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New president lincoln 2

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by 26sd782, May 28, 2013.

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    cbradiomagazine.com 2008 - 2014 / Pau Hana

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    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Here is the best front to back example of the Lincoln II and the Grant II I can find.
    Also Simon has posted on his website that he has contacted President about the flickering S meter and the AGC problem.

    The hidden menu has been found in the radio so it looks like it has a service menu.

    President Lincoln 2 Vs President Grant 2 - SSB Receive - YouTube


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    Jeff
     
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  3. Mudfoot

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    Oh my!

    The Lincoln was painful to listen to. That should clearly be repaired under warranty. I hope they can straighten that radio up.
     
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    I'm sure they can but why would they ...
     
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    To make me happy.
     
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    I'm sure it would make a lot of people happy. President never addressed known issues in the Jackson and that did not seem to hurt sales.
     
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    We are already seeing Used Lincoln II radios popping up on e-bay.
    Lets hope they have not been in the service menu messing with the settings.
    Same as getting into the Hidden Menu`s on the Yaesu FT 857/897 radios....if you do not know what you are doing you can render the radio useless.


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    Jeff
     
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  9. jazzsinger

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    Jackson ain't only radio Uniden have made with agc issues,been a few from what I recall they may be Uniden radios at Qixiang prices, but unlike Quixiang who listen to customer feed back Uniden have alway been complacent about admitting or rectifying faults, As for front end overload,I used to notice it on original Lincoln very often when out mobile up high at night with one or two strong signals on band there was images all over the place,and some so strong and clear was hard to tell if you were listening to fundamental frequency or an image,

    was one of the main reasons I preferred the Jackson as it wasn't as bad although suffered both issues too, its not as noticeable when band is busy but when quiet at night especially on FM and there was 1 or 2 strong signals local,you'd get images everywhere,backing rf gain sorts the agc without modding it as it only happens on really strong signals, I was considering Grant 2,Lincon 2 and Alinco DR135dx/cre 8900, the Alinco is begining to look like the better buy of the 3.

    I like companies that listen to user feedback and act on it, I've heard people slag off Anytones/6900 being on ver 6, I'd have thought that's a good sign,s times in the space of a couple of years or less the manufacturer has tried to improve their product,only thing will make Uniden change a board is lack of campatible parts or they find a cheaper way of doing something,Its always been their M.O. ,

    as others have said I know of at least 5 or 6 different jacksons that all had agc,even the final batch didn't address it,despite a fix being common knowledge for at least a decade, I fear Unidens day as a superpower in CB radios is coming to an end,they are far too pricey and don't come with the reliability they used to, as long as they live in denial and greed in Balaruc they are doomed,its about time they started listening to users, ch 9/19 and echo in a 10m radio,wtf, that money would have been far better spent on better filters and a processor

    The Grant 2 may buy them more time but its fast running out for them as others exploit their weaknesses. :(
     
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    "I had very high hopes for the Lincoln 2, afterall the original President Lincoln soon became an iconic radio. A radio that is still held in high regard today.

    However the Lincoln 2 isn't actually a true President at all, it's made by Qixiang, the same people who brought the Anytone range of radios to the market. Now that in itself isn't a bad thing but as you may know they had to refine their radios several times before the Anytone was considered fit for purpose.

    So what do I think of this new radio?

    First of all, the radio looks nice, with plenty of well lit buttons to play with. The LCD screen is clear and easy to read. You have a choice of 3 illumination colours, Orange, Green and Blue, all of which are nice but my personal favourite is the Green. The display brightness can also be set according to you preference.

    The push buttons are well labeled and easy to use however some of the rotary controls are a bit small, particularly the mic gain/rf gain and clarifier which are located close to the channel change. Something to consider if you, like me, have big fingers!

    TX- When transmitting I got good reports on all modes, however the outgoing audio on FM was described as a little quiet. This was soon remedied with the use of a power mic so no problems there.

    RX- Now this is where it gets disappointing, on all modes the s-meter likes to do a little dance even when NO signal is being received. The early Anytones also had this problem! The actual receive is fine on AM and FM but can only be described and poor on SSB particularly when listening to a strong signal when stations sound slightly garbled. It's almost as if the radio is being overloaded. Reducing the RF gain improves the sound considerably but it never sounds perfect. Weaker stations sound much better it has to be said.

    Having said all that the radio generally works very well, it has good output power, good output audio and if you don't mind frequent use of the RF gain you should be able to live with the less than perfect SSB receive.

    So the radio is OK but could and should have been better. Coming hot on the heels of the quite frankly SUPERB President Grant 2 this does feel a bit of a let down!

    I have a feeling we'll be seeing a version 2 of this radio very soon!!!

    Read more: http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-radio/transceivers/mobile-transceivers/president-lincoln-ii#ixzz2vbolwqdD"
     
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    Thanks for that .read Dave's ( He has them for sale as well) Early reports on the At-6666 look good Check out you tube .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryvqbs8tXdg
     
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    Dave, if you reading this...

    Can you plug a straight key in and tap out SOS a few times as fast as you can?

    The buffering issue will surface quickly if it is still a problem.
     
  15. vkrules

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    Stuffed up again thats a Lincoln 1
     

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