28 February 2018

NEW - President Richard On The Way? (UPDATED)


This would appear to be a new radio... The President Richard (Or Richard 2 if you go by the image names on the President website). The photo was spotted on Twitter and kindly sent to me this morning.

Looks like this is another 10/12M AM/FM radio!!!!!

NO SSB!!!!!!!


(Yes unlike it's previous incarnation which did have SSB) 


Quite bizarre!!!! President don't seem to have learned from their "President Ronald 10/12m" radio, even though they ended up dropping the "10/12m" from its name recently! 


Price is not known as yet but as with the Ronald it is likely to be too high and likely to fall rapidly in the first couple of months on sale. 


Let's be honest - THIS IS A CB RADIO NOT A HAM RADIO. AM/FM only is no good to HAM operators and it's good to see others coming round to this way of thinking at long last instead of blindly recommending certain radio brands to their readers.

UPDATE: Pictures and specs from the President Website




- Rotary switch channel selector

- Volume adjustment and ON/OFF
- RF Power
- Manual squelch and ASC
- Multi-functions LCD display (Normal or Negative)
- 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 24.890 Mhz to 24.990 Mhz and of 28.000 Mhz to 29.700 Mhz)
- Vox
- Echo
- Mic type electret / dynamic
- Key locking
- SWR (Power Reading /SWR)
- Preset emergency (EMG 1/2)
- TOT (Time Out Timer) adjustable
- Front microphone plug
- External loudspeaker jack
- USB 5V 2.1A


President Richard: LINK