The RCIDX is an all mode, 10/25 Watt 6 Meter transceiver from Ranger Communications. Hey guys, just picked up the dx from Copper and it’s quite the nice unit! I do have one issue on the SSB. I do get my watts but I. [IMG]$ End Date: Sunday Mar PST Buy It Now for only: $ Buy It Now | Add to watch list Continue reading.
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It meets specs as far as receive sensitivity and RF power output, but boy you should see the signal on the spectrum analyzer! A tone board would be nice, but for what I do, mostly simplex SSB on voice, it is not 5504 necessary.
I heard that the parts division was sold to a third party. The warranty seal was NOT broken when I bought it, so nobody has been inside to cause this.
My only complaint is dx10 it has poor selectivity. I asked if they could just send me a new model but they declined. UHF Type, 50 W.
Also checking on a Anritsu spectrum analyzer for clean output. First I have to say that this one super performing 6 meter all mode tranceiver with plenty of power. So I give this rig a 3 rating for poor quality controlPoor product support and dx00 communications. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review.
Ranger RCIDX Amateur 6 Meter Mobile Radio from Ranger Communications
If it were mobile an outside module would be better since it may be necessary to change tones for different repeaters. I did not contact them about a service manual since they had not replied to my email before. I paid a little less than the MSRP for a brand new model.
I have a 3 element homebrew beam at KE0VH, and the radio’s only downer that I have seen is there is no filtering of strong adjacent signals. Good luck finding some! The internal noise is very low.
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Came back on, went out again. The construction of this radio is horrible.
It just plugs into a module. AGC Figure of Merit. I first got my Ranger in January I chose the ranger due to the cost and experience of a couple of local guys that use em. The step tuning works well, just slightly cumbersome but is relatively easy to get used to. It has a Clarifier knob which xd100 the same as RIT. I had just setup my 6m station and explained that I did not want to go through the hassle of having to pack it back up and ship it off and be without a 6m rig for that long.
My first impression was that it would make a great base rig, which I had planned on using it for. So obvious an error! Other than that It is a good performer for the cost.
Twice I sent it in and the third time they just sent me the strip which is 505 consuming but relatively easy to install. Also a very easy to use menu also.
RANGER RCI-5054DX 6 METER 100W HAM RADIO
I also really like the front panel adjustable RF power out knob. If I’d paid full retail xx100 might upset me, but for a cheap entry to 6M I am more than happy.
I think it holds a whole 10 dz100 memories! Dc100 are only two things that I think Ranger could do to make the radio better. For the first six months the backlight went out three times. Xd100, about 2 days after receiving the radio the blue LED panel light went out.
These low pass filter coils looked so perfect all turns close spaced I said to myself “they forgot to adjust the low pass filters for best match”. Email us at sales rangerusa. Not too expensive W Power Sx100 They said they had a whole batch of bad ones from a supplier but this one should be fine. They offered to check it out if 50054 sent it in with about a 2 week turn-a-round time. I got my Ranger in April and was suprise at the receive it has,Have work many contacts with a 6 meter loop antenna at 15 feet high.
The second thing would be to include a tone board. Turning the RF gain down cured the problem but if you are listening to several stations and some are strong others weak like I do you are continually adjusting the RF gain. First of all, they can dump the roger beep since there dx10 really no need for it. I also use it for local 6m nets and ragchewing and am ALWAYS getting great signal reports and amazement at my simple 6m setup.
It still does this. I adjusted both using a Bird 43 wattmeter and Bird watt dummy load on the output. Dx1000 only reason I downgraded my evaluation is that when the tone is on it is on for everything, and if you forget to turn off the split for the repeater on simplex or SSB you will not make contact. This is my first rig that I have bought brand new. The packaging was great and the radio was ready to power up and go. One is available from Ranger, but you have to manually change the tones on the board via dip-switches.