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Factory Service Manual

      Designed to enhance any serious operators shack, this rack-mounted unit offers exceptional sound quality and large, easy-to-use controls. The RCI-2995DX has features that include: AM-CW-FM-SSB modes of operation, variable power, noise blanker and built-in heavy duty AC power supply and provides 150 watts PEP output, and a rear panel frequency meter output for measuring transmit operating frequency.

     Dual panel meters display received signal strength transmitter power output and antenna SWR. Clarifier audio tone controls for accurate receiver tuning improved reception under difficult conditions. Pushbutton selection of programming scanning functions, and programmable repeater split for FM operation enhances the renewed 10 meter repeater activity.

     The RCI-2995DX offers microprocessor-based advanced features typically found in high-end units costing several times as much, including programmable repeater offset and capabilities for a CTCSS tone option great for increasing repeater activity on 10 meters and receiver scanning for quick search of active frequencies. The unit offers three methods of frequency selection, non-volatile memory to store and scan up to ten favorite frequencies, scanning of selected frequency segment or stored frequencies and front panel frequency selector lockout .

     In addition, the RCI-2995DX offers an impressive array of design and performance improvements:
  • An improved receiver: designed for increased sensitivity and image rejections.
  • A double FET balanced mixer: for improved receiver inter-modulation rejection.
  • Surface mount components: for increased resistance to shock and vibration.



color display

  • 10 & 12 meter bands
  • NEW RT1 Mosfet's with higher power output after tune-up.
  • Large frequency display with dimmer
  • Improved receiver design
  • New color back-light display
  • Variable output power control
  • Active frequency scanner
  • Ten programmable frequencies
  • Programmable repeater split
  • Receiver clarifier (0.5kHz)
  • Dual panel meters
  • Noise blanker/ANL circuitry
  • Frequency selector lockout
  • Continuous duty built-in AC power supply
  • 2 year warranty
  • BELLSCB has found the SWR meters to be unusable on most units..
  • Shipping weight and size (double boxed and oversized)
    • 33 pounds.
    • Inner Box with Foam inserts
    • inner box wrapped in 4 layers of bubble wrap and
      placed inside a larger Outer Box. (25 x 25 x 20
      )  this
      provides for shock protection that the foam inserts alone do not.
    • UPS Ground with $700 insurance and Signature required.
      The total cost is about $80-$90 to safely ship it to you. There is  NO other way to insure a safe arrival.

Mic wiring diagram


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.   


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<---


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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BELLSCB has found the SWR meters to be unusable
(They read 2:1 on a 3:1 load)
Optional Accessories
 Tune-up and frequency conversion.
(Tune-up, Alignment and expand
frequency range)
 Add a "Slider" option to your frequency conversion Modified the Clarifier for ability to control frequency on TX as well as RX, requires frequency realignment This mod is available to some who want it, but I don't necessarily recommend it) ( +/- 1 kHz range) $25
 Install a 4P switch in the back to simultaneously do these 4 things:
1) Turn off the 150w amp.
   2) Turn off the Fan kit.
   3) Change internal settings when switch is off to give a better power range - in low
   4) Change the internal SSB settings so that you can get better SSB performance in low.
Switch Location
 Install an EXTERNAL PTT keying port. We use your FREQ Counter output RCA jack.  Every time you key it provides a connection between the +/- of the RCA connector.
1) Output RCA completely isolated  from the radio. The 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.
 Install an CP-1 Top Gun Audio Compressor. (on - all the time) This amplifies your lower level audio on transmit. Helpfull in SSB only.
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)
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.)  
 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
(wired internal to the radio with dual controls on the side or back to control speed and echo effects)

Install a Record/Playback Module 18 seconds (wired inside the radio with  a switch in the rear to record 18 seconds and to play it back on air when you key) $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)

Sound Byte link

 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch or pushbutton to trigger
 any 18 second sound byte you want)

Sound Byte link

 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.)


 Install brighter LED lighting Triple LED's behind each of the 2 meters. I like white the best and it's the only color I guarantee you will see bright and nice. The new  radios now have pretty decent single LED lights already. $36

 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)

Change 8 green LED's with 8 Blue. $39
   4 Pin to 6 Pin microphone adapter $10

Tuned up values on these watt meters
Dosy Bird RMS * Bird 43P
AM / FM 3 ~ 30w 3 ~ 30w 3 ~ 30w
Peak AM 12 ~ 85w 4 ~ 30w 45 ~ 145w
SSB 55 ~ 85w 30 ~ 50w 110 ~ 135w


Tuned up values on these watt meters
With optional 4 Pole  AMP switch OFF
Dosy Bird RMS * Bird 43P
AM / FM .5 ~ 4w .5 ~ 4w .5 ~ 4w
Peak AM 2 ~ 9w 1 ~ 4.5w 12 ~ 22w
SSB 3 ~ 10w 2.5w ~ 8w 8 ~ 18w
* The most informative and the one we use.

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

Astatic 636L and RD104E.

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