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Worked fine for a few days. Now it shows receiving all the time. Push to talk and then right back to receiving. Any thoughts?

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Ummm... Isn't that how they're supposed to work? Receiving when they are turned on and transmitting when you actuate the push-to-talk, returning to receiving when you release the PTT.

If your radio is doing something different you need to be a bit more specific.
 

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Yeah right. Lol. It says receiving but u receive nothing. Can not talk out. Its like its on mute

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If you've bought a tweeked radio, my guess would be to take it back to whom ever sold it to you.
And you are posting in the ham radio forum. There is a CB forum for these questions.
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Yeah right. Lol. It says receiving but u receive nothing. Can not talk out. Its like its on mute

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OK. Not having done any CB since the 1970's, I'm not familiar with the radios currently available. If I had to guess, the person who commented about the PA function might be closest to the problem.

If the radio was purchased used, then returning to the person you purchased it from would be the next step (if they'll take it back.) If it was new, then it is likely under warranty and can be returned or repaired.
 

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Think about it. The OP alternately says the mic when pushed in for ptt is in receive indication, not transmit, but also says the radio is mute in receive. If I had to literally take this at face value off a repair ticket (which I wouldn't), my first thought is to check the center/common wire on the T/R switching in the microphone. If that wire was broken/open which usually is tied to ground on most electronic switching radios, the ptt line would never go low, so no red transmit indicator or transmit an at the same time in receive without the mic keyed, the ground return on the secondary side of the modulation/audio transformer would be open. You'd still get the green light for receive, but the audio would be dead. That's assuming this is wired like this and one of those radios that have no receive audio when the mic is inserted.

Again, I never, ever would take a customer's description as valid unless cleared by an installer as a valid description of the problem, but immediately substituting a known, working mic before opening the chassis would be my first diagnostic and reasonable suspicion with usually tampered with equipment like CB's that something may be amiss in the mic or mic connector. Not something I'd expect to find with a commerical radio as they're rarely messed with by the customer.

Just saying.
 

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recheck...

If you've bought a tweeked radio, my guess would be to take it back to whom ever sold it to you.
And you are posting in the ham radio forum. There is a CB forum for these questions.
Larry
This is the CB forum, unless it were already moved from that forum.
 
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