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TR-396F Photo

The Texas Ranger TR-396F is one of the new radios featuring the "new circuit design" concept by Ranger Communications, Inc.   Built with ruggedness, durability and reliability in mind, this model will answer your needs for a high performance radio for those interested in AM only operation.

The TR-396F features Ranger Exclusive new Advanced Noise Filter Circuit for improved signal to noise ratio, providing high noise rejection capability that others just claim they have.   This one works!   You will instantly notice marginal signals pop in better when you turn on the switch and listen to your reception with a quieter signal.   The Advanced Noise Filter circuit de-emphasizes the audio high frequency response in order to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of weak signals.   This provides you with the ability to receive those marginal signals with much more clarity and understandability.   Combined with the Noise Blanker and the Automatic Noise Limiter, this has to be the quietest mobile stations ever manufactured.

  See the extra features list of the TR-396F & how this radio can fill your needs.

Built-in 6 Digit Frequency Counter Frequency Display On/Off Switch
2 Digit Channel Indicator Variable Dimmer Control
PA/CB Switch 2 Color Xmit/Rcv Indicator
Advanced Noise Filter Circuit Switch Automatic Noise Limiter / NB Switch
Illuminated S/RF/SWR Meter S/RF/SWR Switch
Roger Beep Switch Adjustable Volume/Squelch Control
External PA Jack External Speaker Jack
RF Gain/SWR/Cal Switch RF Gain Control
Tone Switch Clarifier Control
Mic Gain Control Dynamic Mike Included
Built in Voltage Overload Protector Circuitry Switch for Instant Access to Channel 19
2 Year Warranty  

To see a large close up view of the TR-396F, click here:  TR-396F

For a side-by-side features comparison chart of the TR-396F versus the other fine Texas Ranger models, please see the Comparison Chart.

Echo Mic Photo
Ranger Echo Mike Compatible

Now you can add the Echo feature to the TR-396F with the new optional Ranger Echo Mike, model # SRA-117A. This mike will give you complete control of the interval and delay features of Echo, all from the front of the microphone. No rewiring is necessary, simply plug it in and operate. Click to see a large close up view of the SRA-117A

TR-396F Specifications


TR-396 F

 Frequency Range

26.965 - 27.405 MHz


40 CB

 Frequency Control

Phase-Locked-Loop Synthesizer

 Frequency Stability


 Operating Temperature Range

-30 C to + 50 C

 Input Voltage

13.8 Vdc

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Speaker Impedance

8 W

 Size (W x D x H)

7-7/8" x 9-1/4" x 2-1/8"


5 lb

 Shipping Weight

6 lb. 5 oz




 RF Power Output

4 Watts AM

 Carrier Emission

Better than -55 db

 Spurious Emission

Better than -55 db

 Audio Distortion


 Frequency Response

300 to 2500 Hz






 Sensitivity for 10 dB SINAD

0.5 V

 Squelch Sensitivity

Adjustable (threshold less than 0.5 V )

 Image Rejection

-65 dB

 Audio Power Output

2 Watts @ 10% Distortion

 AGC Figure of Merit

100 mV for 10 dB Change in Audio Output

 Audio Response

300 to 2500 Hz

 Clarifier Range

1.5 KHz 0.5 Hz