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Galaxy DX-2517 or RANGER RCI-2995 DX

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by ex-28, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. ex-28

    ex-28 Member

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    hi all looking at picking up either the Galaxy DX-2517 or RANGER RCI-2995 DX

    just wondering what radio is newer ?
    and what one would be better ?


    i belive the RCI-2995 comes with the e-chip to open up the cb bands which i am verry interested in having



    any help would be appreciated in helping me decide !
     
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  2. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    2995 more power ,better features,if ya want echeo
    add a galaxy echo mike
     
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  3. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    Those are two completely different radios. One does 40w and the other does 150w. So, it depends on if you plan on running an amp or not and how much that amp can handle. I have a 2517 (one of the last 1969 versions made), and I like it well enough. Clean audio and plenty stable.
     
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  4. ex-28

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    does the 2995 coem with the e-chip for cb channels ?
     
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  5. chip3655

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    actually they are almost identical boards, with the exception the 2995 has surface mount components and a built in boot. Same radio's one is a dinosaur, one is not.
     
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  6. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    I have the 2995DX and several locals have the 2517. Good comments above.

    The 2995 has 6 digit freq. counter whereas the 17 only has 5 digit.

    95 has LOTS more freqs, goes from 24~32mhz straight through.

    95 has a cooling fan on the internal power supply that is loud. Too loud. But that can be modified to slow it down and quiet it down. See other recent thread in this forum about relatively easy fix for that.

    If you end up wanting to choose the 2517, then take a look at the 2980WX. It's a better deal I think. It has a 6 digit freq. counter, the Weather channels and it also sells for around $50 less at most places for some reason.

    Good luck
     
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  7. radioreddz

    radioreddz W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    If SSB is what you talk most of the time the 2995dx would be the best buy. no need for an external amp to talk around the world with just using an antron 99 the 150 watts that radio produces smokes. if you get the 2995dx keep it out of the hands of the radio molesters and there cb i tricked you dot.com crap. keep it just as trhe factory does it with just maybe a light alignment to make sure all is on frequency and it will last forever.but if AM is your main mode of transmiting and you want that extra loud audio of a Galaxy then 2517 is the way to go. i have them both and use the 2995DX every day. more features more stable on SSB just turn it on and talk, the 2517 is a little drifty for the first 30 min when first turned on on SSB.to bad galaxy did not put a 6 diget freq. counter on the 2517 would be a big help on ssb with how much they drift. but the all around best radio in my opinion from owning both is the RCI 2995dx.
     
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  8. n0zna

    n0zna W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    there is a lot of diffrence,

    the 2517 is a glorified cb...the 2995 has 10 and 12 from thr facory if later you deciedeto up grade and get your ham lic.Spend a little more and get the 2995..73s de JW
     
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  9. Quiksilver

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    Apple / Orange
     
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