UPDATE: My sources tell me that RF Limited has started bringing the RCI's back! I have been able to purchase more through my distributors.
This radio comes with all the LesComm enhancements.
200 Watts using 8 IRF520 MOSFET transistors.
*Add Full frequency capability in options below.
— 10 - 12 Meter Bands — Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
— Improved Receiver Design — New Backlite Display
— Variable Output Power Control — Active Frequency Scanner
— Receiver Clarifier (±0.5kHz)
16 Programmable/Erasable Frequencies
— Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry — Frequency Selector Lockout
— Programmable Repeater Offset — Public Address Feature
Ranger Communications once again sets the performance and reliability standard for entry level amateur mobile transceivers with the latest generation of our popular RCI-2970 series of cost effective, multi mode, high performance transceivers.
Introducing the new RCI-2970N2. These new models feature microprocessor control of not one but two amateur bands. The new RCI-2970N2, rated at 200W PEP are perfect for the recent band openings on 10 and 12 meters. Now you can upgrade your mobile Ham capabilities with a radio that is rich in features and reasonable in cost.
The new models have retained the operating features of its popular predecessors, including programmable repeater offset and capabilities for a CTCSS tone option — great for increasing repeater activity on 10 meters — and receiver scanning for quick search of active frequencies. The units offer three methods of frequency selection, non-volatile memory to store and scan up to ten favorite frequencies, and front panel frequency selector lockout.
In addition, the Series offers an impressive array of design and performance improvements:
— An improved receiver: designed for increased sensitivity and image rejections.
— A double FET balanced mixer: for improved receiver intermodulation rejection.
— New power supply protection: and temperature compensation for improved stability and reliability over wide temperature ranges.
— Surface mount components: for increased resistance to shock and vibration.
— Improved display lighting: for easy reading in a wide range of light conditions.
— Variable Power Output from 10 watts to 200 watts (RCI-2970N2).
Full coverage TX/RX
For RCI warranty services; http://www.radioshopsupply.com/SERVICE.php
*An Amateur License is required to transmit in the Amateur bands.
You are responsible for the legal operation of your radio equipment.
Cuts white noise in half! It can be made switchable using a SPST switch. Go to this video to see a demo; https://youtu.be/_iZPYDHwoWw Time 12:20.
Really cuts down ambient white noise. Can be made switchable with the installation of a SPST switch. Works great with the Hi-Cut filter. Go to this video to see a demo; https://youtu.be/_iZPYDHwoWw Time 12:20. Fits the RCI2950/70DX models as well as the RCI69FFB/C models.
Now the same Top Gun Compressor CP-1 circuit used in the new Magnum radios are available for most other 10-meter and many CB radios. Full tone, clear, high swing audio (AM) modulation is achieved with the Top Gun Compressor. Works in AM, FM, and SSB keeping the modulation at peak performance in all these modes. Installation is included.
The SP-1a Speech Processor was developed by Clear Channel Corporation for the Ranger AR-3300 and AR3500 radios. It works well in most radios in AM FM & SSB. It is an audio processor that delivers an average of 90% modulation. It boosts lower levels to within 90% of it’s maximum output with a very low distortion. It connects in-line of the audio Mic input of the microphone jack. It also requires a 12 Volt connection in the radio. A SPST switch can be used to switch the SP-1a in and out of the circuit. When switched off the speech processor is completely out of the circuit leaving the radio back to stock audio. Price includes installation.
Allows you to turn the Amp section off and just use the radio's power.
Some of the switches can also be mounted on either side just in front of the mounting bracket. Only one switch can be mounted on one side. (In other words, one per side.)
*This requires holes in the sides of the cabinet covers.
Upgrade your 200 watt amp board to a 400 watt amp board using 4 2SC2879 transistors. This is the same amp board used in the RCI69FFB/C4 and the RCI2970N4. Installation included in price. For new radio orders only. Must be included at time of radio purchase.
This option locks your TX/RX together. Makes the Clarifier control both TX/RX frequency together. Highly recommended!!! Don't be one of those guys that sounds like Mickey Mouse when he yells CQ_DX! Keep your transmitter and receiver locked together.
As one that almost exclusively operates on side band, this mod is a must! It is annoying when someone QSK's into a conversation that is totally off frequency. Then everyone tells them they're off frequency but he is unable to tune his transmit to where he hears everyone else talking. So he inevitably gets ignored. With your clarifier controlling both TX & RX at the same time, where you hear operators talking is where your transmit will be sending.
6 Pin to 4 Pin Chassis Connector Conversion.
Remove 6 pin chassis mic connector and install a standard 4 pin chassis connector in it's place on the radio.
Or convert 4 pin chassis connector to a 6 pin chassis connector. (Can be used for options)
Convert a Magnum, Bearcat, Realistic or RCI 5 or 6 pin stock mic to a 4 pin standard connector. Or convert a 4 pin mic to a 5 or 6 pin mic. Channel up/dn buttons will no longer function. For use with the 6 to 4 chassis connector conversion or 4 to 6 stock connector. (realistic 5 pin Din)
I will create a video of your radio build.
Note; No returns on video.
YouTube Video of it in action; https://youtu.be/R9XOl5T7nd8
Auxiliary cooling fan for Galaxy, Ranger and others that have the large heatsink with shield on the bottom of the radio. Like the RCI2970N2 & N4, Galaxy DX98VHP, LesComm LC998 and many others.
bgears b-120, 120mm, 2 ball bearing, high speed, high performance, 15 blades Fan .
2000 RPM 110 CFM
Its two-ball-bearing design, 15 aerodynamic design blades, and PWM fan speed control ensure high speed, great cooling and silent performance. The translucent blades with four LEDs deliver a stylish appearance with an enhanced lighting effect.
Running at 2000RPM and a low noise level of 37.3dBA, this 120mm fan delivers airflow of up to 110CFM for superior heat dissipation.
Mounted on the bottom of the Ranger/Galaxy heat-sinks to help keep your amp cool!
Available in Black (no LEDs), Blue and Red.
Does the regulator in your radio run hot? Excessive heat from a transistor means the part is undersized for the circuit or that the circuit itself is not very efficient.
Changing the radio’s modulation circuit is impossible. But the solution for this problem is the Palomar MAX-MOD Transistor.
Palomar is a famous old CB brand name from the USA. The name is owned and used now by EKL Components, the mother company also for Magnum Radio’s and RF Limited Accesories.
New in the Palomar program is the MAX-MOD, a special PNP transistor. The MAX-MOD is a replacement and upgrade PNP transistor for the modulation circuit in most radio’s. The MAX-MOD replaces the common 2SB and TIP parts.
The MAX-MOD works very well in 10M radio’s, including Stryker, Anytone, Galaxy and President models.
The MAX-MOD will give the RF section the current it needs and will increase the peak power by and average of 10% or more. The MAX-MOD has the same lead spacing as the smaller transistors it replaces, making soldering very easy. The MAX-MOD uses a huge TO-3PL package for improved heat dissipation.
FESATURES OF PALOMAR MAX-MOD TRANSISTOR:
• High Current / High Power PNP Power Transistor (AM Regulator)
• Replaces & Upgrades TIP32 & 36, 2SB688, 2SB754, 2SB817, 2SB827 and other AM Regulator Transistors in CB and Amateur Radios
• Supplies Necessary Current Levels for Maximum Modulation
• Most Radios See a 10% Increase in Peak Power Levels
• Runs 40%* Cooler than Stock Regulators
• Massive TO-3PL Package for Improved Heat Dissipation
• Comes with Mica Insulator
Price includes installation in a new radio.
Regular price: $50.00
Sale price: $40.00