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Ranger RCI-2980WX

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Completely re-designed internally, the RCI-2980WX rack-mount style unit features a new 6 digit red LED readout, exceptional sound quality and large, easy-to-use controls. It offers AM-CW-FM-SSB modes of operation, variable power, superior noise filtering and built-in heavy duty AC power supply.

The RCI-2980WX has a full complement of front panel extra features, including large dual panel meters that display received signal strength, transmitter power output and antenna SWR. You will also find the clarifier has been expanded to include a separate coarse and fine tuning for above and below the selected frequency that provides the ability to precisely select the clearest signal for improved reception under difficult conditions.

The RCI-2980WX delivers 25 watts PEP output power. The versatile and economical radio also features a rear panel frequency meter output for measuring transmit operating frequency.

The RCI-2980WX now offers the ability to receive signals from your local NOAA Weather Channels insuring that you will have the coverage for your area. The unit will scan all 7 channels and lock in on the strongest signal. Also included is a NOAA Emergency Alert Tone to warn of impending severe weather warnings and conditions.


• CW, FM, AM, USB, LSB Mode
• NOA Weather Channels With Scan
• Built-in 6 Digit Frequency Readout
• Weather Alert On/Off Switch
• Large Frequency Selector Knob
• Variable Dimmer Control
• Improved Receiver Design
• 2 Color Xmit/Rcv Indicator
• Advanced Noise Filter Circuit Switch
• Automatic Noise Limiter Switch
• Large Iluminated SWR Meter
• Large Illuminated S/RF Meter
• RF Gain/SWR/Cal Switch
• Seperate SWR Cal Control
• Noise Blanker Switch
• Seperate Adjustable Volume/Squelch Control
• RF Gain Control
• 2 Stage Clarifier Control
• Mic Gain Control
• Dynamic Mike Included
• End of Transmission Signal Tone
• Echo Tone
• Adjustable Talk Back Control
• Front Panel Headphone Jack
• External Headphone Jack
• External Speaker Jack
• Built in Voltage Overload Protection
• Variable RF Power Output Control
• 2 Year Warranty



Frequency Range: 28.015 - 29.655 MHz
Tuning Steps: 10 KHz
Emission: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
Clarifier Range: �5 KHz
Frequency Tolerance: 0.005%
Frequency Stability: 0.001%
Operating Temperature Range: - 20 �C to + 50 �C
Meters: Left -- RX Signal Strength, Right -- RF Output, Antenna SWR
Antenna Impedance: 50 W
Input Voltage: 110 VAC, 60 Hz (220 VAC, 50 Hz Optional)
AC Power Consumptions: 90 Watts
Microphone: 400 W Dynamic PTT - 4 Pin
Size (W x D x H): 19" x 12" x 6-1/4"
Weight: 25 lb 3 oz.
Shipping Weight: 28 lb.


RF Power Output:
• 10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM
• 25 Watts: SSB (PEP)
Modes: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
Carrier Suppression: Better Than 60 dB
Spurious Emission: More Than 60 dB
Antenna Connector: Standard SO-239 Type
Output Impedance: Unbalanced 50 W


• AM/CW: 0.7 �V for 10 db SINAD
• FM: 0.5 �V for 12 db SINAD
• SSB: 0.2 �V for 10 db SINAD
AM / FM Selectivity: 50 db at 10 KHz
SSB Selectivity: 5 db at 2 KHz, 60 db at 4 KHz
Image Rejection: More than 50 db
IF Rejection: More than 80 db at 455 KHz
Audio Output Power: 2.5 Watts @ 10% THD
Intermod Rejection: > 50 db
Noise Blanker: IF Single Gate Type
Built In Speaker: 8 W
External Speaker: Disables Internal Speaker When Connected, 8 W

Weather Band

Frequency Range: 162.400 to 162.550 MHz, 0.25 �V U/L SB
Modulation: FM � 5 KHz Deviation
Sensitivity: Less then 1 �V for 12 db SINAD
WX Emergency Warning: Phase Lock Loop, 1050 Hz
Audio Output Power: 4 Watts
Type: Single Conversion Superhet, 455 KHz IF

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