3 pin jumper with 2 pin shorting link from the two links its on too the other link and the centre one it was on originally.

    for a pretty comprehensive listing of most president europe radios check out :

    Les Postes de la Marque Prsident




    @ jeff audioshockwave,

    as far as i'm aware president europe came out of a company called csi france, which imported the csi commanche/pawnee radios, (possibly they bought over president in belgium), (although i don't remember them being in belgium,only cb company i remember that was belgium based was ham international, but back then the internet was a dream and information was pretty thin on the ground, especially as these radios were illegal in every country in europe and beyond)

    even now finding any information on the history of export radios is nigh on impossible as no-one admits to having anything to do with them (just try asking cobra for information on the 148 gtl dx, despite their name and address on the box they deny ever having had anything to do with them) SUREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!! or try asking uniden about their involvement (another brick wall of denial)

    double post, sorry

    Thanks for clearing up my confusing on the Jack vs. Jackson.I was thinking the Jack resembled the Jackson but looking around I see that they looked more like the McKinley

    You're right, very few of these landed on this side of the lake.I picked one up about 20 years ago at a shop in the 9 division, near Toronto.I always liked the low profile of the Uniden 810E/710E so I had to buy the Benjamin when I saw it on their shelf.

    it does look like a mini sawn off jackson,lol. quite fancy one myself,and as you correctly say its almost identical to the mc kinlay. they are very rare here in the uk, as were most of the presidents i mentioned. ideal for using ssb mobile as it does 27.555 and it works very well.


    yeah they look nice, again they don't show up here very often but can be had second hand if you know where to look like most presidents,(i don't want to say where as they are generally reasonably priced and if the numbnuts find out where to source them the prices will rocket,but if you think about it i'm sure you'll realise quickly where to get them,the clue being they were sold unmodded), i've seen a few advertised over the past couple of years but i was after another president radio at the time.

    if i recall the service manual for the benjamin (including the 120 ch mod) is on servicedocs.com.

    Latest List I can come up with:
    I will break them up in Several posts with Pictures.



    President Billy
    President George
    President Grant Classic
    President Harrison
    President Harry II Classic

    President Harry III ASC
    President Harry III Classic
    President Herbert ASC
    President Jackson ASC
    President Jackson II

    President James
    President JFK ASC
    President JFK II ASC
    President Jimmy
    President Johnny

    President Randy
    President Shogun ( Emperor Branded )
    President Taylor II Classic
    President Taylor III Classic
    President Tommy ASC

    President Truman ASC
    President Valery Classic
    President Walker ASC
    President William ( I have no picture of this radio, if you have one feel free to post)
    President Wilson ASC

    And two more...these are also Branded Emperor.
    Emperor Kenji
    Emperor Ninja
    This is all I have, Please feel free to add/update if you can

    73
    Jeff

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    President Johnny II ASC
    President Johnny III ASC
    President Johnson ASC
    President Johnson II ASC
    President Lincoln

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    OK, sorry for the big long post, I got locked up and merged all posts together.... any way i think i got it all back together.



    73
    Jeff
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    Ill forgive you this time ... But thanks some nice lookin radios in there
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    President KP44
    President Charles
    President 4000
    President APX7
    President AX7

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    President Pegasus I
    President Old Hickory
    President Convoy II
    President Teddy R

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    President Dwight D
    President Zachary T
    President Madison
    President Washington
    President Franklin

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    Catalog 1980
    Catalog 1984
    Catalog 1990
    Catalog 1991
    Catalog 1992

    See attached PDF Files


    73
    Jeff

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    Catalog 1993
    Catalog 1995
    More to come later


    73
    Jeff

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    Catalog 2002
    Catalog 2003
    Catalog 2006
    Catalog 2008


    73
    Jeff

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    that roosevelt looks like a nice base.is it real? can one be had here in the states?
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    The Roosevelt radio never really came to pass,The Super Star 4900 Base was the same radio, and a few of them were produced, but not very many lived.
    The Mic had 12V+ on one of the pins and plugging in a mic that was not wired correctly dumped that 12v back into the CPU.... and basically fried the radio.
    And a replacement CPU was not to be had.
    I think Tony here on the forum has/had one and searched far and wide to find parts for it with no result. Maybe he can add some info here..

    73
    Jeff
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    Here is a picture of the 4900 version.
    Bennie over at CBTRICKS.com has more info on this radio, including a service manual

    73
    Jeff

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    Also Known as the Sabo XF 9082 Pro II.

    73
    Jeff

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