20 Most Recent Galaxy Radios DX-95T Base CB Radio Questions & Answers

just do it.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Oct 01, 2015

then you should know you are going to need a counter.Not the one on the radio although you can do it . You should also have a voltmeter and a manual. Also a watt meter.Now go for it.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014

is your dimmer switch turned on or off.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on May 18, 2014

the needle wont move on mod until u talk into the mic its for modulation . If the finals were bad the needle wouldnt move at all or very little.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014

open radio look for lamp wires. take a volt meter and check to dee if it is getting power. if not ,replace it.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Oct 30, 2013

VR9, VR2 or VR15 may just be out of adjustment. This does assume you are transmitting signal and recieving.

It might not hurt to check with second SWR meter.

Depending on location, there is only a tiny possibility of residual capacitance causing this. However you might want to put a few neon bulbs around your base to monitor for stray RF. If there is stray RF, they will light up- no need to connect them to anything, you can tape them to convenient places you can see. If they do light up- check coax connectors- which you should really do as a routine anyway, and check coax for damage. Then add a flat braid strap ground to "earth bond" for the radio. Which you should have anyway,

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 11, 2012

Your SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) is 1.5 this is acceptable. Now your radio comes with a 2SC2290 final transistor. This produces 50 watts PEP (Peak Envelope Power) But you say you are getting 4 or 5 miles. You should be getting FAR more than this. So this hum could be your problem. What your hearing is a ground loop. Yes, this big of a radio you should run strait to the battery and I would put a 15 watt fuse inline on both the ground wire and positive wire within the first foot of your battery post. A blade fuse and holder is fine. This is what I use. Next get yourself a copper braid strap and ground the radio a second time. Install the braid strap from the radio to a bolt on the passenger side floor board or any other suitable place but make sure it bolts down tight. This is the proper way to install this radio and it should also fix the hum. You may also need to address the microphone if it is still humming but I think this will take care of you.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

Don't rely on that meter. use a good Known external meter to check.. make sure your mode switch is on am... not any other mode. also try a different mic. New mics start --RK56's$38.99/Stock mics$6.99...

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

probably need to have the ext jack re soldered. should only cost at most $5 or $8... i wouldn't charge more than that.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

To be able to get the same distance in all directions for local use the best type of antenna is a vertical with as much gain as possible. Most makers quote gain in db and this means how much better the antenna is than a plain wire antenna. This antenna will also work for dx on sidebands but the signal goes out in all directions the same distance.

If you want to get a longer range in one direction you have to sacrafice the distance in other directions. To do this you need a directional beam antenna. There are several brands with very little between any of them. What you need to be looking at, if you decide to use a beam type antenna is either "yagi" or "log periodic array" antennas. These are types of antenna rather than brand names. The log periodic array will give the longest range and the yagi will give the next best. Log periodics are very expensive but give the best results. Yagis come with different amount of elements. The more elements it has the better it works but even yagis with 3 to 4 elements give significant improvements over vertical antennas. Because both these type antennas concentrate the signal in one direction you need to be able to rotate it to the direction you want to send, and receive, the signal unless you only want to send it one direction. This means that you might need a mast and rotator which allows you to turn the antenna from a control beside the radio. These make the hobby even more expensive so it depends on how much you can afford to spend. Also make sure that the antenna you buy is resonant on the frequency you'll be operating on i.e. 27Mhz. Otherwise you'll burn out your radio. If you google the different types of antennas you'll find places selling them. You can also buy an antenna tuner that matches antennas to your radio if the frequency is not exactly matched to the radio. It reduces your power out a little but makes very little difference to the range of your signal. Also get the antenna as high as possible to a maximum of 30 feet. After that the gain is offset by the loss of signal through the co-ax cable. Use low loss co-ax cable to reduce the amount of signal you lose between the radio and the antenna.

Having said that I've contacted America from the west of Europe several times using a vertical antenna so you might not want to go for the best.

You need to be aware that there's an eleven year sunspot cycle which affects the long range radio communications. At the height of the sunspot activity you'll get long ranges without any difficulty and at the low you'll rarely get long range. At the moment we're just coming out of the low so it will be another few years before we reach a high. Just don't judge your dx activity on how well you do at the moment.

Good luck with the radio and if you enjoy it consider becoming an amateur radio operator. It gives you more frequency bands to use so the sunspot activity doesn't limit you so much as other frequencies improve with low sunspots. I started off with CB and am now an amateur radio operator for over 30 years.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011

goto the the rx rf amplifier. not the pll.. dual 914 diode or 4148s inline with rx will drop it down to that dB range. are you doing direction finding?? to need the decrease?

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

It has a bad soilder on the board.It would be hard for me to help on this unless you have a soilder gun and can open up the case and find the bad connection.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010

From what you describe it could very well be a cold solder joint, this can be a tough find as you need to know where to look on the solder side of the board. It also could be with the wiring going to the switch. Try moving the switch when it is cold to see if it will come on..... here is my email so we can keep working on this and I can answer questions....

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Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

Your antenna needs to match the frequency that you are on, and the antenna should cover all the frequencies you will be using. A good ground plane like a solarcon or a multi element beam should do the trick. To really answer the question you ask I need to know the type of antenna you are using now. Do not transmit with a bad antenna as you may damage your radio, sometimes more than it can be fixed! email me at..... [email protected]

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 12, 2010

check SWR's check to make sure ALL coax connectors are tight. and if still doing it. may be loose connection in board. but the export style radios go crazy like that when coax is loose or have bad grounds. due to there floating ground circuit design. there not the same as a cobra were its case is ground.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Dec 08, 2009

check it with an external meter to verify. if showing different.cb shop temple, tx on yahoo search. would take it to a shop to have the swr board redone. or could just be a simple pot.. even from factory they have problems.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Dec 08, 2009

both are hi powered,approx 140 to 150 watts, radios that need about 14 amps of power to be safe,watts divided by volts=amps needed.if you want to plug and talk i suggest something 80 watts or less.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Oct 24, 2009

finals my be bad you will have to bring it to a electronic repairshop for twoway radios to get it repaired unless you know how to test and replace power transisters

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jun 13, 2009

either the transmitter is grossly out of alignment or one or more of the new parts are already defective.
power = voltage X current. it's usually what happens when someone attempts to repair a piece of equipment like this by "swapping parts" while not in posession of the necessary test equipment and technical expertise.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jun 10, 2009

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