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I have c b radio can receive but cannot transmit also when

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I have c b radio can receive but cannot transmit also when connecting a meter no signal response
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.


Hi Have you tried a new Mike?

Sometimes the switches internal contacts get gummed up.

You can try TV tuner spray into the switch from the inside.

You will need to open the mike to do this but that is easy to do :-)

Please don't over spray and work the switch while making sure some of the spray gets into the switch contacts. That will likely fix this but I will stick with you until we have this all worked out.

Please also do not get any of the spray on the Mike element! That will ruin the element.

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Cool Huh?

Thank you

Tech Michael




Customer: replied 4 years ago.

as I said tried three diff sets complete with mics plus one new mic Is there any way of getting a signal test strength with-out a set connected danny

Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.

Hi Dan,
The only real way to do this is with a SWR signal strength meter.
Radio Shack used to have them, you could try there.
But any radio repair service shop will have that for you.
If it were me I would just look off on online.
Also if when you key the mike, it isnt showing on the radio, you could, if you have another radio, see if you are actually modulating.
I will stick with you on this but if you rate as ok service for now and up it later when I have solved this the question will NOT time out on us:-)
I will be here. Thank you
Tech Michael
Expert:  Michael replied 4 years ago.