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     10 Meter Mobile Radio

Ranger
RHF-618

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Download Software **

   

  • 4.3" TFT LCD Panel
  • Soft TOUCH Panel buttons around the display
    IT IS A TOUCH SCREEN also
  • RCI-2950DX reliable electrical specs
  • Self Bright and clear display
  • Built in clock and date
  • Auto switch of priority for communication
  • Auto CW Key
  • USB Load background images
  • 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 25 watts to 2 watts - great for PSK-31 operation.
  • SHIPPING:  22 x 20 x 14  23lb shipping Outer  box.
    We double box, inside box measures 18 x 13 x 9,  19lb
    and wrapped in large bubble thick "bubblewrap"),
    insured for $500+


More features:
  

  • 10 & 12 Meter Bands
  • Large Display
  • Improved Receiver Design
  • Variable Output Power Control
  • Active Frequency Scanner
  • Receiver Clarifier (0.5kHz)
  • 99  Programmable Frequencies
  • Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry
  • Programmable Repeater Offset
  • Public Address Feature


A look inside....looks like a 2950DX with a power supply and a fancy face.  This is not saying anything bad. The SSB on this rig is going to be as awesome as the 2950DX!! This is a good thing in my opinion. We have been needing this since the loss of the RCI-2985DX from the ranger line-up.

 

 

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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

 

 In the unlikely event you need Warranty service;
 We ask that you please send directly to Ranger. 
           Fill out
this form first.
                     

OUT
After many story changes coming from Ranger, I have to give up and just wait and see what happens.  We get different stories of which models are coming and which are not. We are going to have to wait and see for sure..
last misinformation rcvd on 1-19-15
$499.50
 

 

Optional Accessories

 Tune-up and frequency conversion. (Tune-up, Alignment and expanded frequency coverage) $39

 RFX-150 Final. (perform a tune-up to radio to increase power, audio and performance and a completely new final section consisting of even higher power MOSFETs) AM carrier 35 watts and 160+ watts peak power.
You must provide the 30A DC supply

$199
 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 recommend it) $25

 Install an MD-1 Top Gun Modulator.
(wired behind the radio with optional switch for on/off)
$38
 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
Up/Down Buttons?
 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired with a 6 pin plug and a battery installed). Choose if you want Channel Up and Down buttons installed in the microphone.
$62
or
$92
 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 a switch in the back or side for record of 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

t size="2" face="Arial">  Add a 2"> Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$18

 

* Owners manual refers to "Mounting Bracket and hardware" and also "Warranty registration card". They are NOT included in any new radio box and should be considered a mis-print.

** The software is available for Windows XP only so if you use Windows 7 or 8 you need to run the program in windows XP compatibility mode.
 

Specifications

 General

RHF-618

 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

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Input Voltage

110VAC

 Microphone

400 W Dynamic PTT - 6 Pin

 Size (W x D x H)

 

 Weight

 

 Shipping Weight

 

22 x 18 x 11  23lb shipping container (double boxed)
insured for $500 and signature is about
$27 - $38 with UPS depending where you live.

 Transmitter

 

 RF Power Output (Factory OEM)

CW / AM / FM: variable 2-10 Watts RMS
Peak AM: 25-28 Watts Peak power
SSB: 25 Watts (PEP)

 RF Power Output (Tuned-Up)

CW / AM / FM: variable 1-10 Watts RMS
Peak AM: 36-40 Watts Peak power
SSB: 35 Watts (PEP)

 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

We ask that if you may need Warranty service on this radio to please send directly to Ranger.  Fill out this form first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

If you place an order from outside the continental USA, we will calculate your actual shipping and send you a PayPal payment request.  We do NOT export Base stations or  Antennas.

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