RCI-2950DX & 2970N2
AM-FM-SSB-CW 10 & 12 Mtr Mobile Radio

Grey Line

RCI-2970N2 Specifications
RCI-2950DX Specifications

—  10 & 12 Meter Bands —   Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
—  Improved Receiver Design —   New Backlite Display
—  Variable Output Power Control —   Active Frequency Scanner
—  Receiver Clarifier (ą0.5kHz)


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-2950DX/70 series of cost effective, multi mode, high performance transceivers.

Introducing the new RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970N2. These new models feature microprocessor control of not one but two amateur bands. The new RCI-2950DX, rated at 25W PEP and the 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 2 watts to 25 watts (RCI-2950DX), 10 watts to 200 watts (

To see a large close up view of the RCI-2950DX, click here: RCI-2950DX 


To see a large close up view of the RCI-2970N2, click here: RCI-2970N2


Shown at the left is the new "Heavy Duty Heat Sink with Dual Fans" attached to the bottom of the RCI-2970N2.

Base Station Application:
For use of the RCI-2950DX in a base station application, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-12A or equivalent. For the RCI-2970N2, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-50A or equivalent.
CAUTION: Please be aware some "switching power supplies" can generate noise that will get into the receiver.

To see a side-by-side features comparison chart of the Series versus the other Ranger amateur models, please see the Comparison Chart.

RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970N2 Specifications


RCI-2950DX & 2970N2 

 Frequency Range

10 Mtr: 28.000 - 29.6999 MHz
12 Mtr: 24.8900 - 24.9900 MHz

 Tuning Steps

1 MHz, 100 KHz, 10 KHz, 1 KHz, 100 Hz



 Frequency Tolerance


 Frequency Control

Microprocessor / Phase-Locked-Loop Synthesizer

 Frequency Stability


 Operating Temperature Range

-10 ēC to + 50 ēC

 Meter Function

 RF Output, RX Signal Strength, Modulation, SWR
(LCD Display Indicates Relative Values)

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Input Voltage

13.8 Vdc


400 W Dynamic PTT - 6 Pin

 Size (W x D x H)

2950DX - 7 3/4 " x 10 3/4 " x 2-3/8"
2970N2 - 7 7/8" x 11 1/8" x 3 1/4"


2950DX - 4 lb 3 oz
2970N2 - 8 lb 3 oz

 Shipping Weight

2950DX - 7 lb.
2970N2 - 11 lb




 RF Power Output

RCI-2950DX - 10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
25 Watts: SSB (PEP)
RCI-2970N2 - 100 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
200 Watts: SSB (PEP)

 Current Draw @ Full Power (PEP)

RCI-2950DX - 8 Amps
RCI-2970N2 - 32 Amps



 CW Keying

Semi break-in

 Carrier Suppression

- 50 dB

 Spurious Emission

- 50 dB

 Antenna Connector

UHF Type, 50 W





AM / CW: 0.5 ĩV for 10 db SINAD
FM: 0.25 ĩV for 12 db SINAD
SSB: 0.15 ĩV for 10 db SINAD


- 55db

 Image Rejection Ratio

- 65 db

 Audio Output Power

2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8 W

Š Copyright 2002-2006 Ranger Communications Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice.