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Cobra 29 LTD cb radio

My radio does not key up or receive anything but the swr meter works. What should i do??

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    Hayden Dickson Mar 14, 2014

    I would have already Ebayed it :) Barring that, check the pa/cb switch and the wx/cb switch. I generally just rip off the wires and wire them direct and disable the switch. It ain't an old cobra and we ain't in Kansas anymore. These must join the "exports" as the worst radios on the planet! Now if actually talking was your object, buy yourself a $2 Pinto off Ebay. Those will last another 50 years :)

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Strange problem indeed, this is why I don't like Cobra radios, they're no good. But try adjusting the receive gain on the radio, if that doesn't work, you might need to check the antenna, check if it is connected properly, or if the antenna actually works. Honestly though, if you want a solid performance radio, go Galaxy or Uniden, no Cobra. I worked with radios for years, and Cobra has failed to meet my expectations for a good radio, they may have a lot of features, but they have no reliability.

Sorry :(
Anyway, I hope this helps somewhat.

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