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Hi to from from Steve163FB249 just looking at buying my first HF rig came across a Ranger rci-2950 dx any one know anything about them good or bad

thanks to all
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Re: Ranger RCI-2950 DX


hi steve, not really a hf radio i think they cover 25-28/29mhz. It will get you on 11meters for some dx and they are a good CB SSB radio. Hooked up with a decent power mic the TX audio is pretty good, and a pretty decent reciever too. the 2970 is the high power version but you can hook the 2950 up to a amp and your away, make sure its all on frequency if your gettin a second hand one and ask the seller as many questions about the radio you can think of. If you get a good one youll be sorted emoticon

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Hi Steve
Loved my first ranger till it started getting hot ............so much so got another one after [sign in to see URL] my first one .... great reports on fm and sideband .been told its ace on sideband no drifting at all tx or rx and they cover 24-32 megs do go lower and higher with just a few key presses and jumper changes ... two people i chat to on fm were impressed they got 1 changed from deltaforce and a ss3900 respectively
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every one to there own but for the price you can pay for a ranger magnum ect you could buy a cheep hf set have much more to listen to and 100 watts all out the arse end emoticon

and if you ever go further in the hobby and get your ham licence you have an radio which will do you emoticon

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I had the 2970dx, 150 watts and was well pleased with it, it did get hot though on full power. I now have a Kenwood TS480sat with 100watts and this would blow the Ranger away! Looking back I dont think the Ranger got anywhere near its claimed 150watts! Now I have lots to listen to and work when 11m is dead.
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hi, i did the same, bought a superstar3900, works great and has all the bits i wanted, it was however more expensive than the hf rig i have now and i wish i had just gone and bought this one first, as it opens up all the other frequencies even if its just for listening!
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hi [sign in to see URL] 11 metre radio but these are selling for 175 up.i wolud have been made up to make the 130 back on my beloved lincoln(very similar radio) that did 10,11,and 12 meters but thanks to the kind ebayer who paid me 215 sheets for it last weekend,i can now whip in nice full HF radio without putting any of my own brass [sign in to see URL] something like a yaesu 747gx for around £160 as your first radio rather than the ranger.

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null Hi to all,, i am looking for a power mike to fit a ranger rci-2970dx if anybody got for sale, and i will pay for postage cost aswell, cheers fb162 kris.
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Re: Ranger RCI-2950 DX


overpriced sh!te.. nothing good about them (why are they so damned expensive???) same league as any other CB RADIO put an extra £50 and get a radio that isnt based on 1980s CB technology
rant over....!
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Re: Ranger RCI-2950 DX


Never had bad reports on my 2950 dx mk3 works better than many cheap ssb cb radios, but obviously a icom etc is going to be better.
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