galaxy 959

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by BOBSF350, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. BOBSF350

    BOBSF350 Bobtail Member

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    looking to put a cb in my pickup and really like the look of the 959 and its legal(labeled legal) ill have it peaked and tuned and all the bells and whistles added ? is peaked and tuned how many watts will it put out and is this a good radio???

    Thanks bob
     
  2. MUSTANG

    MUSTANG Bobtail Member

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    I had a 959 it was a good radio I cant remember what it put out as far as watts but it was a good talking radio. It was stable on ssb, I talked skip on channel 38 lsb from Tx and reached out all over the East coast. I think its a good radio.I sold mine to a friend and wish i had it back may get another one day. Good luck.
     
  3. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

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    40W to 55W pushing it... (that would be "not" anymore legal)
     
  4. Crankshaft

    Crankshaft Light Load Member

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    If you do the dual final or single final upgrade you might, but your not going to get 40-50 watts out of it on a bird meter with the stock final. Not without bleeding over all 40 channels.
     
  5. Carolina_Beaver_Teaser

    Carolina_Beaver_Teaser Light Load Member

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    :biggrin_2552:
     
  6. Carolina_Beaver_Teaser

    Carolina_Beaver_Teaser Light Load Member

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    The only way you are gonna see 40 to 50 watts outta 959 is to do a dual final conversion.:biggrin_255:
    There is no way you are gonna see this out of a single 1969 final.
    same board
    And the mods for radio are simple, basically same board as the 2517 base ( of course minus the second final, don't believe me check board number and compare parts lists)

    Good solid radios. But, no powerhouse in stock configuration .
     
  7. BUZZSAW

    BUZZSAW Light Load Member

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    Wow C.B.T. (Carolina Beaver Teaser) -----I was distracted by your AWESOME avatar ......Now what were we talking about ??
     
  8. Iceratt

    Iceratt Bobtail Member

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    Finals being added to a radio does not increase its power. This is a common misconception. They wont blow as easily if more power is added but they do not add power.
     
  9. Carolina_Beaver_Teaser

    Carolina_Beaver_Teaser Light Load Member

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    SOO, I guess all those dual final radios are a wastse?!?
    Yes,as a bonus, the dual final set up does increase it tolerance to higher SWR, and YES, it does add power.:biggrin_25522:
     
  10. kd5drx

    kd5drx <strong>Master of Electronic Communications</stron

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    Let me preface this with its all illegal any way but to shed some light on dual finals it depends on how they are in the circuit. If they are parrallel or in series. and it also depends on the transistor make up and design. all things are not the same to all people.
     
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