Yukon Ranger fits into the category of the so-called Digital Night Vision Monoculars, which means that you can actually observe an object during the day without any negative effects on the device itself. Currently, manufacturer Yukon produces two equivalent series of Digital Night Vision Monoculars. These are Yukon Ranger and Signal. Both models are available in two versions but this article will be dedicated to the Ranger device.
Yukon Ranger RT
Yukon Ranger RT 6.5×42 and Yukon Ranger RT 6.4×42 S are almost completely identical regarding the visual and optical specifications. The only difference between the aforementioned versions is the IR illuminator wavelength. Especially intriguing is the fact that this device already has two laser illuminators integrated into its construction. However, IR illuminators differentiate in terms of wavelength and the recognition distance which will be discussed in the continuation of this article. Short-range IR illuminator automatically turns on simultaneously with the device itself while the long-range IR illuminator has to be turned on manually or by hand. The wavelength of both illuminators of the Ranger RT 6.5×42 device is 940 nm (nanometers). The Ranger RT 6.5×42 S model makes this horse of a different color. Short-range IR illuminator wavelength is 940 nm, whereas long-range IR illuminator wavelength is 850 nm. The latter is a little less suitable for hunting purposes exclusively due to the wavelength of the long-range illuminator which is inadvisable to use for animal observation purposes. We have to point out that the illuminators wavelength of approximately 850 nm is the value which is no longer visible for the animal. For hunting purposes, we advise you to use the Ranger RT 6.5×42 version.
In the introduction of this article, we briefly mentioned that the device is digital, which means that you can observe an object during the daytime without the anxiety of damaging it. It is known that light sources can damage the analog night vision devices permanently. This is, however, not the case with digital night vision devices. However, the use of filter covers is highly usable to reduce the light transmission to the objective lens of the device. When the filter cover is installed on the device we reduce the brightness and increase the contrast.
As evident from the context, the device has the fixed 6.5x magnification with 2x digital zoom. Yukon Ranger has two operation modes. Video mode is set by default when turning the device on. This particular mode enables the recording of videos, sound and simple observation. The other mode which is available with this product is the Photo mode, which is exclusively designed for taking photos. All of the multimedia contents are compatible to use with any of the USB plugs which are constructed in devices. The product enables the recording of videos in resolution of 320×240 and 640×480 and taking pictures in resolution of 320×240, 640×480, and 1280×960. Yukon Ranger has 8 GB of internal memory storage which is used for saving the multimedia contents. The devices enable the individual video length of 7 minutes. If the video is longer than 7 minutes the existing record is canceled and the new one automatically begins.
Yukon Ranger device is compatible with the Stream Vision application which enables to stream live videos. It’s important to note that the Stream Vision application is usable only with Wi-Fi. You need six AA (1.5 V) battery types for the device to work. The batteries are inserted into the battery pack of the device. Battery life varies from 6-10 hours depending on the type of use. It is also possible to use the external battery charger which is rechargeable and transferable.
You can use this device as a stationary camera which enables recording and simple observation. This is especially important and useful since you can mount the device on a tripod, which however must be bought separately. Yukon offers 3 years of European warranty and repair services. Ranger is without a doubt an excellent choice for all hunters, which get an extremely all rounded digital night vision device for a relatively low price. Whether game, environment or nature observation Yukon Ranger allows the user to perform all of these activities on a high level.