AM/SSB Base Station CB radio
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TR-696F SSB Photo

At last - a base station with all the features that you wanted!    The Texas Ranger TR-696FSSB is that radio, incorporating the "new circuit design" manufacturing by Ranger Communications, Inc.   Built with ruggedness, durability and reliability in mind, this model will answer your needs for a high performance radio with both AM and SSB operation .   The TR-696FSSB also offers the ability to select from 7 NOAA Weather Channels insuring that you will have the coverage for your local area. Also included is a NOAA Emergency Alert Tone to warn of impending weather problems.

The TR-696FSSB is attractively designed incorporating the latest in desired appearance styling.  Utilizing the military style design with the rack mount front panel, you can mount it in a console for a professional looking desk arrangement, rack mount it military style, or even just setting on the desk offers a distinctive appearance.

As a full featured radio, the TR-696FSSB offers the user the most advanced features available in a CB base station radio.   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 base station ever manufactured.   The talkback control allows you to monitor your own voice, adjust the volume, and even try out those different microphones to find the one that you like the best.   Two separate large meters provides easy reading of the signal strength on the received signal, and monitor the transmitter output power & SWR of the antenna.   It even includes a recording output jack on the back to connect a tape recorder.   Now you can tape record your voice modulation, or contact with that favorite station.

The TR-696FSSB is loaded with outstanding features for a base station, and will satisify the most hardcore user.

AM, USB, LSB Mode Switch for Instant Access to Channel 9
Built-in 6 Digit Frequency Counter Large Channel Selector Knob
2 Digit Channel Indicator Dimmer Switch
PA/CB Switch 2 Color Xmit/Rcv Indicator
Advanced Noise Filter Circuit Switch Automatic Noise Limiter Switch
Large Iluminated SWR Meter Large Illuminated S/RF Meter
Noise Blanker Switch Seperate Adjustable Volume/Squelch Control
External PA Jack External Speaker Jack
RF Gain/SWR/Cal Switch RF Gain Control
Seperate SWR Cal Control Clarifier Control
Mic Gain Control Dynamic Mike Included
Adjustable Talk Back Control Front Panel Headphone Jack
Built in Voltage Overload Protection 7 Position Weather Switch
2 Year Warranty  


To see a large close up view of the TR-696F SSB, click here: 696F SSB

For a side-by-side features comparison chart of the TR-696F SSB versus the other fine Texas Ranger models, please see the Comparison Chart.

TR-696F SSB Specifications


TR-696 F SSB

 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

110 Vac

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Speaker Impedance

8 W

 Size (W x D x H)

19" x 12" x 6-1/4"


25 lb

 Shipping Weight

28 lb




 RF Power Output

4 Watts AM
12 Watts PEP U/L SB

 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 AM
0.25 V SSB

 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




 Frequency Range

162.400 to 162.550 MHz
0.25 V U/L SB


FM 5 KHz Deviation


Less then 1 V for 12 db SINAD

 WX Emergency Warning

Phase Lock Loop, 1050 Hz

 Audio Output Power

4 Watts


Single Conversion Superhet, 455 KHz IF