Monthly Archives: February 2014


In the 1980’s one of the most popular CB/10Meter radios in Europe was the President LINCOLN.

eenPhoto: President Lincoln

The radio was manufactured by Uniden Corporation Japan in one of their Far East factories. For the USA market, Uniden supplied the Uniden HR2830 and similar models.
In the 1970’s Uniden supplied in USA their CB transceivers under the brandname President. But to promote the Uniden brandname they started using the Uniden name for their transceivers.
For the European CB market, there was only the President brandname.

(Note: Approx. 1 week ago, in my blog about President Grant-2 , I explained that Uniden is changing the name of the CB models now into BEARCAT.)

But back to the 80s. Because of the name switch in the USA and some model upgrades and downgrades, the following types came on the USA market: Uniden HR-2510, President HR-2510, Uniden HR-2600, Uniden HR-2800, Uniden HR-2830. Maybe I haven’t even seen all the variations there were in those days.

tweePhoto: Uniden President HR2510, photo by

All these models were strictly sold as a 10 meter HAM radio, but could be modified to a 11 meter band as well. The FCC in the USA was not happy with this modification, so Uniden changed the processor and the models could not easily be modified anymore.
At a certain point Uniden decided to stop the sales of these models in the USA in order to no longer have problems with the FCC. But there continued to be a huge demand for this radio. So USA companies started to import the President Lincolns from Europe. That might seem a little strange at first, but President in Europe is an independent company and not a daughter company from Uniden Japan.
In the early 90s several parts for the Lincoln were discontinued and Uniden decided to stop the production of the legendary LINCOLN altogether.

The President Lincoln was popular because it was a GOOD radio without any problems. Even now after 30 years, there are still many operators on CB and 10 meter that use this radio. It is an AM/FM/SSB/CW radio with good power and never lets you down.
Uniden is not into the 10 meter radio business anymore, but President in Europe wanted to have a new version of old Lincoln, so they started to develop the new LINCOLN-2.


President wanted the Lincoln-2 to be as good as the original one. This is not easy to achieve, since Uniden is famous for its quality.
It took President a long time to find a good factory that would qualify for production, because of their high demands.
In December 2013 the first production was made, and when that lot came on the market in January 2014, they were all sold within days.

vierPhoto: I was excited to get my first sample of Lincoln-2.

At President they knew they had a hit. The legend was still alive !
But they had not expected the public to be that eager on purchasing the new Lincoln-2. So now it is only the end of February and we are already waiting for a new production to arrive in Europe. Let’s hope the new stock will arrive around March/April.
On internet forums and YouTube you can find many reviews about the Lincoln-2. Everyone seems quite happy with the looks, functions and quality. Personally I think there will be a big competition between Grant-2 and Lincoln-2. But in the end it will be the user who decides what he is buying. But for now: the legend is back !

vijf en zesPhoto: Lincoln-2 in green and blue display light.

* VIDEO 1 = By Simon the Wizard, January 28-2014.
* VIDEO 2 = By Simon the Wizard, January 28-2014, inside.
* VIDEO 3 = By Simon the Wizard, January 28-2014, on the bowl.
* VIDEO 4 = By Simon the Wizard, January 28-2014, Part 2.
* VIDEO 5 = David Ogg, January 28-2014, Part 1.
* VIDEO 6 = David Ogg, January 28-2014, Part 2.

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President LINCOLN-2


New Retractable Gear Keeper© Hardhat Lanyard adds more security to fall-protection harness systems.

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The new hardhat lanyard is load tested to safely tether all commonly used industrial hardhats. The RT5-5601 is easily attached with Velcro strap loops and cinches around the fall protection harness strap, ring or tri-bar.

In the unfortunate event of a fall, a fall-arrest harness will protect the worker, but as his hardhat continues the descent, a fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the retractable RT5-5601 Hardhat Lanyard System is the missing safety link.

Dropped from aloft, a hardhat is a one-pound unguided missile that endangers the entire worksite. It’s an accident that can be virtually eliminated with Hammerhead Industries’ innovative Gear Keeper RT5-5601 Hardhat Lanyard Retention System.

The new hardhat lanyard is load tested to safely tether all commonly used industrial hardhats. The RT5-5601 is easily attached with Velcro strap loops and cinches around the fall protection harness strap, ring or tri-bar. It is designed to keep the lanyard close to the body to avoid discomfort and entanglement.

The new lanyard uses a sturdy, industrial-grade spectra/nylon line that extends up to 35 centimeter. For additional safety, the Gear Keeper Hardhat Lanyard model RT5-5601 features a gentle 70 gram retraction force that takes up any unused slack. And, when it’s time to break for lunch, the Gear Keeper hardhat lanyard allows the worker to take off his hardhat and drape it over his shoulder for safekeeping.

With the new Gear Keeper Hardhat Lanyard, securing a hardhat is quick and easy thanks to the unit’s convenient snap clip mount. The retractable lanyard’s stainless steel spring, hardware and high-impact case allow it to stand up to daily rigorous use of workers on the job. And, when workers are ready to call it a day, Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect™ System allows the hardhat to be easily disconnected without completely removing the lanyard’s base.

The Hardhat Lanyard System model RT5-5601 retails for € 14,99 excl VAT.. Contact Avera-distributing for special bulk pricing.

“All Gear Keeper lanyard and tether ratings are load tested with up to a 100% safety margin, beyond the break point, to safely handle the shock.

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The guide’s ‘Select the Right Tether in Four Easy Steps’ chart is designed as a quick reference that will aid safety professionals when selecting appropriate tethers for tools up to 12 kilogram load,” said John Salentine, VP of Gear Keeper.

“Gear tethering is a site safety issue and safety starts with the proper mating of the tool, tether and application to ensure continued productivity and safety in the work environment.”


eenPhoto: President Grant-2

Recently President introduced a new CB Transceiver , the GRANT-2.
It is an AM/FM/SSB Transceiver for the European CB market and covers Multi (6) European standards and has many functions and features.
Grant-2 brings a complete new look to the President models that are on the market. It is a much more professional look than the regular CB Radio range and comes close or is equal to amateur radio looks.
On internet you can find many enthusiastic video’s and reviews about the looks and quality of this new radio. The users seem to be very happy with this new radio.

Most President CB Transceivers are made by Uniden, a Japan based company with production plants in several Asian countries and sales offices all over the world.
Uniden is well-known for the quality of their products.
Uniden USA is based in Texas. On the American market they sell a wide range of CB Radio’s and Uniden-Bearcat scanners. In 2013 Uniden started to change the Uniden brand name for CB Radio’s in to BEARCAT.


For the new President Grant-2 Uniden used the same tooling as for the USA model BEARCAT 980SSB.
Although the tooling used for President Grant-2 and Bearcat 980SSB is the same, the radios are different.
Grant-2 is AM/FM/SSB while Bearcat 980SSB is only AM/SSB.

driePhoto: USA Model BEARCAT 980SSB, same tooling as President Grant-2.

The biggest difference in the looks of the radio is the display.
For the display back lighting of President Grant-2 the operator can switch between ORANGE and GREEN.
But the American operator of Bearcat 980 can switch between 7 colours.
It is not clear why the Grant-2 has only 2 colours, maybe it is a matter of cost or maybe it was a technical issue.


Technically the President Grant-2 is a great product, it has a professional look and is definitely a valuable addition to the range of President CB Transceivers.

It just makes you wonder, what is next ?


New Retractable Cell Phone Tether Allows Full Use of Phone While Preventing Loss or Damage.

If all misplaced phones weren’t recovered, just replacing their lost phones would have cost U.S. consumers more than 20 miljard euro in 2012.

For many, the smart phone is the repository of everything of personal importance. So now imagine the unthinkable… you lose your smart phone. All those phone numbers, pictures, personal stuff…OMG, you’ve even lost your banking and credit card information. According to a survey conducted by USA TODAY, last year alone, 9 million lost smartphones. That’s one phone lost every 3.5 seconds.

In addition to day-to-day business and personal phone use, many smart phones are dropped and lost when taking photos, videos or mapping while backpacking, skiing or fishing. If all misplaced phones weren’t recovered, just replacing their lost phones would have cost U.S. consumers more than $ 30 billion in 2012.

Now, you can protect your smart phone against loss or damage with the Smart Phone tether by Gear Keeper. It’s a compact retractable safety lanyard that fits in or near the pocket where you phone is usually stored. The tether can be attached to a belt loop, purse or to the small d-rings found in many ski and sporting jackets. Two mounting systems are included with the RT5-5470 Smart Phone tether; A snap clip for mounting to a belt loop, d-ring or purse and a stainless steel threaded stud that can attach the retractable phone tether to a jacket, pocket or any other item of clothing.

No need to worry about your phone dangling from a tether. It won’t happen with the Gear Keeper Smart Phone tethering system. The unique low-force tension of the Smart Phone retractable tether absorbs any slack in the tether line yet still permits arm strain-free phone conversations. When your call is finished, put the phone back where you got it, the retractor will automatically reel in the line. Should you drop your phone, no worry, the 40-pound break-strength, spectra/nylon tether line extends up to 36 inches and is virtually unbreakable.

No need to worry about your phone dangling from a tether. It won’t happen with the Gear Keeper Smart Phone tethering system.

The Smart Phone tether is supplied with two, easy-to-attach mounting systems for use with any smart-phone. They include the iPhone® connector designed specifically for the Apple® phone and a pressure sensitive pad that can secure any smart-phone or smart-phone case to the tether. For extended talk times, watching videos, taking photos, checking directions, obtaining the latest updates from apps, the Smart Phone tether has a patented quick connect/disconnect system that lets users easily detach the phone from the tether.

A great gift idea, the Gear Keeper phone tether retails for € 21,99 excl VAT.

For volume discounts or more information about the new Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper contact Avera Distributing. WWW.AVERA.EU