Cb won’t work

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by 88tomaq, Sep 20, 2023.

  1. 88tomaq

    88tomaq Bobtail Member

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    Just bought a brand new CB Cobra 29lx and put it on in my 2022 Volvo 760 with factory antennas
    Installed it according the manual,but I won’t hear anybody and not sure anyone heard me too.Watched a lot of videos how to do it right,and did same as they showed.
    Speaker is working.I hear a WX channel pretty good.Radio is working good too.Which probably means it’s connected good.
    I’m out of ideas,maybe someone gonna give a advice what’s wrong before a hit a CB shop on my way.
     
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  3. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    Are you sire there's someone out there to talk to? And in range? Factory setup your probably lucky to get a 1/2 mile out
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Try going into a truck stop and asking for a radio check. Someone should (maybe) come back to you.
    Another way would be to key up your mic and say "####, that girls naked". I always got a comeback with that one if my radio was working.
     
  5. 88tomaq

    88tomaq Bobtail Member

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    Yes sir,I’m on T/A at Aurora,didn’t hear a thing for few hours.Gonna get this thing tuned any way.Probably it’s ####ty OEM volvo antennas.
     
  6. 88tomaq

    88tomaq Bobtail Member

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    Thied that too still anything,but thanks)
     
  7. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Don't waste your money on having a new radio tuned. Instead put that money towards a good antenna system. It is possible your new cobra radio has a problem, but any reliable cb shop could test it in about five minutes for a small charge, or maybe no charge at all. I'm 95% sure it's the trucks antennas, because it's a common problem with todays trucks.
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I'm 100% sure, these systems are getting worse as time goes on.
     
  9. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    Don't fiddle with the radio. It's probably fine. Back in the early to mid 70's, you couldn't get a word in edgewise. Now it's a wasteland. Until you get in a traffic backup, and that's when the value becomes obvious
     
  10. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Yes, that does appear to be the case. I guess long gone are the days that you install a co-phase antenna system and just enjoy the radio.
     
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  11. Ridgeline

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    Those days are still there, but the expectations with many today are too great.
     
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