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    New President Mckinley question.

    My 980 Unidens display is fading and will get it fixed this winter. Want to get a President Mckinley and was wondering if it is a good idea to have it checked by a shop like Bell's CB for example and tweeked for power and modulation etc. Or are they really good out of the box to run with my little KL 203 Italy amp.

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    I answered your question over on Bozo's forum...

    watch this video, all that needs to be adjusted on the McKinley is the modulation pot and ssb to 12w...The video shows you where the pots are at, and what to do...or you can have a shop charge you 25-35 dollars to do the same thing that the video shows you for free....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMp-GBLZxYw


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    Thanks a million Mr Dallas. I was hoping you would respond as I know you own one and are very happy with it. Seeing the video I can see it is very doable. What meter would you use? I have a watt meter/swr [old radio shack] but do not have a modulation meter. Or do I need a Mod meter?

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    Just watch the meter on the radio if you don't have a inline meter...When adjusting the modulation, just key the mic, and go "AUUuuddddiioooooooo" and be looking at your meter...turn pot till you see it peak, then stop.

    On ssb you would need to do the same thing, turn pot and say "auuuddiioooo" into the mic and watch your watt meter and stop around the 12w marker....The radio might can go higher than 12w's, but might not sound as good if you set the ssb higher than 12w.


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    Well you made my day Mr Dallas as this is something I can do I believe. Ordered up a McKinley radio today. I will get the Uniden fixed this winter and either sell it or just keep it in my truck permanently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboomni View Post
    Well you made my day Mr Dallas as this is something I can do I believe. Ordered up a McKinley radio today. I will get the Uniden fixed this winter and either sell it or just keep it in my truck permanently.
    So where did you order it from and what was the price tag? They can get pricey depends where you get it from!

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    I got it on Ebay for 164 bucks free shipping. 10 bucks tax. He still has a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboomni View Post
    I got it on Ebay for 164 bucks free shipping. 10 bucks tax. He still has a few.
    Good price...I bought mine a few years ago when they first came available in the U.S. and it was over $200...Price has came down some since then...

    There's a EU version out now that has more bands like the exports, but I have yet to see one for sale in the US.

    On this link, press the "More" tab to see all the features of the EU version.
    https://www.kcb.co.uk/contents/en-uk...-McKinley.html
    Last edited by JesseJamesDallas; 06-25-2020 at 07:56 PM.


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    Yeah thanks,,most I saw were 179 and I saw some were charging over 200. It is also being shipped from NY State so close to me. I checked JNL where I got my Sirio mobile antenna but they don't seem to sell cb radios anymore....weird.

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    The over the pond Mckinley looks impressive!

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