13 December 2016

NEW: President Andy / President Barry




Two new radios from President Electronics are shown in videos from Simon The Wizard (YouTube Link).


The President Andy:


- 40 channels AM / FM 
- 12 / 24 V
- Up/down channel selector
- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display
- S-meter
- Public Address
- ANL filter , NB 
- F function key
- Beep Function
- Roger Beep
- Mode switch AM / FM
- Preset programmable
- TOT (Time out timer)
- Front microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack




The President Barry:

- 40 channels FM + FM UK 
- 12 / 24 V
- Up/down channel selector
- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display
- S-meter
- Public Address
- ANL filter 
- F function key
- Beep Function
- Roger Beep
- Mode switch FM + FM UK
- Preset programmable
- TOT (Time out timer)
- Front microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack


Simon mentions the price which is currently unknown on these models. Let's be honest they are going to cost considerably more than they should. Both radios are 'basic' models at the bottom end of the radio market. These are essentially both the same radio, the Barry FM just has a couple of components missing from the board! 

The President Andy is a basic AM/FM radio along the lines of the sub £50 Albrecht AE6110(Which is a lovely little radio by the way).

The President Barry is a basic FM ONLY radio which in the UK at least will struggle to find ANY buyers so will be worth less than the Andy.

Looking at President's current range, a similar radio to the President Andy would be the President Teddy which sells for approx. £89 so maybe this is the sort of price range we'll be looking at with the Barry FM costing slightly less?????

President may be able to shave a little of this price as the new radios are made in China (Lower production costs).

I guess we will find out soon enough.  

They both look to be very nice little radios and no doubt will sell in certain markets but I don't see anything special for UK operators here.