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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by cooper » 22 Nov 2019, 14:50

I purchased a Mckinley for mobile use in the van, unfortunately modulation on both FM and SSB are virtually non existent even with a power mic, i can see the FM Mod/Dev adjustment on the above picture but what is the adjustment for SSB modulation? the AM modulation adjuster?

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

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cooper wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 14:50
I purchased a Mckinley for mobile use in the van, unfortunately modulation on both FM and SSB are virtually non existent even with a power mic, i can see the FM Mod/Dev adjustment on the above picture but what is the adjustment for SSB modulation? the AM modulation adjuster?

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Must be faulty if the modulation is that bad. I find the McKinley very good on all modes apart from FM where it's a little quiet.

Have you remembered to change the mic setting in the menu from Electret to Dynamic when using a power mic?

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Auldgeek » 06 Dec 2019, 15:02

Definitely faulty in my mind if you've tried different mics.
Mine is fine, didn't have to adjust FM and even switching from dynamic to electret, there is still more than enough audio to drive SSB and AM to a decent level.
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by cooper » 10 Dec 2019, 14:32

delboyonline wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 18:32
cooper wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 14:50
I purchased a Mckinley for mobile use in the van, unfortunately modulation on both FM and SSB are virtually non existent even with a power mic, i can see the FM Mod/Dev adjustment on the above picture but what is the adjustment for SSB modulation? the AM modulation adjuster?

Cheers
Must be faulty if the modulation is that bad. I find the McKinley very good on all modes apart from FM where it's a little quiet.

Have you remembered to change the mic setting in the menu from Electret to Dynamic when using a power mic?
I did try both Electric and Dynamic with no noticeable difference, so it went back to the suppliers and it was promptly return with the advice "that`s how they are supplied these days nothing wrong with it" ( not really impressed ) so i had to adjust both FM deviation and the SSB alc which has improved the modulation and SSB power output a bit.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 11 Dec 2019, 15:37

cooper wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 14:32
delboyonline wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 18:32
cooper wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 14:50
I purchased a Mckinley for mobile use in the van, unfortunately modulation on both FM and SSB are virtually non existent even with a power mic, i can see the FM Mod/Dev adjustment on the above picture but what is the adjustment for SSB modulation? the AM modulation adjuster?

Cheers
Must be faulty if the modulation is that bad. I find the McKinley very good on all modes apart from FM where it's a little quiet.

Have you remembered to change the mic setting in the menu from Electret to Dynamic when using a power mic?
I did try both Electric and Dynamic with no noticeable difference, so it went back to the suppliers and it was promptly return with the advice "that`s how they are supplied these days nothing wrong with it" ( not really impressed ) so i had to adjust both FM deviation and the SSB alc which has improved the modulation and SSB power output a bit.
It's just the modern specifications which manufacturers of legal CB radios must follow. Nothing actually wrong with them but they can sound quiet compared to older radios.

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by cooper » 11 Dec 2019, 18:18

delboyonline wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 15:37
cooper wrote:
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delboyonline wrote:
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Must be faulty if the modulation is that bad. I find the McKinley very good on all modes apart from FM where it's a little quiet.

Have you remembered to change the mic setting in the menu from Electret to Dynamic when using a power mic?
I did try both Electric and Dynamic with no noticeable difference, so it went back to the suppliers and it was promptly return with the advice "that`s how they are supplied these days nothing wrong with it" ( not really impressed ) so i had to adjust both FM deviation and the SSB alc which has improved the modulation and SSB power output a bit.
It's just the modern specifications which manufacturers of legal CB radios must follow. Nothing actually wrong with them but they can sound quiet compared to older radios.
You are right, but it`s a pain in the arse when you have to make adjustments to brand new equipment just to heard {bnghd}

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 27 Jan 2020, 21:24

7 months on and still happy with my McKinley EU.

It's not really worth the money but it works well!

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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by lambrettadave » 28 Jan 2020, 11:51

delboyonline wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 21:24
7 months on and still happy with my McKinley EU.

It's not really worth the money but it works well!
When compared to the Johnson II it's worth it
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Phoenix » 05 Feb 2020, 12:25

Did someone say the McKinley goes into meltdown when used with an Amp....I.E the transmitted audio becomes illegible.
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by Auldgeek » 05 Feb 2020, 20:29

Phoenix wrote:
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Did someone say the McKinley goes into meltdown when used with an Amp....I.E the transmitted audio becomes illegible.
There was mention of this back in December on Simonthewizard's blog. Apparently the two he has show these symptoms.
I had meant to try mine hooked up to an amp but have never got round to it.

Anyway, it's about half way down the page

https://simonthewizard.com/2019/12/15/k ... ual-story/
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Re: President McKinley EU Incoming

Post by delboyonline » 06 Feb 2020, 20:12

Tried mine on two different amps and all is well 😀

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