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Used Wilson 1000 and Brand New Cobra 29 WX Radio Problems &g


 
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BrendonW
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Used Wilson 1000 and Brand New Cobra 29 WX Radio Problems &g Reply with quote

Here's the story;

I bought a used antenna, radio, and mic from ebay for $80 shipped. It was a Cobra 29 LTD Classic Radio with the corresponding mic and a 28 inch antenna.

The antenna wasn't giving me the range or performance that I was wanting. Everyone said Wilson 1000 so that is what I bought.

While waiting on the new antenna, I was cruising down the road with the original setup and antenna when the radio quit making sounds. I could transmit and receive but the sound (both internal and external speakers tried) was EXTREMELY quiet. I was told by an old man who worked on CBs that I was better off to buy a new radio because the sound chip was shot and I would have to pay for parts and labor for someone who did it and it would be expensive.

Better antenna on the way for a now disfunctional radio.

I searched around and decided to buy the Cobra 29 Nightwatch with the weather function, I kind of wanted the weather function in the first place.

Got the whole new rig set up; Radio and antenna.

I receive weather broadcasts crystal clear so I know the antenna is working, but I cannot receive even a single bit of noise or transmissions sent by other CBers with the CB function on the radio.

So what do you think the problem is here? I can get static and transmissions on weather, but nothing on the CB function.

Is the CB function peaked and tuned separate from weather?

I am brand new to CBs and especially ones with the weather function.

Help please!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt have gone for the wilson personally. I have used a 102 inch whip for eons and had great success. Ive even managed a bit of mobile DX on 10 meters with it. 73, Bill
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya,
Check to make sure you've got GOOD grounds all around.
Peter
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