An interesting addition to the blog. I was sent this some months ago from Portugal but never added it till now. Took a long while. Actually I received a badly worded email from Balaruc about my description of the Anytone AT500m. It seems my words went down like a lead balloon. BUT it’s a poor state when you can’t say “how a radio behaves and features it has is like a President” Facts are facts! Even uses the bloody roger bleep the same.
Watch the video at time 1 minute 41 Seconds:
As a blog we promote the hobby. The good, the bad, the ugly and the utter crap! Always have done. We outed the Bill with bad channel numbers against frequencies. I’ve 3 of these turds. In export mode useless. Some with A channels missing, and god knows what. Outed The FXCB, have three and all are used to keep doors open as failed quickly.
Asked in Balaruc about change firmware etc on Bill. NO REPLY Hmm not nice.
Uniden Man in Europe Blocked Me on social media. Not a nice gesture either. But doesn’t like to read either my opinion or maybe read any customer feedback. Shame really as he is a legend for the CB community.
Back to Mc Kinley: I’ve two of them, early serial numbers and my excitement finally turned to frustration over the months. Tested them both on an RM-KL703 and sound awful over the air. Tried on a B550P same result, tested in EU mode on SSB with a KL203P and normal 203 and sounds rubbish. Only FM and AM it sounds fine. So €600 of radios now sleep boxed. Ask in France of course rude people and don’t reply. Not even a fuck off Simon comes back. Rude and not caring. But challenge the euro and they’ll write quickly back I’m sure. Ask any dealer and the same bullshit answer “People use them only in legal mode” so it shouldn’t have the export features then? BUT a dealer in Spain confirmed the same issue on a customer model. Whether true or not nobody can say.
So why upload the manual? Darren and Kevin in the UK, Henk in the Netherlands and also Jerzy in Poland asked me for help. Mc Kinley’s apparently not behaving, dealers telling warranty lost as export modified. Seems I’m the only man who listens and feels the need to help. And I know your feelings guys! I’m treated as a piece of shit a lot too. Same hobby, same experience even when doing the right thing it’s the wrong thing. Wait till 2020 and I’ve a story about sponsorship I’ll tell you about… From another time and place.
Other Facts Please Read:
Tested V3 Lincoln II, President Bill, President Jackson II, President Harry II, President Henry ASC, President Martin, President Lincoln 1, President Jackson old version, Anytone 5555 and Anytone 6666 on KL703, KL503HD, KL203/P with power turned down, Zetagi B300P and B550P and with no audio issues noted at all. So I did my due diligence and tested on multiple radios, power supplies and antennas.
Also we need to remember President is a B2B (Business 2 Business) and not B2C (Business 2 Customer) and maybe is not customer facing. Who knows…
Enjoy the manual 🧙♀️
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