Galaxy V Mark II Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
10-80 m
TX-range
10-80 m
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
<0.5 µV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
SSB: 300 W (PEP input), CW: 300 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
40/100 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 196x and 19xx in USA, (By Galaxy Electronics, Council Bluffs, Iowa)
MPN

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
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Stories & reviews

Original Galaxy V Mk 1

Galaxy V Mark II, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

bought from the USA in 2003 totally refurbished with a Drake power unit, had to adapt this to UK mains supply.The radio has it's problems which I have been unable to completely resolve,but it does work and works well,puts out around 200 watts on 40,20 & 15 meters audio reports are very good with my Shure 444 desk mic,it does drift in frequency like all valve/tube radios until it warms up maybe 40 minutes or so,it is not the easiest radio to use but once you get used to it.Receive is good but can get overpowered by strong signals when the bands are crowded.The radio is not for the faint hearted it's not for first time buyer, but it is fun, it is unusual,and eventually very rewarding.It does need a separate speaker.There are some high voltages in this radio as in other high powered valve radios which can KILL, so great care must be taken when working on it or even replacing valves/tubes etc.,so make sure it is switched off and left for maybe 15 minutes for the capacitors to discharge.

Overall
 
Performance
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Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2014
GBP 150.00