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AM/FM/SSB/CW 10 Meter Radio


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  • An improved receiver: designed for increased sensitivity and image rejections.
  • A double FET balanced mixer: for improved receiver inter-modulation rejection.
  •  New power supply protection: and temperature compensation for improved stability and reliability over wide temperature ranges.
  • Surface mount components: for increased resistance to shock and vibration.
  • Improved display lighting: for easy reading in a wide range of light conditions.
  • Variable Power Output from 150 watts to 2 watts - great for PSK-31 operation.

More features:

  • 10 & 12 Meter Bands
  • Large Frequency Display with Dimmer
  • Improved Receiver Design
  • New Green Back-light Display
  • Variable Output Power Control
  • Active Frequency Scanner
  • Receiver Clarifier (±0.5kHz)
  • The new improved 2970N2 has 16 Programmable/Erasable Memory Channels
  • Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry
  • Frequency Selector Lockout
  • Programmable Repeater Offset
  • Public Address Feature

Ranger radios sometimes have a small scratch or ding that the factory covers with black touch up.  We cannot effect this and do not guarantee your radio to be cosmetically perfect.  Bells CB will make no marks or scratches on your radio ourselves.  Ranger might though and I cannot control it.   



If you ever need Warranty service;
 We ask that you please send directly to Ranger. 
See Ranger warranty info HERE first.


Mic wiring diagram



The item most overlooked when ordering a custom radio is the microphone.  Your new radio will NOT sound great with a stock mic on it even if you have it tuned.  If your CB is more than a tool for work, you NEED to upgrade your microphone. 
My personal favorites are the
Astatic 636L and RD104E.

SO-239As many of you may know;  Ranger, Galaxy and General radios have all had some poor tolerance coax connectors this last year (SO-239 on the back of the radio) . You have to wiggle the coax just right to get a good grab on the threads of the connector. They are too far “out of tolerance” and we can no longer accept it.       So we have started changing the coax connectors ourselves to a much higher quality SO-239 that will fit your coax nice and tight.  This has affected our selling price ($10) but we think you will agree that it is worth it.
Comply with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference. Further information can be found at the FCC website or the ARRL website

Transmitting using this radio requires an Amateur Radio License. Licensing information can be obtained by visiting or In Canada, visit or


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Ranger RCI-2970N2  $509.50


We highly recommend one of these microphones wired 6-pin because the stock mic sounds like a dixie cup.
Astatic 636L and RD104E.

Optional Accessories
 Tune-up and frequency conversion. (Tune-up, Alignment and expanded frequency coverage) $49
 Add a "Slider" option to your frequency conversion Modified the Clarifier for ability to control frequency on TX as well as RX, This mod is available to some who want it, but I don't necessarily recommend it) $25
 Install a switch in the back to turn off the 200w amp.
(wired behind the radio with a switch for on/off)
install an CP-1 Top Gun Audio Compressor. (on - all the time) This amplifies your lower level audio on transmit.
NOTE: It becomes difficult to use the Talkback even at low volume with this mod.
 Turner RK-56 Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug)
 Astatic 636L Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 6 pin plug)
With Up/Down
Buttons added?

 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired with a 6 pin plug and a battery installed). Choose if you want Channel Up and Down buttons installed in the microphone.
 Install an Echo Board.  (SIDE)
(wired internal to the radio with dual controls on the left side to control speed and echo effects)
Install High Pass Filter Switch
(wired to tone control location inside the radio to cut the high frequency (hiss) sound to a lower tone. Much easier to listen to, I wouldn't own a Ranger without this mod.)  
  Install a Record/Playback Module 18 seconds (wired inside the radio with  two pushbuttons on the side to record 18 seconds and to play it back) $77
Switch Option
 Install Talkback
(wired inside the radio so that when you talk you can hear yourself. If you chose an Echo or a Recorder mod, I highly suggest this as well)

 Install Talkback w/ no switch
(wired inside the radio so that when you talk you can hear yourself. If you chose an Echo or a Recorder mod, I highly suggest this option as well)
Switch Location
Install an EXTERNAL amplifier keying port. We use an RCA jack in the back for a TX output PORT to your external device. Every time you key it provides a connection between the +/- of the RCA connector.  
      1) Output RCA completely isolated  from the radio. +/- of RCA connects to a relay that isolates it from the radios circuits.
      2) Optional BYPASS switch in case your external device does not have one. (turns port off (stays open))   
      3) Works all the time in high or low power modes..   
      4) Heavy duty relay can handle any keying circuit voltage, even the SB-220's - 120VDC circuit.

Sound Byte
link address

 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch to trigger any sound byte  when you key the mic)
(limit 18 seconds)

Sound Byte
link address

 Install a Noise toy as a background theme music (wired inside the radio with a switch to play any background music at very low volume so you can talk over it.) $65

 Add a Small External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)

 Add a Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
We will extend the short power cord (1 foot) to a full 10 feet with HQ 8 Gauge Power wire. Assemble the OEM Anderson connector and fuse holder to make a complete power cord.*** THIS IS SOLD WITH RADIO ONLY *** $25

COMPLETE Power cord for second vehicle or location. $38
4 Pin to 6 Pin microphone adapter $10

Change out the 8 green LED's and install 8 Blue so keyboard is a nice blue color. $39


 Install a New Amplifier Kit for 400W with 4x 2SC-2879 transistors and PCB like found in the RCI-69FFB4. If buying a new 2970N2 then I recommend the RCI-2970N4 instead of this mod. It already has the amp board installed for less $$. $499

Tuned up values on these watt meters
Dosy Bird RMS *Bird 43P
AM / FM 6 ~ 60w 6 ~ 60w 6 ~ 60w
PEAK AM 60~ 160w 8 ~ 61w 100 ~ 240w
SSB PEP 90~ 170w 50 ~  110w 150 ~ 225w

Tuned up values on these watt meters
With optional  AMP switch OFF
Dosy Bird RMS *Bird 43P
AM / FM .5 ~ 4w .5 ~ 4w .5 ~ 4w
PEAK AM 2 ~ 11w 1.5 ~ 6w 6 ~ 26w
SSB PEP 4 ~ 8w 3 ~ 6w 12 ~ 26w
* The most informative and the one we use.


We ask that if you may need Warranty service on this radio to please send directly to Ranger.  You can find all the information you need Here<---


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