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Galaxy DX 959 no modulation

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Jun 28, 2012
Sylvan Lake, Alberta
I have a DX 959, and to get more output, I adjusted the SSB power variable resistor (VR 17) all the way to the right. I was getting great output and I could make the mod meter swing all the way to 100%. Now, I can't get the meter to move off of the pin. Everything else seems to be working normal. Mic is keying up normally and I can hear Talkback. TX light comes on when keying, and I am still RX normally. Everything is stock, no mods. I am running a Solarcon A99. Did I fry something by adjusting VR17 too far?


Jul 12, 2011
If indeed you damaged the finals a repair center is the only way.
But what if the meter just gave up the ghost? :D

Curious though if he made any contacts after it stopped working and or if it's working normally in AM mode?
Is it a stock microphone, have you tried turning in back to see if it works again and has the antenna been properly tuned?

I have a DX949 for about 2 years now and had no problems with it. From what I read about these radios they are capable of handling a considerable amount when "peaked and tuned correctly."

How ever one of my first radios did that because of an improperly tuned antenna.
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