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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.

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  • 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.


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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,


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