President Andy USA

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by wolverine11, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. wolverine11

    wolverine11 Road Train Member

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    I picked up this little compact radio a couple of years ago ( less than $50.00 after rebate) and never really used it, but sitting in Waco , thought I would give it a try, and much to my surprise, this little thing rocks. Has plenty of features like weather, NB, talkback, built in ANL, 7 different colors, however no RF gain or Mic gain, level on both seems to be set right. Stock carrier is 5 watts and pep is about 25 watts and receive is excellent and white noise is average. Was watching a video review and see that a IRF 1310 mosfet transistor is stock, which I'm assuming is a high power final, my only question is about the mic, it comes with a 4 pin electret mic, which actually sounds really good, but if I were to try a dynamic mic would it not sound good, or would it work fine ? Thanks in advance for any helpful replys.
     
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  3. wolverine11

    wolverine11 Road Train Member

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    Came across this on another site, these are not my words : Radios with Electret elements use voltage supplied to the mic wire from the radio to power element. Use of a Dynamic or after market power mic can possibly damage both mic and radio and sound quality may suffer.
     
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    Can you use the weather alert feature while using the cb at the same time?
     
  5. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    That is correct. If you use an Electret Mic element on a radio designed for a Dynamic mic, the audio will be very weak. Its the commonly used 8 volts from the radio that gives a Electret mic element its gain or audio loudness.
    Since a Dynamic mic element doesn't use 8 volts for it to work, I'm sure you can see it probably isn't a good idea to inject high DC volts into a mic not designed for it.
     
  6. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Normally no. A cb radio with weather feature turns off the CB TX/RX side when your listening to the weather channels in the 162 MHZ range. I don't think the President Andy would be any different. You may check out CB Radio Magazine on the web to see if they did a review on this radio.
     
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