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Re: when i talked no one can hear me but it move move the...
This may be a simple and very basic problem with all Cobra models. Honestly I wouldn't ever choose a Cobra, they're cheap radios. Instead buy a Galaxy or Uniden. But have you tried the Mic Gain? If not, turn the Mic Gain knob fully clock-wise and try asking for a radio check, if this doesn't solve it, you also might want to check the microphone's connecting ports, the connecting ports may be damaged or corrupted, if so, you can replace them by buying a new connecting port. If this doesn't work, your transmitter may be damaged or corrupted, this can be fixed, but it is expensive, you're better off getting a new radio. And don't forget, some truckers are dipshits (no offense) and ignore a lot of people.
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May need some test equipment to find the fault on that one. You could send it in to us and we can fix it. *Just keep in mind that a new radio like that General Lee or Connex 3300 are only $199.99 MAX !!!+tax of course.. soo it depends on how much you have invested as if it is worth it to you to spend anything on it. We do not charge to look at any radio -no bench fees-.. Let me know Ill get you any info that you need.
TX = Transmit. RX = Receive. Does your needle move when you key the mic? Does it modulate when you talk in the mic? Do you have an inline watt/SWR meter inline? What kind of a set up do you have? Mobile? Base? Get back to me if you want further help.
Assuming the antenna is mounted and grounded correctly,when you try to transmit/talk does your meter needle move to the right with your voice,if it doesn't make sure meter knob is set to receive/transmit or mod[modulate] does it move to right now,if not make sure the mic gain knob is turned up or if it is a power mic,is it turned up&have a fresh battery.The antenna light could mean high swr readings which you will have to adjust by tuning the antenna with the radio meter or external meter,you can search swr adjustment on your computer if unfamiliar..some antenna warning lights are factory set too sensitive but most times are telling you there is a problem.If all is set&tuned properly and you still can't get a local signal to respond, your radios transmit finals could be blown,which you'll need a qualified radio tech to determine..Good luck& 73's
look up the tune specs VR13 (L PWR) L32 L33 high power maybe your watts are turned down if it is brand new send it back to the place you bought it from.If the watts are turned all the way down you won't get any carrier your needle is not moving when tranmitting there is no rf power check to see if your tx light is on when depressing the mic button. you should have a rf adjustment turn it clockwise to turn the power up on the front of your radio.or the mods i gave you in the radio.
Try putting it on cb not pa,see if you hear other people talking,now try it.....could be the mike is not wired right,or bad meter..Put it on channel 19,ask for a radio check,if someone answer,s you its ok, maybe meter not adjusted...hope this helps..
TX means transmit. There are 3 settings for the meter. The top one is to measure your TX/RX that's transmit and receive. CAL is to calibrate the meter to check your SWR.
Reasons your needle may not be moving much when you key while on TX/RX. The dynamic is probably all the way down. That is your mic gain. If you turn that up when you talk the needle will swing more. If the radio is stock and not modded, you can turn this all the way up and leave it.
Also there could be something wrong with the mic. If people can hear you then its not the mic.
If people can hear you fine when you transmit, it may just be a bad meter. Not a big problem, you will just need an external meter to make sure you swr is not high.this is important because if it is over 1.5 you run the risk of blowing the final transistor.
First, try another mic on the radio to be sure it's the mic and not the radio causing the problem. If it's the mic, check the wiring circuits for a bad switch or broken wire. Simply...the TX circuit is closed and the RX is open when the key is squeezed. The RX circuit is closed and the TX circuit is open when the key is released. Use a simple ohm meter to check for resistance between the pins on the mic (after removal from the radio of course). Open circuit will read 1, closed circuit should be very close to zero. You'll probably find the TX circuit never closes when the key is squeezed. Could be a broken wire or faulty switch in the handset. Also check...If the mic "keys up"...you see the meter move normally, but no voice...it's either a faulty mic element (the little round thing you talk into) or the audio circuit of the radio has a defective component which a good CB shop can replace.
Check to see if the meter needle is swinging backwards when you key up. If it does your final may be bad. If the needle goes forward and others say they see your keying up but no sound your audio chip may be bad; especially if you have tried so many mics and antennas. If your radio has a swr warning light and it comes on this could extremely limit your range and others may not hear you and contiued use will damage your radio. Good luck!!!