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ethanhunt134

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Hello,

Strange issue that you may be able to help me with. I am running a few Astro Sabers on a standard UHF system. We have a new repeater in place MotoTrbo XPR 8400 all conventional. Occasionally when I transmit from one of my Sabers I will get a crackling or rustling noise. It does not happen all the time. Every Astro Saber I have does the same thing. I have changed out mics, housings and such and it still occurs. Is there something in my codeplug that could be causing the issue? I really am at a dead end with this. The rest of the radios on the system are XPR 6550 and do not have the issue. The mics on the radios are all fine. When I transmit from the radio itself (no mic) it will do it occasionally as well. Any ideas would be a big help!

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A common issue with all portables is the antenna connector, since it's used as a handle most of the time when removed from case or belt. Open radio and make sure connections to main PCB are not broken or loose.You can check it further by transmitting and wiggling antenna.To ensure it's not a repeater problem try the above on simplex first.
 

ethanhunt134

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Thanks, You would not have a picture to reference to would you? I took the radio apart and the connections are all clean and don’t appear to be loose. I did not however take the top controls all the way off because I have heard how hard of a process that can be.
 
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