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Blows fuse.s when i hook up the coax

The polarity is reversed. The red power lead must go to +, the black to -. Most trucks are - ground but yours may be the opposite.
5/17/2024 7:39:27 PM • Cobra 29 WX NW... • Answered on May 17, 2024
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Is there a difference between a public safety officer and a police officer?

While both a police officer and a public safety officer serve the same purpose of ensuring the safety and security of the general public, I believe the term public safety officer is a more general term for all officials involved in ensuring that the public is not in the way of any dangerous situation. A public safety officer could include such professionals as doctors, nurses and public transport drivers.
5/11/2024 2:29:08 PM • Radio... • Answered on May 11, 2024
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How do I charge my westinghouse BTHP 150 I have plugged in a USB to my device but it only seems to work under power. As soon as I unplug the headset it no longer receives a signal.

  1. Your Turn Off the Headset: Before charging, ensure the headset is turned off. This prevents any potential issues that may arise during charging, or Locate the Charging Port: Identify the charging port on the headset. It's usually located on one of the ear cups or on the side of the headset...
5/2/2024 2:46:53 PM • Radio... • Answered on May 02, 2024
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My mad Catz controller will blink but will not pair with PS3

You can : Update PS3 Firmware, Make sure your PS3 has the latest firmware installed. Sometimes, outdated firmware can cause compatibility issues with third-party controllers, or Check USB Connection: Ensure that the USB cable you're using to connect the controller to the PS3 is not damaged and is properly inserted into both the controller and the console.
5/2/2024 2:43:25 PM • Mad Catz Radio... • Answered on May 02, 2024
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MY LG TONE HBS-730 stuck on incorrect pin i have samsung mobile

Here are some steps you can try: Reset the Headset: Turn off the headset. Press and hold the REW (rewind) button and the PLAY/PAUSE/STOP button simultaneously for about 5 seconds until the LED indicator flashes purple. The headset will reset, and you can try pairing it again. Pairing with Samsung Mobile: Make sure your Samsung mobile's Bluetooth is turned on. Slide the power switch on the LG HBS-730 to the "ON" position. The LED indicator on the headset will be solid blue, indicating it's in pairing mode. On your Samsung mobile, go to the Bluetooth settings and search for new devices. Select "LG HBS-730" from the list of devices. If prompted for a passcode, enter "0000" (four zeros). Once paired, you'll hear "Your headset paired." Check Battery Level: Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button for 1 second to check the battery status. The audible alert will indicate the battery level (high, medium, or low). Charge the Headset: Connect the charger to the headset. While charging, the LED indicator will show a solid red light. When charging is complete, the LED indicator will turn off. Remember that the headset will automatically turn off if not paired within 3 minutes. If these steps don't resolve the issue, refer to the HBS-730 User Manual for more detailed instructions.
4/20/2024 10:44:15 PM • Samsung Radio... • Answered on Apr 20, 2024
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How to wire a fridge thermostat

Wiring a fridge thermostat typically involves connecting the thermostat to the power source and the compressor. Here's a general guide for wiring a 3-pin thermostat:
  1. Identify the Pins: The thermostat will typically have three pins labeled 4, 6, and 3.
  2. Connect the Power Source: Pin 4 is usually the common (C) terminal, which connects to the power source. This could be the live wire from your electrical supply.
  3. Connect the Compressor: Pin 6 is often the normally open (NO) terminal, which connects to the compressor. This allows power to flow to the compressor when the temperature rises above the set threshold.
  4. Ground Connection: Pin 3 is commonly the ground (GND) terminal. This should be connected to the ground wire for safety purposes.
4/19/2024 7:20:26 AM • Radio... • Answered on Apr 19, 2024
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Replace battery h700

Hi there,

Well you can please follow the below step -
1. Make sure you actually need battery replacements. Wrong use of the unit can lead to faulty functioning. If you have recently bought the device, charge the unit for approximately 2 hours and let the unit drain its energy completely before recharging to give the maximum battery life span.
2. Turn off the unit before attempting a battery replacement. Without doing so, the power disruption that the headset will acquire can damage the internal workings.
3. Find the even **** on the bottom side of the unit, where the microphone boom is attached.
4. Place the edge of the flathead screwdriver along these slits, and twist gently back and forth until the unit opens up. Do not completely open the unit up, however.
5. Find the small ring near the plug and the mini-USB port. Use the screwdriver to push under the ring where the battery is found. Push forward gently to pop the battery out. Please post comments for more help or information.........

Good Luck!!
4/18/2024 8:06:50 PM • Motorola... • Answered on Apr 18, 2024
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I have a Cobra classic 29zLtd.. When you key the mic needle moves a little to the right. When ur close to someone they can hear you when a few links apart they can't .

A manual link is at the bottom of this entry. Troubleshoot the problems you've described: Meter Not Working: The needle moving slightly to the right when you key the mic could be due to incorrect calibration. Make sure to recalibrate the meter according to the manual instructions. If you calibrated it differently, that might cause the needle to go against the right side of the meter. Recalibrating the meter should resolve this issue. Meter Light Problems: If the meter light isn't working, consider replacing the LED. Sometimes, a burnt signal meter light can occur. Replacing the LED should fix this. SWR Meter Not Working: Incorrect SWR calibration or bumping the calibrated knob might cause the SWR meter to malfunction. To check the SWR meter: Turn on the SWR calibrate knob until it keys up all the way at the end. Switch to SWR mode and key the mic. If the needle barely moves, turn down the Dynamike knob. Finally, switch back to S/RF mode. No Receiving Audio: If you're not receiving audio, check the following: Ensure the squelch knob is adjusted correctly. Start with the knob counterclockwise and turn it slowly clockwise until white noise stops. Verify that the microphone is working properly. You can try a different mic to rule out any mic-related issues. Make sure the radio is on the correct channel for transmitting and receiving. ========================================== Calibrating the SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) meter on your Cobra Classic 29zLtd CB radio is essential for optimal antenna performance. Follow these steps to calibrate it properly: Prepare the Setup: Park your vehicle at least 20 feet away from trees and buildings. Close all doors, hood, and trunk. Choose the Channel: Select the channel you want to check. It's recommended to test on channels 1, 20, and 40. SWR Calibration: On the radio, press the SWR/CAL button until the display shows "CAL." While pressing the transmit button on the microphone, turn the SWR CAL knob (the last knob on the right) until the meter needle aligns with the "CAL" mark. Release the transmit button. Switch to SWR Mode: Push the SWR/CAL button again until the display shows "SWR." Read the SWR: Press the transmit button on the microphone. Observe the SWR reading on the top scale of the meter. Ideally, the SWR should be below 3. Lower values are better. Remember that SWR is a measure of antenna performance, and poor SWR can be caused by the antenna, antenna cable, or installation. Adjust the antenna length to achieve similar SWR readings on channels 1 and 40 while keeping it below 3. Most antennas are adjustable; refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific adjustments. cobra-29ltdclassic-cb-radio-user-manual.pdf (roadtrucker.com) MANUAL
4/18/2024 7:37:10 PM • Cobra Radio... • Answered on Apr 18, 2024
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Hi i need to unlock my nockia 1800 rm/653 IMEI nr is 354857046543885 help pllz

Hi, You can unlock your Nokia 1800 using unlock code. You can get the code either from your service provider or from any online sites. Try Theunlockarena.com , they provide codes at affordable price. Hope this helps you!!
4/7/2024 11:01:55 PM • Nokia 1800 • Answered on Apr 07, 2024
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ICOM IC-A24 VHF Air band handheld transceiver. It works great except the display is blank. Any suggestions?

There is normally an electrolytic capacitor on the back of the display that regulates voltage for brightness. Sometimes thy are easy to replace. Or give it to a radio engineer, or return it to Icom for repair. They would likely just replace the display module and board. Someone else reports low contrast. https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/ic-a24-screen-contrast.321716/ https://www.google.com/search?q=ICOM+IC-a24+blank+display ..
4/7/2024 6:42:59 PM • Icom Radio... • Answered on Apr 07, 2024
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Realistic scanner police codes

I recommend RadioReference.com, they have detailed lists from all over the United States. In addition to frequency lists, they also include live audio, HAM radio lists, licensing information and a lot more.
4/4/2024 5:32:44 AM • Radio... • Answered on Apr 04, 2024
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Where can I find a replacement Humminbird VHF55S ALKALINE BATTERY PACK

Question edited for clarity, no 'g' in Humminbird. Question moved from Cameras category. This radio takes 6 standard AA Duracell Alkaline or 6 NiMH batteries which can be put and charged in the rechargeable pack, but they are still just 6 x AA batteries. Buy Sanyo Eneloop on Amazon. They are by far the best. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/73569/Humminbird-Vhf55s.html?page=9 https://www.google.com/search?q=Humminbird+VHF55S+ALKALINE+BATTERY+PACK ..
4/3/2024 5:36:32 PM • Humminbird Radio... • Answered on Apr 03, 2024
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The LED light display is not working on the face of detachable headset is there some button i can press to enable Firetail FT-8238D

I have the same problem. When o remove the interface the led is not flashing as per the instruction manual
3/27/2024 5:24:11 AM • Radio... • Answered on Mar 27, 2024
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Magnum S9 10 Meter Radio with Single Side Band. I have a dead key on Lower Side Band (LSB). Why?

Question edited for clarity, 'make model (what it is)', remove abbreviations. Help in the link, plus specialized CB Forums and explanation of Dead Key. https://www.google.com/search?q=magnum+s9+20+watt+dead+key+on+LSB ..
3/26/2024 11:42:52 PM • Magnum Radio... • Answered on Mar 26, 2024
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I need a manual for a TRONIC PLL 2023 radio. Can you help? Ray

http://www.manuals.group/results.php?search=TRONIC%20PLL%202023%20KURZ
3/26/2024 7:06:10 AM • Radio... • Answered on Mar 26, 2024
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