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President Randy fcc

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Eldorado828, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Another cool little handheld from president. Am only but nice to see the president bunch striving to keep up with new gear.

    https://president-electronics.us/CB-Radios/AM-transceivers/RANDY-FCC


     

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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Basically all the features from the non HH’s. I like it!!
     
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  3. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Rohs2 compliant, is that like when we went from leaded to unleaded and then went a step further to unleaded with 10% ethanol? Screenshot_20210304-215717_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Taking a family trip next week with stops at Fort Campbell KY, Petersburg KY, Cincinnati Ohio, Williamstown KY then back home so it'll consist of a few miles.

    That said....

    I just ordered one of these little radios along with the new Virginia antenna to run in the family wagon. A perfect opportunity to justify getting one and for testing purposes haha...

    While the new Virginia wouldn't be my first choice, I only did so because I don't think my wife will go for the Stryker sra10 mag mount on the family cruiser.

    Hopefully I can report back on both products in due time.
     
  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    That is really interesting, I just might get one. Does it come with a rubber ducky antenna or something?

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  6. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Comes with a little rubber antenna that's probably just a little dummy load at best. There's a couple of videos on the eu version showing the mobile attachment that replaces the battery pack adding a lighter plug and so239 for external antenna. We'll soon find out.
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Yes it comes with a rubber ducky antenna.
     

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  8. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    A base load WILSON 500 or bigger is almost invisible on a mommy van (find someone else has seen as many as me the past ten years).

    All that roof . . . the base coil disappears.

    Little Wil ain’t worth it (I’ve made them work, but . . . ). 500, 1000 or 5000 is the ticket for design (brand less important).

    Do a good job with the coax lead, and you’re gold.

    Bond roof rack, or, as Handy Andy suggests, USE the roof rack as antenna mount base due to poor van panel/body bonding. (See thAt thread of a 108” on a van roof).

    HUSTLER HQ27 (56”) on a QD in a WILSON 305-700 CB antenna mount.

    “Sweetie, there’ll be a day we have the family in several vehicles. This trip gives me the information I need to be cost-effective about this one. As there is a minimum in price, AND a way to be low-key”.

    (Show her a picture of a 52” SIGNAL ENGINEERING
    GOLDEN ROD to know what isn’t low key. But would be performance king).

    And, start a count of private vehicles with every type of aftermarket antennas. Dawdle thru western OK as everyone in oilfield has a WILSON cell amp antenna on pickups.

    You’ll hit one-hundred (100) before the end of Day Two on the road.

    Walcott Radio Bag (see my posts in CB Revival thread) hung on back of front passenger seat fixes that problem. Earpiece and VOX mic if you have them.

    And hit OKC on IH40 at about 1600. I can pick up Rattlesnake and the crew downtown (where 40 & 35 cross) at the El Reno Scale House west of town.

    And I’d bet you could keep them talking past TINKER AFB (where I lose them in van clutter).

    They are a highlight. Best CB group in nation where truck drivers are concerned (AM-19).

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  9. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    This + a President New York would be a great little travel setup. Only be able to talk 1-2 miles likely but fun on the road.
     
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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Got in late tonight and to my disbelief the radio and antenna made it.
    I took some pictures to share of what the contents the box lists. The antenna has been renamed as well for whatever reason.

    Hopefully tomorrow home time comes earlier so I can show any of you interested exactly what it all looks like in there. 20210308_200201.jpg 20210308_200212.jpg 20210308_200328.jpg 20210308_200239.jpg 20210308_200201.jpg 20210308_200239.jpg
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I wish it had side band. I will probably get one to take to the beach. Maybe rig up a 9 foot beach umbrella.:whistle: Interested in your opinion on it.
     
  12. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    Grab a Rover rental for those dunes too...​
     
  13. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    I got to take a few unboxing pictures for you fellas that want a better look. Don't roast me too harshly if I've missed a specific detail.

    Has a sturdy feel in the hand, the knob has a good tension to it, the buttons have a nice push to them. It really doesn't feel cheap like so many products we find these days and especially in the cb world.
     

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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    And there's more.
    Also did some quick power checks on both low and high. I'm thinking my mfj is a little generous.

    It's pretty cool the stuff a smartphone can do with pictures these days.
     

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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Like yesterday, getting ready for a road trip so time is scarce and didn't fiddle with it a whole lot. Did do a little sound test with the monitor radio and it sounds pretty good. On high it modulated to about 12 watts Pep, low to about 8 watts pep nice and clear. I'll be doing some local city driving Thursday in the family wagon and we'll see what it'll do with that little president antenna. Lots of truck traffic here so it'll quickly be known how it talks and hears. Hopefully a brief follow up in the coming days.
     

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