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Old 07-01-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Odd CB Problem

I just purchased a 2007 Fleetwood Discovery 39S and it has a Cobra WX NW ST CB radio. The weather function works well and a get a clear and loud signal. The CB however does not seem to transmit and it does not receive. The switch line up is good. I followed the owner's manual for the radio and can get the SWR down to 1.1. Online and CB forum troubleshooting guides show I should have a high SWR with the inability to transmit/receive. Does anyone have any ideas before I pull the radio and head to a repair shop?

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Old 07-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #2
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Squelch is turned down? How do you not receive or transmit, have another radio nearby? Could be no one within range.

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Old 07-01-2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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Antenna is everything..... How are you measuring your SWR's? Always like having a radio in the coach
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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I have a CB in my pick up and it works fine.

The CB has a built in SWR meter.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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I can hook up your radio so you will get 1:1 SWR and can't get out of your back yard... Many Motor homes the CB antenna is a little black robber spring about 18" long, if you can reach the towed you are doing good.

(Actually I have one of those in my basement It is for talking to folks I can actually SEE either in the rear view or out the windshield.. The main CB antenna is 3-4 foot N-G-P from Radio shack INSIDE the fiberglass Ride,, I plan to move it out later.)
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