7 Mar 2014

President Lincoln 2 Transceiver

Some years ago I owned a 10m band (only) President Lincoln multi-mode rig.  Many bought this rig to convert it  to CB use.  As a 10m rig it performed very well with plenty of DX QSOs in the log including a real mobile mobile SSB QSO with a VU (India) stastion one evening when driving in the outskirts of Cambridge (Fulbourn).   Power was a maximum of 20W PEP.

Now there is a new version of this rig available from Nevada and others. The new version, President Lincoln 2, has a maximum SSB power of 31W and includes USB/LSB/AM/FM and CW modes, lots of nice features and a 2 year (maybe 3 year?) warranty.  It is basically a high class, multi-mode CB radio, designed and made in China  and selling for around £250.  The Nevada price is very slightly higher. It is reported to have been 3 years in the design and well made.

I am very tempted to buy the new version if I can negotiate a good deal as 10m remains my very best band. Running it at 10-20W, the rig should be reliable and well capable of decent DX.

5 comments:

Dick said...

looks like an interesting rig for your ops. wonder how digitally stable. price seems right.

PE4BAS, Bas said...

I had a President Lincoln for a while. Unfortenately frequency drift was way beyond my limits. It's nice for a occasional contact from the mobile. And good enough for most CB operators. But then the old Lincoln was designed in the nineties of last century. This new Lincoln must be better. 73, Bas

Steve W said...

The Anytone AT-5555 is better value for money, fully PC programable and can be had for around £130.. Unbeatable!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AnyTone-AT-5555-v-6-0-AM-FM-SSB-28MHz-WEEKEND-DEAL-PRICE-5-ONLY-/400674189263?pt=UK_Mobile_Phones_Communication_Ham_Radio_Receivers_Transceivers&hash=item5d4a0aefcf

73 G1KQH

Roger G3XBM said...

The competition reviewed: http://hamgear.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/review-superstar-ss6900n-v6/

Rupert N2OTO Lubkemeier said...

Just a quick thought.

What some of us like to do does not require a complete
transceiver.

I would like to learn about the parts departments for these type of radios.

It may be possible to buy 2,3 or even 4, main boards for the price of one transceiver.

Just use fixed value components for your favorite digi mode.

Also the Anytone AT-6666 almost looks like a Yaesu. Maybe?