In 1945, Al Gross—owner of Citizens Radio Corporation and inventor of the walkie-talkie—developed the world’s first CB radio. It quickly became popular with blue collar workers and small businesses, who used the CB radio to communicate with coworkers.
By the 1970s, it was a much-loved tool, earning acclaim through the song (and resultant movie) Convoy. Largely popularized due to the gas crisis of 1973, truckers especially made use of the CB radio to share information on where to find cheap gas stations and where the notorious speed traps could be found. While times have changed and other tools have taken over some of the functions CB radios became popular for, there’s still nothing on the market that provides quite the same functionality.
If you’re looking for a quality and dependable CB radio, you won’t go wrong with the Galaxy-DX-949. It has great features and is set to last a very long time.
CB Radio Designed for Professional Use
The Galaxy DX-949 is a reliable CB Radio for truckers designed with all the features any serious CB operator will truly appreciate, yet new users will still find it easy to master.
With road safety in mind, each knob and button has its own specific purpose, eliminating the need to cycle through menus and settings. These include:
- Variable volume control
- RF gain, RF power
- Dimmer (which includes an on/off switch)
- Microphone gain
- Master switch – this comes in use for SWR Alter, RX/TX, and RB.
All of the functions have been well-laid out as well to ensure a driver-friendly interface, so that the Galaxy dx949 can be easily used without having to take your eyes from the road. This includes placing a digital display on the right, indicating your selected channel and variable power output. On the left, you’ll find a large meter displaying information on SWR, modulation, and the strength of your receiving signal.
At the back of your Galaxy DX949, you’ll find a jack, which allows you to integrate additional accessories like the Galaxy FC347, a six-digit frequency counter that can be bought separately.
When recovering weak SSB signals, you’ll also appreciate the proprietary Automatic Noise Limiter Galaxy Noise Filter. The Power Output Scale has been pre-calibrated for both AM and SSB Modulation Percentage Scale.
Signal Strength Scale (indicating a range of up to 60 dB over the S9 SWR Scale Automatic SWR Circuit) also eliminates the need for any complicated calibration procedures. The High SWR Alert Circuit uses a Warning LED Talkback Circuit with an on/off switch. Additionally, you’ll also find White Meter Lamp Yellow Channel LED lights. A full-sized microphone jack can be found on the chassis side. The mic itself boasts a 3-position Tone Control Switch.
An additional rear jack can be used for external speakers, as well as for public address usage. Weighing in at 4.4 pounds, and with the dimensions 9.2 by 7.9 by 2.4 inches, the Galaxy DX 949 is not a small CB radio. You’ll certainly require some dashboard space for a proper fitting, but with performance this great you’ll never begrudge it.
Have you used the Galaxy DX 949 cb radio? What are your thoughts on it? Share in the comments.
Geoff is a freelance writer with 20+ years of experience driving trucks and buses, dispatching, supervising, and training commercial driving teams. His expertise is writing topics on the transportation and trucking industry, and information technology trends.