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     10 Meter Mobile Radio


 

2970N2
AM/FM/SSB/CW 10 Meter Radio

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Ranger Communications once again sets the performance and reliability standard for entry level amateur mobile transceivers with the latest generation of our popular RCI-2950DX/70 series of cost effective, multi mode, high performance transceivers.

Introducing the new RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970N2. These new models feature microprocessor control of not one but two amateur bands. The new RCI-2950DX, rated at 25W PEP and the RCI-2970N2, rated at 200W PEP are perfect for the recent band openings on 10 and 12 meters. Now you can upgrade your mobile Ham capabilities with a radio that is rich in features and reasonable in cost.

The new models have retained the operating features of its popular predecessors, including programmable repeater offset and capabilities for a CTCSS tone option great for increasing repeater activity on 10 meters and receiver scanning for quick search of active frequencies. The units offer three methods of frequency selection, non-volatile memory to store and scan up to ten favorite frequencies, and front panel frequency selector lockout
     In addition, the DX Series offers an impressive array of design and performance improvements:

  • An improved receiver: designed for increased sensitivity and image rejections.
  • A double FET balanced mixer: for improved receiver inter-modulation rejection.
  •  New power supply protection: and temperature compensation for improved stability and reliability over wide temperature ranges.
  • Surface mount components: for increased resistance to shock and vibration.
  • Improved display lighting: for easy reading in a wide range of light conditions.
  • Variable Power Output from 150 watts to 2 watts - great for PSK-31 operation.


More features:
  

  • 10 & 12 Meter Bands
  • Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
  • Improved Receiver Design
  • New Green Back-light Display
  • Variable Output Power Control
  • Active Frequency Scanner
  • Receiver Clarifier (0.5kHz)
  • The new improved 2970N2 has 16 Programmable/Erasable Memory Channels
  • Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry
  • Frequency Selector Lockout
  • Programmable Repeater Offset
  • Public Address Feature

Ranger radios sometimes have a small scratch or ding that the factory covers with black touch up.  We cannot effect this and do not guarantee your radio to be cosmetically perfect.  Bells CB will make no marks or scratches on your radio ourselves.  Ranger might though and I cannot control it.   


 

 

 
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Comply with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference. Further information can be found at the FCC website http://fcc.gov or the ARRL website http://arrl.org.

Transmitting using this radio requires an Amateur Radio License. Licensing information can be obtained by visiting www.fcc.gov or http://arrl.org. In Canada, visit http://strategis.ic.gc.ca or http://www.rac.ca

   

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Optional Accessories
 Tune-up and frequency conversion. (Tune-up, Alignment and expanded frequency coverage) $39
 Add a "Slider" option to your frequency conversion Modified the Clarifier for ability to control frequency on TX as well as RX, requires frequency realignment This mod is available to some who want it, but I don't necessarily recommend it) $25
 Install a New Amplifier Kit for 400W with the 4x 2SC-2879 transistors and PCB like found in the RCI-69FFB4. $474

 Install a switch in the back to turn off the 250w amp.
(wired behind the radio with a switch for on/off)
$13
 Install an CP-1 Top Gun Audio Compressor. (on - all the time) $25
 Turner RK-56 Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug)
$61
 Astatic 636L Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug)
$41
 Astatic D104-M6b Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug and a battery installed)
$54

With up/down buttons?

 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug and a battery installed)
$62
or
$89
 Install an Echo board. (BACK or SIDE)
(wired internal to the radio with dual controls on the side or back to control speed and echo effects)
$65

  Install a Record/Playback Module 18 seconds (wired inside the radio with  two pushbuttons on the side to record 18 seconds and to play it back) $77

Sound Byte link address

 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch or pushbutton to trigger
 any 18 second sound byte you want)
$65

Sound Byte link address

 Install a Noise toy as a background theme music (wired inside the radio with a switch to play any background
 music at very low volume so you can talk over it.)
$65

 Add a Small External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$12

 Add a Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$18

 

 

 

Specifications

 General

RCI-2970DX 

 Frequency Range

10 Mtr: 28.000 - 29.6999 MHz
12 Mtr: 24.8900 - 24.9900 MHz

 Tuning Steps

1 MHz, 100 KHz, 10 KHz, 1 KHz, 100 Hz

 Emission

USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM

 Frequency Tolerance

0.005%

 Frequency Control

Microprocessor / Phase-Locked-Loop Synthesizer

 Frequency Stability

0.001%

 Operating Temperature Range

-10 C to + 50 C

 Meter Function

 RF Output, RX Signal Strength, Modulation, SWR
(LCD Display Indicates Relative Values)

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Input Voltage

13.8 Vdc

 Microphone

400 W Dynamic PTT - 6 Pin

 Size (W x D x H)

 7" x 9" x 3-7/8"

 Weight

7 lb 6 oz

 Shipping Weight

 11 lb

 Transmitter

 

 RF Power Output

50 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
200W AM Peak power
200Watts:
(PEP) SSB
(tuned up = AM 50W carrier, 250 Watts peak and 200W SSB PEP)

 Current Draw @ Full Power

50+ Amps

 Modes

USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, PA

 CW Keying

Semi break-in

 Carrier Suppression

- 50 dB

 Spurious Emission

- 50 dB

 Antenna Connector

UHF Type, 50 W

 Receiver

 

 Sensitivity

AM / CW: 0.5 V for 10 db SINAD
FM: 0.25 V for 12 db SINAD
SSB: 0.15 V for 10 db SINAD

 Selectivity

- 55db

 Image Rejection Ratio

- 65 db

 Audio Output Power

2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8 W

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The item most overlooked when ordering a custom radio is the microphone.  Your new tuned radio will NOT sound great with a stock mic on it.
 If your CB is more than a tool for work, you NEED to upgrade your microphone.  My personal favorites are the Astatic 636L and RD104E.

 

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