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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Trying out the RCIDX I had to look at the picture of it on the operating manual to tell what button I was pressing and what it did because the buttons that are on a rubber like strip were installed upside down AND Backwards. The backlighting design is poor overall. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. The 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.
Contact the site with comments or questions. One is available from Ranger, but you have to manually change the tones on the board via dip-switches.
Ranger RCI 5054DX Radio Transceiver
This watt version has a cooling fan mounted underneath the radio which is a great feature. I have the internal CTCSS module since we have a repeater nearby with a tone and since I only use it for a base there is no need to change tones, but if it is necessary, it cx100 very simple to do once you remove the bottom case and have the binary code reference.
Twice I sent it in and the third time they just sent me the strip which is time consuming but relatively easy to install.
Not too expensive W Power Cons: The backlighting goes out due to a faulty inverter. Well, about 2 days after receiving the radio the blue LED panel light went out. Inside it looks like CB radio technology from the ‘s.
My first impression was that it would make a great base rig, which I had planned on using it for. Before you buy, make sure you 504 a later model so you hopefully won’t have the backlight problem. First of all, they can dump the roger beep since there is really no need for it.
You can see a picture of my Ranger in my 50054 on the left hand side rack at www. I am planning on taking the radio up a foot peak here in Colorado and operating lower power fully adjustable on a battery next summer.
RANGER RCI-5054DX 6 METER 100W HAM RADIO
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 dx1000 feet high. I chose the ranger due to the cost and experience of a couple of local guys that use em. I contacted Ranger service by email asking what should I do they have never replied to my email request!
It worked virtually everything I could hear during this years VHF contest and just general operating. I have also made many contacts mostly over 50054 western half of the country and Canada because of my location. This is my first rig that I have bought brand new.
The rig I obtained came with a white on blue display, which really looks great! After researching for a couple of months ,and reading reviews on many different 6-meter radios.
Ranger RCIDX 6 Meter W Ham Radio – Palco Electronics
So obvious an error! For the first six months the backlight went out three times. Next was the low output. So I just said the heck with it and kept it even though it has this intermediate problem.
Then the new radio failed so they called it back and replaced the strip and the module it plugs into. Current Draw at full power. I also wish it had a factory installed tone board, but I guess you can’t have everything. 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.
Copper Talk: Question on Ranger DX
I arrived easily at 50 watts out clean on CW just what the Specs say it should be. I did not contact them about a service manual since they had not replied to my email before.
First I have to say that this one super performing 6 meter all mode tranceiver with plenty of power. I only use it on SSB at this time but will soon get a vertical antenna as there is one 6m FM repeater in my area. A tone board would dx1000 nice, but for what I do, mostly simplex SSB on voice, it is not extremely necessary.
The second thing would be to include a tone board. This unit offers three methods of frequency selection, non-volatile memory to store and scan up to ten favorite frequencies, and front panel frequency selector lockout.