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My new Galaxy

Groundhog1960

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Hello everyone, Groundhog here. "Triple 3", in DX land. Old call letters from the 70's, KSS-2012
I just wanted to say I am very pleased with my new Galaxy 94HP from Skywalker Radio.
It is an outstanding radio and the modulation is a perfect 100%.
All reports from folks I have talked to say it's crystal clear.
I keep it set low at 40 watt key and the modulation swings upward greatly from there.
Probably many of you don't think much of Skywalker, but I can tell you it is by
far the best sounding radio I have ever owned. And the receive is top notch, not to mention
the SSB. Everything works well and it is tuned to my 102" DX Engineering whip at 1.1 and 1.3
respectably.
Anyway, hello to everyone and great to be here.
73's
 

robertmac

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Nope, got out of CB in the 1970s because of all the skip, noise, yelling, swearing. Never went back after using Hallicrafters CB-3A.
 

spongella

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No, but I like the looks of their CB base station. Was a CB'er in the 70's too, had lots of fun. Congrats on your new radio, enjoy it.
 

2IR473

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Had a couple of Galaxy radios over the years, 949, 959, 2547. Not bad, but too much drift for me since I was a sideband operator. I used to have some high powered rigs, like the old General Grant and RCI 2970, but I personally got away from the radios with built-in amplifiers.

I actually like the President McKinley. It is pretty stable on SSB and reliable, and with a KL-203 behind it, I can get almost 100 watts output if needed. Not the big swing boxes that many like on AM, but that’s why we have so many radio choices.
 

Groundhog1960

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Had a couple of Galaxy radios over the years, 949, 959, 2547. Not bad, but too much drift for me since I was a sideband operator. I used to have some high powered rigs, like the old General Grant and RCI 2970, but I personally got away from the radios with built-in amplifiers.

I actually like the President McKinley. It is pretty stable on SSB and reliable, and with a KL-203 behind it, I can get almost 100 watts output if needed. Not the big swing boxes that many like on AM, but that’s why we have so many radio choices.
I do understand. Appreciate the reply.
 

JayMojave

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Hello G1960: Yeah those are great radios the neighbor has one in his truck with a linear amplifier. He talks skip all over when the skip is in. The local "Old Fart" Ham Radio guys hang out on LSB CH 40 for the latest low band traffic and bad mouth each either and such. Funny and amusing to listen in on all the goings on with the older guys. I don't break in or talk to them, listening is such a kick. Good choice of radios.

CB has always been a lot of fun that has got a Gazillion operators into their Ham Lic. Now with the weather getting warmer we will have a few get togethers type BBQ's Pot Luck and camp outs, great fun and ya get to meet all the voices behind the speaker.

Jay in the Great Mojave Desert.... "Next Gas 150 Miles"
 

Groundhog1960

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Hello G1960: Yeah those are great radios the neighbor has one in his truck with a linear amplifier. He talks skip all over when the skip is in. The local "Old Fart" Ham Radio guys hang out on LSB CH 40 for the latest low band traffic and bad mouth each either and such. Funny and amusing to listen in on all the goings on with the older guys. I don't break in or talk to them, listening is such a kick. Good choice of radios.

CB has always been a lot of fun that has got a Gazillion operators into their Ham Lic. Now with the weather getting warmer we will have a few get togethers type BBQ's Pot Luck and camp outs, great fun and ya get to meet all the voices behind the speaker.

Jay in the Great Mojave Desert.... "Next Gas 150 Miles"
Thanks, Jay. Btw, I always enjoy reading your post's. You are very knowledgeable when it comes to the radio/coax/antenna industry.
Again, thank you.
 
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