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Old 04-05-2012, 11:08 AM
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Which one is better overall performance ?? 1st,2nd Gen. 2950 ?? Or 2950dx with Green and the new Black face design ?? ( Note Blk Face has Mosfet Finals )


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Old 04-05-2012, 11:16 AM
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Review: RCI 2950DX Dual Band Amateur Radio

that will help with the difference between the 2950 and the first model of the 2950 dx .

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Hey there Tripple 5, I think Booty Monster beat me to it. However I can tell you that I did get a chance to test a 2950 with a fresh alignment against a 2950dx with a fresh alignment, and while no one could tell the difference on TX, the RX was the big difference that I noticed. Also the stock mic that comes with it is a great little mic, I think it is a 40-$50 mic if you purchase it new, SO that is a nice bonus for sure.

They are both good radios. But the DX is great. I would never pay more than $125 shipped and insured to my door for a 2950(but in that price range the HR2510 reins supreme) So really I guess since a new 2950dx is only $240-260 you might as well save a few extra pennies. PLUS the warranty you get with the DX is worth it

So to sum it up Pro and Cons:

2950 (NON DX)

PROS:
1.) Cheaper than the DX, but that is because it is USED
2.) decent freq coverage


CONS:
1.) Hard to see the display in the light
2.) no warranty (because it's a used rig)
3.) noisy receive


2950DX

PROS:
1.) easier to see in direct sunlight than the NON DX model
2.) better freq coverage than the NON DX model
3.) cleaner receive than the NON DX model
4.) Finals are cheaper to replace (IRF520)
5.) Warranty is available (if it's a new radio)

CONS:
1.) Cost more than the NON DX model
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Good information. Also when the 2950DX first came out they were dual 1969 final radio's. This has obviously changed with most every radio now. I have also heard there are some parts with the old orange models that are no longer made. Something like the processor or cpu,can't remember. So if this goes out your done. The 2950DX radio's are all surface mount board radio's as well.

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My 2950DX ( green display) has dual 2sc2312`s in it with a 2166 driver.
And A Bill Good designed MOSFET front end.



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I have had both,the dx mod has a lower noise floor...i am very happy with my new dx mod...73 de JW
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My 2950DX ( green display) has dual 2sc2312`s in it with a 2166 driver.
And A Bill Good designed MOSFET front end.



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I could have sworn it was irf520, I know that's what's in the 2970n2 and the 2970dx
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All ya gotta do to reduce the noise in older 29xx is adjust L1 & L2, suit to taste.
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