Galaxy CB set up help

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by hweastmond, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. hweastmond

    hweastmond Bobtail Member

    Dec 25, 2008
    Wilmington, NC
    I have a Galaxy CB model DX33HML and no manual need to know where to set dials for best results.
    Radio has 11 dials, 4 - I need help with.
    RF Power- 3 settings lo, med, hi
    NB/ANL or off
    Band- hi or lo
    D/A, E/B, F/C

  2. KE5WDP

    KE5WDP Road Train Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Caddo Lake, Texas
    As far as the RF power, it really helps to know what each setting is on a watt meter. I would say med or hi. If you dont have a watt meter, get a radio check from a distant station. Check all three settings with the person giving the check. Ask him what his signal meter reads and how you sound. Some of these export radios have had truck stop ''technicians'' put their golden screwdriver to them and they sound like over modulated crap. So when you get your radio check, be sure to ask how clear you sound.

    NB/ANL- I always leave mine on. It takes care of most of the electrical interference. Really cleans up your recieve.

    I've never had a 33 so I cannot comment on the Band switches. Since this radio does not have a freq counter, put your channel selector on 19 and then go thru the bands. If you are close to an interstate, this will work.

    Do not transmit until you know that you are on the cb band. If you hear truckers on 19, you are on the CB band. Leave your hi/low and your A-F switches on that band and you will be at the correct spot.
  3. slowride67

    slowride67 Light Load Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Cb band is "A" with band switch on high. Channel 19 of course.
  4. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Seminole Florida
    I can't find any CB radio under that but try this site
  5. sabfoothills

    sabfoothills Bobtail Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    ok here is who i have found , these guys build cbs they specialize in certane brands galaxy being one.radioactive i have used cbs an put them i my pickups its been a while ,so i did my home work,your rf gain has to be tuned in a tunable atteaina is the way to go there site explains . also cb shops a truck stops say they do whats needed they dont peak an tuned is junk i am no electronics guy just done a lot of hands on wrenching .just a body,t truck driver ,single unite three axles or more. also this is who i will be using in the future not yet going highway in the near futer all the best my self a galaxy 10 meter radio
  6. sabfoothills

    sabfoothills Bobtail Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    ok every one i drive water an wire line trucks in the bush ,i have read a bite of the cb questions,i have a cobra cb my self,next purchase 10 meter cb.did my home work an found a shop i will be using in the near future,as where i live u can buy cbs no one fixes or builds them to your specks once you have bought a factory radio.peak an tuned or other words cb a truck stops use is junk an a waste of money .these guys do it there is some good cb shops dont get me wrong here it is radioactive
  7. FriedTater

    FriedTater Keeper of The Snakes

    Mar 25, 2009
    United State of Texas
    Last place on earth I would ever spend another dollar with,Mike once ran a good shop
    I have two of his builds from years ago and they do all right.

    Do your home work before buying anything from RadioActive

    Sparky's is a well known shop to buy from online
    Compair Al's prices against Mikes and its a no brainer,why spend 2-$300 more
    for the same net wattage per radio?
  8. kor b

    kor b Light Load Member

    Dec 16, 2008

    I agree, stay away from Radioactive and go to
    Radioactive is a hackjob shop.
  9. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Seminole Florida
    WAIT .... :biggrin_25524:

    Are they not the home of the supper wack job :biggrin_2551:
  10. 94 at Large

    94 at Large Bobtail Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Nashville, NC
    Perhaps kor b really meant to say wackjob shop.:biggrin_2553:

    Recently purchased from Sparkys and am more than satisfied with the equipment I received, 919 Galaxy with a Wilson 1000 mag mount. Tx and Rx most excellant in this combo. Also ordered a Predator 10k and am very happy with it on my pu truck.
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