Galaxy V Transceiver Question

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WB9BXT, Nov 3, 2019.

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  1. WB2WIK

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    Looks great!

    I never had a Galaxy, but did have the Hallicrafters TO keyer. Damned thing was bulletproof and could probably cathode key a 4-1000.
  2. WB2WIK

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    Yes, it's amazing how much cheaper ham gear is today than it was then.

    Even crazier if you dial back to 1957 and check out the cost of a 75A-4/KWS-1 combination. About $2000 in 1957 dollars.:eek:

    Back then, you could buy a luxury automobile for that.

    "New" hams who think equipment is expensive today have no idea....:p
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  3. KP4SX

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    The TO was/is a man's keyer :)
  4. KA0HCP

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  5. N8FVJ

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    I owned a Galaxy V. Worked ok. Best tube gear I owned was my Collins 75S1/32S1 twins. Drake TR-4CW RIT was also good just behind the Collins. I would still own these radios, but the nets like you exactly on frequency.
    I use a TS-950SD now that has very good sounding SS audio, but not as good as the tube audio.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2019
  6. K9STH

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    Actually, the cost of the Collins KWS-1, 75A-4, and 270G was going on $3000.00. The KWS-1 was $1995.00 by itself.

    Glen, K9STH
  7. KE4OH

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    I have the Galaxy V successor, the GT-550. Similar, though not identical. Got it at an estate sale. Came with power supply, speaker, and rare CW filter. It's in generally good shape, but will need some TLC. Can't wait until I have time for it!

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