President Richard AM FM 50 Watt 10 Meter Export Radio

We’d seen some really positive reviews of this radio and decided to check it out for ourselves. It’s been out for almost 2 years so we’re a little late to the party but we were very excited to give this radio a test.

We opened the President box and were surprised to see that even though the box was long, the radio itself was super compact, similar to the new McKinley in size. 7″ wide by 8″ deep makes this radio an option for virtually anyone and it will easily fit in newer cars that lack the space for a full size radio.

We love the styling mixing the old school look with a huge amount of new technology in the menu. The knobs and display are easy to use yet you can customize the radio quite a bit in the menu. It’s packed with features – Echo, Talkback, Scan, 2x EMG (memory channels), SWR check, Roger Beep, VOX, and more. This is a 50 watt radio – yes 50 watts in a compact chassis. The chassis has a lot of heatsink built in to dissipate heat and the circuit board is all SMD parts so there’s very little risk of parts being shaken loose in rough environments.