How to Reset the Microprocessor on an RCI-2950

by Darla Ferrara

The RCI-2950 is a citizens' band radio (CB) from RangerUSA. The RCI series consists of CBs with 10 and 12 meter bands, variable output power control, noise blanker and 10 programmable frequencies. The microprocessor in this unit controls the electronic components that manage memory settings and overall function. Reset the microprocessor by detaching the power source for several minutes.

Step 1

Turn the unit around so that the rear panel faces the front. Locate the 13.8V DC power cable. The connection has two wires, black and red that feed into a central plug. The plugs sit on the right side of the panel, near the bottom.

Step 2

Disconnect the cable. Leave it unplugged from the unit for five minutes.

Step 3

Push the plug back into the socket connection.

Rotate the radio so the front panel in facing forward. Locate the On/Off power button on the upper right side. The power button is the second knob on the top level. Turn the unit on. You will need to reset all programming and channels.


  • The manufacturer warns that AC power supplies must be regulated to at least 7 amps. If you are having problems with the unit, such as static, this may be the problem. If the radio is for your vehicle, connect the power directly to the battery.
  • Resetting the microprocessor will erase any preset frequencies on the radio.


  • Read the manual that came with your unit for proper maintenance and repair information.


About the Author

Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.

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