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That is not a cb radio.

It is an "illegal radio" disguised as a "10 meter" radio, so the illegal pirates can invade radio services they aren't licensed to use.

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It's a nice radio but I like the features on the 99 best. I had to have the side bands fixed right out of the box it was broadcasting a carrier on both, and I had the frequencies tightened up better than factory. But it's been a solid radio ever since and its turned up to 42 watts so it talks pretty good, the receive has been tweaked slightly too.
 
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It's a nice radio but I like the features on the 99 best. I had to have the side bands fixed right out of the box it was broadcasting a carrier on both, and I had the frequencies tightened up better than factory. But it's been a solid radio ever since and its turned up to 42 watts so it talks pretty good, the receive has been tweaked slightly too.
. So you think Illegal is better?! Its NOT.
 
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I have owned several Galaxy models over the years. I've never really got into the SSB, mainly just AM and some freebanding. Not needing SSB the Galaxy 33Hp was a good performer. I'm looking into the Stryker brand radios now, maybe a 447hpc2 or a 655hpc.
 
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I have owned several Galaxy models over the years. I've never really got into the SSB, mainly just AM and some freebanding. Not needing SSB the Galaxy 33Hp was a good performer. I'm looking into the Stryker brand radios now, maybe a 447hpc2 or a 655hpc.
I was origionally going to get a 33. If you only want AM I believe them to be the best price point for performance on a galaxy, but I learned about ssb and wanted the feature. Of I was going to splurge on a big boy radio why not get it all. Huge step up from a cobra 29. Im learning alot, but still pretty new. Im unfamiliar with stryker
 

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That statement has grown old over time. The radios are out there, have been and will always be.
It's a part of everyday radio life...
Yep. And I'll complain until the end of time.All those diese out there who think those channels are for the taking, when there are licensed users being interfered with.

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I was origionally going to get a 33. If you only want AM I believe them to be the best price point for performance on a galaxy, but I learned about ssb and wanted the feature. Of I was going to splurge on a big boy radio why not get it all. Huge step up from a cobra 29. Im learning alot, but still pretty new. Im unfamiliar with stryker
Stryker has the 955 which is AM/FM/SSB
Stryker SR-955HPC 10 Meter radio with Single Sideband

the 655 which is AM/FM only
Stryker SR-655-HPC 10 Meter radio with Frequency Counter

the 497 which is AM/FM only as well
Stryker SR-655-HPC 10 Meter radio with Frequency Counter

and the 447 hpc2 which is AM/FM only as well
Stryker SR-447HPC2 Compact 10 Meter Radio with Multi-Color Faceplate
All reviews I've seen on the Stryker brand radios, point to them being a superb brand.
That can walk the walk and talk the talk..
 
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Stryker has the 955 which is AM/FM/SSB
Stryker SR-955HPC 10 Meter radio with Single Sideband

the 655 which is AM/FM only
Stryker SR-655-HPC 10 Meter radio with Frequency Counter

the 497 which is AM/FM only as well
Stryker SR-655-HPC 10 Meter radio with Frequency Counter

and the 447 hpc2 which is AM/FM only as well
Stryker SR-447HPC2 Compact 10 Meter Radio with Multi-Color Faceplate
All reviews I've seen on the Stryker brand radios, point to them being a superb brand.
That can walk the walk and talk the talk..
Those radios look really really nice. Being capable of 70 watts isn't bad either.
 
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The 955 is a nice radio. The power level control is an analog knob, so you aren't limited to 2 or 3 power levels. Audio is loud and clear as long as you keep the reverb and other silly toys turned off.
 
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Hello All: Yeah that video on the 86V was well done and shows all button-ology real good. Good to see they keep making good radios.

I have a Stryker 955 and a Lincoln III, I prefer the Stryker 955 for the easy to use flowing "Button-Ology" operation, and not to mention the pretty lights, can be adjusted in intensity as the radio is mounted on the dash just above the steering wheel. Yeah it puts out 65 watts SSB on the Bird Meter kind of neat but only about 10 on AM. It zooms all over the place 12 to 10 meters with just a flip of a switch. The 955 (NB) noise blanker works incredible well, as do most of all the 955 radio functions.

The Stryker 955 audio output feeds to two diodes back to back to eliminate the audio spike heard when keying the mic, then goes to a old Sonic Cushion a GE47 light bulb across the audio wires, then feeds a 25 ohm pot, this significantly levels out the audio volume on SSB, then the audio is sent to a Clear Speech DSP Filter (Digital Signal Prosser) and the DSP really helps to clean up left over noise.

I use a custom made fiberglass 1/4 wavelength whip antenna that has 8 gauge silver plated wire as the antenna, and its broad banded enough to allow use on 12 to 10 meters. The fiberglass antenna is also reinforced at its base, as it hits every low lying wire, sign, and overpass and makes a terrible "kerr kong" noise in the cab of the truck. But great performance is well worth the noise. Remember radio performance should outway personal comfort, some married guys may have problems with that....

The Lincoln radio works well and all, but its user hostile (to me anyway) button-ology I don't like. I thought it went bad on me as when the channel selector only selected different channels/frequencies and such. Had to get manual out and read it, found that the frequency step adjusto had gotten somehow selected. And it is too easily able to get into modes that require you to reset it, so that you can use it again, not a button-ology friendly radio for mobile use. It now sets on the shelve.

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Highly Illegal import cb toy radios are nothing to brag about, but are everything to indicate the stupidity of a Poor operator who thumbs their nose at the Rules!
 
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