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Ref. Cobra 29 Radio: Can talk out and be heard but when someone is talking to me, sometimes I cannot hear them or it has a lot of static. Have tried everything. Please make suggestion.

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HI, my name is John. Try putting the RF GAIN to MAX,also the squelch, check the antenna connections, have someone check your SWR, they can do it at Radio Shack for free, or a CB shack. If that does not help, let me know and we will go further with it....hope this was helpful...oh, and turn on the NB or the NBL switch..

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The 29 has a built in SWR meter--check the match to make sure it is below 2 (lower the better).

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Turn the squelch down, and the RF gain all the way up.

You need to realize that some times, there is not a lot of noise out there. Right now lately there has been due to skip. But it does die down. When you hear a lot of noise for a while, then it goes away, it messes with your head. You don't hear anything, but that's because its quite out. I would test it by talking to some one on the radio. If you can hear them just fine even though you don't hear a lot of static, then its just quiet out.

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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.

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Your mic or mic jack is faulty. Try a different mic. In cobra 29's and some other variants, when you disconnect the mic, the audio is disabled. It will still receive, and transmit(possibly) but you will hear nothing from the radio.

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You said that you can hear everybody and then you said all you can hear is static. Which is it?

If you can hear everybody and you have switched to a known good mike, then you either have a bad antenna or you have a bad final amplifier caused by a bad antenna or by having transmitted at sometime without an antenna at all.

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