25 February 2021

President Randy III - UK Price Revealed


Knights here in the UK have become the first to offer the new President Randy III at a price of £189.00

The radio is expected to be available from tomorrow (26th February). You can get one ordered via the Knights website - LINK 

Personally I feel that £189 is a lot of money for a CB radio handheld especially for one which doesn't have SSB, however it's likely to be a high quality item. It would have to make me very randy to be worth that sort of money.....! 

(For comparison: The price in Europe appears to be €182 - €199, which is £158 - £172)


FEATURES, FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

• 40 channels AM / FM  (multi-standard)• Up/down channel selector• Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
• Manual squelch and ASC  (auto squelch)
• Multi-function LCD display
• Frequency & Channel display
• S-meter
• ANL, NB, HI-CUT filters
• Scanning
• Key Bleep
• Roger Beep
• Mode switch AM / FM
• Dual watch
• Tone
• CTCSS / DCS
• Key lock
• Preset channel programmable (EMG 1 & 2)
• Eco mode
• External microphone plug
• External loudspeaker jack
• Flashlight
• Battery : Lithium-Ion

General
• Number of channels: 40
• Modulation modes: AM/FM
• Frequency ranges: all EU & UK bands
• CTCSS: 38 tones
• DCS: 104 codes
• Antenna impedance: 50 ohms
• Power supply:
…7.4 V (Handheld configuration)
…13.2 V (Mobile configuration)
• Size: 152 (H) x 66,5 (L) x 37 (P) mm
• Weight: 305 gram with battery
• Loud speaker: 8 ohms, 1 W

Transmission

• Frequency allowance: +/- 200 Hz
• Carrier power: 4 W AM / 4 W FM
• Transmission interference: < 4 nW (- 54 dBm)
• Audio response: 300 Hz to 3 KHz
• Emitted power in the adj. channel: < 20 μW
• Microphone sensitivity: 7 mV
• Drain: 1.8A max.
• Modulated signal distortion: 2 %

Reception
• Maximum sensitivity at 20 dB sinad:
                               …0.5 μV - 113 dBm AM
                               …0.35 μV - 116 dBm FM
• Frequency response: 300 Hz to 3 kHz
• Adjacent channel selectivity: 60 dB
• Maximum audio power: 1 W
• Squelch sensitivity:
                         …min. 0,2 μV - 120 dBm
                         ..max. 1 mV - 47 dBm
• Frequency image rejection rate: 60 dB
• Intermediate frequency rej. rate: 70 dB
• Drain: Mode ECO

PACKING INCLUDES:
1 Pc of Transceiver
1 pc of Belt Clip
1 Pc of Antenna
1 Pc of AC Adapter
1 Pc of CLP Power cable
1 Pc of Wrist Strap
1 Pc of Microphone holder
1 Pc of User Manual in English and Polish
1 Pc of User Manual in French and Spanish



15 February 2021

CB Radio Chat with Steve Stevens

 

Well known and respected CB Radio operator Steve Stevens has recently started doing some live broadcasts on YouTube on Wednesday and Sunday evenings where he discusses all aspects of CB radio, along with other topics.

I always make of point of trying my best to join in with the online chat and it's great to catch up with Steve, Fred In The Shed, M0OGY and others.

So why not give it a try, visit Steve's YouTube page (LINK), and don't forget to subscribe and click the little bell so you get notified when he goes live. 




President Randy III - Price Revealed?

 

The new President Randy III AM/FM CB Radio handheld has been eagerly anticipated by many but the main problem would always be the price... 

Several EU radio dealers have posted prices over the past few days and the lowest appears to be €159 which equates to £139

However experience has shown that here in 'rip-off Britain' prices rarely convert so accurately so expect the UK price to be higher unless we are very lucky!




President Richard 10/11 Meter Export Radio Overview + Hidden Menu

Video:YouTube/cbradiomagazine

An in-depth look at the President Richard 10/11m radio including the export mod and engineering menu...


- Rotary switch channel selector
- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- RF Power
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display
- Frequencies display
- S-meter
- Public Address
- ANL filter, NB and HI-CUT
- RF Gain / Mike gain
- Scan
- Talkback
- MENU function key
- Beep Function
- Roger Beep
- Mode switch AM/FM
- Tone
- VFO Mode
  (continuous scanning of 28.000 Mhz to 29.700 Mhz)
- Vox
- Echo
- Mic type electret / dynamic
- SWR (Power Reading /SWR)
- Preset emergency (EMG 1&2)
- TOT (Time Out Timer) 
- Front microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack
- USB 5V 2.1A



13 February 2021

The South West Wales Net


Another regular net here in the UK with The South West Wales Net which takes place every Saturday evening at 19:00 hours GMT on 27.505 USB.

So if you are in the area or there's a bit of skip running make sure to check it out...


27.305 Net on Zello

 

Popular CB'er and Youtuber, Fred In The Shed has launched a new Zello channel for the 27.305 Net.

You can find it by searching for "27.305 CB Chat" in the channel selection of the Zello app.


6 February 2021

CRT Xenon CB Radio - Band Selection and Service Menu Adjustments

Video:YouTube/104's World

Taking a look at the CRT Xenon CB Radio....

PRESIDENT RANDY 3 (GoTechnique)

VideoYouTube/GoTechnique

In the French language but I'm sure you'll get the idea even if you don't speak French, the guys at GoTechnique take a look at the new President Randy 3 CB radio handheld.

20 January 2021

NEW - President Randy FCC

 

It looks like President have a new CB handheld in the pipeline for radio users in the United States - The President Randy FCC

As you can see from these documents the radio will be 40 channel AM with 4w/1w output power. 

26.965 - 27.405Mhz







19 January 2021

Upcoming Space Station Contact 21/01/2021

 

An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Mike Hopkins KF5LJG with students at Maine Regional School Unit 21, Kennebunk, ME, USA.

The contact is scheduled for Thursday January 21st, 2021 at approximately 18:27 UTC/GMT.

The link to the ISS will be operated by the amateur radio telebridge station IK1SLD, located in northern Italy.

Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.