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Old 06-10-2018, 8:07 PM
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Does anybody still make a decent and not to expensive base station cb anymore? Nothing fancy, just something basic..
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Galaxy DX-2547 AM/SSB CB Base Station w/ Freq Counter, Talkback & Roger Beep
https://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-DX-254.../dp/B002LMIQQU
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That's a nice looking base station. Not too many around these days, might be the only one left hi hi. Alternative is to purchase a older base station in good condition.
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I would look for a used base statio
n - be sure of 40 channel, SSB, to be modern. I recently bought one off E bay.US$100.00. The new ones available are expensive.
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If you going to use ssb the galaxy will drift some what. Never been a galaxy fan I am ssb only.. You can also use a mobile as a base all you need is a power supply..
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If your looking for a good stock CB base there is no reason you can't use something like a Uniden 980SSB mobile with a power supply. I suspect it would work at least as good if not better than the Galaxy DX-2547 at half the price. And it will be much more frequency stable on SSB.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:04 AM
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Its not a base station, but alot of people I know used to have it as a base, best radio since galaxy went to crap manufacturing..

Cobra 148 GTL

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/p...assic-cb-radio
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I am very happy with my Galaxy DX-2547. Drift is minimal if at all, and all is good after a 10 min warm up. I have had this one over a year, and plan on a second to go in my study
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UNIDEN 980, 25 AMP POWER SUPPLY AT R&L, your all set.
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Old 07-04-2018, 7:59 PM
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A 5 or 7 amp power supply would be just fine for any stock CB.

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The old Cobra 2000 GTL is still the best CB base ever made. Finding one in good shape is not easy. Any you find will need a capacitor replacement service due to age. All that adds up.

The 2547 looks great but doesn't work nearly as well as a 2000.
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The GE Supperbase is a contender for one of the best base staions ever made....I really like mine but I Use it as well ad the newer Uniden 980ssb. IMHO the 980 is a great modern mobile rig.
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I think the 2000 GTL is a good radio but far, far from the best. If I remember from many years ago its just one of their upper tier SSB mobiles like the 148 GTL in a big box with a power supply.

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The old Cobra 2000 GTL is still the best CB base ever made. Finding one in good shape is not easy. Any you find will need a capacitor replacement service due to age. All that adds up.

The 2547 looks great but doesn't work nearly as well as a 2000.
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Bought a President Washington used a few years ago, like it a lot. What's nice is the service manual is available and it is easy to work on. Nice looking radio too.
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