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Hey im new here but not to cb radios

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Rwb, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Im not a cb repair person.but ive owned many radios in my 63 years on this globe.
    But i traded for a galaxy 99 V .it recives real good.puts out well too.i got a browning coil antenna on back middle of my truck cab.its about 1 ft taller than my trailer.talked to a guy today we were mobile but we were able to reach eachother about 14 miles.imhad my rf set at 8 watts.i checked n its maxed out at 11 watts dead key.shot skip on 38 then up in a diffrent place on lsb.
    My radio shows 1 problem.channel selector is darn touchy like maybe dirty inside.just lightly touch edge of knob n frequincy climbs up.will spraying it with electrical contac cleaner help or is it channel selector switch time?


     

  2. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Spray away! In the worst case scenario you would have to change the channel selector.
     
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  3. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Thank you,was thinkin it might be gummy .they are what first built in 99?
    This 1 has had some work done to it .but it has set a while not used.the guymi traded with said worked fine when he quit using it.he hooked it to a power supply n a base antenna.it worked.but when i strated using itnthis started so was think9n getnthe crc contac spray cleanerbcan n spray n twist
     
  4. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    the spray cured it.while inwas at it i hit the switches n dials .it works smoother n no static when going frommusb am lsb too
     
  5. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Gotta do that at least every ten or fifteen years.

    Glad to hear it's working out.

    73
     
  6. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    The Galaxy 99 is older then 1999 for sure potentially. Glad you got it working right. They tend to drift like a sailboat on SSB. Have fun all the same.
     
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    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    9C1 , is right I have one , got it sent it out to be checked and it's still sitting on the shelf . No disrespect I'm not a big fan of them , ( sailboat issue ) Just curious what your max output is . But also realize at sometime in it's life it might have been in a smoke filled truck drivers cab , hence the gummy syndrome .;)
     
  8. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I have a 99v and it had been made into an AM talker by the guy I got it from. Unfortunately the side band is unusable. Not a huge loss on a sail boat. The drifting issue is not a problem on AM.
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Well its working fine on am,real fine.ssb very few contacs.
    Power wise my old swr meter says 8 watts dead key whistle or talk loud n swings to 13 watts am.i got a president grant that might take its place.old grant has always been great on both am and ssb
     
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