I have had nothing but great luck out of my Ranger/RCI 69 Base. I needed the radio tuned to peak around 60-70 watts, which was no issue with this radio. Even though its not tuned to do the "90-100" watts it can do, it does not lack in very loud and clear audio. Also, on sideband its stable once its been warmed up for 20 mins or so. Actually sounds very good on SSB, which was surprising. The only negative issue I had was the fan that is inside of the power supply of the radio(module is made by MIWI) was very loud and came on often, even during idle. I changed it to a Meanwell module, problem solved. Now fan only comes on under load, and only when the radio has been keyed for very long conversations. May have also been worse for me than others due to my radio being in a quiet room inside of a piano-style desk. Overall, very nice radio. Thanks for reading. *Three2Eight in the Magnolia State..