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Baofeng / B-Tech UV-5001 transmit problem

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Apr 29, 2006
I'm having a serial problem with the UV-5001 mobile transceiver that has me stumped. I'm on my third radio with the same basic problem... often and usually randomly, there is no modulation when transmitting, only a carrier. Sometimes the transmission starts off with modulation and then goes quiet. On the first two radios it was very random but on the third radio I received recently it happens something like 75% on high power not at all on low power.

I've checked the SWR and it's good. Voltage at the radio also seems to be well within specs. I'm not sure what to check beyond that. I really can't find a way that it's installation related but three radios in a row with a similar issue?

I'd love to hear thoughts on this!

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