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Review, 100W Galaxy DX 94HP

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Wire Weasel, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    Came in today. Was "on sale" for $344.95 at Walcott CB in Iowa. Free ship and took their conversion, peak & tune for extra $25

    Well shit fire I'm delighted with the thing so far. Long list of features. AM/SSB, no FM. All blue lights, meter, freq. counter which can be turned off, and channel display. Lights with dimmer control. "Starlight" nameplate illuminates all function labels for easy night viewing.. Galaxy's large analog multi-function meter. 2 - double function built in echo. Function 1 is echo & delay. Function 2 is voice changer robotic? type sounds. Great working variable talkback that can be turned off. Switchable roger beep. Effective noise blanker. Very effective-responsive rf gain. Factory open (or came with the conversion) Clarifier with coarse/fine tune, frequency counter tracks the changes.

    Sales note stated the tech tune-up produced 110W bird meter, AM. I have a Dosy meter (PM 2001 TS), that has always been fairly accurate to any other meter I've compared it with, and is giving the same reading. This is AM. It was showing 150W on SSB.

    The thing must have something similar to the Magnum style {modulator} circuit as it is effortlessly swinging to the full 110W on AM from any setting, including the lowest which was dead on 4 watts. Modulation is very strong with factory hand mic, pegging out the meter on modulation. Maybe that's just how the four 25 watt Mosfets work.
    Several on air reports is very loud, clean and clear, with great sounding echo.

    Lowest freq is 25.165 and tops out at 28.775

    Double fused (30 amp) 12 gauge power cord.

    So I be very happy with it. It is operating better than I expected and had a perfect, smooth transaction over the phone with Walcott.

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  2. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Walcott are really good people...
     
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  3. binrat

    binrat W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    They are a damn fine radio. I've had mine since last July. Running it with a Wilson 1000 on my pick up. You will be happy with it.

    binrat
     
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  4. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman 27.275 Operator

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    gotta get me one, heard good things
     
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  5. Wire Weasel

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    Only problem I've had so far is that the roger beep comes and goes. Leave it turned on all the time. Sometimes I gets me a beep, sometimes not. Probably a cold solder joint. Going to take it by a local shop to check. It's under warranty and all but I don't want to send it off and be without it for a couple of weeks just over that. Otherwise it is great. Big signal generator and big audio monster with the amazing swing. Built in echo sounds awesome.
     
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  6. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    they dont come from the factory with top gun modulator.one could install
    it though.sounds like they clipped the limiter or just bypassed the amc vr
    either is a terrible way to tune a radio
     
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  7. WR0220

    WR0220 Active Member

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    The 'big rig' Galaxy DX radios are known for their clean, loud audio. They don't need a 'swing kit' or a top gun modulator to achieve it. Enjoy the new radio! (y)
     
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  8. walterb

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    Galaxy 94HP Fan?

    I have a new Galaxy 94HP and it has the seal on the side of the radio, so does the Galaxy 94HP have a cooling fan inside like a Galaxy 95T2 has?????..............walterb
     
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  9. Switch Kit

    Switch Kit Active Member

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    man ! that's alot of cash for that radio ! You seemed pleased and that's all that should really matter. Hows SSB on that thing ? The rodger beep thing would piss me off especially after all that cash dropped ! (I don't like rodger beeps anyway) but at the same time IM not really a fan of Galaxy brand radios anyway.

    IM guessing that they have gotten better over the years concerning there major drifts and stability concerning SSB ? I had a 77 some 15 years ago , it was OK , but it surely took it's time to warm up and stabilize where SSB was concerned.
     
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  10. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Well-Known Member

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    I really like those 94's but they are expensive. Actually Switch they usually run 389 er so.
     
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  11. Switch Kit

    Switch Kit Active Member

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    Like I said , Hows the SSB on the radio ? Alot guys spend the money on these to simply run AM to achive 100 watts pep , so be it . But If I were to spend 4 bills on any radio today , it better be a damned good one ! and SSB better be top shelf. Hence , pound for pound and buck for the buck , I would think along the lines of a RCI 2970 .

    IM not putting down this Galaxy by no means. Just was wondering how stable and true SSB was on it.
     
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  12. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    if its anything like the older galaxys 77,88,99 thier not that great
    and more geard for am
     
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  13. Mr Clean

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    My 95T does a great job on SSB. Doesnt drift like my 88. I have told afew what I was running when DX was active and they either got mad when I told them I was running a Galaxy radio or didnt believe me thinking it was a Ham Rig. They are much better than the older ones on SSB.
     
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  14. bob smith

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    I had a SuperStar SS-3900 Turbo ZX which was a glorified Galaxy 88. The 3900 was DRIFT FREE. It had a slight warm up period 5-10 minutes but was solid as a rock after that. I know a guy with a 77 and it drifts like a sail boat, but his tech is a hack also. Mine was touched by the hands of God. I want to try out a 99V like none other. But I am not giving $300 for a refurbed 99V when I can get a 2950 or even a used 2970 for that price.

    EDIT: I had a lengthy QSO several weeks back with a guy in Canada (I am in IL) and he was running a 95T and I was on a 2950 NON-dx model. I never once had to adjust on him during a 20 minute QSO. It was rock solid.

    I think 75% of radio drifting is the tune.
     
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  15. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman 27.275 Operator

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    alot of it is the tune, and also how hot/cold the radio gets. if you keep talkin, that radio is gonna maintain a certain temperature and stay on the freq. thats what i have come to notice.

    hands of God, lol dude you're hilarious. i wanted to buy that one from you back then too lol
     
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