RCI-2950DX & 2970N2
AM-FM-SSB-CW 10 & 12 Mtr Mobile Radio
| 10 & 12 Meter Bands||||Large Frequency Display with Dimmer|
| Improved Receiver Design||||New Backlite Display|
| Variable Output Power Control||||Active Frequency Scanner|
| Receiver Clarifier (ą0.5kHz)||
16 Programmable/Erasable Frequencies
| Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry||||Frequency Selector Lockout|
| Programmable Repeater Offset||||Public Address Feature|
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 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 intermodulation 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 2 watts to 25 watts (RCI-2950DX), 10 watts to 200 watts (RCI-2970N2).
To see a large close up view of the RCI-2950DX, click here: RCI-2950DX
To see a large close up view of the RCI-2970N2, click here: RCI-2970N2
Shown at the left is the new "Heavy Duty Heat Sink with Dual Fans" attached to the bottom of the RCI-2970N2.
Base Station Application:For use of the RCI-2950DX in a base station application, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-12A or equivalent. For the RCI-2970N2, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-50A or equivalent.
CAUTION: Please be aware some "switching power supplies" can generate noise that will get into the receiver.
To see a side-by-side features comparison chart of the Series versus the other Ranger amateur models, please see the Comparison Chart.
RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970N2 Specifications
RCI-2950DX & 2970N2
10 Mtr: 28.000 - 29.6999 MHz
12 Mtr: 24.8900 - 24.9900 MHz
1 MHz, 100 KHz, 10 KHz, 1 KHz, 100 Hz
USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
Microprocessor / Phase-Locked-Loop Synthesizer
Operating Temperature Range
-10 ēC to + 50 ēC
RF Output, RX Signal Strength, Modulation, SWR
(LCD Display Indicates Relative Values)
400 W Dynamic PTT - 6 Pin
Size (W x D x H)
2950DX - 7 3/4 " x 10 3/4 " x 2-3/8"
2970N2 - 7 7/8" x 11 1/8" x 3 1/4"
2950DX - 4 lb 3 oz
2970N2 - 8 lb 3 oz
2950DX - 7 lb.
2970N2 - 11 lb
RF Power Output
RCI-2950DX - 10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
25 Watts: SSB (PEP)
RCI-2970N2 - 100 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
200 Watts: SSB (PEP)
Current Draw @ Full Power (PEP)
RCI-2950DX - 8 Amps
RCI-2970N2 - 32 Amps
USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, PA
- 50 dB
- 50 dB
UHF Type, 50 W
AM / CW: 0.5 ĩV for 10 db SINAD
FM: 0.25 ĩV for 12 db SINAD
SSB: 0.15 ĩV for 10 db SINAD
Image Rejection Ratio
- 65 db
Audio Output Power
2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8 W