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AM-FM-SSB-CW 10 & 12 Meter Base Transceiver
RCI-2985DX 10/12 Meter Base Statio Radio Photo
  • 10 & 12 Meter Bands
  • New Low Power Model
  • Variable Output Power Control
  • Receiver Clarifier (0.5kHz)
  • Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry
  • Programmable Repeater Offset
  • Continuous Duty Built-in AC Power Supply
  • Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
  • New Green Backlit Display
  • Active Frequency Scanner
  • Ten Programmable Frequencies
  • Frequency Selector Lockout
  • Public Address Feature
  • Dual Panel Meters


Designed for economy yet performance, the RCI-2985DX is the ideal in low power base transceivers. Based on your requests for a low power, economical version of the RCI-2990DX, we are now introducing the RCI-2985DX. In order to create this low cost version, Ranger has removed the high power amplifier and features many people don't use or want to pay extra for, such as Echo and Talk Back. This makes it possible for us to offer a base transceiver with a suggested retail price of only $459.00 .

Similar to the big brother - the RCI-2990DX, this unit offers the same exceptional sound quality and large, easy-to-use controls. It also features all mode (AM-CW-FM-SSB) operation, variable power output control, noise blanker and built-in heavy-duty AC power supply.

The RCI-2985DX has an output power of 10 watts (RMS) for CW-AM-FM and 25 watts PEP for SSB. The economical RCI-2985DX also features a built-in digital frequency display, and a rear panel frequency meter output connector for measuring transmit operating frequency with an external frequency counter.

The RCI-2985DX offers microprocessor-based advanced features typically found in high-end units costing several times as much, such as multiple methods of frequency selection, programmable frequency memories and scanning of selected frequency segments or 10 stored frequencies. A programmable TX/Rx split function is also provided for 10 meter FM repeater operation. The RCI-2985DX is a great sounding and great looking unit for the serious operator. Each unit has a full complement of extra front panel extra features such as a clarifier for SSB operation, dual panel meters for display of received signal strength, transmitter power output and antenna SWR. Pushbutton selection of programming scanning functions, programmable repeater split for FM operation enhances the 10 meter FM repeater activity.


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RCI-2995DX Specifications



 Frequency Range

10 Mtr: 28.000 - 29.6999 MHz
12 Mtr: 24.8900 - 24.9900 MHz

 Tuning Steps

1 MHz, 100 KHz, 10 KHz, 1 KHz, 100 Hz



 Clarifier Range

5 KHz

 Frequency Tolerance


 Frequency Stability


 Operating Temperature Range

- 20 C to + 50 C



 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Input Voltage

110 VAC, 60 Hz
( 220 VAC, 50 Hz Optional )

 AC Power Consumptions

90 Watts


400 W Dynamic PTT - 6 Pin

 Size (W x D x H)

19" x 12" x 6-1/4"


25 lb 3 oz

 Shipping Weight

28 lb.




 RF Power Output

10 Watts RMS: CW / AM / FM:
25 Watts: SSB (PEP)



 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

Specifications are subject to change without notice.