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RANGER RCI 2980 WX HAM RADIO BASE STATION RCI-2980WX WITH WEATHER AM/FM/SSB/CW


MSRP: $500.00
Price: Starting at $439.99
Manufacturer: RANGER
Manufacturer Part No: RCI-2980WX

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RANGER RCI 2980 WX HAM RADIO BASE STATION RCI-2980WX WITH WEATHER AM/FM/SSB/CW

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 Illuminated SWR Meter
Large Illuminated S/RF Meter
RF Gain/SWR/Cal Switch
Separate SWR Cal Control
Noise Blanker Switch
Separate 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

General
RCI-2980WX

Frequency Range
28.015 - 29.655 MHz UNMODIFIED

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 ºC to + 50 ºC

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.


Transmitter


RF Power Output
10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM: UNMODIFIED
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


Receiver


Sensitivity
AM / CW: 0.7 µV for 10 db SINAD
FM: 0.5 µV for 12 db SINAD
SSB: 0.2 µV 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 µV U/L SB

Modulation
FM ± 5 KHz Deviation

Sensitivity
Less then 1 µV 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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