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Anyone had any experience with the President Johnson II USA or the President Johnny III USA CB radios? They look feature packed, but I haven't found any useful reviews on these radios anywhere, just overviews.
 

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I just might do that. But, where I live I would have to buy both units so I could talk to myself and see how they transmit and receive. Not a whole lot of CB activity in upstate NY anymore.
 

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I just might do that. But, where I live I would have to buy both units so I could talk to myself and see how they transmit and receive. Not a whole lot of CB activity in upstate NY anymore.
I run a president grant 2 in the mobile. I like it. It's a pretty simple export radio to use. Always get compliments on how nice and clean it sounds.
 

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Anyone had any experience with the President Johnson II USA or the President Johnny III USA CB radios? They look feature packed, but I haven't found any useful reviews on these radios anywhere, just overviews.
I don't think that those particular radios have sideband (SSB). I believe that they are AM only.
 

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President Johnson II USA CB Radio

I'm been an authorized dealer for President Electronics North America since March and have not gotten any complaints.

Here's a review from Adam Hannah........

-- Doing an "A/B" comparison (using a Daiwa CS-201 switch) with the President Johnson II USA, Cobra 25 LTD Classic, and a Cobra 29 LTD Classic (Black Chrome version) was fun. I did a simple "by ear" comparison, mainly to check out the sensitivity, the amount of perceived "bleedover" in each radio's receiver a couple of channels away using channel 8 (thanks, channel 6!), and finally, I checked the effectiveness of the ANL/NB circuit and how well each radio took care of the annoying alternator whine present in my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L.

--The Cobra 25 and 29 sounded basically the same when it came to accepting "bleed over", adjacent channel interference, splatter...call it what you will. The President Johnson II USA did a better job of accepting this annoying type of interference and it made listening to conversations a bit easier and more enjoyable. Though this test was done by ear, switching from "A" to "B", it was certainly easy enough to tell what worked better.

--There was this annoying alternator whine that the Cobra 25 and 29 could just not get rid of. Upon installing the President Johnson II USA, though, I was pleasantly surprised how well it got rid of that annoying whine. Finally, a radio that that could somehow filter out that alternator! Big win, President Johnson II USA!
 

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I'm been an authorized dealer for President Electronics North America since March and have not gotten any complaints.

Here's a review from Adam Hannah........

-- Doing an "A/B" comparison (using a Daiwa CS-201 switch) with the President Johnson II USA, Cobra 25 LTD Classic, and a Cobra 29 LTD Classic (Black Chrome version) was fun. I did a simple "by ear" comparison, mainly to check out the sensitivity, the amount of perceived "bleedover" in each radio's receiver a couple of channels away using channel 8 (thanks, channel 6!), and finally, I checked the effectiveness of the ANL/NB circuit and how well each radio took care of the annoying alternator whine present in my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L.

--The Cobra 25 and 29 sounded basically the same when it came to accepting "bleed over", adjacent channel interference, splatter...call it what you will. The President Johnson II USA did a better job of accepting this annoying type of interference and it made listening to conversations a bit easier and more enjoyable. Though this test was done by ear, switching from "A" to "B", it was certainly easy enough to tell what worked better.

--There was this annoying alternator whine that the Cobra 25 and 29 could just not get rid of. Upon installing the President Johnson II USA, though, I was pleasantly surprised how well it got rid of that annoying whine. Finally, a radio that that could somehow filter out that alternator! Big win, President Johnson II USA!
There was recently a YouTube comparison between the new President Lincoln and the new President Grant. I believe the Grant also fared better, although they are exports.
 

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Anyone had any experience with the President Johnson II USA or the President Johnny III USA CB radios? They look feature packed, but I haven't found any useful reviews on these radios anywhere, just overviews.
Way overpriced for a cb.

AntiSquid Disclaimer: All comments are personal opinion only and may not indicate a claim of actual fact.
 

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President JFK. Used in the late 80's early 90's. A great CB.

Still have it and it still works great, but haven't used it in several years
 

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I have an original (1st Generation) President Lincoln (HR-2510)
and I love it. I mostly like the fact that is has been untouched
on the inside (NO MODS). Apparently a lot of the ham guys
love this radio because it is 10 and 11 meter with CW. I use it
on 11 meter Sideband and it works great for me. I also get a lot
of 10 meter activity on it as well. Another nice feature is the scan
feature. Just like a scanner. You can scan in channel mode or
frequency mode
 

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I have an original (1st Generation) President Lincoln (HR-2510)
and I love it. I mostly like the fact that is has been untouched
on the inside (NO MODS). Apparently a lot of the ham guys
love this radio because it is 10 and 11 meter with CW. I use it
on 11 meter Sideband and it works great for me. I also get a lot
of 10 meter activity on it as well. Another nice feature is the scan
feature. Just like a scanner. You can scan in channel mode or
frequency mode
Yep, I have a 2510 as well! Nice little radio with a really good receiver! I have talked all over the world with that radio, especially when it's hooked up to a really good antenna. Those originals are no longer made, but a newer version "President Lincoln 2" is now in production! :)
 

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I have an original (1st Generation) President Lincoln (HR-2510)
and I love it. I mostly like the fact that is has been untouched
on the inside (NO MODS). Apparently a lot of the ham guys
love this radio because it is 10 and 11 meter with CW. I use it
on 11 meter Sideband and it works great for me. I also get a lot
of 10 meter activity on it as well. Another nice feature is the scan
feature. Just like a scanner. You can scan in channel mode or
frequency mode
Since it works on 10 and 11meters both, doesn't that make it illegal to be used on 11 meters ?
 
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