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Stryker 955 or a Ranger2995

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Gunner357, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    I paid $450 for my 2995 and have to say im happy with it. I kind of wish the low side wasnt so set up so low. I see where some transistors were changed i believe to lower output for a low drive 3 stage tube amp or a 1x pill driver with a max dk of 2.5 watts swinging 8 am and 12 watts peak ssb. The 2x2290 amp does 200 peak am and 180 ssb. Has the original factory fan kit. It would take a lot of dollars to get me off off it, or death lol.


     
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  2. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    So which has a better receive?
     
  3. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    955 hands down...
     
  4. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Never owned a 955 but i know the 2995 has much better rx than my 29. Ill. Eventually buy a 955 im sure. Ive been looking at them the last few months.
     
  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Thx. Wondered, too.
     
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  6. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    I am surprised, the 2995 is a base radio.
     
  7. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Most base radios are nothing more than a mobile in a box
     
  8. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    Was it the same back in the day of Cobra 2000's, Madison's, and Washington's?
     
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  9. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    I believe so. The 2k was a fancy 148 and the presidents are unidens.
     
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  10. FredTx63

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    I would advise you to be a little patient and save up $800 or so and watch qrz.com or QTH classifieds for a gently used Icom IC-7300. We're only talking a little more than you are looking to spend ($500) the difference between a IC-7300 or an export CB in receive, transmit, capabilities are universes apart. Easy MARS TX mod too (you can probably even find a used one already modded). At 10 watts carrier, the IC-7300 is very respectable sounding on AM & sounds FB on SSB and is going to give you additional band coverage and features that'll keep you learning and entertained for much longer.
     
  11. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    DING DING DING we have a winner!
     
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  12. 743SEPA

    743SEPA Active Member

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    Hurry up and get your ticket before that's another $50 expense! I also love my 955.
     
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  13. Gunner357

    Gunner357 Active Member

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    I just looked at a FT3000 YEASU sweet radio a friend has too much for my budget
     
    #28 Gunner357, Sep 5, 2020
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  14. dave457

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    For that kind of money you can get a nice kenwood ts 440
     
  15. Gunner357

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    I haven't heard much on the Kenwoods
     

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