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President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 11 Mar 2019, 18:10

President have finally revealed 'real' photos of the new McKinley EU.

In the past this has been a good indicator that a radio will become available within a few weeks.

Will the radio sell? I think it all depends on price... Under £200 and it stands a chance but the expected price range is £250-£300 and if this proves to be correct I don't think many people could justify spending that amount at this point in the solar cycle....

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Re: President McKinley Incoming

Post by ch25 » 11 Mar 2019, 18:16

£300 for chickenbander... lfmao.
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Post by dt307 » 11 Mar 2019, 18:40

i can see 2 problems and you nailed the first 1 .....the price
second problem is...... damn its an ugly looking radio
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Post by The Collector » 11 Mar 2019, 19:46

If it flops, they might seriously have a rethink about bringing out any more AM/FM radios though, unless they sell (appropriately for the name) well in the EU. Personally, I don't think they'll sell that many over here.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by matt_ne » 11 Mar 2019, 20:43

No Coarse tune. :(

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Post by ch25 » 11 Mar 2019, 21:08

useless 3 decimal digits freq counter. That I can hear, no display needed xD
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Buick Mackane » 11 Mar 2019, 21:14

£300 for that ? looks like something from a clapped out taxi :lol:

President seem to be pinning all hopes on past glories, But these days their standards are about the same as fidelities were in the 80s

For that kinda cash i'd be getting my ass onto the bay for a juicy yaesu 8)
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Post by Stronty » 11 Mar 2019, 22:26

Get the manual here https://tinyurl.com/y2hab7nb nothing much of interest personally but someone might like it.

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Post by Buick Mackane » 11 Mar 2019, 22:28

Stronty wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 22:26
Get the manual here https://tinyurl.com/y2hab7nb nothing much of interest personally but someone might like it.
Alright stronty,? I thought you were deed
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Post by Stronty » 11 Mar 2019, 22:50

Nope! Just living up to all the possibilities of not finding enough time to post or do radio, which is not what I want but thems the breaks.
Good to see you all keeping the fire going though, I may not post but I do read.
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WTF! Why bring out a President Richard & no SSB? are the components and tooling that much more expensive they're not able to make them at a decent price for sale?

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Post by MrWeetabix » 11 Mar 2019, 23:36

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by uggla » 12 Mar 2019, 08:36

Is this just a 40 channel radio

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by ch25 » 12 Mar 2019, 09:48

USA version have dual clarifier.
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 12 Mar 2019, 16:49

uggla wrote:
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Is this just a 40 channel radio
Comes with all EU legal bands but I'd expect that it will have export capabilities.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 12 Mar 2019, 17:01

dt307 wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 18:40
i can see 2 problems and you nailed the first 1 .....the price
second problem is...... damn its an ugly looking radio
Price is certainly the biggest threat to the success of this radio.

President always seem to ask to much and in the age of very cheap Chinese radios (most of which can outperform president's radios), asking a premium price just won't fly.

Let's be honest, the radio is not worth more than £200(that's being generous to the President name), if they bung it on sale for £199 it would probably attract the attention of a good few operators. However setting a price in line with a second hand Yaesu or ICOM is not going to end up with them flying off the shelves!

I hope (I think) that this will be a really good SSB radio, the US version has been out for nearly 3 years so they should have worked out any problems. The US version of the radio has had some good feedback as well but one main difference is that you can pick up the US version for under £140 equivalent.... The UK price could easily be TWICE that 🤔

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