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Hi John,

Ranger CB YES, Model No. NO, led display, YES IT HAS ONE OF THOSE.

More info please john.

The more info about the radio you give and the problem, the easier it is to give you assistance, we can't answer buy guess work, it's neither helpful nor pleasant.


Ranger Radio... | Answered on Mar 10, 2013

c b tricks.com has it

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Mar 01, 2013

  • You run your Ranger on FM? FM use Full Modulation. It puts everything that radio has in the way of power as soon as you key down (No "Swing.") In fact FM on a Ranger is pointless because the frequencies on FM that are available on the Ranger are CW only unless you are using Sideband with FM on say 28.400 USB but you said SB was fine. If you put that radio on FM and key down you are lucky your radio is even working at all and this could be part of your problem.
  • As for this problem on AM, you could have weakened things when keying on FM. You could have fried the Audio Chip. Could have a bad crystal. Could have a shorted transistor.
  • Any mods been done to this radio? Is there an Echo Board inside this radio? Is the radio new? New to you? Have you opened the radio at all? If not, open it and see if the chip itself is getting hot of something else.

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Feb 18, 2013

Have a look here for info about the Ranger 2950. This is an Amateur 10 & 12 meter transceiver that enjoy some popularity due to its ability to be modified to work on the 27Mhz Citizens Band.

Make sure the Mode is set to something other than PA. A few of the first things that come to mind is the Volume, Squelch & RF Gain settings. The Volume is straight forward - choose a setting in the middle to begin. Next, set the squelch. Most radios have the squelch open when set fully counter-clockwise. As you move the squelch to this position, sound should be heard from the speaker if a signal is present. As long as there is an antenna connected, the radio should "hear" noise. If you do not hear anything, leave the Squelch fully CCW and try varying the RF Gain fully in one direction. If you still hear nothing, set the Squelch to the fully clock-wise position. Adjust the RF Gain to the opposite direction. At this point, you should have heard something - even if just static hash. If not, the volume control may be dirty. Disconnect power and rotate the volume control back and forth several times to dislodge any dirt on the volume wiper inside the radio, and try again.

Make sure that the Ext Spk jack does not have a plug inserted as it will defeat the internal speaker. Likewise, if using an external speaker, make sure it works.

Good luck!

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Nov 19, 2012

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  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.
Regards, Tony

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Oct 14, 2011

there is a store in Heidenheimer, TX they do repairs. you can do a google search for cb shop temple, tx... its the one on hwy 95 & Fm 93, whatever you do, don't goto exit 306 shop they will over charge by 90% markup.... the one on hwy 95 in temple,tx will have the best prices in the state. guaranteed they are open from 5pm till evening not sure when they close. Mon-Fri. and call them for saturdays and sunday hours.

they have connex 3300hp w/blue led for $198+tax
rk 56 mics $39.99+tax
astatic 636L $19.95 + tax
wilson 1000mag ant $74.99+tax
these are the every day prices that i have seen while in there

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Dec 06, 2010

Needs more mods. Try everyone you hear about. That should fix it up.

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Sep 13, 2010

HI, my name is John. See if it has low volume with a external speaker plugged in, if ok, replace your speaker in radio. Let me know and I will post the procedure here. ...hope this was very helpful...

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

Go to the RCI WEBSITE and get the manual. It tells how to use them.
[email protected]

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010

Red to + battery and black to - battery.
Antenna on roof or trunk lid. (Roof is best).

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010

the voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) is out of alignment.

Ranger Radio... | Answered on Jun 10, 2009

I would guess that you have a bad audio chip or a bad component in the audio circuit ( most likely the chip ). I am assuming, from your discription that the sound is muffled? If you are infact getting bleedover from other channels, you may have a bad crystal or a bad PLL Chip. I hope this has helped.
Ed ( Radio Man )
NC Electronic
Mills, Wyoming

Ranger Radio... | Answered on May 28, 2008

The fashion for nostalgia radio with a modern sound has brought about a clutch of models from only a few manufacturers.

I have only encountered one such that was basically an in-house cabinet with bought in internals, the quality of which was probably reflected in the price and as this was from the lower price bracket the internals were from different sources and badly matched.

I know of no reason to assume other models would be substantially different because although popular they haven't sold in the high numbers that would justify purpose built internals and so the chances are an experienced audio engineer would probably recognise the circuit board as being from a popular hi-fi and be able to provide you with details.

Radio... | Answered on Jun 22, 2020

There are two versions. A free version and a paid version. Make sure you choose the free one and you will not be charged anything. You may need to uninstall the one you have downloaded and reinstall. Do not choose PREMIUM vesion.

Radio... | Answered on Jun 17, 2020

The short answer is no -- the difference between AM and FM is too great though some CB radios were made dual mode, like the President Veep I used to own.
Some CBs that found the way into Britain were powerful sidebanders that offered similar capabilities to unlicensed CB-ers to that official radio hams had to sit exams to enjoy. Some radio hams found it cheaper to have those top-line CBs modified for use on the 11 metre amateur band.

It would be no help to you to obtain a standard FM CB as when the UK was forced to legalise CB radio under the Treaty of Rome, they legalised it at a different frequency as the American frequency was already allocated to radio control, bleepers and other things. Special CB sets were manufactured for the UK market.

Radio... | Answered on Jun 15, 2020

HI.... yes ....it is possible to program them in DMO, this is done in the RSS,.... so I am advised directly from inside Motorola .... but a copy of the RSS is just not available.... ... if fact Motorola seems to officially deny the D700 ever existed ... good luck in finding a solution.

Radio... | Answered on Jun 12, 2020

It'll be them Duke boys again!

Radio... | Answered on Jun 07, 2020

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