Ranger RCI-2998 Coming soon??

Ranger RCI-2998 4.3″ TFT LCD Panel

Coming soon? – BUT WHEN? Nothing on the Ranger USA website yet.

This radio seems to be an upgraded or enhanced

RCI Ranger RHF-618 10 12 Meter Dual Band Radio [able to be modded to 11 meters also]

Seems retrofitted to the common Rack Mount Style Case from Ranger.

This certainly gives the radio more visual presence and seems to offer more rear heatsink area for the upgraded RF output expected. Possibly also allows for a decent power supply to fitted inside to ensure plenty of amps in reserve as well. Unsure if a switched mode supply will still be used but it must be getting tight for space in there so probably will be.

The top mounted speaker in the RHF-618 was limited in response so the new front mount should allow a decent size speaker with good audio quality.

Projected Specifications:-

Ranger RCI-2998 Coming soon??

  • 4.3″ TFT LCD Panel
  • Soft TOUCH Panel buttons around the Touch Screen display
  • IT IS A TOUCH SCREEN also duplicating buttons
  • RCI-2950DX reliable electrical specs
  • Self Bright and clear display
  • Built in clock and calendar date function
  • Auto switch of priority for communication
  • Auto CW Key
  • USB to Load background images and Firmware Upgrade

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 25 watts to 2 watts – great for PSK-31 operation.Ranger RCI-2998 Coming soon??

More features:

  • 10 & 12 Meter Bands
  • Large Display
  • Improved Receiver Design
  • Variable Output Power Control
  • Active Frequency Scanner
  • Receiver Clarifier (±0.5kHz)
  • 99 Programmable Frequencies
  • Noise Blanker/ANL Circuitry
  • Programmable Repeater Offset
  • Public Address Feature

CBRadiomagazine.com Youtube RCI Ranger RHF-618 Review below.

Expected 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



 Frequency Tolerance


 Frequency Control

Microprocessor / Phase-Locked-Loop Synthesizer

 Frequency Stability


 Operating Temperature Range

-10 ºC to + 50 ºC

 Antenna Impedance

50 W

 Input Voltage



400 W Dynamic PTT – 6 Pin

 Size (W x D x H)
 Shipping Weight
 RF Power Output (Factory OEM)

CW / AM / FM: variable 10-70 Watts RMS
Peak AM: 130-150 Watts Peak power
SSB: 140 Watts (PEP)

 RF Power Output (Tuned-Up)

CW / AM / FM: variable 5-50 Watts RMS
Peak AM: 180 Watts Peak power
SSB: 175 Watts (PEP)



 CW Keying

Semi break-in

 Carrier Suppression

– 50 dB

 Spurious Emission

– 50 dB

 Antenna Connector

UHF Type, 50 W


AM / CW: 0.5 µV for 10 db SINAD
FM: 0.25 µV for 12 db SINAD
SSB: 0.15 µV for 10 db SINAD


– 55db

 Image Rejection Ratio

– 65 db

 Audio Output Power

2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8 W

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One thought on “Ranger RCI-2998 Coming soon??”
  1. I have heard that Ranger has started production from its new location but no one seems to know what models are in the works.
    I have a RHF-618 and this looks like a fancy rack version.

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