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Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by undertaker, Jul 8, 2018.
I have one of these on the way. is the stock mic ok or do I need to get a better one?
I just bought a Anytone AT666 and was wondering about the mic . it sounds good with the stock mic so unless you just want to buy one I would wait to see how the mic sounds. just my thoughts on the question you asked.
Thank you Sonoma I also have the anytone AT 6666 and you are correct the stock mic sounds fine..
Please come back here and let us know your feelings about the radio. I am considering it myself. Thanks and 73s
The stock mic is great. Keep in mind below 32' F the mic may go up a channel when you press the ptt button.
I ended up using an Astatic mic rewired for the McKinley. Solved the issue, just lost the up/down option on the factory mic..
Just installed mine about two weeks ago...Stock Mic is great! Not like a stock Mic you may get on a New Cobra 29 or something...These are not bad at all...Also, any 6 pin Uniden Mic will work with the radio including the wireless Mic Uniden has out.
I also have a 6-pin to 4-pin adapter that I use so I can use my 4-pin RF Limited 2018 Mic with the radio...It doesn't have the up & down buttons on it, but other than that, it works fine with the radio...
IF your not having the radio P&T from where-ever your buying it, you need to open the thing up and open up the Modulation pot...CB Magazine has a video on youtube showing you where the pot is at...The SSB pot will also need adjusting to get up to 12w's.
watch this video, he shows you everything you need to know about the McKinley...the video is what made me decide to pull the trigger and get this radio.
Nope just bought it new in box I might try my kl 203 with it. Thanks JJD for telling me about the modulation
I run mine with a KL203. Works great.. setting the power on the McKinley is abit tricky. I have mine set at like 1 1/4w according to my cheap meter. Make sure you lock it in..
Yep I have mine hooked to a 1x2 and see right at 400w peak...before I adjusted the modulation pot it was only at about 290w and my locals said it had low modulation...from the factory it was only set at about 65-70% modularion...and SSB was only at around 6w...
The tuning pots are extremely small...I had to use a magnifying glass to see them. lol...just remember when adjusting the pots they don't have a stopping point, they will just keep turning so you have to watch your meter to stop at peak. (a in-line meter, not rhe radios meter)
You need to be careful wiring other mics to this and other newer President series radios.
Pin 6 supplies voltage for the stock mic for electrec mics.
If your mics don't require phantom power, don't connect pin 6. You could fry the mic element.