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DX-979

AM/SSB Mobile Radio

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This virtually the same chassis as the popular DX-959 except without the frequency display and a much smaller chassis.

YES this is the new version with:

  •  MOSFET final
  •  BLUE channel display
  •  BLUE meter light.

 

Features

  • BLUE Channel display
  • BLUE meter light
  • Starlite Faceplate
  • New Smaller Chassis
    7.25"W x 2.25H
  • Front panel mic Jack
  • Large, easy-to-read meter with 4 scales:
    1. "S" Meter indicates up to 60 dB over S9
    2. Modulation Percentage Scale
    3. Power Scale
    4. SWR Scale
  • Automatic SWR Circuit (no complicated calibration procedure)
  • "Talkback" Circuit with Volume Control
  • Variable Power Output Control
  • Two Year Warranty as explained below:

Additional Features:

  • Pre-wired for FC 347 Frequency Counter
  • Noise Blanker and Automatic Noise Limiter
  • LED Indicator for RX/TX
  • LED Channel Indicator
  • Dimmer Control
  • Receive Gain Control
  • Mic Gain Control

 

 

Tune-up Reports from the BellsCB:
This is a playlist and has multiple videos of the DX-979.

 (notice the   button to change to the next video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty Information


... DX-979 AM/SSB CB radio ... $159.50
 

See our CUSTOM MODEL
Galaxy DX-979 PRO-RFX

 
Optional Accessories

 Tune-up. 30 W peak power (perform a tune-up to radio to increase power, audio and performance)  AM carrier 1~6 watts and 28-33 watts peak power. $29
 RFX-85 Final. (perform a tune-up to radio to increase power, audio and performance and replace the bipolar transistor final with a completely new final section consisting of even higher power MOSFETs)
AM:4 ~ 15wwatts variable with 75+ watts peak power.
SSB PEP about 60-70+ watts.
$119
 RFX-150 Final. (perform a tune-up to the radio. Increase power, audio and performance and a completely new final section consisting of even higher power MOSFETs) AM carrier 35 watts and 145+ watts peak power and 130+w PEP on SSB. $185
Perform Receiver improvement mods.
(These mods replace key RX parts for better sensitivity and lower noise)
$28
 Tune-up and frequency conversion. OPTION #1(Install extra channels with switches in back of radio and tune up radios output) $65
 Tune-up and frequency conversion. OPTION #2
(Install extra channels with a Lescomm 120 channel kit and tune-up)

$95

Slider Option
 Clarifier "Slider" conversion.
(Modify the Clarifier to control TX and RX frequency. This mod is an add-on to the two frequency conversions listed above for $15.
If this is done alone , without freq mods, it will cost $35)
$15/
$35

 Turner RK-56 Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
$46

 Astatic 636L Noise Canceling microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug)
$29

 Astatic D104-M6b Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug and a battery installed)
$41
 Astatic RD104-E Amplified microphone.
(wired for this radio with a 4 pin plug and a battery installed)
$43
 Install an Echo board. (BACK or SIDE)
(wired internal to the radio with dual controls on the side or back to control speed and echo effects)
$65
 Install an Echo board. (Front)
(with dual controls on the front in the Talkback location. Talkback control is cut free of the clarifier board and moved to the side.)
$80
 Install a Roger Beep switch.
(wired inside the radio with a switch for on/off in back to give you control of the secret roger beep already inside your radio)
$15

Sound Byte link

 Install a Noise toy
(wired inside the radio with a switch or pushbutton to trigger any 18 second sound byte you want)
$65

Sound Byte link

 Install a Noise toy as a background theme music
(wired inside the radio with a switch to play any background music at very low volume so you can talk over it.)
$65
 Add a Small External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$12
 Add a Large External Speaker
(plugs into back of the radio for improved sound)
$18
Colors
Install Nitro Knobs with dimmer control. Includes a 6 Knob set , parts and labor. $134

 

 

GENERAL  
Channels 40
Frequency Range 26.965 ~ 27.405 MHz
Emission AM/USB/LSB
Frequency Control Phase-Lock-Loop (PLL) Synthesizer
Frequency Stability 0.001%
Temperature Range -30C to +50C
Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms
Antenna Connectors Standard SO-239 type
Input Voltage 13.8V DC
Size 7 1/4 (W) x 9 (D) x 2 1/4 (H)
Weight

3.5 lbs

TRANSMITTER  
RF Power Output
(variable)
Factory settings:
AM .8 - 3.5W 12W peak;
USB/LSB 7-12W PEP

After a Tune-up:
AM 1 - 5W 30W peak;
USB/LSB 15 - 25W PEP

Spurious Emission > -60 dB
Unwanted Sideband -50 dB
Audio Distortion < 5%
Frequency Response

300 to 2500 Hz

Microphone  Dynamic
RECEIVER  
Sensitivity for 10 dB (S+N)/N AM < 0.5 uV ; USB/LSB: < 0.25 uV
Squelch Sensitivity

 < 0.5 uV

 

Selectivity  > -50 dB
Image Rejection > 60 dB
Hum & Noise > -40 dB
AGC Figure of Merit 50 mV for 10 dB Change in Audio Output
Audio Power Output 2.5W @ 10% Distortion
Audio Response  300 to 2500 Hz

The item most overlooked when ordering a custom radio is the microphone.  Your new tuned radio will NOT sound great with a stock mic on it.
 If your CB is more than a tool for work, you NEED to upgrade your microphone.  My personal favorites are the Astatic 636L and RD104E.

 

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