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Hello fellow cbers I just wanted to give you guys a heads up on the new rci 2970n2 stay away from them they are junk I bought a new 1 a week ago had it peaked on am for 6 watts low power dead key and 70 high power dead key and 230 watts ssb I was talking to the ever green state today on 27.4250 lsb when I was listening to a station I been talking to the amp just keyed up with out the mic keyed up then my recieve got real qiute then all of a sudden smoke started coming out the back of it the heat sink was cool so I know it wasnt hot so I hurryed up and pulled over and unhooked it from the battery.In my opinion if you want a good radio with some power get a 2950dx and a linear stay away from them 2970n2s. I went back to the cb shop and got a new rci 2950dx they are good solid built radios and good ssb performers.


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Your results may vary. But yes, these radios will not last long if improperly tuned.


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Are you sending it in for warranty repair?

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Are you sending it in for warranty repair?
Tuned at 70 watts AM and 230 SSB ?


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What's wrong with those power output numbers?

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A little hot for my liking.


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RCI knows very well how most dealers tune these radios, but yet, are more than happy to fix them under warranty.

Just ask them how happy they are with Copper Electronics cranking every last watt out.

They won't drop them as a distributor because they order an enormous amount of radios from them.

It's a love hate relationship...

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no wounder it burned up...it has 8 small mosfets in it.it will do 125 all day and wont hurt it. 73 de JW
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