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So I think i got a Modded galaxy dx86v

PastorOfMuppets

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I picked up a Galaxy DX86v, to dip my toes into 10m. this one was supposedly "tuned", but i think it has been modded

Channel 40 in the band switches are as follows:

C=26.953
D=27.403
E=27.853

my radio knowledge is woefully limited to Chinesium SDR's, and i am at a loss as far as how to get this back over to the 28.4 i need it to be

any tips?
 

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I can get pics of the internals, if it helps.
Welcome! I have some information in another thread about this, let me see if I can find it.


Edit: Found it. The conversion process is on page 2. Looks like yours has already been converted to 11m. Simple solder job to pick other banks of channels.

 
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I reverse-engineered the modifications in the video, unplugging the 3rd Molex pulg, and resoldering the blob, but it still didn't get me back into 10m. but i'm gonna dig deeper into that thread.
 
The Galaxy 86 radio is really not a ham radio at all. It falls into the "Export Radio" category. These radio's are sold as 10m ham radio's (wink wink) but 90 plus % of them are sold to truck drivers and cb radio operators. They are easy to convert to 11m and then you have a cb radio that does more power and has echo, talkback, and extra channels built in. Some even have FM. The mere fact that you posted about a Galaxy radio in the Amateur Radio section of the forum i'm sure rubs some ham operators the wrong way.

That said the 86v is a decent radio but not great. It's a newer Export from Galaxy but they got cheap with it, does not have FM. A local guy had one but gave him nothing but trouble so he dumped it. Take care.
 
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The Galaxy 86 radio is really not a ham radio at all. It falls into the "Export Radio" category. These radio's are sold as 10m ham radio's (wink wink) but 90 plus % of them are sold to truck drivers and cb radio operators. They are easy to convert to 11m and then you have a cb radio that does more power and has echo, talkback, and extra channels built in. Some even have FM. The mere fact that you posted about a Galaxy radio in the Amateur Radio section of the forum i'm sure rubs some ham operators the wrong way.

That said the 86v is a decent radio but not great. It's a newer Export from Galaxy but they got cheap with it, does not have FM. A local guy had one but gave him nothing but trouble so he dumped it. Take care.
I'm a Tech licensed HAM, and the reason I picked this up was to be able to work the tiny portion of HF that I'm allowed to use. But thank you for the info. It'll be going on eBay soon.
 
So I thought more on this and started doing some web searching. Not very much in the 10m radio market out there. I was surprised. Heck maybe something from Anytone or President might be ok. They kept popping up in searches. Got my Tech book out right now, planning on trying to do the Tech and General this year if I get serious about it. Good luck on your radio search.
 
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