just fyi, R&L electronics in Hamilton a "no go" on CB work....
thanks for the "net shorthand" lesson!
learn something new every day.
thanks for input and suggestion on Sidney, OH. Probably a little too far to be worth it right now, but will keep in mind if up that way sometime.
and nope, just a Cobra mobile. $100 new... and yes, probably easier to just buy a new one for the limited use it gets.... just didn't know if there was a shop around Cincy that I haven't been able to find in my search... seems most have gone extinct with newer technology available these days I suspect.... hate to replace it if it's just something simple... haven't looked into the trouble myself (w/my limited knowledge) yet but just figured I'd get some ideas in case my ideas didn't work. (check ground, check antenna, hook up swr meter.... already replaced power mic battery)
Appears to be a modulation problem. Not getting many responses when "checking" and the couple that have responded have stated modulation or just not clear.... guessing the life has gone out of the radio... Freeman Electronics initially "peaked" the radio when I bought it back in -hmmm- 1994... and have heard since that isn't that good of an idea.... Only really use it for occasional, long road trips anymore. Probably check it in another vehicle I have just to make sure... maybe get a friend to check it with me to see if I can hear what's going on from a distance... sounds fine when I key up and leave radio on in my vehicle while walking away with scanner but of course that's close.... ideas?
thanks for everyone's input... appreciated!
Probably just look at getting a replacement
Seems more simple.