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Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


Ranger VR 9000 Voyage

AM-SSB-FM-CW radio
Upper and Lower Selectable Sideband
25 watts Output Power PEP
12 watts AM/CW
Roger Beep On/Off Switch
NB/ANL On/Off Switch
5 Digits Frequency Counter
Frequency Counter On/Off Switch
+10 KHz Switch
S/SWR Meter
SWR CAL and RF PWR Switch
A through F Band Coverage Switch
Fine/Coarse Switch
Dual Echo

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Re: Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


some chimp on muppets tryin to sell one for [sign in to see URL] i to be corrected in beliving this dude to be straight out the nut house or are these 20 quid better than a ranger 2950/2970?
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Re: Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


i think you can get these for £150-£170ish new, i paid £80 secondhand for mine and i love it.
I get good audio reports and the sound coming in is good enough to dx whilst mobile, i use the astatic on mine but i imagine they sound pretty much like a cobra 148 etc. The only thing i have to moan about is that it drifts until warm, once warm its stable as you like and doesnt budge. It does get cold over night in my van so i expect coils shrink and stuff but once warm no drift at all. I have spoken with loads of people local and dx and think the radio works well(hooked up to my b300p)
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i love this radio and wont be selling it soon

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Re: Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


I only "looked after" one of these for a short while.

I think it really is a class set, it feels and looks like a quality radio, it has good controls and a pukka digital readout. I only TX'ed once to test her and the report was incredible! "I'm not on my Icom" I said, no matter you sound as good as if you were was the reply.

I have very limited experience of 10-11m specific radios. However, I would definately have one of these emoticon

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Re: Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


It looks remarkabley like a superstar 3900F, good budget radio but as mentioned they do drift a little till warmed up, but most 10 metre mobiles do

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I have actually just baught one of these, havent poicked it up yet, but will let you know the verdict when ive used it for a while.
The guy had it from new, turned it on 3 or 4 times ... dident know how to use it and decided to sell it, also came with a brand new kl203 linear ( 100 watt am/fm, 200watt ssb) emoticon
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nice looking radio
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Re: Ranger VR 9000 Voyage


I use a ss3900el for 11m and they are basically the [sign in to see URL] you let it warm up it sits on frequency just fine,all day in fact.

I get lots of pleasure using a cb radio to talk around the [sign in to see URL] and cheerful



looks a nice radio,hope it gives good service.
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