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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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After listening to a lot of the local operators talk about 6-meters, I dx1000 I would give it a whirl. If I’d paid full retail it might upset me, but for a cheap entry to 6M I am more than happy. Also checking on a Anritsu spectrum analyzer for clean output. I paid a little less xd100 the MSRP for a brand new model. I adjusted both using a Bird 43 wattmeter and Bird watt dummy load on the output.

Ranger RCIDX Product Reviews

So to sum it up, I think this is definitely a great stand alone 6m all mode rig with a good price Ds100 it to Alinco’s FM only 25 watt tranceiver.

I have a 3 element homebrew beam at KE0VH, and the radio’s only downer that I have seen is there is no filtering of strong adjacent signals. Perhaps Ranger has a service manual?

Dx10 was thinking that it wasn’t going to work worth a hoot After hooking it up, I made several contacts that said the audio was good and the signal was nice and strong. Email us at sales rangerusa. I was a little upset as I was sold a radio with a known problem. To see a large close up view, click here: If it were mobile an outside module would be better since it may be necessary to change tones for different repeaters.

Now you can upgrade your mobile Ham capabilities with a radio that is rich in features and at a reasonable cost.

After researching for a couple of months ,and reading reviews on many different 6-meter radios. The second thing would be to include a tone board. Having worked in Heathkit service on Amateur radio equipment I know things just happen Even includes a Roger beep!

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Twice I sent it in and the third time they just sent me the strip which is time consuming but relatively easy to install. These are commonly adjusted at the factory by spreading or compressing the coils using an insulated plastic tool.

At first glance, the radio looked like a export CB radio to me. My first impression was that it would make a great base rig, which I had planned on using it for.

I did not contact them about a service manual since they had not replied to my email before. This 6 meter mobile radio has retained the popular operating features of its predecessors, including programmable repeater offset allowing splits of up to 2 Mhz, with Tx high or low and capabilities for a CTCSS tone option — great for increasing repeater activity on 6 meters — plus receiver scanning for quick search of active frequencies.

There is no support from Ranger as far as ordering parts. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help.

Ranger Communications once again sets the performance and reliability standard for entry level amateur mobile transceivers with the introduction of a cost effective, multi mode, high performance 6 meter transceiver. You can see a picture of my Ranger in my shack on the left hand side rack at www. After a couple of weeks and realizing Ranger service was not going to communicate about this embarrassing mistake? Not too expensive W Power Cons: 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.

I also wish it had a factory installed tone board, but I guess you can’t have everything. This is my first rig that I have bought brand new. I chose the ranger due to the cost and experience of a couple of local guys that use em. The step tuning works well, just slightly cumbersome but is relatively easy to get used to. A tone board would be nice, but for what I do, mostly simplex SSB on voice, it is not extremely necessary.


I bought mine used and its had its share of problems after the warranty date expired. It just plugs into a module. 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.

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For the first six months the backlight went out three times. Current Draw at full power. Finally looking on the internet for the service manual all I could find was a small blurry schematic diagram. This is nothing but a modified export CB radio made to cover 6m. It still does this. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager. The packaging was great and the radio was ready to power up and go.

So I give this rig a 3 rating for poor quality controlPoor product support and poor communications.

These low pass filter coils looked so perfect all turns close spaced I said to myself “they forgot to adjust the low pass filters for best match”. This watt version has a cooling fan mounted underneath the radio which is a great feature. New to Ham Radio? 50054 backlighting goes out due to a faulty inverter.

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 15 feet high. Then the new radio failed so they called it back and replaced the strip and the module it plugs into. It worked virtually everything I could hear xx100 this years VHF contest and just general operating. I also really like the front panel adjustable RF power out knob. I first got my Ranger in January I am really impressed with the cx100 and ordered directly from Ranger-USA.