Question about Galaxy Radios DX-959 40-Channels Base CB Radio
Is there a mod that i must do to this amp for it to work properly and transmitt with a low deadkey from a galaxy dx radio? I was told when i purchased it, that is would work very well right out of the box.
I have this linear. My cobra 29ltd chrome is running about 9 watts deadkey, thats holding down the mic button without speaking or any noise for it to pick up, turn the linear on and it is dead keying around 90 watts. This linear is designed to handle uo to 10 watts deadkey input.
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
This is rubbish the others tell you
dead key i assume is CW mode ??? morse code ???
the radio will have a CW switching output on the rear
and you use this to enable the amp instead of constant RF from TX on am or FM
deadkey refers to CW TX enabled and no TX power out
ie key not pressed ie you only press the actual key to send a dit or a da
so if this is not the case
then 4 watt normal 80% mod am or fm should be aok to drive the amp
i think perhaps youve turned up the audio level on am or ssb
and this will over modulate the carrier
so retune the radio to factory levels
i tell people again and again
never adjust the radios setting inside
they are factory set
to get more levels do one of three things
increase your antenna and its gain using a better antenna
change the cable for good quality best is heliax cable solid copper
increase the RX and TX levels buy using a linear amp with a RX preamp
and thats it
or move home to a higher place
this will fix your setup
if you just much with the guts of the rig
youll end up with the authorities at your door from interfearance etc
if you mess with the coils and other inside the rig this WILL happen
so..... dont the factory sets them this way for a reason
i have repaired radios for 40 years
dont much with the output and its traps
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
The first answer is correct you must lower the radio deadkey or it will overdrive the amp and sound like poopoo...
Posted on Aug 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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