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Red Lights I have no static no matter where I set my squelch and RF gain. Both my rx/tx and antenna lights turn red when mic is keyed. Radio acts like no antenna is attached. Antenna mount is bolted straight through my bumper, so Im guessing its not a ground problem. Radio worked fine in my tractor, but cant get it working in my pick-up. Antenna wire is connector/connector type and seems to match my mount.

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Red Lights I have no static no matter where I set my squelch and RF gain. Both my rx/tx and antenna lights turn red when mic is keyed. Radio acts like no antenna is attached. Antenna mount is bolted straight through my bumper, so Im guessing its not a ground problem. Radio worked fine in my tractor, but cant get it working in my pick-up. Antenna wire is connector/connector type and seems to match my mount.


Thoroughly check your antenna connection, be certain the plastic grommet is in place (and not cracked) between the bottom of the antenna adaptor stud and your antenna mount, and check for corrosion in and around your antenna connections. If using a fiberglass antenna, check for cracked outer insulation. If a whip, be sure the Allen screws are tight and the antenna is getting a good connection. If you have a base-loaded whip antenna (Wilson 2000) make sure the base coil plastic case isn't cracked. If you find anything wrong, invest in a new antenna. If all that checks out, buy a new 18 foot piece of coax (around $20, or get the best quality you can afford) and run it to the antenna. You may have skinned the coaxial shielded outer insulation somewhere in the uninstall/install process, it only takes one tiny break to cause problems. Be sure not to run the coax through the door jamb or a window where it WILL be pinched and cause trouble, take time to run it under the dash and out a permanent vent access or through the firewall.
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Cobra 29 LTD Classic not transmitting or receiving


As I understand from a tech friend of mine, most truck beds are not grounded well enough. Perhaps you could borrow/purchase a magnet mount antenna and locate it on the roof, for testing. Then you would have it narrowed down to the location.
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Cobra 29 LTD Classic not transmitting or receiving


Ant. light should only come on if you have a high vswr a bad thing did you check that cb/pa switch is set to cb check your swr this is not a good place to mount ant. as it is close to metal of back of cab
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Transmitting Squeal I receive signals very crisp and clear on all channels. However when I key the mic, whoever is receiving my signal, hears a very loud mono tone squeal. None of the controls have any affect on the noise, yet when I move the mic around in the cabin, the squeal changes tone. Also when I wrap my hand around the mic cord at the top where the coils begin, the squeal goes away, the digital power meter goes into the red, and I transmit just fine. I am using: New Midland 1001Z radio, original stock mic that came with the unit, 3 ft adjustable Firestik antenna and a Hood Channel Mount kit that includes 18 feet of Fire-Flex coaxial cable with the Fire-Ring connector. I have the power connected to the fuse block under the hood and ran through the firewall using the supplied rubber grommet. I kept the ground wire short and found a nice ground near the steering arm. I have heard that shortening the coax cable affects the whole system so I kept it at the stock length. However since I am short on room, the excess slack is coiled up and stored behind a dash panel. My guess for my problem is either the coiled up coax, the coax running along the hood channel, or bad grounding. If it is a bad ground, how would I check for a solid ground? Also the antenna and mounting kit does not mention anything about grounding the antenna, do I need to do that with my set up? (See picture above) If so, how? Thanks for your help!


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I have a uniden pc 78 ltw. Peak and tuned. My light would anntena light would flash. I run a francis 5 1/2 foot with 18 ft 3in of pro8 coax. All i had to do was trim my anntena and reset the swr. problem fixed. there ya go Texas Mobil 219 Hope to here ya on ship.
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The swr meter on my cobra 29 reads just over 1 (barely moves the meter from the left), however, the antenna light still flickers with voice tones like whistling in the mic. i can hold the base of the antenna at the mount and the light goes away totally. grounding problem??? can i remove the antenna insulation and wind the ground braid and connect to another wire and go directly to frame (ground) of the vehicle??


The ant light should be treated as an idiot light it operates separate of the radio swr meter reading. This light can be adjusted inside the radio at back near power input jack VR6 i believe. On the light flicker issue this could be the product of a peak and tune job that has produced harmonics or a dirty signal.
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I have a cobra29 LTD Classic and the ant warning led lights each time I key the mike. I have the radio mounted in an overhead dash, the radio is grounded to the truck via the power plug. That ground goes to the frame which is grounded to the battery. The antenna mount is also grounded to the frame. The antenna fastener is grounded to the mount. The ohm meter shows 0 ohms at all ground points. I tested the antenna mount and fasteners for shorts between the shield and the center post and none are present...at the antenna mount...at the radio where the coax connects to the radio I am seeing continuity from both the shield and from the center post receptor to ground. This is with the radio off. Any ideas?


A VSWR meter is your best bet. They are cheap for cb's . If the antenna is badly mismatched you will get an antenna warning lamp on. If the antenna has a tuning coil you will see usually continuity to ground from the whip. Use the vswr meter on the radio. Set to calibrate first, transmit on channel twenty while rotating the swr cal knob. set needle on orange triangle at top right of scale. Select VSWR mode and transmit. needle should move up slightly if antenna is tuned correctly. Try chaneel 1 and 40 with same procedure. You can tell if antenna is tuned more toward the high or low frequency by how high the needle is on the scale. The higher the reading the worse the match is. If there is always a high scale reading then try another antenna that you know works.Watch for flattened/damaged/water in between braid and jacket or corrosion on coax as this will change the coax impedance drastically
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My radio is about 4 years old. A year ago I had it sent it to get worked on and everything was fine with it when it was sent it. I got a mini wil magnetic antenna mount and it worked great for about 9 months. I transferred the whole system over to another truck (a 1965 C10 pickup), if that makes any difference, and immediately had problems. My SWR meter says that my antenna is reading way to high. I cant figure out what the problem is cause I got the system set up right. I grounded it and powered it directly off of the battery. Everything seems to be right but it still dont work right. What do you think the problem is right.


The little wil is not a terrific antenna. I have one and I can't get it less then 1.7 no matter what I do, and I have an antenna analyzer that lets me see real time what it's tuned at while adjusting the antenna. I tried it on another vehicle and I couldn't get it under 2 swr no matter how I adjusted the antenna.A barefoot radio should be fine with an SWR of 2 or less, however I do not like to run any radio above 1.5 SWR, and I like to get it even lower then that.I recommend stepping up to a wilson 1000. I have been able to get every wilson 1000 I have ever tuned down to at least a 1.1 SWR. A true 1.1. You cannot get a true SWR from the meter in the radio, you need an analyzer. So if you can get it too a 1.1 on an analyzer then you have a really excellent match.Little wil is an inexpensive antenna made for some one who is not a serious CB'r. It for the guy/gal who wants a radio for emergency. If you are planning to talk a lot on the radio, go up to at least a wilson 1000.
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29 cobra ltd brand new everything swr cant set my swr pegs out all the way to the right when i key up cant even get the right hight for my 4' firestick also the antenna light is very dim


If your coax isn't shorted somewhere (which can easily happen) then I would say the problem lies in your amplifier. Your amplifier needs to be matched to your radio by adjusting the input and output capacitors. Not many so called "techs" can do this and Bubba sure as hell don't know. It take proper equipment and the right parts to do the job right.
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I hooked up my radio and when i push the mic the red antenna light came on so i grounded the radio better still did it changed the braket for the antenna still same thing changed antenna still samr thing running out of things to do what is the problem?


Sometimes the red light coming on is a sign that your radio is transmitting.On my radio if I get two red lights then I have a bad match and I check it out to make sure it isn't to off but as long as you are under a 3 talk all you want but you should get the match down to at least 1.5:1
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