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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Auldgeek » 17 Aug 2019, 11:35

cb4ever104 wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 06:14
To be honest I can't see why it gets so hot anyway. Hopefully President will sort this problem out. Having to put a fan on a CB radio is nuts.
The chassis is made of quite thin metal and all of the regulators are on the same side, with very little heatsink for dissipation. I think the AT-5555 and CRE-8900 are similar. Some folk modified theirs and moved the AM regulator to the rear of the chassis and used the heatsink for the pa. The Mckinley is even smaller, so I reckon it's just struggling a little to dissipate the heat. Whether it's a design flaw, is too early to say. If we hear of failures, then yes but way too early to know. It may well be rated adequately for the component spec. Only time will tell.
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by 108EH002 » 17 Aug 2019, 16:57

Why am I obsessed with +30 Drew ? = I'm a CB'er and most CB's go up to a +30.

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Why do amateurs need +60 on the meter if their scale for strength is a 9 for very strong ? = better flowers ;)
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by scanplorer » 07 Sep 2019, 16:39

Hi all,
This is my first post in forum.
I bought McKinley, export mode, and the only issue I am dealing with is with microphone.
It's like mic gain is at minimum level, like I am talking in low volume or far away from mic.
Mic type is set to "EL", MIC GAIN is at maximum level. My transmition can be heard loud and clear without noise, but listeners complain that thay can hardly hear my voise at all modulations.

Is it a wrong setting that I missed?

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

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scanplorer wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 16:39
Hi all,
This is my first post in forum.
I bought McKinley, export mode, and the only issue I am dealing with is with microphone.
It's like mic gain is at minimum level, like I am talking in low volume or far away from mic.
Mic type is set to "EL", MIC GAIN is at maximum level. My transmition can be heard loud and clear without noise, but listeners complain that thay can hardly hear my voise at all modulations.

Is it a wrong setting that I missed?

There's nothing wrong with it as such, it's just that regulations on FM deviation are very tight these days and FM audio sounds quiet compared to AM or SSB. Also over the years people have become accustomed to hearing stations operating with power mics, often turned up way too high, so your little standard mic will sound quiet in comparison.

You have 2 choices..... Buy a power mic, this will lift your audio level or make a minor internal adjustment to your radio by adjusting one of the tiny pots on the main circuit board.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by scanplorer » 13 Sep 2019, 18:32

Adjusting the FM mod/dev worked. Thanks!

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 14 Sep 2019, 19:56

scanplorer wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 18:32
Adjusting the FM mod/dev worked. Thanks!
Yes that works for sure!!!!

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by dt307 » 14 Sep 2019, 20:49

just had 1 in ......best newer type radio ive used
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 15 Sep 2019, 18:39

It's a good little radio. For me the front facing speaker just takes up valuable space, I would have preferred a standard speaker with a bigger screen and a few extra knobs/buttons on the front but the radio certainly works well.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by dt307 » 15 Sep 2019, 21:15

if there was an option to swap or toggle from ch display large and small frequency counter to small ch and large counter that would be a big plus for me
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by scanplorer » 01 Oct 2019, 12:53

Did anyone had to adjust squelch or ASC level from the main circuit board?

ASC needs signals 8 S to work, can I make it from 6 or 7?

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Post by lambrettadave » 01 Oct 2019, 22:57

delboyonline wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 18:39
It's a good little radio. For me the front facing speaker just takes up valuable space, I would have preferred a standard speaker with a bigger screen and a few extra knobs/buttons on the front but the radio certainly works well.
I think what you really want is the screen from the Grant 2 and the chassis from the McKinley.
Me, I wanted a ssb CB with a front speaker and put up with the rest of the radio as it is.
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 02 Oct 2019, 17:19

scanplorer wrote:
01 Oct 2019, 12:53
Did anyone had to adjust squelch or ASC level from the main circuit board?

ASC needs signals 8 S to work, can I make it from 6 or 7?
There is a pot inside the radio to adjust the ASC but I haven't made any adjustments to mine yet.

The ASC is a bit vicious (like that on most radios) so I generally use the manual squelch.

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