Galaxy Saturn Turbo radios are short-wave radios that are used to broadcast short distances. This system is a larger base unit than vehicle-rated CB units, and provides the user with more power. The signals of these radios are not secure and could experience interference from other CB signals. The signal of the Galaxy Saturn Turbo is capable of extending a distance of 10 meters from the radio base.
The Galaxy Saturn Turbo is a base short-wave radio unit that is designed to be mounted in an electronics rack or set on a shelf. The six-digit LED readout display enables the user to easily identify the current frequency that the radio is operating on. The frequency that the radio is using is shown out for six digits of the frequency, giving the user the ability to fine-tune the radio. The Galaxy Saturn Turbo is able to broadcast on AM, FM, CW, LSB and USB.
The Galaxy Saturn Turbo radio uses a 100 watts of power for broadcasting messages from the operator. This wattage is not strong enough to override or compete with traditional radio stations. However, it is strong enough to provide a strong clear signal to receiving CB radios. The user can reduce the power output of the Galaxy Saturn Turbo, which reduces the distance over which the signal can be received. Two large meters on the front of the radio tell the operator how strong the signal is while the radio is broadcasting.
The Galaxy Saturn radio is capable of broadcasting in frequency ranges from 26.000-30.000, though the legal frequency range for the Galaxy Saturn radio is 28.000-29.000. Some areas have restrictions as to which frequencies CB radio operators can use because of potential interference with emergency service transmissions. Check for restrictions prior to implementing the use of a Galaxy Saturn Turbo radio.
The user can apply a number of special effects to the signals broadcast. Echoes and other noise effects can be added to the broadcast. It is also possible to send a "roger beep" when responding to broadcasts from someone else. Hands-free operation is enabled by a free-standing microphone that can be attached to the unit. The operator can also mute the radio if necessary while using the attached microphone--the mute function allows the operator to hear incoming transmissions while preventing any transmissions from being broadcast.