- Dec 21, 2021
I have only been saying this for maybe 20 years now. RCI needs to Shrink the RCI2950 down to the size of a Cobra 25-29 size but leave the front design alone. DSP for RX/TX audio, EQ built in RX/TX, user selectable audio band width, compression, selectable notch filter, hi cut, add 6m and give it a patch and software to allow it to be controlled with even more features from laptop interface. Make sure it can do all digital modes when patched into a laptop. Waterfall output etc....Bring it to market for $250 to $300 and run the rift-raf out of the market place.Maybe Ranger will jump on the band wagon and have them make a Ranger radio for them? Seems like the obvious next step, unless Ranger has something up there sleeve? Or maybe they will slap a 400w amp on the bottom of this one and call it done.
Does anyone know how to do the NPC mod to this? Maybe it's the same as the 955 v2? I need to be able to adjust the carrier independently of the peak.I just put an RFX95 on my Ares 2, loud and clean.
At the risk of making a big radio even bigger, I put an RFX95 on my Ares 2. The installation is not too hard, and the directions that come with it are pretty good and fairly easy to follow. When you take the heat sink off, you will find that the transistor mounting screws thread into it. I...www.worldwidedx.com
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There's a member @Tim Chambers that was pretty good with doing that mod to the newest radios, maybe he'll chime in.Does anyone know how to do the NPC mod to this? Maybe it's the same as the 955 v2? I need to be able to adjust the carrier independently of the peak.
Yes, Tim is pretty good at figuring this stuff out, and @sp5it is too. Normally I would just look at the prints for a radio that has a mod for it and then look at the prints for the radio I am working on and figure it out that way. I dont think anyone has seen a schematic for any of the Anytones with the short board yet, and I am not that good at figuring out what is what just by looking at the board.
I was informed that this procedure doesn't work with the Ares 2.I think I found something.
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The only issue I have seen is with the RFX pinching the carrier. It was fine with SSB. I tried my kl203 and it did great on AM and SSB. I am sure the 503 would do good as well. The only thing is, if you lower the carrier, it lowers the peak. Always a 4:1 ratio, peak to carrier. So if your amp needed a 3w carrier input, the peak input would be 12w etc.Well I'm generally impatient waited on the q6 pro and am now looking at the Radioddity Qt40. Right now I can get one for 173 shipped so it's hard to pass it up.
So my question is, has anyone ran an amplifier with this radio? If so, does it play well with an amp? I know some have had issues running an amp with the q5n2 (same chassis). I know this is less powa then the q5n2 and would like to run the 503hd with it but that's if it does well with an amp.
I still see the listing, maybe the seller blocked you somehow? The QT40 appears to be the same thing, the company is in the US and probably has better customer support? Be sure to write a review on Amazon about the dud radio and the junk they sent.Has anyone seen an Ares 2 for sale anywhere lately? Very strange I had one along with a nightmare story with Amazon. Problem with sideband output on the one I received. Sent it back for replacement. The replacement came in a generic brown box with only a mic and power chord that had a broken fuse block. It was obviously garbage someone had returned. After all that I requested a refund which I got. But the product disappeared on Amazon and not just listed as out of stock but page not found. Just did a quick search and did not find one for sale anywhere. QT40 is available on Amazon. Exactly the same radio. I actually really liked the radio. Still don’t know exactly why the first one all of a sudden would only do max 10w on side band while other modes were fine. Didn’t make sense to me. Someone told me there could have been a nut loose behind the microphone.
I see it now. Lol they didn’t block me. I had done a few Amazon searches for the ares since it happened and only came up with the QT40. I guess I didn’t scroll far enough. Still hadn’t decided whether to write a review or not!!! I saw your review though!!!I still see the listing, maybe the seller blocked you somehow? The QT40 appears to be the same thing, the company is in the US and probably has better customer support? Be sure to write a review on Amazon about the dud radio and the junk they sent.