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

Grey Line

—  10 & 12 Meter Bands —  Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
—  Improved Receiver Design —  New Green Backlite Display
—  Variable Output Power Control —  Active Frequency Scanner
—  Receiver Clarifier (ą0.5kHz) —  Ten Programmable 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-2950/70 series of cost effective, multi mode, high performance transceivers.

Introducing the new RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970DX. These new DX models feature microprocessor control of not one but two amateur bands. The new RCI-2950DX, rated at 25W PEP and the RCI-2970DX, rated at 150W 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 DX 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 DX 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 150 watts to 2 watts - great for PSK-31 operation.

Ranger Communications, Inc., (RCI) is pleased to announce that the warranty period on the new RCI-2950DX and RCI-2970DX has been increased from the previous 1 year time period to a full 2 year warranty. This includes parts and labor. Ranger believes that with the new surface mount technology (SMT) implemented within the design of these models, the resistance to shock and vibration has greatly increased and the DX Series should have the longer warranty period.

Read a review of the RCI-2970DX, by Gordon West (WB6NOA), on page 66 of the January, 2001 issue of Popular Communications.

Read a review of the RCI-2970DX, from the October, 2001 issue of QST Magazine by clicking here:
QST Review. NOTE: Requires Adobe Acrobat to read.

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

Tone Wiring
For complete instructions on wiring a CTCSS tone board into the RCI-2950-70DX Series, please click here: CTCSS.

Base Station Application:
For use of the RCI-2950DX in a base station application, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-5A or equivalent. For the RCI-2970DX, a recommended power supply is the Astron RS-20A 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 DX Series versus the other Ranger amateur models, please see the Comparison Chart.

RCI-2950DX & RCI-2970DX Specifications


RCI-2950DX & 2970DX 

 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" x 10" x 2-3/8"
2970DX - 7" x 9" x 3-7/8"


2950DX - 4 lb 3 oz
2970DX - 7 lb 6 oz

 Shipping Weight

2950DX - 7 lb.
2970DX - 11 lb




 RF Power Output

RCI-2950DX - 10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
25 Watts: SSB (PEP)
RCI-2970DX - 50 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
150 Watts: SSB (PEP)

 Current Draw @ Full Power

RCI-2950DX - 4.8 Amps
RCI-2970DX - 18 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.