1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

PRESIDENT Lincoln II

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by CbRadiosPRONTO, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. CbRadiosPRONTO

    CbRadiosPRONTO Performance Ready Radios

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    51
    I'm looking forward to getting these in stock Wednesday. Lets hope the quirks are limited.

    Cbradiomagazine.com did a pretty good work up on it. He did mention a few " what the heck is up with that?" pointers but nothing too serious.



    Courious to see how it compares to the Optima I'm using right now. My optima may officially go up for sale.
     
    #1 CbRadiosPRONTO, Apr 27, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2014

  2. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    350
    are you getting the version 2 that has the receive overload and meter fixes done??
     
    #2 camaro1, Apr 27, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
  3. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    8,274
    Likes Received:
    2,599
    I'd run away from that.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    350
    I think you will be keeping the optima.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    8,274
    Likes Received:
    2,599
    I have many options, but when I work 10, 11 or 12 meters, I use my Optima in front of my KL-500.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. cbradiomagazine.com

    cbradiomagazine.com 2008 - 2014 / Pau Hana

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    170
    Since doing the fixes I've been quite happy with the radio. It still isn't anything groundbreaking and is similar to the CRE 8900 in many ways but the navigation and layout is really easy to use making it very nice in the mobile.

    Definitely make sure they are the version 2. :)

    Haven't had any other issues to report, it's been working great in the mobile, I'm using it on a daily basis and making plenty of contacts. Everyone says it sounds very clear on the air. I'm still using the stock microphone, I could probably move to a power mic for more audio but doesn't really seem necessary as I get heard without problems with the stock mic.

    I've been running full tilt 45 watts or so daily. Most of the time running barefoot but on occasion I'll put my 4 pill in line and do some talking on the bowl :)
     
  7. TonyV225

    TonyV225 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,824
    Likes Received:
    290
    I was surprised to see A1-Telecom had them and is now out of stock, I havent used my account there in a few months so havent been there shopping. I guess I really didnt missing anything by the way it sounds with the first run of these which is typical of the first run of any new export radio.
     
  8. CbRadiosPRONTO

    CbRadiosPRONTO Performance Ready Radios

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    51
    A1 had them? I don't think so.... They were supposed to get them May 2nd but they said they were delayed til May 15th. I could be wrong but I talk with them a couple times per day. As of today, that's the story. Then again, the reps don't always know what the boss is doing.
     
  9. CbRadiosPRONTO

    CbRadiosPRONTO Performance Ready Radios

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    51
    I'm glad to here cbradioMagazine chime in. I was wondering if you were still using that. Good to hear you like it. If it talks anything like the cre8900, I'm sure it'll be good. I hated the menu settings for the CRE. I didn't like that clarifier either but I loved the 10hz freq steps.

    Does anybody know if the board mfr for the Strykers, cre8900, yeticom, grant2 and Lincoln2 are all the same? I get the cre8900 shipped directly from France.
     
  10. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    8,274
    Likes Received:
    2,599
    The CRE 8900 is a turd.
     
  11. OneTwenty

    OneTwenty Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2014
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is the 'V2' President Lincoln 2 still a turd? Trying to decide between that and the grant 2


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    8,274
    Likes Received:
    2,599
    It was on the street for just a short period of time before performance issues surfaced. Sadly, the "expert" beta testers were so giddy just to have the radio, that they ignored/overlooked these obvious faults.

    The Lincoln is so closely related to the CRE, this alone, should cause people to run away. Wouldn't surprise me if other quirks surface. I haven't noticed much talk or excitement about the Lincoln since the problems surfaced, to me, that speaks volumes.

    I'm just an ordinary end user. I proclaim the Lincoln a TURD.
     
    #12 Mudfoot, Apr 29, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
  13. JCH

    JCH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    25
    So where does one send these foreign jobs to get warranty work - France?
     
  14. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    I'd like to get excited about the possibility of a "new" 10 meter radio but I've come to realize there will probably never be anything but these "turds" coming out every so often. The same tired export chassis with a new plastic case and the same old controls, functions, issues and mods. Nothing to get excited about there. It's something to keep the 11 meter crowd buying and modding 10 meter exports.

    There are only three selling points to these radios.

    1. How easy is it to mod for 27 Mhz.
    2. How high can I turn up the modulation.
    3. How many watts can I squeeze out out it before it blows up.

    You can put a new paint job and some new chrome do-dads on a 40 year old car and calling it a new model. They 're not. I'll just save up another $250 and put an Alinco DX-SR8T in my truck.
     
    #14 RatsoW8, Apr 29, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
    2 people like this.
  15. OneTwenty

    OneTwenty Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2014
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yea for sure I agree. Though it's a rock and a hard place kind of situation. Those that want a new model (small, mobile etc), like myself, are essentially stuck with one of these export options. I'm surprised that there isn't THE perfect radio with great everything and perfect reviews seeing as we're in 2014 now but hey, what can ya do. I guess it's between the optima and grant2 for me now, I'm 'moving up' from a 980 and think the grant would probably be a good step.

    Regardless like I said, the hobby has been around for ages and given all of our technical advances and from the outside looking in, I find it difficult to understand why radios nowadays are all full of give and take and pros and cons. Major ones at that!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!