The above radios have been out some time now, the Hera not yet. This is possibly the last word on the Bill, there is more to come on the Stryker and also on the Xenon. Don’t like the comments close your eyes, don’t like the way the radio behaves return it. It may sound harsh but compare them to 10m radios, in some cases to Icom and Yaesu radios. These are CB radios! That’s it.
No modifiable components for ASC, Receive, Power, AM Audio or FM Audio
Presidents are always not ultimately WOW on FM as it’s AM they are interested in. Sometimes a radio is great on FM sometimes not.
So. Some radios have appeared with 1.7 kHz hub and also 1.5 kHz hub for no explainable reason (Thank You Markus) Thorsten in Germany has (or now hasn’t) a Bill and he wanted 2.0 kHz + FM hub so he sent it to an engineer and answer below
Antwort von Ralf President Bill !! Kein mechanisches Signal vorhanden, 1,6 Hub , Modifikation 0 Chance 😂
Something like no mechanical adjustment, hub is 1.6 and modification = NO Chance
It’s a CB radio, it’s not a export 11m radio disguised a 10m radio. It’s a simple, not really expensive CB radio. If you put it in the car or truck and use it as a CB it’s fine and does the job it’s designed for.
Many cried as Albrecht 6110 had no detachable Microphone = Bill Has
Many cried about no frequency display on AE-6110 or Team = Bill Has
Many cried about 4-8w and if bridge transistor 15w. Bill Has better control of power
If I want a Chinese dinner I don’t go to a Belgian beer pub and if I want jerk chicken I don’t go to a kebab house. If need big audio buy a Ham radio, if need CB radio it’s a different beast.
English Bill CB Owner Messaged Me
I got my Bill and tested it today from home and I’m really disappointed with it. I’m on air many years and compared it on FM with my CRT-9900 and Yaesu FT-950 and it’s rubbish. Audio reports are way down on the Bill. My answer via email: I’d hope they are lower as other gear is in different league altogether..
It’s a little cheaper than the Bill and has a few ideas less than the Bill but it also has a few more somethings than the Bill
Channel Change on the Radio
No UK in Export Mode
Cheaper than the Bill
Louder Audio than the Bill
12-10 metres if your stupid and need 24Mhz FM/AM
Let’s say you export Mode the radio and then you’ve various power settings available but you live in the UK so you’ve lost the UK ‘Muppet Channels’ for example. But you’ve got a radio with louder audio from the box. This is tested and confirmed from Germany, Poland, the UK and Hungary the Xenon is louder (currently)
No end user modifications but you see that you can actually update the Hera via software update so I’d suggest make available an update for the Bill and the Xenon for some features. BUT you want to adjust the radio how you want it then it’s lost and cannot be done as nothing to adjust.
Advantage and Disadvantages:
Bill more expensive but has UK in export and higher power mode
Xenon has higher power mode and NO UK channels in export mode
No channel Change on radio / Xenon
6 pin microphone versus the RJ-45
Display colours the same
One has ASC and the other ASQ
Currently even with low audio the Bill squeaks home by .1 mm as it can change channel via the radio and have UK40 in export mode.
So this radio shares a lot of DNA although not identical to the Xenon. So what’s the changes that needs to be done here in my opinion.
You need three (3) power settings and not just two (2) in my opinion
Low: 2 watts
Mid: 4 watts
High: 8 watts
You need channel change on the radio it’s obvious. Truckers like to use old, tried and tested microphones and to force upon them just the supplied microphone isn’t bueno. So needs that too but of course I’m just picky so it’s just talk.
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