Question about Cobra 25 LTD 40-Channels Base CB Radio
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the mics on these cobras have a receive wire in them so the transmit will still work even if the receive wire is broken,if this wire is broken the unit will not make any sound...........remove the plug from the radio end of the mic and check the connections on the 5 pin connector.....(could be a cold solder or broken wire) or try a new mic or one that is proven work on another radio
hope this helps.................good luck!
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
1 Shield 2 White 3 Red 4 Black if the radio keys up as soon as you turn it on reverse 3 and 4 I am not familiar with that mic.But the way I actually should have given you the wiring order is as follows:1Shield 2 Modulation 3 and 4 key up I hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
With the radio on, and the case off. Rub your finger gently across the contacts of the audio chip on the trace side of the board. If you hear noise from the speaker it is good. if you don't hear anything(make sure the speaker is hooked up) then the audio chip is bad. You need to change it.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
make sure the RF gain is all the way up, and the dynamic is all the way up or most of the way up.
When you say the antenna is good, have you checked the SWR's and or have tuned the antenna to be the correct length for the radio? If this has not been done ever, your radio could be a brick.
Also, make sure the PA/CB switch is on CB. if its on PA(public address) it will not receive or transmit because it is on PA mode, which if you have one hooked up, a PA speaker, then you can talk to people through it out side your car.
Also, make sure the S/RF SWR CAL switch, its the first one on the left, is all the way up on S/RF. this is your signal/ receive setting for the meter. When you hold the key, does this needle swing forward? As well does the RX/TX light turn red? If it does, then the radio is transmitting.
There is another light on the radio under the TX/RX light. It is the Antenna warning light. If this light comes on when you transmit, or has come on all the time during transmit, and now it doesn't then the radio is a brick. That is a warning light. It means that the antenna is not matched, or has not been tuned to the radio. If this has not been done ever, you have killed the radio.
Here is why. When you transmit, you are sending off a radio wave. This radio wave, at 27mhz, is about 36 feet long. In order for the wave to radiate off the antenna, the length of the antenna has to match the length of the radio wave. Now it does not have to be a full 36 feet. It can be an exact multiple of 36 feet. In other words it can be 1/4( one quarter) or 5/8(five eights) of a wave in length. 1/4 of a wave is 108 inches, or 9 feet long. Your antenna is still probably does not seem 9 feet long, but there is usually a loading coil that is not exposed making up the rest of the length of antenna, so that it matches the length of the radio waves electrically. If you were to stretch the coil out with the antenna whip, it would be 9 feet long.
When the antenna does not match the wave length, part of the RF energy does not leave the antenna, and goes back down the feed line(coax) and hits the transmit transistor. Prolonged reflection to the transmit transistor, otherwise known as the final will blow it out. As well depending on how bad the length was off, the more off, the more reflect energy, the more RF energy you are blasting back into the radio, and this causes more things then just the transmit to blow out. Some time the receive goes along with it when it finally goes.
So if the RF gain is up all the way, which by the way is basically how much receive you have, and there really is no reason to have it down at all, and the CB/PA switch is on CB and the needle does not swing forward when its on the S/RF setting, chances are that the radio is now no good.
It is fixable, but if there are no CB shops near you then you will have to send it out. And Cobra will not cover this under warranty because its stated in their warranty that they do not cover damage due to high SWR.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
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