Power Mic for President McKinley ?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Pastor Scott, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Pastor Scott

    Pastor Scott Bobtail Member

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    Looking to upgrade my microphone from stock to a power mic but are there any that still have the channel control on top

    Thanks
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  2. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Heavy Load Member

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    Hnmm, I don't think I have ever seen a handheld power Mic with channel up/down buttons.
     
  3. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Road Train Member

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    I use the RF Limited Extreme 2018 with mine...I also use a 4 pin to 6 pin adapter too so I didn't have to rewire the 4 pin Mic...No up and down buttons tho, have to use the channel changer knob on the radio.
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  4. Pastor Scott

    Pastor Scott Bobtail Member

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    Wow thanks and a picture too very cool
    Hey since you have my radio any things you can tell me about it or problems or good things that I might need to know
     
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  5. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Road Train Member

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    Haven't experienced any problems with mine yet, and it's been installed for going on two years now...I will say this, if you didn't have a shop do a P&T on it, you may want to open it up and adjust the modulation and SSB...That's the only thing I did to mine, and it helped give it a little extra bump in how loud it sounds without over modulating...

    Here is a video done by "CB Magazine" that shows you exactly what needs to be adjusted for modulation and SSB...very easy to do, all you need is a external watt meter, and a small screwdriver. (very small...like something you would use for eye glasses).... Takes longer to take the cover off than it does to do the adjustments...


    Other than that, nothing else needs to be done to that radio, other than maybe running a Amp behind it...I run a 1x2 box behind mine and see about 400w's out...

    IMO- if your going to run a amp with this radio, it needs to have a driver stage...(1x2, 1x4, 2x6) The McKinley is not a PowerHouse radio, so to get the most out of it, amps with a driver stage really makes it come to life.
     
  6. Pastor Scott

    Pastor Scott Bobtail Member

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    Great and thanks. Yes it's in the shop now getting tweeked. I had complaints that my SSB frequencys are not exact and not clear. Working on internal clarifyer.
     
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