20 Most Recent Galaxy Radios DX-55V Base CB Radio Questions & Answers

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I have a Galaxy dx55v

a normal problem is a diode on the solder side. near the pll by the rf shields normally resoldering that diode will restore the freq operation.
11/18/2015 12:56:08 AM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Nov 18, 2015
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I need help tuning my Galaxt DX 55v Radio.I Can

You are going to need special equipment including signal generator and meters and oscilloscope.
7/27/2015 8:44:49 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Jul 27, 2015
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How do i peak and tune my galaxy dx 55v

Rather than turning it up ,buy yourself a small 200 watt linier and connect it to your radio.That way if you don't like the way it sounds just take off the box and sell it .Your radio remains the same.
3/16/2015 8:58:46 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Mar 16, 2015
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Galaxy dx 55v

service manual
3/16/2015 8:47:22 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Mar 16, 2015
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Keys up to max watts

The audio amp Transistor is most likely going out. when you have full wattage on a dead key and no or little af output.
4/27/2013 4:35:08 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Apr 27, 2013
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How to trun the power up on my galaxy dx 55v

AM CARRIER POWER HIGH: VR-13 pot. for RF power adjustAM CARRIER POWER LOW: VR-16 rf power adjust
2/28/2013 8:06:12 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Feb 28, 2013
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I need help tuning my Galaxt DX 55v Radio.I Can

Hello Heidi, if you are not receiving very good, make sure you have good clean grounds to start with. Also have you checked your SWR ? What kind of antenna and where is it mounted on your pickup? You may need to relocate the mounting position. Let me know what you have and we can make adjustments.
11/28/2011 12:19:26 AM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Nov 28, 2011
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How do I tune my Galaxy DX 55v cb?Im getting out and people say they hear me clearly but I cant pull nobody in.I need help setting my knobs where they need to be.The cb used to be

Get or have someone Set the SWR's on your antenna.That is the first thing you should always do before even talking on the radio.. Check the antenna.--------You will need an SWR meter to check your antenna. FIRST.I would find help at a local cb shop.. They SHOULDN"T CHARGE to help you SET the swr. only if you need a part or something .. I don't charge to SET SWR"s .. only if the cust needs a insulating washer or another antenna, or new coax, so-239 etc... I would be glad to help you.. let me know if we can -- CB Shop Temple, TX
11/27/2011 10:22:33 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Nov 27, 2011
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Need help fine tuning my cb radio

You will need an SWR meter to check your antenna. FIRST.I would find help at a local cb shop.. They SHOULDN"T CHARGE to help you SET the swr. only if you need a part or something .. I don't charge to SET SWR"s .. only if the cust needs a insulating washer or another antenna, or new coax, so-239 etc... I would be glad to help you.. let me know if we can
11/27/2011 10:21:44 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Nov 27, 2011
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I have a Galaxy DX 55v cb radio...The problem I am

sounds like somebody has tampered inside it , knocking out alignments. There is a resistor and very small transistor near back that controls transmit+receive. I don't know which number resistor it is on your model. I know where it is on Uniden/Cobra models(recommend Cobra 25ltd) Take to Cb shop or service repair place. They may help you. Just buy you a Cobra for cheaper and go with it.
5/1/2011 12:38:27 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on May 01, 2011
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I have a galaxy dx55v radio in my truck. When i

Hi cb,
Welcome to FixYa.
My name is John. I will be assisting you with your issue.
You will need a soldering iron for this. First, remove the cover from the radio.
You will need to check where the mic plugs in the circuit board, check for
loose connection in solder joints, just re-solder this area and you should
be good to go. I hope you find this solution helpful.
Thanks for choosing FixYa.
John
1/19/2011 5:17:28 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Jan 19, 2011
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GALAXY DX55V SCREAMS WHEN YOU KEY THE MIC. WHAT IS

The mic is not wired correctly for that radio. Get a mic that is wired for that galaxy.
1/13/2011 2:42:37 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Jan 13, 2011
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Im haveing an issue with

loose connections.. have the board a once over with a small propane torch to resolder all the connections. common problem with electronics.
1/3/2011 6:56:44 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Jan 03, 2011
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How do u turn up

Hi, my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. Take off the cover, with the circuit side down, take a plastic tuning tool, you can get one at your local electronics store. turn your channel select to midway of the band. make sure your modulation is turned off. Key your mic and tune VR13 to the Maximum on the watt meter. this is for the power. Next, locate VR14 turn the modulation up, and say ahhhhhhhhh, repeat if needed. Thanks for choosing FixYa....John
12/2/2010 1:23:21 AM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Dec 02, 2010
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How to tune a galaxy 55v mobile to receive better

really the only thing you can do to the radio is make sure it is aligned, and that it is receiving on frequency. Although this unit has a frequency counter that will tell you where it's receiving, you cannot successfully put the radio on frequency unless you fully align the radio. In order to align a radio you need a volt meter, watt meter that reads avg watts, and an oscilloscope.

A volt meter and watt meter is easy to come by, however the oscilloscope is an expensive piece of equipment to attain.

You can just as easily tune your clarifier to the correct receiving frequency on the counter.

An easier way to improve your receive on any radio is to make sure the antenna is tuned for best SWR. When an antenna is tuned to the proper length for the best SWR your receive will get better because your antenna will be on Que.

There is also a Schottky diode upgrade that can be done. This consists of changing the detector diodes in the radio to schottky diodes as well as changing a transistor. This mod improves receive in most galaxy radio a great deal.

You can get these as a kit with full instructions on ebay fairly cheap.

You need to replace diodes D1, D2, D23, D24 with the schottky diodes in the kit, then replace TR-17, with the transistor that comes in the kit. Then remove TR-14. and them remove TR-19, and put the transistor from TR-14 in the TR-19 spot.

The Transitor that goes into TR-17 is a 2sc2999. I can't remeber what the Schottky part number is. But like I said, they sell the kits with complete instructions on ebay.

Here you will find all the technical information about your radio, as well as alignment guides.

Here is a link to ebay with an upgrade kit and instructions on ebay.
10/14/2010 1:03:17 AM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Oct 14, 2010
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How to fine tune channel settings on dx 55v galaxy

Take it to a reputable Service shop. They will likely do it for little of nothing. A full tune up could be needed ask them.
10/8/2010 7:18:07 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Oct 08, 2010
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My Galaxy 55V cb radio reception is extremely

It has a bad resistor in the transmit section. When resistors go bad, the values change drastically with temperature.

Might need a tech. You need to test the resistors in the transmit section and then align the radio.

NOTE: The radio is going to act differently depending on temp. That is something you cannot get around. Temp effects resistors.

As well, It may not be the radio. It could be the vehicle. maybe something in the vehicle is causing the static and it goes away when the vehicle warms up.
9/8/2010 6:13:47 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Sep 08, 2010
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How do u adjust the frequency readout on a dx55v?

This radio has three modes, USB, LSB and AM. Each one has a voltage adjustment to center the frequency and they look like metal cans. You do need a analyzer to make this adjustment or at the very least a known frequency standard. Temperature can affect this display.
2/12/2010 11:53:02 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Feb 12, 2010
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Galaxy dx 55v recieve and no transmit

you have checked the mic? If so and you have no transmitt it could be a bad soilder or even a bad voltage regultor.
1/27/2010 9:31:42 PM • Galaxy Radios... • Answered on Jan 27, 2010
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