We’re excited to see some early news about a new radio from Ranger and it’s got SSB! It has a small form factor for size (more like a President Lincoln) but with traditional style controls rather than buttons. Since the size is smaller perhaps it’s using a new board design but we won’t know until we get our hands on one.
Some interesting early points about it –
- Dimensions 7-3/8 (W) x 8-3/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) Inches – This is about the size of the Emperor TS-5010 on my desk so it would be smaller than a traditional full size radio like the Galaxy 949
- TRANSMITTER AM : 20W RMS AM/SSB : 120W PeP POWER – This is a lot of power in a tiny radio and 100W is more than enough for most people to talk DX on SSB. This is exciting as it’s a high powered small radio.
- Twin Fans Cooling – This is interesting, the radio actually comes with fans on it for cooling. It will be interesting to see how they did this and kept the size small but with a 100W small form factor radio with a limited heat sink you’ll need some cooling so glad to see they included this.
Can you tell I’m excited? We’ve seen a lot of versions of the RCI-2950/70 series and 6900 series over the last couple of years but this seems different so I’m really hoping we’ve got something completely different happening in this new radio.
Ranger RCI-X9 AM 120 Watts PeP AM/SSB High Power
10 Meter Amateur Radio with Small Case Size
Frequency Range 28.755-29.660
Emission USB, LSB, AM
Frequency Control Phase-Lock-Loop Synthesizer
Frequency Tolerance 0.01%
Frequency Stability 0.00%
Operating Temperature Range -20OC to +50OC
Antenna Impedance 50 ohm
Microphone Plug-In dynamic; with push-to-talk switch and coiled cord
Meter Function RF Output, RX Receive Signal Strength, SWR,
Input Voltage 13.8 V DC
Dimensions 7-3/8 (W) x 8-3/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) Inches
TRANSMITTER AM : 20W RMS AM/SSB : 120W PeP POWER
RF Transmit Modes USB, LSB, AM,
Antenna Connector UHF Type, 50 W
Modulation A3E, J3E,
Spurious Emissions > -50 dB
Carrier Suppression -50 dB
RECEIVER AM : 0.5 μV for 10dB Sinad
SSB : 0.25μV for 12dB Sinad
Image Rejection Ratio > 50 dB
Audio Power Output 2.5W