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Galaxy DX2547


Feb 20, 2023
Freehold NJ
I have a Galaxy DX2547 Base station and a tabletop scanner What kind of antenna would be good to hook up to the base CB radio with SSB?


Sep 3, 2016
Johnston Co., N.C.
Or a good 5/8 wave ground plane.. There used to be an antenna similar
to the Antron/ Solarcon 99 but 3 or 4 ft longer but I forgot its name..
I do not thinks SSB or not is a factor..
73, W.G.


Premium Subscriber
Jul 24, 2015
Antelope Acres, California
That's what I've been using for the past 15 years. It's no longer made.

The newest iteration is the Solarcon MaxOptimizer.
Interesting. Had no idea they came out with a new one. Do you know if the new one covers the upper HF ham bands as well, like the 2000 did? I used to have one for camping and such, since it was super easy to tear down and put up.