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New SSB export radio coming soon - RCI X9

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Big Kahuna, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    I'm not going to get too excited yet, BUT it's a new small size for Ranger (about the size of a Emperor TS-5010) with high power so I'm hoping it's got a different board than the 6900 series and it's something completely new. Would be very exciting if this radio had good SSB stability with this layout (like a 2950), it could be a lot of fun. Only thing missing is that sixth digit but not much space for that on this one.



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    https://www.rangerusa.com/product/rci-x9
     

  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Saw that on Simon.

    Strong resemblance to a G-99v2 (but a smaller radio than The Big Iron; the coal tender for a high drive KL-503)

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    120W power makes the Ranger attractive (size & features).

    March release.

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    sp5it Master of puppets

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    "Nice" crap.
    Useless freq display btw.
     
  4. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    Yeah I'd rather have the 6th digit but still better than the export radios that had A-F band switch and no counter :) That was always fun.

    It's definitely aimed more at the trucker crowd than hobby crowd but I'm just happy to see something different from Ranger that's not a rehash with 400 watts :) Although no idea yet what's inside so I'm guarded on my optimism.

    Price might be insane too.
     
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  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    At least it has sideband.
     
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    sp5it Master of puppets

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    and s-meter :)
     
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  7. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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  8. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    More junk. Sad.... (n)



    ~Cheers~
     
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  9. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Nope. Not for size, power and features to install in a big truck. Its a home run if price is reasonable.

    It ain’t an S-955. But few drivers buy them.

    I’d say it’s aimed square at Galaxy. That — and Connex — are the CB shop display case stalwarts. Have been for thirty years.

    An 86V with a big block under the hood.

    45W or 120W? Billy Big Rig can add that up.

    6-AWG weld cable + split loom and fuse plus lug oughta be about $40. Or, get a pre-made Big Radio install kit at $60. An hour install time price for all of it.

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    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Sell sheets are silent about what's in the "120 Watt" power stage. Four IRF520/RT1 smoke grenades?

    A SWR-sensing shutdown, or "turndown" would be real news. Another firestarter isn't.

    73
     
  11. magnuman

    magnuman Well-Known Member

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    Frequency range unconverted is 28755 thru 29700 and no FM.
    Who are you going to talk to?
     
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  12. Slowmover

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    Your earlier (similar) comments the first thing I thought of re TX output. If it’s a $360 radio, it’ll sell.

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  13. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    $300+ makes a it a tougher sell, at that point just get the Stryker 955.

    You're right though - it might be pricey with the fans and everything going on.
     
  14. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If it's rated at 120w then I bet some shops will get 250w out of it.:whistle:
     
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  15. magnuman

    magnuman Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say without seeing what the back of the radio looks like. My guess is you will be lucky to see 100w out 50w would be more than enough for a box that size.
     

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