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I don't know if my radio is working. I can here drivers up to a mile away but it seems they can't hear me. Please help, I was told my SWR's could be off. How do I check them and also I need to know what the switches are on the front. (EX. RF Gain, DYNA, SQL, ANL, and NB)? I know its alot but I could really use the help thanks.

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Without the test bench equipment that will cost more than the radio is worth you really can't test them. Double check to make sure your antenna connections are good and you don't have any pinched wires reducing signal strength. For the most part is is probably more a matter that they are ignoring you more than anything else. I have noticed a lot more of this going on in the CB user areas. The cheapest way for you to test without all the equipment is to locate a base station or mobile operator willing to go to a side channel and do radio checks and signal strength test with you. Otherwise its a radio repair shop. Some of the truck stops have radio shops willing to do free testing for you but you would have to check around for them.

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