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When close to other trucks with cb,s voices are garbled until aprox. 50 yards distance then sound clears up.

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Hi, my name is John. That,s normal, just roll your RF- GAIN back a little bit until clarified, good luck, John

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try turning you radio power down to 1 watt and see what that does .the asskicker 100 watts is being overdriven by the radio power and its coming out sounding horrorable . How many watts does the radio put out now? the lower the better like I said in the begining 1 watt is best with a box.

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Check the position of the mode selector switch. You may be receiving a SSB (single side band) transmission that is not on the exact same frequency as you or, your radio is in AM or FM mode. You will need to select either USB or LSB (upper or lower side band) and vary the clarifier knob until the sound becomes intelligible. If the sound does not become clear, try the other side band and repeat varying the clarifier knob.

Conversely, if you are in USB or LSB mode and there is a transmission on AM or FM, it will have the same garbled sound. Try changing the mode to AM and the FM. If it does not become clear, it is likely a SSB transmission and you are not on the exact same frequency of the transmission you are hearing. Vary the clarifier knob until it becomes clear - or change to the other side band if needed and try the clairfier again.

The short story is that you must be in the same mode and on the same exact frequency. When in AM or FM, this is less of a problem as these are much more wide banded signals than SSB signals.

The 2990 is really a 50 watt 10 meter amateur radio - but is geared to CBer's as it is easily modified to work in the CB frequency range and the so called "free band" between USA's CB (11 meters) and worldwide amateur 10 meter bands. Be careful transmitting this radio on CB frequencies as it violates FCC rules for power output there - and transmitting in the 28MHz - 29.7MHz requires a valid amateur radio license. Fifty watts on ham frequencies is tiny compared to the 1500 watts permitted. Why not get your ham license (here's how) and leave the "Chicken Band" (and all it entails) behind. You won't miss it!

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People have different idea's of what sounds good. Some people thing that loud and over modulated sounds good, Also, distance has something to do with it too. Some one close is going to hear it more if you are over modulated, where as too some one far away it may not sound over modulated because of the distance.

Also, if some one is really close, then you will sound over modulated, even when you don't. It is not due to over modulation. It is because you are over loading their receive section of the radio because you are close.

You need to have some one you know, and trust as a good judge of audio and do some checks with them. If some one says you sound over modulated, and splattering, you probably are if they are not really close to you. Back it down until they say it has stopped.

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I have a 148 gtl.. when you tx, there is a loud high pitched tone at the receiving end(receiving radio)...and it is garbled...tried switching radios and when I tx the 148, the other radio had the same high...


how far away are they? It sounds to me like they are in the same room???

If so, you are getting feed back. CB's are not meant to be that close. As well, the also would raise another issue. Are their antenna's hooked up?

CB radio's need a CB antenna or you can damage the radios. The radio energy will not leave the radio and burn up the transmit section of the radio.

the both need an antenna, and the antenna needs to be tuned.

Also, if you are operating them close like that, you can also damage the receive on the radios.

also, when 2 radios are too close, it over loads the receive circuits on the radio ant thats why its garbled.

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Hi, my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. Check that you have a good ground on your antenna and that nothing is blocking the rod (element) any metal or any objects, set the squelch to max. Check your SWR on the antenna. If you need further assistance, let me know, always glad to help you. Thanks for choosing FixYa....John

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Set the squelch and knob to full counter-clockwise position. Turn the volume up to the 1/2 way point. Disconnect the external speaker plug from the jack. Disconnect any PA speaker plug from jack. Static / voices should be heard from internal speaker. If not disconnect the mic. Static / voices should be heard. If not, tune a different channel, sound should be heard. if not, look for indication of the radio stuck in transmit mode. If in transmit, there will be no sound until you can stop transmitting (hopefully while connected to a 50 ohm dummy load or suitable antenna - otherwise the final transistors may be blown). Reconnect accessories to determine problem component.

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Try asking any onrt CB'ers if they can hear you at all.

Could be 2 things -

#1 - you are really too close.

#2 - you've blown the output stage of your rig by keying the mic without an aerial fitted.
- This is very common, and most repair centres are used to dealing with this.
If you are up to electronic repair, it's possible to DIY repair.
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How is the other sound? Like MP3 sound? Is it garbled there? Try using headphones. If the sound is good there, then your internal speaker is bad.

Email me at ks3r at sharc dot net if you are interested in me fixing this for you.

- Jim

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