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Bearcat not transmitting

bailagent67

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I have a BC 980. It's receiving with no problem.

I checked all of my settings over n over. Just can't talk to anyone.

Radio about 4 years old. All lights work.

Antenna is a Stryker, about 2 years old.

Mic is brand new, factory Bearcat.

Any tips
 

slowmover

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Haven’t used my U980 in a long while (can’t remember if all these present):

Mic gain turned up?

RF power turned up?

Other microphones work okay?

Coax tight in SO-239? (And at antenna).

Nothing loose on antenna (coax not broken/crushed).

Indicator on panel shows RF output?

Voltage Meter shows change at key-up?

Wiggle mic cord to look for changes

Wiggle coax to look for changes.

(Don’t hold key down if “short circuit” found).

.
 

bailagent67

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Haven’t used my U980 in a long while (can’t remember if all these present):

Mic gain turned up?

RF power turned up?

Other microphones work okay?

Coax tight in SO-239? (And at antenna).

Nothing loose on antenna (coax not broken/crushed).

Indicator on panel shows RF output?

Voltage Meter shows change at key-up?

Wiggle mic cord to look for changes

Wiggle coax to look for changes.

(Don’t hold key down if “short circuit” found).

.
I will check your suggestions today.
 

wtp

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and adding to slowmover
this should show open, no needle movement.

images

center to ground.
 

bailagent67

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Update - although I'm not finished.

Coaxial cable was fine

I unscrewed the base of the antenna, lots of moisture was present. Dryer it out, cleaned it, and put Dielectric grease on it.

More updates soon
 
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