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RCI RHF-618 New Export Base Station

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by cbradiomagazine.com, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. cbradiomagazine.com

    cbradiomagazine.com 2008 - 2014 / Pau Hana

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    WHOOPS - hit I instead of F in the title :) RCI RHF-618 is the radio. Maybe a mod can correct that.



    A couple of flyers have been circulating from the distributors and some of the dealers have started posting up information on their websites. Not sure if the $499 price will be accurate.

    Ranger RHF-618

    Also some are listing output as 2 watt to 150 watt but I haven't seen info yet on if it will be a high powered base or not.

    I should be getting my hands on one shortly and will post up info as soon as I have it.
     

  2. jon666

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    its a typo

    its a 10 watt am 25 watt ssb same as the 2950 in a big box
     
  3. NorthStar

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    BellsCB says variable power up to 150 watts......
     
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    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I do not know who to listen to any more.
    I called Bell and they told me it was NOT a touch screen
    I talked to Chip who is doing Ranger parts and service and he tells me it is a touch screen.
    I See a dual final radio, if it was a rig with a built in Amp, in the past they use only a single final in front of the Amp.
    The Power supply in the picture I have will not do it.





    I am not for sure about anything until I see one for myself.

    73
    jeff
     

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  5. NorthStar

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    Who has them??
     
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    Coppers has on their site it is not a touch screen and its 150 watts as well
     
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    Bell told me that they did not have any, but where waiting on a shipment.
    this is what I mean, when I can see one in person......
    I have heard so many different versions of this and that I do not know any more.

    73
    Jeff
     
  8. NorthStar

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    yeah be interesting to know when they will be available
     
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    The power supply pictured inside that chassis is not enough to run a 150 watt radio, now it is possible that it has changed.....we will find out when cb radio Mag gets his hands on one.


    73
    Jeff
     
  10. TonyV225

    TonyV225 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Well if it is indeed a high power 150 watt radio I can assure you it will be at the very least a $600.00 pricetag on it :whistle:
     
  11. cbradiomagazine.com

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    Yeah - based on the pictures I saw it's only going to be a standard dual final but you never know.

    I'd actually prefer that rather than the radio with the 4 transistor amp. For the RCI radios I prefer the older style 2 transistor amp than the 4 transistor. But since they've moved away from the pill style it's all multiple smaller transistors now.

    I've seen MSRP suggested anywhere from $500 - $1000 so no idea where the radio will come in at final retail. I'm guessing it will be around $500-$600.
     
  12. Happy_Hamer

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    Take that power supply and mount it underneath, then since the radio could cover from 24mhz to 29mhz, why not put a little auto tuner in it?
     
  13. AudioShockwav

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    How About a filter option? Switchable AM and SSB filters?
    I want to see the new ranger board I have heard about, everything up to now is variations of the EPT 6950XXX board, i am curious to see what new has been done on the mysterious ranger "123" board and what features it has.



    73
    Jeff
     
  14. NorthStar

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    Getting accuruate technical info is hard to come by on this for some reason.
     
  15. hotrod

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    well i would believe ranger b4 anyone.. they built it.i think some places
    are trying to sell it off as a true hf rig.when its only a rebirth of the
    2985 with a icom 718 look to ity
     

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