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Old 08-17-2009, 12:08 PM
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cb is acting funny.

ok so i found a cheap cb on craigslist. its a Cobra 18 WX ST. i bought a firestick 4ft and the coax. i got it all mounted up. my issue is that the CB gets the weather stations but wont receive anything else. after about an hour of being powered up it started receiving. next day same thing. anyone have any ideas? i know nothing about this CB's history.

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Old 08-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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Are you in an area where there's a lot of CB transmissions, i.e., Truck Stop? Or are you testing with another person with a CB?

It may be that no one in your immediate proximity is transmitting...

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Old 08-19-2009, 06:01 PM
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makes sense but would there be any type of sound coming throught the speaker? all i hear is silence. no static at all. but after a while of being powered on it gets static and some bayou guys...

so far i have run a ground from the frame to the mount itself. raised the antenna so it is 2/3 over the roof. and still the same thing happens...

today i made a hood mount bracket i saw on stu olsens page. but still the same result.

but thinking about what islandtj just mentioned i might swing in to the local truck stop. thanks.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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can you take a pic of the mount ?
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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Did you tune the antenna? Is it grounded properly? Are the coax connections all good?
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