Seen on the President Electronics USA Facebook page are these new photos of the President Bill mini CB Radio:
- 40 channels AM / FM - 12 V - USB 5V / 2.1A - Up/down channel selector - Volume adjustment and ON/OFF - Manual squelch and ASC - Multi-functions LCD display - S-meter - ANL filter, NB, HI-CUT - F function key - Beep Function - Roger Beep - Mode switch AM / FM - Preset channel programmable - TOT (Time out timer) - Front microphone plug - Microphone Electret or Dynamic - External loudspeaker jack
Hot off the press is news that the popular DMR radio the TYT MD-380 is getting an upgrade and will now appear as the TYT MD-UV380 with dual band analogue/digital capabilities. TYT are trying to get this radio out to dealers in APRIL and the price is expected to be in the region of $149 (No UK/EU prices have been issued as yet)
The radio comes with a 2000mAh battery and has 5 watts of output power. Other specs can be seen above (Click Images To Enlarge)
For those of you (yes both of you) who are thinking of buying the Ronald 10/12m radio...... I recently did a bit of a survey on various Facebook pages regarding this radio. I asked "Will you be buying the new President Ronald 10/12m radio?", here are some of the responses..... "Why would I?" "Without SSB, it's nonsense" "President does no cool radios anymore. For HAM use I would require a repeater shift and SSB" "Would not waste my money on this radio" "WOW - Didn't know President was still around" "This is not a HAM radio" "Without SSB it's a complete waste of time, FM on 29Mhz is about all it could be used for other than as a CB.... and we all know it's a CB really" "Why would you buy a radio these days without SSB on it?" "Pity they don't put SSB on all radios" "AM/FM radios don't do anything for me. I find it odd that they reused the Ronald name when originally the Ronald was SSB" "Why would I want to spunk £150 up the wall on an AM/FM radio? Ooooo it covers the 12m band, shame the band is CW, data and SSB - not AM/FM. So this is a chocolate teapot. It's made in china and only costs £100 in the states" "This is very good... for the CB band. It does 50w PEP on AM" Now after that type of customer feedback there's no way any company would be considering bringing out another radio like this one yes???? .... Oh bugger!