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blaster18

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i got a C19-DXIII Cobra CB off of my pap with a K-40 antenna. i have no idea about it. i installed it correctly though. it plugs into the cig lighter port. whats the meter bars? when i turn it on the meter lights go in the middle. but when i tap the top of it. the bars go down and i hear people talking? please helpp
 

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The meter shows the strength of the incoming signals.. More bars, stronger signal.

If you tap the top of the radio and does what you say, I'd take it to a shop and have it checked. It sounds like a bad solder joint on the antenna connection.
 

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If you can tap the radio and something changes, then something isn't right somewhere. Best advice is to take it to someone who knows about radios so they can check it to see what's wrong.

A combination CB and am/fm radio antenna? There have been several versions of that over the years and none of them stick around very long. It's just not a very good idea, too much compromise in how well either work (CB//AMFM). If you really want one I'll bet you can find one. I'll also bet that you won't use it very long before deciding it wasn't the best idea in the world.
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