Question about Uniden PC78ELITE 40-Channels Base CB Radio
Get no reception or transmission on cb.even the weather channels are silent.swr is at 3 bought new fiberglass antenna and coax but have not tried an external speaker.do not get any movement on meter while on 19 so am assuming im not receiving at all. the squelch does not static even all the way down.keying mic does make a sound in internal speaker . problems started after switching to cal to check swr but not sure if just coincidental.not sure if im calibrating correctly what do u suggest.
I have receive but will not transmitt
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
Hi, This is a link to your old post re SWR 3....http://www.fixya.com/support/t180697-pc78_elite_cb As stated SWR 3 is too high, it should be 1.5 or lower. Fiberglass antenna are kinda notorious in setup and experience wise have not performed well or at all. Maybe you should try a different antenna (metal rod). Some good brands/models I have tried with very good results are K40, Hokushin, Comet, Oscar, Maldol, Daiwa. To check if you can receive, stick an ordinay length of wire ('bout 9' long) at the center of your radio's connector. RX should work (pls don't key the mic or TX).
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
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