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Question about my old CB

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I have a Galaxy 88 CB radio from my old trucking days. It needs repaired and Ive yet to find a good cb shop to take it to. Im off the road now but would like to get into amateur radio. I was told that my Galaxy is actually a mini-ham radio. Is that true? And could I set it up as a base radio? Also, can anyone suggest a could radio repairman near Muncie, IN or the Indianapolis area?
 

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Yes, the Galaxy 'CB' radio is a 10 meter ham radio that was sold for the purpose of being modified for CB. It can be 'fixed' to operate 10 meters again and depending on who modified the unit may not have to be fixed but may still operate 10 meters as well as CB. From what I have been told they were decent 10 meter radios.
Sorry but I can not help you with dealers since I dont live in that area. Good luck on getting your amateur license.
 

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If you're willing to send your radio off for repair, I know a FANTASTIC shop, Clairmont Skyland Radio and TV (Gainesville, GA Tv Repair Service | Tv Repair Service in Gainesville, GA | Clairmont Skyland Radio and TV). They are located on the north side of Atlanta. No, I do not work for them.

I have taken many ham radios to them over many years for repair, and there's nothing they can't fix. I also know several other people with the same experience. It's been a few years since I've taken anything to them, but in my experience, they have a fairly long wait time (because they are so popular). Their prices, at least the previous times I brought rigs to them, were very reasonable.

I just looked at their website, and it looks like they repair only TVs. However, it's still worth calling or emailing to ask. They may still be doing ham radio repairs and just not list it on their website.

Good luck getting your CB repaired.

David
 

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Your radio isn't what I'd call a "mini ham radio". It's an export radio. And yes it will allow you on 10 meters. But....and there are a few buts...

1. Does it have Ssb capabilities? If not, it won't be much good on amateur radio because (assuming you're going up for the technician portion now) 28.000-28.299 is non voice, 28.300-28.499 is upper sideband voice (for techs) and 28.500-28.999 (I think) is also voice but reserved for general class and up. MOST CB exports don't go that high in frequency, though a few do.

2. Galaxy radios are known to drift on SSB. They're great on AM.

3. The only place I know of in Indianapolis is Big O's off of exit 4 on I-465. I've never used him. There's also supposedly another CB shop in Whiteland Indiana off of I-65 at the 99 (I think) exit. I've not used him either. Can't remember his name now.
 

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I have a Galaxy 88 CB radio from my old trucking days. It needs repaired and Ive yet to find a good cb shop to take it to. Im off the road now but would like to get into amateur radio. I was told that my Galaxy is actually a mini-ham radio. Is that true? And could I set it up as a base radio? Also, can anyone suggest a could radio repairman near Muncie, IN or the Indianapolis area?
The best one I know of is Lester's Custom Truck Shop - Home PageVisit our store at http://store.lesterscustoms.comVisit our youtube channel "LestersCustomTrkShp"Â*Legal information at the bottom. You'll have to send it there though.
 
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