This one is short
and sweet: I bought several RCI-2950's and suffered a variety
of flakey problems with each one! This is too bad, because as
far as features, knob layout, and display, I really REALLY liked
this radio - In fact, I'll go so far as to say, this has the best
display I've ever seen on a mobile radio and had absolutely NO
problems viewing it during any given time of the day or night.
From it's flakey
problems, and after talking with other RCI owners, I suppose you
can contribute their problems to a combination of terrible quality
control and poor manufacturing practices. Yes, I've knows several
guys who swear by them, and have been faithful RCI owners for
years, but most of them seem to have several (for when the other
one is in the shop) of have had to buy several throughout the
years because the earlier one's failed.
Besides the Quality
Control issues, the front-end is easily overloaded, and subject
to intense bleedover from nearby stations on other channels. Not
the best rig to use daily on the freeway.
For features, read
my RCI-2990 review. Same rig, just more output power in a box
with a power supply.