View Full Version : Galaxy dx959 flamethower ??

02-01-2014, 08:28 AM
I have seen a DX 959 on etray called a flamethrower.. Is it any good ? All opinion's welcome... Cheers 351...
Oh and is it better than the GRANT11 ?

02-01-2014, 09:08 AM
No, stay away from that crap. Stick with your plan and get the grant 2 or Lincoln 2 IMO. It's all snake oil stuff. It may have an rfx75 or rfx150 amp bolted on the back, or some other snake oil trick. Not worth the money. You have better radios already. Do some research on your PC 244, they are great ssb radios. Now if you are looking into exports, the RCI 2970 is a good radio as well as the 2950. Also have heard that the new stryker 955hp isn't too bad of a radio. But to answer your question, that flamethrower crap is just some straight up bs. Don't buy into it!! JMO. If you want a good new radio that does around 200 watts, the RCI2970 is a great radio. The stryker 955hp does around 100 watts and is supposed to be a pretty good ssb radio as well from all reports I have seen and read about it. The RCI 2970 is my first choice though, unless you can get the grant 2 or Lincoln 2. I know waiting sucks, but sometimes it's worth it.

02-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Cheers for that 222 heard some bad things about galaxy rigs off freq, needing tune out of box and more.. GREAT NEWS... JUST IN....

MY INVOICE FOR THE GRANT WAS JUST SENT FROM UK FOR THE GRANT 11... Looking good they have caved in after making me wait for
the few weeks for quote then saying UK post orders only for now... They said not fair so will do export model to me as soon as invoice is
Happy as a pig in poo !

73s from Solar radio 351 Tassie Australia...

02-01-2014, 05:40 PM
The 244 and the grant are both great radios.. I was on the 244 last night talking to mainland Australia ( far north QLD ) he was saying how nice the radio sounded. It was rebuilt buy a teck in the USA so must be good lol.. My older grant is going to be fixed, it needs some simple bits
like the new meter that is on its way, then when lescom has the new v3 done and ready that is for the 244.. That was/is the plan.. I did a bit of homework on the grants + pc244+ ax144, that's why I got that 244 because of the pll in it.. Still learning don't know much about internal bits
but keen to learn and the old grant is my first mod/fixup... The pc244 is a great radio ! Just as good as some new flash ones if not better as all the rebuild parts are top quality and don't have the problems of the orig parts (electrolic ? Caps) and all the upgraded diodes... Yea very happy with the old pc244... But my GRANT11 well I will let you know soon I hope.. Cheers 73s.. 351

02-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Good to hear, see aren't you glad you waited now lol.

02-01-2014, 07:46 PM
One very happy lad this way :-)))
Will follow the tracking but not to much...

02-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Giving you a call right now...