If you are looking for the most dependable and affordable 10 meter radio in town, then it’s time to bring in the amazing SR-955HPC. This transceiver is all set to help you enjoy the best communication with the most coveted features put together in one chassis powered by the most advanced technology. This guide is to help you navigate easily through all the functions and controls found in SR-955HPC that you won’t find in any other parallel device.
10 Meter Radios 955HPC
Introductory Guide to the Stryker SR-955 HPC 10 meter radio
Control Guide for SR-955HPC 10 meter radio
You can find the following exceptional controls in the SR-955HPC:
This control lets you access the function menu. You have to press it in for about 3 seconds and the menu will appear on the screen.
This control, also known as the Talk Back Control, is used for monitoring the way you communicate through this 10 meter radio. You can also check the quality of voice reproduction by connecting different microphones with your transceiver and then monitoring their output individually. It further lets you control your talkback’s volume by rotating it clockwise or anti-clockwise. It can be switched off whenever you prefer by rotating it fully in the anti-clockwise direction.
This control is meant for varying the power output of your transceiver and is also called the variable power control.
This control is used to select the mode that you want to operate your radio on. Some of the mode options available for the SR-955HPC transceiver are the AM, FM, USB, LSB and PA modes. Each mode lets you communicate in a different manner through a different band of frequencies. The PA mode turns your radio into a public address system and makes your communication with the outside world easy.
This control is used to enhance or reduce the brightness of the LEDs illuminating the backlit front panel. First bring this switch to the point showing “DIM”. Then use the channel selector for adjusting the brightness to your preferred level.
Being a filter, it is responsible for filtering out the noise that can disturb our communication. It is sometimes names as the Hi-Cit filter. By using this control, you can easily eliminate the interference that is often produced at the higher frequencies.
This particular beep is produced at the time you un-key your mic from your transceiver. SR-955HPC lets you take control of these Roger Beeps and turn them on or off whenever you feel like. In this 10 meter radio, users have six different Roger Beeps to choose from.
It is a multi-purpose control. You can use it for selecting one of the Roger beeps. The auto-squelch feature available can also be handled using this control. Furthermore, you can use the program switch for making a list of the channels that you want to tune into without wasting any time on scanning the entire range every time.
It is used to put the CTSCC module into action. If easy, you can get this module separately too.
This control indicates the status of your clarifier. Three modes are there: R indicates that your clarifier is in the ‘receive only’ mode, T shows that it is in the ‘transmit only’ mode while the R & T status shows that the clarifier is functioning in both the transmit as well as the receive mode.
This display is indicative of the channel your radio is tuned into.
This control adds the echo effect to your communication. It can also be switched on or off at any time. For this, no volume adjustments or readings of the potentiometer would be required. Just bring it to the middle position and it will turn off automatically.
By using this control, you can customize the way your LED backlit faceplate appears. There are 7 colors that these LEDs emit. You can select one of these using the Color control. There is an option of color loop that makes the color scanning easy and all the colors get rotated on their own in a random manner or some specified sequence.
This control lets you surf through a given band of frequencies and find the channel that is the clearest one to be heard through your transceiver.
This control helps you check the band you are currently surfing through. It presents the band on the LCD screen and you can make adjustments accordingly. Channel selector further enables you to navigate through the bands to reach the one most appropriate for your use. Once you find the most ideal band, just fix the switch to the center position.
After you connect the microphones with the 4-pin connectors to your SR-955HPC, you can monitor their input using this specific control.
With this control, you can take a wider look at all the frequencies that are available for your access. Once in the VFO mode, you won’t feel the need of jumping from band to band. This control performs its function when turned to the extreme right position.
With this control, you can monitor how your internal and external speakers are performing. It is further used to determine the clarity and volume of your communication that will be heard at the receiving end.
This control is responsible for eliminating the background noise when your transceiver cannot detect a signal. As you move this switch, the noise keeps decreasing and the signals start getting detected and soon you catch the strongest signal nearby.
You can control the microphone gain in the transmit and PA modes using this switch. It enables you to communicate with sheer consistency and power even when the mic is a bit away from you.
With this, you can increase the sensitivity of your receiver to the signal strength. When it will detect stronger signals, it will decrease the RF gain of the amplifier automatically
This control activates the special noise blanking circuitry when you turn the knob to the point showing ‘NB’. This circuitry ensures that your communication is free from the surrounding noise. Now try the ANL feature by turning the knob to this point. Here the Automatic Noise Limiting Filters and the Noise Blanker work in coordination with each other to make your communication experience clearer than ever!
You can adjust the volume and frequency of your echo with this control.
It enables the users to determine the gap placed between two consecutive echo repetitions.
It enhances the function of the clarifier by fine tuning it, specifically when dealing with the receiving frequency on the SSB mode. Make sure to bring it to default settings.
It is integrated with the Fine Clarifier Adjustment control. Together they make tuning into a given station easy. They also help to change the frequency when moved in the clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
It is another multi-purpose control that is used in integration to the other functions. Its main function is to select the transmitting or receiving channel for your SR-955HPC.
Quick Guide to Microphone Installation
The microphones that will deliver the best results being connected with Stryker SR-955HPC 10 meter radios are the special transistorized or low-impedance microphones. Four lead cables will be required for making these connections. They are the audio conductor, shielded lead, transmit control and the receiving control. In case you have chosen the microphone with the pre-cut leads, then follow the steps below for making them easily connectable with the microphone:
- Increase the length of the leads by 7/16’’. Trim off the plastic enclosure of the cable and extend the wire that is inside
- Ensure that all the leads are trimmed and extended in the same way to the same length. Start with trimming their ends by 1/8’’ and make further adjustments very carefully. Keep the trimmed ends of the cables covered so that they don’t cause any kind of damage while being handled.
After buying the microphone, study its setup manual carefully. Be extra careful while making connections and do the soldering with moderate to low heat. When connecting the mic to the transceiver, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Unscrew the retaining screw.
- Look for the housing attached to the pin receptacle body and take it off by unscrewing.
- Loosen the screws of the cable clamps now.
- Finally bring in the microphone cable, pass it through the housing properly and finish the connection by placing the ring and the washer at points specified for them in the manual.