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ranger rci 2970 N2

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by skip searcher, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. skip searcher

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    I would be interested in hearing from owners of ranger rci 2970 N2 as I'm looking for a high powered radio for a base what other options would I have as I'm not a licenced ham operator I'm also based in Ireland


     

  2. sp5it

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    Receiver not better than superstar3900.
    It have power and big digits for blind operators.
    Bunch of garbage if you ask me.
    Mike
     
  3. boydjt

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    I really like mine. People complain about the noisy receive, but I just adjust the rf gain. It will really pull out the weak signals then.
    I have received nothing but praise on the quality of the audio. I purchased the unit without any mods and did the echip conversion myself. On frequency and very stable. Heat sink gets warm-not hot. Fans on the bottom turn on as required by the temperature sensor. I like it a lot. Easy to use and best value for your dollar.
     
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  4. Big Kahuna

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    I owned a original 2970DX and also tested the N2 and I'd take the old 2970DX any day of the week. It was a workhorse and never had a single issue while many of the N2 models tend to be very picky. For the price of a new N2 you really should look at some of the low end HF ham radios as they really have everything the N2 has plus more features and higher quality.
     
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  5. BBB

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    Do not operate the 2970DXN2 over 14 VDC. Bad JuJu for the MOSFET's in the amp section.
     
  6. DXman

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    Well my N2 is of the 1st series and I sent it to DBT on the east coast of the USA for a general tune.
    It came back doing 225 watts on SSB and 250 on AM, that's @ 14.2 volts. I have now had it for about 5 or 6 yrs and no complaints with it.

    In all honest though, I really do like the 2970dx models a little better, they only produce 90 watts mostly and it's just right for talking DX.

    I only use my N2 when I may need to get that really hard DX contact of some far away place. The "white noise" on the N2 is "quieter" than on my 2970's. I also use a Heil Clear Speech external speaker on all my radio's, which really improves the receive.

    I think I used the N2 for about 30 hrs in the last 5 yrs.

    The radio works as is, would I buy one again? No.
     
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