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GALAXY MELAKA

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by bigred222, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. bigred222

    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    OK BOYS WHATS THE LOWDOWN on this radio that i got comming in the mail?
    Info
    CB tricks Had NADA on it so I figured id check here as always.

    If you can get the info for me id love to know the following.
    Frequency range
    Power Output
    Mic connector
    What board it has
    What Mods i can do to it.


     
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  2. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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    ahh the good old melaka. it was the son of the old galaxy ssb. it was the cheapest galaxy base at the time. they were about $189 new from copper electronics. back in the late 90's. thwy could be expanded for extras but you needed to unlock the clairifer to get 10k of slide for able's. once you did this ssb because useless. ive seen a few with cracked mainboards, why i dont know.

    they get pretty loud (and splattery). ssb was nothing to write home about, they had a signal meter meter and a "on air" light instead of a second meter. uses 1969 final with peak around 20 watts.

    adjustments

    modulation vr-14
    am power vr-13
    alc vr-12

    VR 1 ~ AM/FM S-Meter
    VR 2 ~ SSB S-Meter
    VR 3 ~ SSB Squelch Range
    VR 4 ~ AM/FM Squelch Range
    VR 5 ~ FM Deviation
    VR 7 ~ SSB Carrier Balance
    VR 8 ~ RF Meter
    VR10 ~ Final Bias
    VR11 ~ Driver Bias
    VR20 ~ Final Bias
    VR21 ~ TX Offset
    TALK BACK MODIFICATION:
    To add Talkback to your Galaxy Melaka , Locate D-80 inside the radio near the Audio Transformer. Cut one end of D-80.

    conversion
    #1 ~ Remove the Top and Bottom Cover's.

    #2 ~ Notice on the Bottom side of the main board towards the Front there is a small Jumper wire soldered to the board. One end of the wire is soldered to Ground and the other end is soldered across 2 pins. Remove this wire and at the same time make sure that the 2 pins are no longer shorted together.

    #3 ~ Re-install the Top & Bottom Cover's.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. bigred222

    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    THANKS CARL. How Bad is the SSB because im a big ssb guy.
     
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  4. bigred222

    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    do they make frequency counters that plug into that jack on the back. And do you know what band is the standard CB band?
     
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  5. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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    ya there is a female jack in the back for a freq counter. if i rember correctly band c is standard cb frequencys. ssb works as long as you keep the limiter in place and dont unlock the clairifer for the 10k adjustment. its not the best as with any export radio but it works, i would use one of the hf rigs you have there for ssb use, especially if you have a filter installed.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Switch Kit

    Switch Kit Active Member

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    In 1995 I traded a Sony 2010 Shortwave radio (I have missed that Sony now for 12 long years :cry: ) for a Melaka base. I totally hated that base from the day I traded for it !! Audio sucked on both AM/SSB and receive seemed fair at most. In my parts there was basically a big strapper on channel six who went by Superfly out of Pomona Cal. Very nice old man as well , I still hear him from time to time but he is nothing like he once was in the 80s and early 90s . I traded him the base for a first run 148GTL ! in many minds they felt I had traded down ! Far as I was concerned , I traded up big time ! Not only that , I kind of felt cb warm and fuzzy that I now owned a Superfly 148 GTL . :) To Red ........maybe one day you can treat yourself to a older 148 or even a Grant XL , the audio and receive are one of a kind on those radios where cb is concerned. Peace
     
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  7. bigred222

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    well i hope i didnt just waste 160 bucks. I seem to have good luck with radios though. maybe ill get lucky and get a good one.
     
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    how do i unlock the clarifier???
     
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  9. GRTS

    GRTS Galaxy Tech

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    The Galaxy Melaka was built by Ranger Inc overseas for the Nochman Bros. in New York. They also imported and sold the Pluto, Saturn, Saturn Turbo and a few other non "DX" models. No contact number, no warranty and no returns. Supply and demand was the only thing they had going for them until a new kid showed up in town that gladly offered everything mentioned above and more.

    Happy Holidays
    -Ray
     
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  10. bigred222

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    who was the new kid in town
     
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  11. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    The guy who posted right above your last post.....

    73
    Jeff
     
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    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    OH HAHAHAH WOW
    that one went right over my head.
     
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  13. bigred222

    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    OK MELAKA STORY
    I Got it today
    AM WORKED GREAT
    SIDEBAND WABHABHABHABH (off frequency)

    AND I FIXED IT MY SELF. IM SO HAPPY
    MY FIRST TUNE UP AND I DID IT WITH OUT PROPER TEST equipment. you just need a radio that is on frequency to tune to. i just messed with one of the cans for the transmit freq and people tell me it sounds better than my 2547.
    73's jeff, ray, and everyone else and happy holidays.
     
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  14. id suggest still getting a proper alignment by a compentent tech that has the proper equipment to do it with . congrats on your new radio :D
     
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    bigred222 Key Up City Radio

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    Yeah i know ill get around to it one of these days.
     
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