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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It has blue backlit LED keep reading display with big easy to see numbers. I have the internal CTCSS module since we have a repeater nearby with a tone and since I dx1000 use it for a base there is no need to change tones, but if it is necessary, it is very simple to do once you remove the bottom case and have the binary code reference. 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 ds100 high.
They said they had a whole batch of bad ones from a supplier but this one should be fine.
Current Draw at full power. Trying out the RCIDX 504 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 only reason I downgraded my evaluation is that when the tone is on it is on for everything, and if you forget to turn 50054 the split for the repeater on simplex or SSB you will not make contact. Next was the low output.
So obvious an error! The backlighting goes out due to a faulty inverter.
New to Ham Radio? After researching for a couple of months ,and reading reviews on many different 6-meter radios. After a couple of weeks and realizing Ranger service was not going to communicate about this embarrassing mistake? I was able to reach everyone I could hear with just a dipole working 7 states in an hour and got good comments on the audio. Before you buy, make sure you get a later model so you hopefully won’t have the backlight problem. Also a very easy to use menu also.
The second thing would be to include a tone board. It wasn’t so they called the radio back and gave me a new radio. I contacted Ranger about this issue and they were already aware of this problem and told me that I must have received an early model since the later models had this problem fixed.
I did not contact them about a service manual since they had not replied to my email before. I bought mine used and its had its share of problems after the warranty date expired. There is no support from Ranger as far as ordering parts. Email us at sales rangerusa.
55054 Well, about 2 days after receiving the radio the blue LED panel light went out. To see a large close up view, click here: Inside it looks like CB radio technology from the ‘s. I highly recommend this radio in its current version to anyone interested in a stand alone rig for mobile OR base with a 20 amp power supply.
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”.
Other than xd100 It is a good performer for the cost. Twice I sent it in and the third time they just sent me the strip which is time consuming but relatively easy to install.
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Finally looking on the internet for the service manual all I could find was a small blurry schematic diagram. Taking it out of the box I find the buttons on front all had the writing on them upside down I laughed about this!
This is my first rig that I have bought brand new.