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Has anybody had a galaxy base station radio? It seems that it's a quality rig.
Any input on your experience with the radio would be appreciated.
 
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I am using a Galaxy DX 959 SSB as both a base and mobile. I also have a 20 ft, Wilson vertical on my roof for the base radio. I have chatted with Death Valley, Nevada and someone in Kansas. I know this was due to atmospheric skip, but the Galaxy 959 is working just fine as a base radio. No scan feature however.
 
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I bought the 2547 new and used over a year for I got another base. It worked just fine when I used it, has good power on SSB and after about 15 to 20 minute warm it was pretty stable. Has really good audio and receive is good on AM & SSB. AM power variable 2 to 8 watts and SSB around 28 watts. Same board as the 959..
 
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I bought the 2547 new and used over a year for I got another base. It worked just fine when I used it, has good power on SSB and after about 15 to 20 minute warm it was pretty stable. Has really good audio and receive is good on AM & SSB. AM power variable 2 to 8 watts and SSB around 28 watts. Same board as the 959..
From first hand experience, but by no means a radio geek, my DX959 SSB as a mobile/base has been working just fine for what I expected of it.I could do a bit of mod tuning so need to open the back and do a little pot turning. My mod is sitting at about 75% max.
 
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Same radio as a Ranger 2950 with a built in power supply and a fancy cabinet
The 2950 is a 10/12 meter radio with surface mount technology. That is if you mean the RCI 2950 DX? My 2547 does not have Surface Mount Technology, but does have MosFet for final and driver.
 
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Has anybody had a galaxy base station radio? It seems that it's a quality rig.
Any input on your experience with the radio would be appreciated.
I had experience with the Ranger 2517 version, years ago. I noticed several wobbly knobs on their shafts, including the channel selector. The AC line cord was tied in a knot before exiting the chassis. These were two new units... Hopefully, their quality control has since improved.
 

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The 2950 is a 10/12 meter radio with surface mount technology. That is if you mean the RCI 2950 DX? My 2547 does not have Surface Mount Technology, but does have MosFet for final and driver.
The original 2950/2970 did not use surface mount, (the ones with the amber backlights). The board was the Uniden "export" board, same as in the Cobra 148DX, Galaxy 88, Galaxy Saturn, Mirage, Super Star, and a few others I have forgotten. Although these were marketed as 10 meter, or export, they were in fact designed for the freebanders, and would operate from 25-32mhz.
 
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