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PostSubject: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 5:43 am

Discussion relating to the new President McKinley EU radio



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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 6:19 am

How do you find it Delboy? I'll be getting one eventually after the holiday's etc.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 6:35 am

Like all President radios it's too expensive but seems to be a decent radio.

Good receive and no noise issues so far.

I've got some videos on my YouTube channel and on the blog.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 2:59 pm

I believe they are getting good reports. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 3:01 pm

Here's some DX receive on mine....

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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 3:06 pm

They might be more expensive but I've found the Grant 2 Premium for instance to be very well built compared to the very popular CRT9900 of which I've had 3 of and they're no where near as good. You do get what you pay for although at £270 for the Grant 2 Premium they are verging on a good 2nd hand Yaesu 817nd all band range
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 3:30 pm

Sounds good, Del. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 pm

I have a new MC Kinley since 2 weeks now.
It is indeed a very well build radio with big knobs and it sounds fantastic on receive on SSB and AM.
FM sounds OK but not as good as my JFK II.
I do find it a better performer than my President Jackson II.
The menu is a bit 'getting used to'....for example if you want to change the mike gain you need to push 5 times a button to get there, reading the manual helps.
I removed the tiny part of foam that sits in front of the electret cell in the microphone, and now the original microphone sounds really good after I gave it a bit more FM deviation and a bit more ALC for SSB.
I payed 277 euros delivered at my front door.
I dont regret buying it.

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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2019 11:11 pm

Some more SSB action on the new McKinley:



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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 8:35 am

erik wrote:
I have a new MC Kinley since 2 weeks now.
It is indeed a very well build radio with big knobs and it sounds fantastic on receive on SSB and AM.
FM sounds OK but not as good as my JFK II.
I do find it a better performer than my President Jackson II.
The menu is a bit 'getting used to'....for example if you want to change the mike gain you need to push 5 times a button to get there, reading the manual helps.
I removed the tiny part of foam that sits in front of the electret cell in the microphone, and now the original microphone sounds really good after I gave it a bit more FM deviation and a bit more ALC for SSB.
I payed 277 euros delivered at my front door.
I dont regret buying it.


Which pot did you adjust for the FM deviation?

And did your find that the SSB power was low? Mines only doing about 8 Watts on SSB.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 10:48 am

If you take off the top cover, the front of the radio towards you, +/- 2 cm above the speaker you will see a elco sitting close to a little black box and on the right lower corner of that black box is the pot for FM dev.
The printing on the board is very tiny, i can not read the white printed text.
I also gave it a bit more ALC for SSB, with a good whistle in the mike the external power meter swings between 10 and 12W and the audio is not distorted, not overdriven.
The pot for ALC on SSB is on the back of the radio, two pots close together in the center of the print....that says ALC and is well readable.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 12:38 pm

FM dev
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 4:10 pm

Thanks for the info, I couldn't see a pot marked FM DEV, this photo shows the same pot on my radio, and it obviously isn't marked!

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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 4:13 pm

Can you tell me what is marked on the pot next to the ALC?



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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 6:37 pm

mine has no sticker on it but on that spot there is a letter V (vink, checked mark) with a marker.....last letter is letter H I think.
No idea, I did not touch that pot.

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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 8:31 pm

I noticed one nearer the front marked AMH which I presume is AM High power so maybe the pot in question is FMH, for FM High power or SSBH for SSB high power?
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A still from Dave's video shows the pot is marked
ALCH, probably for setting the high power on SSB when the radio is in export mode.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSun Jul 14, 2019 12:33 pm

Below we have the various adjustments on the new President McKinley EU radio.....

PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION ONLY - FIDDLE WITH YOUR RADIO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

THE POTS ARE TINY, THEY ARE VERY EASY TO BREAK, YOU WILL INVALIDATE YOUR WARRANTY AND MAY TAKE THE RADIO OUTSIDE OF SPECIFICATION MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO USE!

I HAVE NOT MADE ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO MY RADIO THEREFORE I CANNOT GUARANTEE THE VALIDITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED!



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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 am

Looks a decent radio but cost factors in when you can get a decent HF set for the same price.

Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeFri Aug 09, 2019 2:59 pm

Nevada have the McKinley EU on offer this weekend for only £199.95

If you've been thinking about getting one, DO IT NOW!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSun Feb 23, 2020 12:13 am

I'm looking for signal meter adjustment. Can't seem to find it.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSun Feb 23, 2020 9:48 am

I think the signal meter along with other adjustments will be in a hidden engineering menu somewhere 👍
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSun Feb 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Thanks. You could be right but I'm surprised it's not on the board.
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PostSubject: Re: President McKinley EU   President McKinley EU Icon_minitimeSun Feb 23, 2020 2:24 pm

I have the service manual but no mention of S meter.
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