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advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by BIKERGOS » Thursday, 16 September 2010, 19:18 PM

what do you think of galaxy dx99v? what can i do to get better range i am running it in 1999 kenworth t 600 aluminum cab fiberglass top i have it hooked to mini eight an coax (copper braided coax) nine foot with 4 ft fiberglass ant (thanks to shop that broke my oil cooled ant) ant. mounted on mirror i can be heard from five miles or so but cant hear anyone unless big radio?

does anyone know specs on this radio?
what is a radio like this worth? (got it from father passed down)


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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by mulletman » Sunday, 19 September 2010, 6:36 AM

I went thru all these problems when first starting out. The Galaxy 99v is a full featured mobile radio with usb and lsb if you found one new around $400.00 american. The rumor is that this radio has been discontinued (defininitly not for sure). There are 2 things on your post that should be changed first in my opinion for what it is worth. My favorite antanae for a trucker is the Monkey Made if you get an amp. but if not the Wilson 2000 up to the 5000 is adequate attatched to the driver side miror with 18 ft of sheilded coax not coiled but spread throughout the overhead if that is where your radio is installed so not to create interference. This should put your antanae in phase. If you are using the am side of your radio have your antanae tuned to no more than 1.2-1 if you do not have the proper test eq get a cb shop to check it. unless you want to add an amplifier that should do it. If the radio is still giving you trouble go to a qualified cb repair shop to have the radio checked out.

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by BIKERGOS » Saturday, 25 September 2010, 22:02 PM

definitly helped glad to get more solid answers then just fellow drivers giving mixed bad advice do you know of any repair shops in ks or ok area and does swr change if i moved from one vehiclr to another or does it need set on the one it stays on

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by mulletman » Sunday, 26 September 2010, 4:51 AM

SWR generally does change from one vehicle to another and with one antanae to another. i do not know CB shops in your area sorry.

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by 'Doc » Sunday, 26 September 2010, 6:06 AM

This is the only 'spec's I've found for that DX99V;

http://www.galaxyradios.com/99.html

It doesn't take into account any modifications made to it, so take it for what it's worth.

I think your best bet would be to try a different antenna. If the antenna is done correctly (tuned) it should work better than what you are experiencing, I'd think. But, range is a terrible way to judge it, it's never consistent because of changing propagation. I'm not much of a fan for the 'shorter' fiberglass antennas, so you need to keep that in mind too.
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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by rbodenbender » Thursday, 07 October 2010, 13:28 PM

from what i have seen, the 99v was discontinued in mid 2006. i have seen a few here and there on some auction websites, and they usually end up selling from the 150 to 250 mark depending on what it looks like, what has been done etc. they are getting harder to find, and you can still get some that have been factory refurbished, but new? not unless someone bought one and it has been sitting in a closet. then it is their word on the radio.

anyways, here is a little more information on the 99.
http://cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx99v/index.htm

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 07 October 2010, 17:06 PM

Yep...The 99 has been discontinued for several years now. And you can still find Factory Refurbished ones for between $200 and $275...New they sold for over $300!

I have one that is a Factory Referb, and you couldn't tell it from a Bran New one. When Galaxy go's in and re-ferbs a radio, they put it back to factory spec's as if it were new. And they still have the same warranty as New ones.

That said, there are better radios out there for less than what the 99's sell for...The General Lee, and the Stryker 440 are two radios that will knock the socks off of a 99...General Lee's sell for between $160 and $200, and the Stryker 440 go's for a little over $200.

I also agree, if your not getting out like what you want, change antenna's...Your antenna has more to do with how far you can talk than the radio...

Look at the Predator 10K's or some of the other Open Coil Antenna's...
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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by rbodenbender » Friday, 08 October 2010, 7:21 AM

$300 radio + $300 linear + $15 antenna = $15 dollar radio.

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by busdriver389 » Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 19:39 PM

I love my 99. I love my 10k. I agree with everyone else, change your ant. the 99 might not be the snazziest radio anymore, but it still kicks butt.
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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by kubik1981 » Thursday, 21 October 2010, 6:26 AM

i have a 99v done up with a peak and tune and a top gun mod running a wilson 2000 trucker and i have got out about 30 miles barefoot on a good day but 10 miles almost every other day. Get yourself a better antenna and you will be happy with the performance that, that radio can do



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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by [flash] » Sunday, 24 October 2010, 0:11 AM

A really good freind of mine has run a 99 for years on a freightliner. He has a wilson 5000 mounted on the driver side mirror and 18 feet of coax. That thing talks and recieves well. I would start by doing kind of what he had.

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Re: advice for galaxy dx99v

Post by Lindsey97 » Wednesday, 09 February 2011, 1:03 AM

try hotshot's cb shop located in pauls valley, OK. 405-238-3086 exit 72 off interatate 35 behind the total. i have 3 different radios from them and recently purchased a predator 10k, bill will treat you right.


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