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First, lets make sure that the unit does transmit. Get a power meter and see how much power it transmits. If no power is being radiated, you need to have a technician check out the unit. If you have power then pick a less crowded time to test out if anyone can hear you. Other people with more powerful equipments can only be a problem when you are transmitting on the same channel and both of you happen to transmit at the same time all the time. Chances are remote that this is your problem. Good luck. es
When you're out riding with your mates, how close to the person you are trying to talk to is from you on the road?
If you are within 2 metres of the person you are trying to contact, neither they nor you will hear each other, keep at least 5 or more metres from each other and you should be able to chat with each other, remember that radio waves need room to move in before they are receiveable.
These units are low powered, that is to say no more than 1 watt rf output power, so the most distance that these radios can transmit to is about 5 kilometres line of sight only.
Skip is an interesting phenomenon. When it kicks in full force, it pretty much kills any chance of local talking. Especially if you are on what are called "super bowl channels" these are channels where the big boys run. From 10k watts and up. Here in the USA these channels are 6, 11, and some times 26. If you are on any of those channels, you will hear nothing but them while skip is in effect.
There could be people in your area, but when skip is going you would never know it. And even if you did hear them, how could you know with all the noise going on.
Your radio is most likely setup correctly. If you are hearing the skip, then it is working. Give it a day or two for the skip to let up and give it a try.
I'm not sure how the channels in Brazil, as in the trucker channel. Over hear all of the truckers use 19, so if you are near a major truck route, you can always hear some one on 19.
So when it gets quiet again, go on the channel that truckers in your country/area use, and see if you can hear them/talk to them.
Volume comfortable Listening level
Squelch Open (Hearing Noise)
Mic Gain Up unless told by receiving station to reduce it.
10 Khz Off
pa-fm-am set to Am
e-Tone to off
I believe this model has CB on Band C which is switch down on Low and C position you will know when you hear truckers on 19 which band is CB
I am guessing that you are talking about getting it to talk on the FCC Citizens band. I am not too firmiliar with connex, but this will work with any radio with expaned channels.
Usually you use a frequency counter to see what frequency you are on when you are playing with the bands.If you do not have a frequency counter you can find the CB this way.
If its in a mobile, or you are not really far from a highway where big rigs travel, you can flip to channel 19 on the channel sellector then flip through the bands checking each time to see if you are on the CB 19. When you start to hear truckers or you get a radio check from a trucker your on CB 19. You can always ask the person, "this is 19 right"?
A number of things....faulty speaker (you can scratch test this with a torch 1.5 volt cell....cell pos goes to 1 speaker terminal
and cel neg goes to other speaker terminal..you can conect it any way around with flying leads from the cell...just keep touching the terminal with one flying lead...you will hear a scratching sound in the speaker) have your mike checked...test the tx/rx relay on the circuit board for tx/rx switching, or, a failed
driver transister in the output stage....the list is many
For the money,the Cobra 29 nw/st is just as good if not better than a Galaxy. Cobra is more durable by far. I have had 3 of these cobra's in the last 30 years. Only had to replace the last one because the tractor got hit by lightning.
Sure would not pay big money for a name.