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It's out !! RCI 2970 N4 200/400 watts

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Wire Weasel, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. 9C1Driver

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    Wow, you got some $$$$ tied up in that radio for sure when you consider the purchase price and Toshiba final upgrade.


     

  2. 43Echo695

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    ..Thanks Mudduckmobile.
    So with the amp switched off, is it just like a 2950DX?
    Also, how hot does it get when working at high PEP?

    With the amp switched on, of course : )

    73's
     
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    Dead silence.........
     
  4. Mudduckmobile

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    I could not find my notes on the N4, So I ran the N4 up on the Bird.
    With the amp. off:
    LOW {POWER MODE} AM: 1/2w - 4w. Peak 30w / SSB Peak 25w
    With amp on:
    HIGH {POWER MODE} AM: 10w - 100w Peak 460w / SSB Peak 465w
     
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    May be it was not the best money spent....but I would not un-do-it.
     
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    How hot does it get? In stock form I can not say I have never ran it with out the added 120mm fan.
    When the rig comes on, the fan comes on. I was told by a good friend that its the safe way to go and he has 2 of them and 1 N2 he made in to a N4 sometime back. The two little fans inside are set to come on when I key the mic, and the 120mm fan comes on the the rig is powered up. I have ran keyed down, running my mouth 10 mints. on High power on SSB and not had any probs. On AM the longest I have keyed was about 6 mints running my mouth, at home as a base I push my 16 trans BBI box nice and slow.
     
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    I'd like to hear more about where you fiited the N4 in your Ram with center console. I believe my 15 Ram is same setup. Time's like these the jump seat option would have been more accommodating , don't you think?

    Not sure if my first N4 had issues but even on half or less power, the radio display of the RCI would dim on TX. I had connected the N4 via 8 guage directly to battery. Truck's got a 180A alternator.
     
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    You should write beneath that avitar,

    "...Is it safe?"
     
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    Hahah , oh yes!
     
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    Amazon is cheaper.
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  11. Bow

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    For that kind of coin, I'll buy an Icom...
     
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    ...he thinks it's funny that I stepped in it

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    NOW you, too, can have TWICE the heat causing instability in your reference oscillator! Be the first on your block to waste $650 on a crappy single-stage radio with near ZERO features most have come to know & love in their similarly priced HAMateur rigs!


    ...but thank you for sharing ;)
     
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    Total waste of money. I agree with NB 100%
     
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    Should be alright, unit is located in truck with ac on 99% of time and heatsink is open to the ac duct area in footwell.

    In any case, just like home audio amps, i rarely drive the dial to max output anyways by habit. Figured I'd get near N2 figures ( stock ) on the N4 without having to push linear hard. Isnt it.
     
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    I don't run any of my radios wide open. Just my choice I have good tunes on them so I don't need to...
     
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