20 Most Recent Galaxy Radios DX-66V Base CB Radio Questions & Answers

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Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Oct 05, 2016

This problem, really need to be on a bench to test.. FREE at any good cb shop, to tell you what is wrong.... But most times when a freq counter is not working. Either the crystal is bad, poorly soldered, or its not receiving an input signal. Best way to test is to have a second freq counter external inline using coax.. and check the output of the radio and see if it shows correct or wrong. If it is showing correct they you internal freq counter is messed up. and needs to be check for a bad crystal or solder joints. sometimes even the voltage regulators go bad.. If it is showing a wrong freq on external counter then check the radio's crystal and oscillator circuit. this too can be as simple as a cold solder joint. on the solder side check the small surface mount diode near the PLL, next to the PLL shielded covers. It is normally black these come loose often times too. If you need more help feel free to call or text for more help.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 08, 2016

could be a number of reasons but the one I think of is a capacitor on its way out. check for leaking electrilytic caps . Could also be diodes or transistors ,even resistors .

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jan 30, 2016

rather than use a small linier you decided to break your radio instead . It still sounds like a cold solder point to me .

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

open up the unit and check it out . wiggle some wires and see what happens . could be diode problem . if so take it to a tech.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

set your mode for AM with frequency counter reading 26.965 mhz on band E. ( channel 1 ) Now you have to adjust VR 1 for 26.965 mhz if its not reading it already . Now set the counter and the radio to 27.405 mhz ( channel 40 ) check for 27.405 mhz . If its off by .003 to .005 thats really nothing but if its off by .3 to .5 thats when it really off frequency .

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

27.385 is perfect for SSB but when you get anything really off freq like if it changes to 27.38334 then it bad but as long as it stays within the 27.385 area as 27.387 to 27.383 you are still considered on freq,If its really that bad send it or take it to a tech and let them adjust it for you.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015

reverse polarity diode may be blown .

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Dec 17, 2014

so,what numbers does it show? If you are at 27.187 or 27.183 it should be no problem that little amount of frequency differance won't make any differance. Now if you were at 27.180 or 190 then you would be going into another band width.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Aug 09, 2014

how much off frequency is it?

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

email me i can email you a 6band channel diagram back for the northstar 3000 export radio..

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 04, 2014

go to www.cbtricks.com and you will find your radio listing . the side bar tells what to look at are the next window shows how to do it.

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Oct 30, 2013

with speaker cover off radio controls facing you left rear corner board marking are TR-56 and TR-43

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Feb 28, 2013

Depends on what's wrong with it

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jun 06, 2012

hi firstly check antenna pl259 connection at rear this is most likely the culprit or check coax line for short

Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Sep 19, 2011

I would suspect cold solder joint at frequency Crystal or around L26 freq tx alignment point. Cold solder joints are basicly breaks in the solder or the 2 surfaces that were being solder were no equally heated when solder was applied. These tiny crack can expand with heat or develope corrosion that becomes an insulator. I suggest that you remelt the solder adding a rosin core silver solder in this area on trace side or have it done if you are not comfortable with soldering.

A good test is to remove speaker/component cover removed with radio upside down. Power up radio, antenna connected, mic gain down, key mic then lightly press down on the crystals there are 3 marked as X1 X2 and X4. Watch for devation on frequency counter.

It is unlikely that you have a bad crystal. I suspected voltage is dropped in this area it could be a capacitor. Since you mentioned Base i assume it is not mobile less likely it is cold solder joint.

Whatever the problem i suggest you go thru replacing capacitor it could make it much more stable.
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Galaxy Radios... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011

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