Ranger RCI 99N4 400+ Watt 10 Meter Radio Every feature you could want in a radio. Loads of power. Color Changing Display. Single Sideband. And more
This is a game-changer from Ranger. Finally, something to compete against all of the features and performance from the Galaxy DX 98VHP. See why this new radio from Ranger has more to offer versus the Galaxy counterpart. This all new N4 model DOUBLES the output power from the 99N2 and Galaxy 98. This is now the most feature-rich, highest output radio available.
The striking black faceplate with glowing, color changing faceplate means you won't have a hard time reading the controls on this radio. There's a built-in dimmer control so you can almost turn all the lights off, if you prefer.
The 400 watt built-in RF deck has a factory installed on/off switch shown on the front left of the radio. This allows you to completely disable the RF deck and operate under the radio's output power alone. Here's how the power output breaks down.
Other features include a fully controllable echo/reverb effect. Variable talkback control. PA speaker output. 5-digit easy to read frequency counter. Built-in auto-calibrating SWR meter with high SWR alert light. A free Ranger noise canceling microphone is included as well one of the best sounding mics you can buy today!.
AM & SSB Modes (no FM)
Echo & Talkback
Variable RF Power Output
Built-in 5-digit Frequency Counter
Touch Select Multicolor Display
Multifunction Panel Meter
Autocalibrating SWR Meter
12 Frequency Bands
Fine (RX only) Clarifier Control
RCI99N4 Technical Specifications
Important notes on power output
Measuring power output will vary depending on many variables. Our default test-setup consists of a 14-volt power supply, 50 ohm dummy load, and Bird wattmeter reading PeP (peak envelope power). If you are using different equipment, measuring RMS instead of PeP, or have an SWR reading different that shown, you may have different results. The following chart shows an example of power readings for this radio with changes to measurement variables.
Test Bench Settings:
1.2 with dummy load
AM Carrier (low w/ 50W slug)
AM Carrier (high w/ 100W slug)
AM Modulation (PeP w/ 500W slug)
Bird Wattmeter - RF Deck Switched OFF
AM Carrier (low w/ 50W slug)
AM Carrier (high w/ 50W slug)
AM Modulation (PeP @ 100W slug)
Dosy Wattmeter - Wide Variation in Accuracy - +/- 15% on average versus Bird
Length (chassis only)
Length (from SO-239 to control knobs)
Suggested Power Source
50A constant (in vehicles, this means a direct to battery power connection)
IMPORTANT NOTES ON POWER
• SWR will affect power readings significantly. The readings above were using a dummy load with a 1.2 SWR reading.
• Power output readings drastically vary depending on meter. If you measure power with a Dosy meter the modulation range is anywhere from 400-750 watts! This huge discrepancy in power is exactly why we do not suggest using Dosy meters for measuring modulation.
• This radio is best suited for 400 watts PeP modulation as per a Bird wattmeter. If modulation is turned up higher than this, distorted audio and significant strain is placed on the output transistors. We do not turn the radio up past the 400 watt limit to maintain audio clarity AND the life of the radio.