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New Ranger 2950dx D6

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by undertaker, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Saw this radio on bells cb. 100 watt rig...


     
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  2. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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    Went to bells to check it out.. no price yet. This is a quote from the description.
    "The new RCI-2950CD, rated at 50W PEP and the RCI-2950DX6, rated at 100W PEP are perfect for the recent band openings on 10 and 12 meters."
    Aaaaa ok.... WHAT recent band openings??
     
  3. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    73
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  4. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    Anyone know what those RT1 MOSFETS are? Don't know if they are re-labeled or a new in-house design. I couldn't find any spec sheet online. Are they just drop in replacements for the IRF520's?
     
  5. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    They use them in RM Italy stuff as well.. and I think the 2970n2
     
  6. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    I have 4 2970N2's here and none of them have them. Do you know if it is a direct replacement? All my 2970N2's have the IRF520's in them. Thanks
     
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    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    Wasn't sure on the 2970n2, I said possibly.. not sure. Tech guys will be along..

     
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  8. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    More than likely for the same price you could buy a Kenwood TS-50 or ICOM 706 MKIIG used for about the same money & have a lot more bands.All of the Ranger line is overpriced for the band coverage that you get & the other radios I mentioned are far better built & have so much more than a Ranger.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It would be a good radio for running an SB220 or a sweet 16.
     
  10. Unit 75

    Unit 75 "TRAINMAN"

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    I agree 100% on the band coverage and being better built. If it's band coverage and "smooth" audio your looking for then go with the ham rigs. I only really talk on 11 meters (lower 38) for the skip into Europe and South America... and it's my Ranger 2970N2 that spanks my Yaesu FT-1000 MP MK 5 Field and my ICOM 706 MKII. Don't get me wrong...I'm not a big Ranger fan but I use what works for me. It's the 2970N2 that gets thru the pile ups with it's compressed audio...not the ham rigs. The Ranger doesn't have that "smooth audio" but when the skip is rolling in it sure gets thru the train wreck where the ham rigs would not. And for price..my Yaesu cost me 1100 used. My ICOM 706 MKII was 350 used my Ranger cost me 295.00 used. I run all my rigs thru big amplifiers So to each there own :) Everyone has different wants or needs and they should use what is best for them.
     
  11. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Ham rigs have adjustable on board compression and TX band width that can be narrowed on the fly to do the same as what you're doing. Ham rigs with a knowledgeable operator of his radio can get thru the same pile ups you're doing.
     
  12. skip searcher

    skip searcher Active Member

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    We will
    Wait for prices on the New Edition 2950’
     
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    So....

    It's just a 100 watt 2950, but still has the lovely receive hash. Pass.
     
  15. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Ranger
    If you are listening

    Bring something New to the table.
    73
    Jeff
     

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