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Loss of Signal

My radio has been working fine until yesterday. I dont hear anything one minute, i turn it off and back on and hear static signal, when i key the mic and let go, i dont hear anything again. I installed a new mic, then installed a new antenae(the prior one was broken,thought that might be the problem), and then this morning a swapped by radio for a new one. reinstalled everything, and the problem is still there. I checked my ground to my battery as well. Pls advise.

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Please make sure the antenna is tuned to proper SWR.

Also double check the power wire connections.

Let me know if you have no clue about tuning the SWR.

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