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Ranger RCI-29 Base

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Type:Citizen band / "Freeband" / Export transceiver
Frequency range: Export mode
25.615-28.315 MHz
10 m mode
28.765-29.205 MHz
Channels / tuning steps:240 (6*40)
Mode:AM / FM / SSB
Frequency control:PLL/CPU
Frequency stability:?%
Clarifier or Delta tune:? KHz
Power supply:Mains: (3-pin IEC C14 connector)
or 13.8 VDC (3-pin connector)
Current drain / power consumption:RX: ? A @ 13.8 VDC
TX: ? A @ 13.8 VDC
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):286*121*343 mm (11.25*4.75*13.5")
Weight:5.44 Kg (12 lb)
Other features: PA. ANL/NB. Talkback. Roger beep. Echo. Dimmer. +10 KHz button.
SWR meter and SWR alert. Dual cooling fans.

Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: ? MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz - Ceramic filter: LT455HTs
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:? W at ?% distortion / ? ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm

RF output power:

Max power
AM:25 W (Carrier / dead key) - 120 W PEP
FM (RMS):50 W
SSB (PEP):100 W
Modulation system:
Max FM deviation (Factory set):? KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -? dB
Microphone impedance / connector:? ohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Malaysia, 2024-202x
Main PCB: EPT990015Z by Ranger
Mainly SMD components
Sub PCBs:
Additional info: This radio uses one "RT1" RF driver and two "RT5" RF final MOSFETs.
Question is; are these just sanded down and restamped standard IRF's
or similar? Tsk tsk Ranger for playing that game.

New price, february 2024 in the US: $599.95
Related documents:
Sams Photofact #:None
Modifications and fixes:
Options / Accessories:
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A rear picture of Ranger RCI-29 Base