Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

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Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 10:16

Iam wanting to buy one of the above radios or a similar other made version.Not much known about these radios so any information which r better than the other would be much appreciated.Thanks Mark

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by Tim » 16 Nov 2017, 10:49

Ham International Jumbo is another in the same stable, same radios, different names, some black, some silver, some a goldie finish to the front, Cybernet board, some have audio out problems, muffly, but there was/is a mod for that. Others with more knowledge on these will be able to tell you more. CRT now do a version as well.


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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by WARLOCK » 16 Nov 2017, 12:46

I have a early dirland galaxy saturn , have had it for many years now, I keep trying other radios even the later galaxys ,galaxy saturn turbo jumbos ect , But keep returning back to my old dirland galaxy saturn ,My repair/tuner man told me that this radio was as near to a cobra 148dx as a homebase radio you can get .

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by Mudslinger » 16 Nov 2017, 12:57

The Jumbo and Excalibur are pretty much the same but the Saturn is a different animal.
The Saturn IMO is a much better radio because it uses a 3900 board instead of a Cybernet.

The President Franklin was another 3900 based version.
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Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 13:00

Thanks to everyone,am looking at moment to buy one but nothing about.Few in Europe for sale but one I would have the guy only does bank transfer,no PayPal so it doesn’t feel right

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Post by sickboy » 16 Nov 2017, 13:27

I've got a Galaxy Saturn that I bought from another TM1 user (mrpsychopath). Really nice radio to use. Not sure if I'd really want to sell it at the moment but I'll give you a shout if I ever do decide to part with it.
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Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 14:13

Ok pal really appreciate it,I want one and r looking everywhere possible for the right radio.

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Post by cb4ever104 » 16 Nov 2017, 14:37

Mudslinger wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 12:57
The Jumbo and Excalibur are pretty much the same but the Saturn is a different animal.
The Saturn IMO is a much better radio because it uses a 3900 board instead of a Cybernet.

The President Franklin was another 3900 based version.
Simon took the words right out of my mouth .

Forget the Excalibur . Stick to the Ranger versions like the Saturn . Saying that it has about 20 clones , including the Jopix 2000 and Superstar SSB . Go for the earlier Taiwan version , and not the later Chinese one . There's also a high power version (HERCULE) . And then there's the newer Ranger 29XX somethings . You can still buy those new from the States .

At the end of the day they're just your standard twin final 3900 with counter and psu .

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 14:42

Ok thanks for that Sammy.Hopefully someone on here can point me in the right direction and the better radio.

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by Mudslinger » 16 Nov 2017, 15:17

Have a look on eBay France. They turn up quite often.
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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 16:54

Had a look not 1,couple in Italy that r for parts and 1 in Germany.The one in Gremany I was going to get until he told me it was bank transfer,no PayPal.

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by KlondikeMike » 16 Nov 2017, 17:15

Hello from Canada,
I have a Japan made for USA Colt 1200 Excalibur. 200.00 EUR + shipping.

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 17:53

Hi thanks for the offer but iam now after the Saturn type radio

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Re: Galaxy Saturn,Excalibur ?

Post by steepeljack69 » 16 Nov 2017, 19:01

Hi anyone any ideas where there’s any Galaxy Saturn Homebase for sale?looked all over EBay all Europe and nothing.

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