I have a Galaxy DX 929 that seems to have really weak receive compared to my Cobra 29 LTD on the same antenna setup on the same vehicle. Squelch and RF gain fully open. The receive S - meter does move on...
Some possible issues may be a miss aligned receive section or a possible bad component in the receive section.
From my experience, Galaxy radio's have a much quieter receive, as were the cobra 29 seems to be a bit more loud, with more background noise.
The cobra 29 still has one of the best receives out there. There may be louder static, but it picks up amazingly.
If this radio had a clarifier it would be easy to tell if the receive was off. You could just tune it as you are receiving, and if it got better as you tuned it off center you would know. Otherwise you would have to open the radio, and adjust the receive by ear, which is something where you may do more harm then good.
The proper way to align the radio requires the use of a watt meter and volt meter, which are easy to come by, but as well you will need an oscilloscope, which is a more expensive piece of equipment to own.
If the unit is new, then it's under warranty. Contact galaxy, see what they say. Their tech support is pretty good.
But ALL in ALL,
If the unit seems to be receiving on freq, (no muffled or distorted receive) and it is working well besides having a less sensitive receive, then I would say it's just that radio.
I have a galaxy base radio, and it has a real clean quiet receive, but my cobra 29's seem to have a more sensitive receive, but I like that galaxy because there is less noise.
Dec 14, 2010 |
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