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Stryker 955hpc AM watts

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Limeybastard, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Limeybastard

    Limeybastard Active Member

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    When is ssb mode the power meter swings to max 80W, but no matter how loud I talk on AM it rarely goets past 40W sometimes 50W but rarely. Swr, is all good. Powered directly to battery. Normal?

    Also in real life terms, what are your thoughts on the 955hpc v ranger RCI 2970n2? With real life terms I'm referring to the lower wattage of the Stryker compared to the RCI. Cheers.


     

  2. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    I used to talk to a guy on SSB that was about 27 miles away and he owned both radio's. The Stryker was hands down the better sounding radio. His 2970 was the older version with 2290 finals not the mosfet junk.
     
  3. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The difference between 50 and 80 is not noticeable
     
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  4. undertaker

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    My stryker does 80 on am and 80 on ssb. and that is not at full power..
     
  5. Limeybastard

    Limeybastard Active Member

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    Mines stock, im assuming you have had yours tuned.
     
  6. undertaker

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    yes sir..
     
  7. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Again 50 to 80 is not noticeable.
     
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  8. Mudduckmobile

    Mudduckmobile Well-Known Member

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    You really need no more then that radio.
     
  9. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    I'd be happy with the 50 pep on AM. It will be cleaner and live longer. The service manual says 15 watt carrier max. 100% mod would be around 60 pep.

    I found the waveform on mine looked better with a 10 watt carrier. Those poor little finals are just about out of poop when you fully modulate a 15 watt carrier.
     
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  10. BBB

    BBB Well-Known Member

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    15 watt AM carrier will tax them even with added fan cooling IMO. I definitely agree that the 10 watt AM carrier power level does sound the best with the lowest IMD. Just wish I'd get some longevity out of them :p
     
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  11. Limeybastard

    Limeybastard Active Member

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    Indeed, mines just export modded, not tuned or and anything.
     
  12. Troubleshooter

    Troubleshooter Supporting Member

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    I had a stryker 955 that did the same.. 80+.. I no longer own it because I gave it to a friend months ago.. It was a great radio and has super loud audio.. I now run a SDR radio in the shack with a Electro voice RE27 microphone...
     
  13. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    Where did you buy your radio? The reason I ask is many people price shop and buy radio's from Copper or H & Y. They then convert the radio themselves and they have a nice average sounding radio. You will only sound as good as the tech is that tuned your radio. If you buy a radio from a shop that does quality work your radio will get converted, tuned, aligned, and shipped once. By the time you get it it's plug and play.
     
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  14. Limeybastard

    Limeybastard Active Member

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    Amazon.
     
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  15. banger_378 SE WI

    banger_378 SE WI New Member

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    what if copper "peaked and aligned" a 955? how do they do? worth a hoot?
     

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