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Old School Galaxy radios

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Just getting back to 11 meter after being off the air since early 2000.

As a teen in the '90s, Galaxy was all the rage with their "illegal" radios, that were spreading like wild fire. The Galaxy Saturns and 88s along with the Mirage 44s were the most common. Just about every truck stop CB shop had those "10 Meter" radios for sale. But the ones I recall sounding the best on-air were the Galaxy Plutos.

I've done many Google searches (just to beat some to the punch here), and noticed it seems mostly Spanish speaking, and Italian speaking videos of the radios. There are a handful of UK videos, but most of them are in Latin America.

Any Galaxy fans out here? And if so, what radios did you like the most?

Also, in the '90s I spent my savings as a steak house line cook to buy a Galaxy III tube base amp. Allegedly I was putting out 350 watts on SSB. I used it with a Superstar 3900. I sold both when at 19 I had a speeding ticket to pay, and was in college. I just started on the internet, and decided I would get the money selling that combo. I miss both in retrospect.

I can't find anything on the web at all about the Galaxy III, of course the smart phone is a big problem with search engines now.

Anyone know more about the Galaxy III tube amp? Was it officially made by Galaxy? Or was it a total bootleg like many amps in those days were.

"Help me Obi Wan Kanobi , you're Galaxy dork's only hope".
 
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The Galaxy line of radios was/is made by Ranger, they did not manufacture the amplifier even though it had the same logo.

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Thought so, thanks

The Galaxy line of radios was/is made by Ranger, they did not manufacture the amplifier even though it had the same logo.

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Makes sense. Seeing some of the stuff Ranger is selling of late. I wondered if it was official. But I recall the instructions were as plain as possible. Hence it seemed shady. Oh to be 16 again. lol Or not.
 

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I still have my Galaxy DX88 HL that I bought new in 1994. It's still all original and has never been repaired or modified. It would be my favorite mobile radio if it had variable power.

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I still have my Galaxy DX88 HL that I bought new in 1994. It's still all original and has never been repaired or modified. It would be my favorite mobile radio if it had variable power.

Top left in the picture under the Diamond meter.

Sweet set-up there! I recently found a used Galaxy Pluto for a project radio. Different board, but basically the identical layout on the front. I'd snag an 88 if one came along. Their stuff was it for me as a kid in the early to late '90s. Although, I've outgrown the echo on some of their stuff from those days. But I do use roger beeps, especially on SSB. What are the makes on the right? Icom?
 
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