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Username: Tech808

Post Number: 3206
Registered: 8-2002

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

RCI-5054 DX-100

COPPER PART # R10-10123

All Mode: AM/FM/SSB/CW

6 Meter Amateur Mobile Transceiver}

Complete Specifications, and Non - Technicial Review


Lon ~ Tech808 ~ N9OSN

General Specifications
Emission Modes USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
Frequency Range 50.000 ~ 54.000MHz
Tuning Steps 100 Hz, 1KHz, 10 KHz, 100 KHz, 1 MHz
Frequency Control Phase-Lock-Loop Synthesizer
Frequency Tolerance 0.005%
Frequency Stability 0.001%
Operating Temperature Range -10°C to +50°C
Antenna Impedance 50 ohm
Microphone Plug-In (6 Pin) 400W Dynamic PTT
Meter Function RF Output, RX Receive Signal Strength, SWR (LCD Display Indicates Relative Values)
Input Voltage 13.8 VDC
Size (WxDxH) 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 2 3/8"
Weight 5lb. 13 oz.

Transmitter Specifications
RF Power Output 100W: USB/LSB Peak Power, 50W: CW/AM/FM
RF Transmit Modes USB ~ LSB ~ CW ~ AM ~ FM
Antenna Connector UHF Type 50W
Modulation 16F3, A3E, J3E, A1A
Spurious Emissions 60dB
CW Keying Semi break-in
Carrier Suppression -50dB

Sensitivity AM/CW: 0.5 uV for 10dB, Sinad, 0.25uV for 12dB Sinad, USB/LSB:,0.15uV for 10dB Sinad
Image Rejection Ratio -65db
Selectivity -55db
AGC Figure of Merit SSB/CW/AM: 80dB at 50mV for a 10dB change in Audio Output
Audio Power Output 2.5 Watts @ 10% THD into 8ohm


#1 ~ Frequency Selector: Used to set the desired Transmit and Receive Frequency.

#2 ~ RF Power Control: This control will adjust the Transmitter's RF power output level.

#3 ~ Mic Gain Control: This will adjust the Microphone Gain for the Transmit and PA Modes.

#4 ~ On/Off Volume Control: Turn clockwise to apply power to the radio and to set the desired listing level.

#5 ~ Squelch Control: This control is used to control oe eliminate receiver background noise in the absence of an incoming signal.

#6 ~ RF Gain Control: This control is used to reducce the receiver's front end gain when receiving strong signals.

#7 ~ Clarifier Control: The clarifier can adjust the receive frequency +/- 2.5KHz but does not affect the transmit frequency or the frequency display.

#8 ~ Mode Switch: This switch allows you to select one of the following six operating modes; FM, AM, USB, LSB, CW and PA.

#9 ~ NB/ANL Button: The noise blanker (NB) is very effective in eliminating repetitive impluse noise such as ignition interference. In the ANL position, the AUTOMATIC NOISE LIMITER also limits the noise at the receiver audio stages.

#10 ~ Roger Beep Button (R.BEEP): This switch activates the Roger Beep circuit.

#11 ~ Spilt Button (SPILT): Enables the offsetting of the transmitter frequency by up to +/- 2 MHz (Programable) for FM repeater operation.

#12 ~ Program Button (PRG): Used to pre-program operating or scanning frequencies into memory.

#13 ~ Manual Button (MAN): Used to return the unit to the manual mode.

#14 ~ Shift Button (SHF): Determines which digit will change when changing frequencies, by placing a "cursor" under the desired digit.
Allows frequency to be changed in 100Hz, 1KHz, 10KHz, 100KHz and 1MHz increments.

#15 ~ Dim Button (DIM): This Button adjusts the display backlighting in four different steps to best match the ambient light.

#16 ~ SWR Button (SWR): Used to check the SWR.

#17 ~ Scan Button (SCAN): Used to enable the scanning of frequencies.

#18 ~ Memory Button (MEM): Used to program often used frequencies.

#19 ~ Enter Button (ENT): Used to enter frequencies in memory.

#20 ~ Lock Button (LOCK): Disables the Frequency Selector Control, UP/DOWN buttons on the front control panel and remote UP/DOWN buttons on the microphone. Pressing this switch again will re-enable the frequency selectors.

#21 ~ UP/DOWN Selector: These buttons are used to increase or decrease the frequency digit above the SHF cursor on the display.


Pin #1 ~ Audio Shield
Pin #2 ~ Audio Lead
Pin #3 ~ Transmit Control
Pin #4 ~ Receive Control
Pin #5 ~ Up Control
Pin #6 ~ Down Control

Base Station Application!

A TRIPP-LITE Power Supply Model: PR25 Copper Part #T70-00024 is Recommended.



Receive Scanning: The receive scanning feature helps locate active frequencies within a pre-programmed band segment anywhere on the 6 meter band.

Spilt Function: This function enables you to spilt the transmit and receive frequencies by a pre-programed amount. This feature is necessory for operation with FM repeaters.

Memory Function: The RCI 5054DX/5054DX-100 can store up to 10 frequencies in memory locations 0-9.

Memory Channel Scanning: You can scan 10 pre-programmed memory locations.


Frequency Display: Large BLUE Easy to read 6 Digit LED Frequency Display.

An Enhanced Receiver designed for increased sensitivity.

A Double FET balanced mixer for excellent receiver intermodulation rejection.

Power Supply Protection and temperature compensation for supurb stability and reliability over wide temperature ranges.

Surface Mount Components for greater resistance to Shock and vibration.

Refined Display Lighting for easy reading in a wide range of light conditions.


As I am completely New to the 6 Meter Band and have never operated on it before I honestly found NO CONS on this radio.

Review and Comments

I honestly think this was the most enjoyable Review I have ever done on a Product.

As the Radio is new and the 6 Meter Band is also new to me it was Fun learning my way around the 6 meter band.

For testing I used a 6 Meter Omni antenna as well as a flat side V (wire) antenna.

The results were great and totally un-expected.

All bands / modes were used for the review and the reports on clarity and power were exceptional.

The SSB amazed me with the Exceptional Clarity on Receive and the Signal Reports I received back were always very good.

I was lucky enough to have several Ham Club Members from our local Club come over and also use this Radio to get thier thoughts on performance and actual use.

All of them were highly impressed with the Simplicity and Many Features that this radio has and the overall performance of this new RCI 5054DX-100 Radio.

I was also very impressed with the wording / terminology used in the Owners Manual which will allow even a person new to Ham Radio to clearly understand the operation and all of the features and functions of this radio.

I have been using this radio and testing all of the features over the last 40 days and have been 100% completely satisfied with the performance and all of the features / options that this New RCI 5054DX-100 has to offer.

For those of you who are New to the Ham World or even those who have been hams for awhile this New RCI 5054DX-100 Radio will allow you to fully experience the Complete World of the 6 Meter Band and enjoy it completely.

Respectfully Submitted,