razmouk wrote:Some people seem to have an opinion to share, yet haven't had the radio?
I have a L2, and it was pants with all the known faults. It was returned to president, all free of charge, with unbelievable customer service and communications, then returned back to me very swiftly.
I now have a really fantastic radio, end of story!
If the V3 is an improvement, I'm jealous because mine is superb as it is.
I'm honestly belly laughing at the bull some people come out with in here. In all my years on cb, I've never been more pleased with a company, as I am with president, stunning in my opinion.
You can't see the wood for the trees so they say, and no doubt true of some of the posts on this forum at times.
Since all the bad words around I feel no need to comment anymore about this radio. V1 was a dog. FINE, but not all had a fault and indeed some people think the ones with V2 are spoilt because nothing wrong with V1. SO that means something was right, something was wrong.
How many people had an Anytone 5555 or DX 5000 on here? Hands up.
V3 had errors and the customers cried and then bought V4
V4 turn on the ASC and the s meter stopped working and people cried. Customers waited for the V5
V5 Some had RF Rain, people cried but bought it in thousands and thousands. Could not program it with the old version software, people cried.
V6 People bought it to see they have V6 software on the V5 board and the people cried.
V6 Board and V6 Firmware came along soon afterwards.
Common thing is that people cried, some cried and did not invest just sat like Buddha smarting at how clever they were not to buy it. President are the first company who dealt with Qixiang and changed the radio in production and not wait for another batch. And for all those who foolishly write "Butchered Radios" "Crap Modified" " Too much solder" and all the rest of it IT WAS PRESIDENT and not the Chinese who found the mods (no circuit diagrams of course as Qixiang don't supply them to anyone) and sat and changed the radios in house. Better a board with visible mods than a radio that you cannot use? That is my opinion as I do not use the radio with the case open to see it inside.
How about dropping back to the AT5555 and its saga on the air.
Nevada, Truck King, Radiozing and all the others did they offer free collection, free pick up, free work, free upgrade and free return delivery on these radios? Add to that Intek, Hannover, CRT, Maas how many got all the errors sorted in production and then did all repairs for free and deliver them back? Kucha Hans fixed the radios for people at a cost remember him? He was the man who did all the work the manufacturer could not make. The rumour is still strong that one person sent a V4 to China and they looked at the mods and from this came the V5.
V3 is leaps above the V1, and only a few steps up from the V2. Channel change is better, firmware integration is better, way buttons behave to the firmware is better, receive is better. An S0 voice which is fresh air on V1 can be worked on V2 and worked easier on the V3.
V3 Buy one, it is a simple process you part money and then can have an opinion. I have here a V1, V2 and V3. If people only talk and talk and don't invest then the market is smaller.
AE5890EU More errors than a horse with two legs and are they modified or changed or updated for free? NAH Icom 7410 has an power over run and is that also fixed for free? NAH and the list of radios with errors can fill another three pages. DONT LIKE MY WORDS am sure M0OGY has a V3 from his sources so see his video and comment there. I can only comment simply on keying the mike. And at the moment the V2 and V3 here are better workers by at least 40% to my Grant II which is now relegated to the box as the others are better, simple as that.