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Galaxy 2517 I have a Galaxy 2517, i have had for 8 years. You can be listerning to it and , all of a sudden it will cut way down. I can turn the knob from AM,USB,LSB and the audio will come back up. Any ideals ? thanks......

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I have the same radio. But I never had this problem with the Galaxy, only with my Midland. Sometimes like Jim said the switches get dirty and must be cleaned. My problem was that the receive gain knob was moving on its own on my midland, something called auto adjust, but the Galaxy has a similar function built in the radio's PC board that allows more clearer listening and transmit. You cannot remove this component because it is in the PC board itself, however you can isolate it or you can have it calibrated by a licensed professional.

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Sounds like to me that one or more of the switches are dirty. Open the unit with the power disconnected and purchase a spray can of electrical contact cleaner. Spray all of the switches and volume controls on the inside. Rotate all of the controls several times, back and forth to work the contact cleaner into the controls. Repeat as necessary. Over time, these switches get dirty and they don't make a good connection. The cleaner will restore continuity to the switches.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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