Here we have an animated image showing the 7 display colours on the new President Walker II CB Radio.
I must say that the actual radio looks much better than the previous 'mock-up' provided by President when they announced the radio back in May of this year. However I am still of the opinion that they are releasing far too many AM/FM radios. I would have thought that one small, one medium and one larger sized radio would be enough.
One thing I do find interesting about this radio is the RF POWER adjustment.... Could this suggest that the radio has some hidden goodies inside?
- 40 channels AM / FM - Channel rotary switch - Volume adjustment and ON/OFF - Manual squelch and ASC - Multi-functions LCD display - Frequencies display - S/RF vu-meter - Public Address - Scan - Talkback - Beep Function - Roger Beep - Tone - ANL filter, NB - RF Gain / Mike gain - RF Power - Mic type electret / dynamic - F function key - VOX - Mode switch AM / FM - Preset emergency (EMG 1/2) - SWR (Power Reading /SWR) - Front microphone plug - External loudspeaker jack - USB 5V 2.1A
And here are the full sized high resolution images (Click to enlarge)
In this modern age of social media it's easy to forget about simpler times when all our discussions took place on radio forums and it's important to remember that these forums still have a big place in promoting our hobby and providing help and information to those who need it.
So here we have three UK based forums which I strongly suggest that you visit/join if you are not doing so already....
Reported on the QRZ forums is news of a petition to exempt Amateur Radio and CB antennas from planning permission which you may want to sign.
Personally I'm all for RELAXING planning laws in relation to antennas but I'm not sure that antennas could or should be made completely exempt.... after all there would always be some that would abuse the situation with massive antennas which are totally unsuitable for built up areas.
Anyway here's the link to the petition if you'd like to take a look and sign:CLICK HERE
...and a link to the discussion on the QRZ forums: CLICK HERE
Listen out on channel 27 (Mid Band) - 27.275 for a national CB event taking place in France this weekend.
Google Translation from French to English:
Hey. Friday 17 Saturday 18 21 pm Sunday 19 August 2018 10 pm National Channel 27.
Good qso. ;)
The great national qso of channel 27 (27,275 Mhz) of Friday night, Saturday night & Sunday morning is at the initiative of the various regions to promote local qsos. In FM, am or USB & lsb depending on who's remoteness with a possible qsy depending on the modulation that could be there. All of us, therefore, are making calls on this channel. In am, Blu or fm and this from 21 pm (for Fridays and Saturdays). And from 10 am to about 12 pm (for Sunday morning) ;)
The FCC has published an update to it's Part 95 rules which mainly concern personal radio services such as the Family Radio Service (FRS), the US equivalent to the EU's PMR446, and the main headline is that FM (Frequency Modulation) will NOT be coming to the CB Radio service in the US.
With the FCC in the US recently causing a bit of a stir by effectively banning the Baofeng UV-5R from sale, Micheal Martens of KB9VBR Antennas takes a closer look as to what this means for the radio and those operators who use the radio in the US....
Documents which have appeared on the FCC website appear to suggest that sales of the popular budget handheld radio, the Baofeng UV-5R may be BANNED in the US.... at least in relation to one supplier.....
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Apparently the FCC have taken the view that the radios do not conform to the relevant rules and regulations due to the fact that they can transmit on 'restricted frequencies'.
The radios will apparently not be allowed for sale by the company in question until they have been modified to comply with the relevant rules.
In the world of CB radio it is known that the FCC takes a firm stance when it comes to the sale and marketing of radios which can transmit out of the allowed bands. It is unclear as to how this will affect other suppliers at this time as the ruling appears to be as much about the way the radios are marketed as the actual operation of the radios themselves.
Might be a good time to stock up on these little radios if you haven't got some already!