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  • Galaxy's smallest SSB-capable radio and the only model with a backlit display
  • Offers long-range performance and a full feature set
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Galaxy's StarLite backlit faceplate illuminates all lettering, making fumbling in the dark for the right knob a thing of the past. In addition to the long-range performance SSB makes possible, the Galaxy DX 979f packs a full feature set, including variable output power, 5-digit frequency counter, RF gain, PA, high-SWR alert, mic gain, talk back and automatic SWR calibration for simpler antenna tuning. The oversize, easy-to-read illuminated meter measures modulation, power and SWR. To see how the DX 979 compares to other Galaxy radios, please see this Galaxy Feature Comparison Chart.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Galaxy requires customers to ship all radios needing repair or warranty work directly to the manufacturer (Galaxy) after purchase. This includes radios that arrive defective. Due to this policy, we are unable to accept returns on Galaxy radios.

Model / SKU:Galaxy DX979F
Recommended for:Users who want the benefit of long-range SSB communications in a relatively compact radio. Most commonly used with semis and pick-up trucks, though the midsize chassis is small enough to also be practical in cars, SUVs and vans. Not recommended for industrial, high-impact use.
Radio Features:Adjustable Power, Talkback, 5-digit Frequency Counter, Public Address, Backlit Display, Built-in SWR, Single Side Band (SSB), High SWR Indicator, Noise Reduction (NB/ANL), RF Gain
Compatible with:
Compatible with all CB antennas on the market. Radio mounts with "U" mounting bracket to any flat surface. Single Side Band (SSB) transmissions utilize the frequencies just above and below the standard 40 CB channels, can legally transmit at 12 watts (instead of 4 watts for standard CBs), and can achieve significantly improved range. SSB radios can communicate on the standard 40 CB AM channels with all CB users, but are only able to use SSB for long-range communication if BOTH parties have an SSB-equipped radio.
Product Includes:
  • Radio and 4-pin microphone
  • Mounting bracket and screws
  • Power cord
  • Microphone hanger
  • Manufacturer Warranty:
    Two Years
    Radio Dimensions:
    7-1/4" W x 9" D x 2-1/4" H
    Download Manual:
    To download / view the manual, please click here.

    The DX 979 features AM/SSB operations with a StarLite backlit display in a small, mobile chassis. If you're looking for a compact SSB unit with all the bells and whistles, this is the radio for you!

    • AM and SSB Operations - Increased range with Single Side Band (SSB) operations
    • StarLite Illuminated Display - Makes night operation safe and easy
    • Clarifier Control - Tune in SSB signals with more accuracy
    • Analog S/RF/SWR/Mod meter - Power and SWR meters both built in
    • Variable Talk-Back Feature - Hear your voice through the speaker while transmitting
    • Variable Power Output - Control the power of your transmission signal
    • High-SWR Alert - Alerts you to potentially damaging SWR levels
    • Automatic SWR Circuit - Automatically calibrates the SWR meter
    • PA Capabilities - Use your CB as a public address system with an added speaker
    • Mic Gain Control - Adjust mic transmission strength for optimal quality and power
    • RF Gain Control - Control receiving sensitivity to pull in or block out faint signals
    • Display Dimmer - Control the brightness of your display
    • ANL - Filters out engine noise and improves sound quality
    • Dimensions - 7-1/4" W x 9" D x 2-1/4" H
    • Warranty - Two-year limited manufacturer's warranty

    Compare features of the DX979 to other Galaxy models: Feature Comparison Chart.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Galaxy requires that all radios needing repair or warranty work be shipped directly to them by the customer after purchase. Do to their requirements, we are unable to accept returns on Galaxy radios after purchase.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 18 reviews
    Daniel K.
    Love the large meter and

    Love the large meter and blue lighted facing, but the squelch does not turn freely from the volume control. One should be able to turn up the volume without the squelch also going up. It seems as if they are bound up. It is necessary to hold the inner volume knob with one hand and adjust the outer squelch ring with the other hand.

    Aaron Y.
    Got a Galaxy DX95T in

    Got a Galaxy DX95T in my control room with full length antenna on silo and a Galaxy 979f in pickup love them both

    Dennis Gero
    979 radio

    Excellent radio and quick delivery. I will pass this on.

    Angel R.
    Modulación en SSB

    Este Radio en SSB no Levanta La aguja del medidor. Por Lo demas Trabaja bien.

    Zachary B.
    Quality Product

    Have the 979 hooked up to a Wilson lil will and the radio gets out. Clear transmissions as well. The SSB is nice to have. The controls are of quality and the radio should last for years to come.