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  • The most rugged SSB CB radio in the market
  • Compatible with both 12 & 24-volt vehicles
  • NOAA weather channels, channel scanning, automatic squelch & more
  • DIN size with a front facing speaker or in-dash installations

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There's the president, and then there's THE PRESIDENT. The McKinley thrives in dusty & harsh working conditions where most other SSB radios fall short. If you are looking for a ruggedly reliable (and handsome) SSB radio for your Jeep, Cruiser or commercial vehicle, this is the clear choice. We won't go on about all the other features such as NOAA weather, channel scanning and automatic squelch, but we could... If you need a tough SSB radio, get the McKinley. Oh, and you can extend the warranty to 5-years when you buy a President antenna at the same time. That's pretty awesome!

Model / SKU:President MCKINLEY
Recommended for:Drivers who need a rugged SSB CB radio. This radio is ideal for off-road use in Jeeps, Cruisers, Tractors and HD equipment. 
Radio Features:Single Side Band (SSB), Weather, Backlit Display, Built in SWR Meter, PA, Beep Function, ANL/NB & Hi-cut Filters, Roger Beep, Channel Scanning, Automatic Squelch, Instant Channel 9/19, RF Gain, VOX hands free, Lights, Dimmer
Compatible with:Compatible with all CB antennas on the market. Ideally suited for installation in single DIN radio slots, but can also be mounted easily with the included "U" bracket. This CB features a front speaker and rear external speaker port.
Product Includes:Radio and 6-pin microphone
Mounting bracket and hardware
Power cord with Fuse
Microphone hanger
Manufacturer Warranty:Two Years OR Five Years with the purchase of a President Antenna
Radio Dimensions:6.69” x 5.91” x 2.05” / 170 x 150 x 52 mm
Download Manual:To download / view manual, please click here.

  • Backlit Display with 3 color options - Change the color of the backlit display to orange, green, or blue. 
  • 40 AM and 80 SSB Channels- 40 AM, 40 Upper Side Band, 40 Lower Side Band
  • NOAA Weather Channels - Instant access to national weather channels and alerts for severe weather, even if not specifically monitoring weather channels
  • Built in SWR Meter - auto beep tuning
  • Automatic/Manual Squelch - An optional function that allows the radio to automatically or manually squelch out static, depending on your preference.  
  • PA Capability - Use CB radio as a public address system with PA speaker; incoming signals can also be monitored through PA
  • 12/24 volt - One of the only CB's on the market that will work with either 12 or 24 volt vehicles. This is ideal for heavy duty equipment as you don't have to add a power converter. 
  • Dual Watch -  lets you watch over channel 9 or 19 and the current channel.
  • RF Gain - Adjusts receive gain in weak and strong signal areas
  • Instant Channel 9/19 - Easily toggle between channels 9 & 19
  • Roger Beep - Optional Roger beep that activates after keying the microphone
  • Talkback - Hear your transmission after you send it
  • External Vox Microphone Jack - The President McKinley SSB is compatible with voice-activated microphones for hands free use. 
  • Memory Channel - One memory channel is available
  • Compact Size - Mounts easily in small-cab vehicles

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Mike Balos
President McKinley SSB CB Radio.

Paired with a Solarcon A-99 for our home base and a Wilson 1000 Magnet antenna on my GMC Sierra double cab 4X4 we are able to talk 12 miles + on the AM band with no problem. Looking forward to forward to seeing how far we can get on upper and lower side band. Also, the weather channel on the radio is great. We had tornado warnings and tornadoes touchdown in our area not too long ago and I used the President to listen for the warnings. Very good CB radios. Right Cannel Radios are excellent people to purchase from. Very helpful in person on the phone helping to make the right choices for our needs.

Bob Beaman
McKinley SSB radio

The McKinley radio surpassed my expectations, clear reception and the weather stations were exceptional

M. L.F.
Great radio, very feature packed

Great radio, very feature packed abs the audio SWR is amazing. Picked up Philadelphia in Florida....

Brett E.
Excellent Radio

Excellent radio and service from Right Channel Radios. They answered all questions on install.

President McKinley SSB

I purchased the President Mcinley SSB radio and am very happy with it. I have previously owned Galaxy and Cobra 29 radios. This radio is superior to both of those radios. Other stations can hear me better and the clarity of the receiver is better. The front facing speaker is easier to hear. My service from Right Channel Radio was timely and good. I installed it in my 2008 Toyota Avalon. The radio was small enough that I was able to install it in a cubbyhole in my dash. I highly recommend this radio.