So here it is! The President Grant II! Been humming and hawing a long time about getting into CB and HAM radio so I went for the plunge and have started into the realms of CB Radio which operates in the 27MHz spectrum. After a lot of research on different types of radios out there, I chose this one from it's many good reviews from both YouTube and various forums. Many CB radios now have Single Side Band (SSB) and I hope with this I will be able to contact further a field than my local area.
Anyway, I unboxed the radio and the first thing that struck me was it's build quality. It is very good. The body, fixtures, dials and buttons all seem to be of premium manufacture. Nothing feels cheap about it. Inside the box you get DIN mount, power supply cable, mic and a user manual. Again all seem to be well made.
The radio can be supplied by 12V which is ideal for my needs as I hope to use it in the car on long journeys. Using it as a base station is a long way off.
Now I have the radio, the next thing for me to get will be an antenna and SWR meter (one is built in but I prefer an external one)