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President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 13:44
by sickboy
I acquired a really nice George today and I've found that if I put it in the "international Configuration" as detailed below, the only modes it lets me select are AM & FM. If I put it back to the French standard, I'm able to select and use am/fm/usb/lsb no problem, but then of course I'm stuck to those 40 channels. Any ideas why that would be?



Programming :
a) Turn your set on by pushing POWER.
b) Turn your set off by pushing POWER,
c) Depress POWER and keep pressed down. Your set goes on and then goes off.
d) Keep POWER depressed and press PA and DIMMER simultaneously.
e) Release POWER after 5 sec. while keeping PA and DIMMER pressed down: ''codE'' flashes in the display for 5 seconds.
f) ''codE'' disappears and the display remains lit up.
g) Release PA and DIMMER.
h) Press :
M1
for 240 ch. FM/AM/SSB (International configuration, 20 Watt AM/FM, 50 Watt SSB), the display goes out.
M2
for 40 ch. FM 4 Watt and ch. 4-15 AM 4 Watt (Germany), the display goes out.
M3
for 40 ch. FM 4 Watt (CEPT), the display goes out.
MODE
for 40 ch. FM 4 Watt (Britain and Poland), the display goes out.
PROG
for 40 ch. AM/FM/SSB 4 Watt (French standard), the display goes out.
i) Enter your access code, then press POWER. Your set is now in new configuration.

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 13:47
by sickboy
Never mind, I found the answer myself. If you short press the mode button it changes between AM & FM, but if you long press the same button it jumps over to USB & LSB.
Case closed :roll:

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 15:29
by cb4ever104
Good to know anyway . I've "almost" bought one about 1/2 dozen times . The only one I did eventually buy was one with a knackered cpu , and I sold it to someone on here for parts . It's down on my bucket CB list :)

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 19:15
by Mudslinger
I have one at the moment. Very nice radios.

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 19:47
by porky.69
great radios. its the code that does my head in {bnghd}

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 21:56
by kilimax
porky.69 wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 19:47
great radios. its the code that does my head in {bnghd}
Only reason why I sold mine.

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 22:43
by Mudslinger
The code is fine, and at least the volume control doesn't need to be moved to turn it off and on.

They work like a modern radio, only with better build quality.

The main thing I don't like on mine and the others I have had is that they get distortion on strong SSB stations. The Jackson had a fix for it, but i don't think a similar mod can be done on the George.

Re: President George - No SSB

Posted: 26 Jan 2018, 22:56
by kilimax
Mudslinger wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 22:43
The code is fine, and at least the volume control doesn't need to be moved to turn it off and on.
You shouldn't have to use four fingers, stand on your head and do the twirl every time you power up the radio though. It was the cumbersome way they went about it that annoyed me, not the fact you required a code. :thumbdown: