connex or galaxy

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by TNspeedy, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. TNspeedy

    TNspeedy Medium Load Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    ok yall just gonna thow this one out there for some offered opinons or sujestions.....i am wantin me one of them big radios.....i like my 949 but have heard good thangs about the connex........guy i have known for a while that does radio work told me to get a genral lee.......but i thought pretty much the only thang different between say a 3300hp and a genral lee was the face plate......correct me if i am to the orginal topic would one of them 2 digit galaxys or a connex/genral lee be better....or if yall know a better radio......i just want me one of them big radios...thanks for the comments and sugestions have a gooder day and be safe out there
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  3. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Seminole Florida
    Boild down to do you want a certified CB (LEGAL ) or a EXPORT SET ( ILLEGAL ) Real world is there is no BIG CB radio but if a big radio is what you want many of the high power exports should fill the bill ....

    EXPORTS offer more power and even illegal modes like FM they also have bands of channels which again are not legal but that is why people buy them .....

    As for Connex 99% of the export radios are built with the same cheap parts not that that is all bad .... Just like the illegal linear amps when you build something that is not legal and you have no rules to build it to there is little reason to make it good or clean ....

    But again your taling $120 not $1500 like many ham radios run .....

    If your happy with your 949 keep it go buy a linear amp to boost it up ...
    and have fun with your toys ....
  4. Mack185

    Mack185 Medium Load Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    I won't get technical, I'll just tell you that they both make great radios. I'm more of a Connex fan and I loved my General Lee that got stolen but I'll definitely buy another. The Connex mics suck but most stock radio mics ain't worth a ####. You'll find that most guys like one or the other so it's more personal choice then anything.
  5. Rat

    Rat Road Train Member

    I am on my third connex. First was a 4300Hp that was being pushed too hard and always ran HOTTTT. It finally gave out after 3 years of service. I purchased the 4300-300 which was an awsome rig that did not run as hot. It got stolen after only having it a week. I know have a 4600 turbo. It is doing the job nicely with great comeback reports from some impressive distances.

    My only gripe with the connex line is the bright ### blue leds. I have to tape over the things when running at night as they absolutly kill a persons natural night vision. They are litterally blinding. I wish they would remove the eco and reverb altogether and use that knob for a dimmer or something like VARIABLE talk back so I can talk to myself over the radio on those long boring nights.

    I kind of like the looks of the new connex but wish they would offer it up with the power of the 4600 turbo or even the 4300-300.
  6. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Northern California
    More of a Galaxy fan here. Love the extra features and the starlite faceplate. I own a General Lee as well but I have no need to buy any other Connex. Just not a fan.
  7. Turbo-T

    Turbo-T Road Train Member

    May 31, 2009
    LOL the talk back is really only good for adjusting the echo. But if you really want talk back, that's nothing short of soldering the right resistor across the external speaker jack and the PA speaker jack.

    I guess CB radio theft still happens eh? Used to happen often in the CB heyday.
  8. 94gt50

    94gt50 Bobtail Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    My personal favorite is a general lee I had a connex 3300hp for several years untill someone decided they needed it worse than i did. I bought the general lee in its place and i think its a great radio. I also have an older 29 with the connex board and few other little things done to it and its a good talking radio. Them main thing with any radio is to have a good mic with it
  9. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Northern California
    and antenna....i can make my uniden 510 sound better with a predator antenna than a tuned galaxy on a 2' firestik
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  10. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Woodville, TX
    I've got a conex 3400HP. it talks good and clear and loud enough to be noticed without all the amp crap. I love it but the multicolor display in these radios causes a slight hum in the speaker. Allof them do it. It doesn't affect the radio and with the dimmer turned down low where I keep it you can't hear it at all. even on bright you can only slightly hear it when it's squelched quiet and the truck is off.

    the multi color dislplay isn't necesarry but it is pretty neat lol
    Oldironfan Thanks this.
  11. Brickhauler

    Brickhauler Medium Load Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Elizabeth CO
    I have a Connex 4600 and had the same complaint about the blue lights. I cut a couple of squares of window tint and put them on the meter and channel led and its much more tolerable now. I still cover them with tape sometimes though.
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