Question about Midland 1001Z 40-Channels Base CB Radio

1 Answer

Conversation? This may sound oddor even silly but, I cant seem to get anyone to talk to me via cb! I know I'm not the most interesting person in the world, but I haven't had 1 reply when trying to include myself in a conversation! I only want to know if it's working properly, or if I have been really stupid and left something out! Only had it a couple of weeks by the way!! Cheers.

Posted by on

  • freddy0872 Oct 31, 2008

    I actually had the same problem with my Cobra.
    My PA wouldnt work right and it seemed like no one would talk to me. My problem was that the mic that came with it was damaged some how. I replaced it with an older cobra mic and the pa works like a charm and everyone copies me loud and clear. I posted my problem on here a little while back and

    Mechanic688 was able to give some further information on my problem although i had already solved it. The following info is what he quoted and i give him 100% credit on all of it. Just forwarding the info to you.

    From Mechanic688
    "Freddy, hello. The first thought that comes to mind with your problem
    is that if the 29 is an older model, the audio circuit or audio chip
    could be tired. If your talking about the receive volume being low thru
    the ext. speaker, then there is a rx. wire inside the mic cord. When it
    breaks, it cuts the volume in about half. The rx. wire is on pin # 4.
    Maybe your using the wrong ohm value speaker. You need 4 or 8 ohm. If
    you are refering to the outgoing modulation being real low, then the
    radio mod. has just been turned down to 50-60%. That's about all I've
    got for now, not being able to actuallly see the radio,,, Have a good
    day, and let me know how it goes,, Mechanic?"

    Hope this helps you out. be sure to thank him if it does.
    Have a great day and happy Halloween!

  • Thesilent1 Nov 05, 2008

    Thanks guy's. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has encountered this problem as I thought I was doing something stupid!!!! I'll get in touch with the person who sold it to me first and let him know, maybe he'll send me a new mic. Thanks again for the response.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,139 Answers

Hello Thesilent1,

The other guest, has hit a very good point have you tried checking your mic? If not try changing it out. If you still have a problem do this; get a power meter and connect it to your antenna jack of the CB and the other end of the meter to the antenna this will put the meter in series with the CB and the antenna. then try to key the mic and speak, if the meter indicates 4watts PEP then the transmit function is working and you are getting out. The second test is to set an RF generator to 27.185MHz at -123 dbm or 5.1x-16 watts and use a 1kHz tone to modulate the signal, couple the signal to the antenna with an insulated wire loop and this will allow you to test if you can receive signal. These two tests will show if you can transmit and receive. I believe the problem is with your mic, but I have provided two tests that will prove if you can transmit and receive, so you are ready to test. Let me know how it goes.

Thank you,


Posted on Nov 03, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When they talk it cuts out on them talking and you miss so of the conversation

bad power connection ? When power is lost for a split second it will sound ...........this,rather than sound like this.check your power cord then you may thats the problem.

Jan 03, 2016 | Radio Communications

1 Answer

I cant talk

You need at least 8 amp power supply

Sep 06, 2012 | Connex 3300 240-Channels Base CB Radio

1 Answer

Cb puts out good sound but when someone try to talk to me it all you hear is static

same thing sometimes happens to me. Usually it is because the person who is talking to you might have a weaker antenna. Sometimes people put a very strong transmitter with them and talk to people but you cant talk back.
So really they can't hear you good either. Just because you are too far away.

Jan 11, 2011 | Cobra 29 LTD CB Radio

1 Answer

Faking attention is considered one of the barriers of listening.What do you mean by faking attention?Explain with an example.

Faking attention - would be pretending to listen to someone who is talking and making them think you are actually interested in what they are saying. Some people fake attention so they will not seem rude to the speaker. Others do it because the person speaking is an authority figure and they do not want to get into trouble. Guy's do it when their girlfriends are babbling and so on.

You want an example of "faking attention"?

My Sister loves to talk. She talks 24/7 and does not stop. The things that she talks about are silly and useless knowlege. I can only tolerate her for small periods of time before the noise irritates me and makes me angry. Sometimes when she is talking about nothing that I want to hear about, my mind wonders and thinks about other things that I am interested in. While my mind in wondering, I no longer hear what she is saying. Allowing my mind to wonder blocks out her speaking and gives me a little break. While my mind is wondering, my eyes and attention seemed fixed on her as if I were listening. I have even learned to say "really" or "umm hmm" whenever she pauses between sentences in order to fake that I am paying attention. When she is finished speaking I have no clue what she thinks that we spoke about? It is a mean thing to do but all of us are guilty of it at some point in our lives.

Nov 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Unable to get Microphone to work properly

If the microphone is not working well you need to buy a headphone (external) which you can use for calling and listenin and even for recording.
It comes at a very cheap rate and is very handy

Jul 12, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Iphone 3g making strange noises during conversation

Has AT&T replaced the SIM card? Sounds like it might be an issue with the SIM.

Apr 06, 2009 | Apple iPhone 3G

1 Answer

Logitech quick cam

All seems fine on my laptop , sound ,volume ,ect . the problem is i have a picture of myself on my PC and the person i am talking to but they have no picture of me ,,,i dont know what is wrong . Can any one help . Laptop is a Touchmate running via wireless router .

Sep 26, 2008 | Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 Webcam

1 Answer


Kindly mail in the copy of the conversation on the following address



1 Answer

Trouble with Live chatting

Witch mic do u use webcam mic or external mic ( microphone )????

Oct 26, 2007 | Toshiba Equium 100 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Midland 1001Z 40-Channels Base CB Radio Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Midland Radio Communications Experts

Level 2 Expert

500 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1654 Answers

Are you a Midland Radio Communication Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides