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Total : 4 Reviews
Smaller Size, Tons of Features, Great Radio!Review by CBRadioMagazine.com
The size of this radio impresses from the first time you see it. While not as small as a Uniden PC122XL it’s definitely smaller than the Cobra 148 GTL, Galaxy DX 959, or any other sideband CB on the market in the U.S. Adding to this small footprint is a front facing microphone jack. Overall this is a very compact unit.
Features and more features! I’ll never understand why the rest of the industry didn’t start adding these features till recently, but having factory talkback and variable power is something that should be on every radio. The Galaxy DX 979 also has what they call a StarLite faceplate which is a very nice lighting system to show the locations of the knobs for ease of use at night. I used the radio in the car at night and this lighting was excellent, allowing me to see everything I needed and making it easy to make adjustments in low light conditions.
Again and again in Galaxy reviews we talk about the loud AM Galaxy audio. The 979 is enough like the other models that it's performance is very similar. I have made multiple local and DX contacts with nothing but good reports on this radio. The only real downside to me is that this radio does suffer from mild SSB drift during warmup. This just seems to be a trait associated with SSB radios these days, especially with the 959 and 979 models. Adding a frequency counter is helpful if this an an issue for you.
My overall impression of this radio is very positive. Yes the drift on the Galaxy SSB radios can be a little annoying but you're rewarded with excellent receive, transmit output, and that great Galaxy audio. Additional this model has the StarLite faceplate, small size and front facing microphone, and just a ton of other great features and possible mods.
(Written 6/16/2009) (Posted on December 27, 2011)
By far the best mobile CB I have owned. Great service from RCR!Review by ted bradford
(Written 9/30/2009) (Posted on December 27, 2011)
Works & looks great!Review by Henry C
(Written 12/17/2009) (Posted on December 27, 2011)
Absolutely love this radio!Review by 1ADAM12