Cb receives but cant talk out

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by ao2005, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. ao2005

    ao2005 Light Load Member

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    First off i have a corba 29 Nightwatch WX ST that i bought from a friend that we talked back and forth with driving to work on the weekend from MI to WV. So it worked and i knew it did but now i cant talk out and the meter on the radio isnt even moving. Can anyone please help me out.
    Thanks,
    Alan
     
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  3. ao2005

    ao2005 Light Load Member

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    Thought i should add new mic and still no workie. Is it the radio or is it the antenna and coax. Antenna is a 5Ft firestick with some cheap radio shack coax.
     
  4. ao2005

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    anyone have any thoughts or need more info
     
  5. CBtalker205

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    possibly the finals have burned up? How was the SWRs when he had it also when you set it up in your vehicle? If you or him have talked on it with a high SWR it is most likely one of you have burned the finals. But the good thing is that you can get them replaced with a Mosfet and get a little more power from it.
     
  6. Mad Dog 20/20

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    What was is your antenna system?
     
  7. ao2005

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    swr's when he had it i dont know. I has the swr calibration built in so i always tried to keep them close to 1.5 as i could. This same thing happend before but it started working agian. i am going to use this radio in my truck when i start driving if it works.
     
  8. ao2005

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    i have a 5ft firestick mounted (ground off to the frame) off the side of the truck bed with just a cheap coax from radio shack i think is 18ft long
     
  9. ao2005

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    ok just looked and the coax says rg58/L22
     
  10. musicmaker

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    Just a thought, are you sure the switch is set to "RF" if its not the meter would not move. Other than that with a good known mike, it would have to be the radio, whether the SWR is correct or not
     
  11. ao2005

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    i just bought a cobra m77 noise cancelling mic the other day
     
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