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Saber 1E Sporadic Rx

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B-Dirt

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Greetings,

I recently powered up a Saber 1E that I had purchased years ago. It has a new battery and antenna and was programmed for GMRS. The problem is that the radio will sporadically receive blips of dead air. This occurs on all 24 channels on both zones. It occurs every few seconds and is a real nuisance. Other than that, there appears to be no other Tx/Rx issues.

Any ideas on what the problem could be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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A 1-E cannot scan.

Sounds as if it might be a cold solder joint. 1-Es have gotten so low in price that it might pay to pick up another one and start substituting modules and boards.
 
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Do you mean that it randomly opens squelch? If so try tightening up the squelch a bit, otherwise it might just be something causing interference.
 

B-Dirt

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Do you mean that it randomly opens squelch? If so try tightening up the squelch a bit, otherwise it might just be something causing interference.
Yes. That's exactly what seems to be happening. For the Saber, is there a way to tighten the squelch myself or would I have to send it out for RSS programming?
 
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