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Getting out, but not recieving well...

I drive a truck for a living, Ive always had a good cb. Recently I just switched trucks that already had 2 antennas set up with all the coax run in it. I put in my cb and I am not recieving any thing farther than a half mile, however I can send for at least 2 or three miles or better. Not sure what to do short of ripping out the coax and putting on new antennas. Any suggestions?

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    I have a galaxy dx-33 hml it has no recieve i did get 1 radio cheak but was very low when the volume is turned up all the way up?Help anyone?

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Hi,

Initially pls check the grounding of both the antennas and/or their mounts. Thereafter, an SWR check/reading would also be good as it will not only tell you how efficient your antenna is in transmit but likewise in receive.

Additionally, a two (2) antenna set-up (twin tracker) is directional and therefore would have blind spots on either sides and being on a truck (especially with load/trailer) probably even at the back.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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