AM-FM-SSB-CW 6 Meter Mobile Radio


$319  Plus shipping

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6 Meters - Ham Radio's Best Kept Secret!

5054DX Photo

Now you can enjoy affordable 6 meter mobile operation
With a 100 watt version

—  50-54 MHz   —  Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
—  Improved Receiver Design   —  Easy To Read Backlite Display
—  Variable Output Power Control   —  Active Frequency Scanner
—  Receiver Clarifier (ą2.5kHz)   —  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 introduction of a cost effective, multi mode, high performance 6 meter transceiver.

Ranger brings you the RCI-5054DX-100. This DX model is patterned after the popular 10 & 12 meter RCI-2970DX. It features a microprocessor control, and is rated at 100W PEP SSB and 50W AM/FM/CW. Now you can upgrade your mobile Ham capabilities with a radio that is rich in features and at a reasonable cost.

This 6 meter mobile radio has retained the popular operating features of its predecessors, including programmable repeater offset (allowing splits of up to 2 Mhz, with Tx high or low) and capabilities for a CTCSS tone option — great for increasing repeater activity on 6 meters — plus receiver scanning for quick search of active frequencies. This unit offers three methods of frequency selection, non-volatile memory to store and scan up to ten favorite frequencies, and front panel frequency selector lockout.

For those field trip contests, DXpeditions, public safety activities, or group gatherings, the PA feature is just the answer to coordinating efforts with the group and getting everyone's attention.

In addition, the RCI-5054DX-100 offers an impressive array of design and performance improvements:

—  An enhanced receiver: designed for increased sensitivity and image rejections.

—  A double FET balanced mixer: for excellent receiver intermodulation rejection.

—  Power supply protection: and temperature compensation for superb stability and reliability over wide temperature ranges.

—  Surface mount components: for greater resistance to shock and vibration.

—  Refined display lighting: for easy reading in a wide range of light conditions.

The RCI-5054DX-100 is backed by a full 2 year warranty, including parts and labor.

To see a large close up view, click here: RCI-5054DX-100 

RCI-5054DX Photo Shown at the left is the new "mini-profile amplifier" attached to the bottom of the RCI-5054DX-100.

Frequency Limitations

The RCI-5054DX-100 was specifically designed for - and is limited to - the 50.000 to 54.000 MHz (6 meters) portion of the amateur band. It cannot be extended or modified to cover other frequencies outside this spectrum. This also means that the software will not allow operation on U.S. Army MARS frequencies of 49.7 to 49.95 MHz.

RCI-5054DX-100 Owners Manual
Ranger has made available - on line - a copy of the operating manul for the RCI-5054DX-100.
To view or download (in Adobe format), click here: RCI-5054DX Owners Manual .
This manual is in Adobe 4 format. If you do not have this version or greater installed on your computer, we have included a link to the Adobe Acrobat Reader web site.
The .PDF files can then be opened, viewed, and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. By saving the file to your computer, you can then have the manual available for your use at all times.

Tone Wiring
For complete instructions on wiring a CTCSS tone board into the RCI-5054DX/DX-100, please click here: CTCSS.
NOTE: Breaking seal to install tone board will NOT void warranty.

Base Station Application:
Recommended power supply is Astron RS-20 or equivalent.
CAUTION: Please be aware some "switching power supplies" can generate noise that will get into the receiver.

Users Are Enthused
Email from users of the RCI-5054DX and photographs of Gordon West's 2001 field day activities, can be viewed here: 6 Meter Activity

In the March 2002 issue of QST - the official publication of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), starting on page 71, is a 4 page product review of the radio. Written by Joe Bottigliere, AA1GW - Assistant Technical Editor, a copy may be viewed, in .pdf format, here: RCI-5054DX 6 Meter Article.

The San Diego Six Shooters Amateur Radio Club wrote a review of the new RCI-5054DX-100, and posted it to their web site. Visit that review site at: Six Shooter Review

RCI-5054DX-100 Specifications



 Frequency Range

50.000 - 54.000 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)

5054DX-100: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 2-3/8"


5054DX-100: 5 lb 13 oz



 RF Power Output

5054DX-100: 50 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
100 Watts: SSB (PEP)

 Current Draw at full power

12 Amps



 CW Keying

Semi break-in

 Carrier Suppression

- 50 dB

 Spurious Emission

- 60 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

 AGC Figure of Merit

SSB/CW/AM: 80dB at 50mV for a 10dB change in audio output


- 55db

 Image Rejection Ratio

- 65 db

 Audio Output Power

2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8 W